Samuel Yedid is a partner in the firm and co-chairs the firm’s Real Estate practice group. For over 35 years, Mr. Yedid has counseled a wide range of clients, ranging from small closely-held and family businesses to large public companies, in structuring and negotiating various types of real estate transactions. He has extensive experience in the acquisition, sale and development of commercial, retail, industrial and residential properties, with a concentration in tax-deferred exchanges; leasing from both the landlord’s and tenant’s point of view; conventional, conduit and construction financing; coop and condominium law; and the syndication of real estate ventures, including the drafting of offering statements, operating agreements and related documents. A large part of Mr. Yedid’s practice is devoted to the representation of some of the largest landlords in the New York Metropolitan area in the leasing of office, industrial and retail properties. Mr. Yedid also has substantial experience representing the franchisees of restaurants and other franchised businesses.
Mr. Yedid is admitted to practice in the State of New York. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and its Commercial Leasing and Real Estate Financing sections.
Mr. Yedid is a graduate of Yale University (B.A. Magna Cum Laude, 1973) and the University of Virginia School of Law (J.D. with honors, 1976). He has lectured on contract, leasing and financing issues and is the author of a chapter on real estate financing in a coursebook entitled Basic Real Estate Law in New York (National Business Institute, Inc. 1991). From 1998 through 2012, Mr. Yedid served as a Trustee of the Long Island Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and, during the last two years of his term on its Board, he served as a Vice Chairman of the Chapter’s Board of Trustees. In 2004, he helped found the Long Island Real Estate Group (“LIREG”), a charity-focused organization of real estate owners, developers and professionals; he has served as LIREG’s Co-President and currently sits on its Executive Board and Steering Committee. For more than 20 years, Mr. Yedid served as the Chairman of the Yale Alumni Schools Committee for Northern Nassau County which is responsible for interviewing high school students from that area who desire to attend Yale University.
Mr. Yedid has earned an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, its highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards.
Mr. Yedid was selected for inclusion on the 2013 through 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers lists. He is also a recipient of the 2013 Leadership in Law Award presented by the Long Island Business News.