Most Influential Lawyers: Martin Edelman

The National Law Journal

Martin Edelman is the tall-building lawyer. For more than 30 years, he's handled some of the biggest and most complex real estate deals in the world.

Most often representing developers and fund managers, he recently worked on the sales of interests in major New York properties, including 650 Madison Ave., 1345 Ave. of the Americas and 299 Park Ave.

As more multinational deals have emerged during his three-decade career, he has spread his practice internationally. In 2009, he advised an Abu Dhabi government-owned investment company in the purchase of a $4 billion semiconductor manufacturer in Singapore.

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