Martin L. Edelman is “of counsel” to Paul Hastings LLP and serves as Chairman of the Board of AGT International. Mr. Edelman has more than 40 years of experience and concentrates his practice on international real estate, corporate mergers and acquisitions transactions. Mr. Edelman is also a partner at Fisher Brothers, a large New York based real estate developer.
The focus of Mr. Edelman’s practice has been large, complex business transactions, including cross-border transactions. He has been involved in all stages of legal development of pioneering financial structures, including participating debt instruments, institutional joint ventures in real state, and joint ventures between U.S. financial sources and European real estate and industrial companies. He has also done extensive work in Europe, Canada, Mexico, Japan the Middle East and Latin America. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences.
Mr. Edelman is on the Board of Directors of Capital Trust, AMD, Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. and Aldar, an Abu Dhabi public company. He is on the advisory board at Columbia University’s Business School. Mr. Edelman is an advisor to Grove Real Estate Partners, The Related Companies and Mubadala, the strategic investment arm of the Government of Abu Dhabi. He is also a member of the editorial board of Sky News Arabia.
He is on the boards of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, the Fisher House Foundation and Tribeca Film Institute and Festival.
Mr. Edelman has been recognized for his work with the United States Military and military families by being awarded the Department of the Army Public Service Award.
Mr. Edelman graduated from Princeton University in 1953 and Columbia Law School in 1966.