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Attorneys : Sheldon M. Goldstein

Sheldon M. Goldstein



516-747-0300 Ext. 140


Shelly is a Partner in the Meltzer Lippe Real Estate Group and concentrates his practice in commercial real estate, representing both landlords and tenants in office building and shopping center leases negotiations, and sellers and buyers in purchases of all types of commercial properties, as well as mortgage financing for similar properties.

Since joining Lew Meltzer in 1976, Shelly has continued to represent clients in their acquisition, syndication and development of various real estate properties. He has been involved in the conversion of residential properties to cooperative and/or condominium ownership, the creation of single as well as multi-section condominiums and homeowner’s associations, and the rehabilitation of multi-family apartment buildings. Shelly has closed several workouts with major commercial banks and insurance companies for real estate developers on Long Island. Shelly has been awarded The 2019 Best Lawyers in America Award for Real Estate.

Among his clients are some of the region’s largest, most well-known commercial real estate developers who he has represented in negotiation of leases with the nation’s largest retailers, including but not limited to: CVS, Home Depot, Panera Bread, Starbucks, TD Bank, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, and many more.

After graduating from Boston University School of Law, Shelly worked at a general practice firm in Boston, but later he was able to fulfill his dream of practicing law in New York City. Upon completion of his call to active duty in the Judge Advocate General Corps of the United States Army Reserve, Shelly served as Assistant Counsel with the New York division of a foreign bank. He then joined a major New York City law firm that concentrated in all phases of real estate law. He represented both landlords and national retailers in lease negotiations. He has also represented real estate investment trusts and other lenders in both construction and permanent financing. 

Shelly has been an advisory board member of First American Title Insurance Company; a member of the Commercial Real Estate Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where he served on a special sub-committee which created a new form of Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreement for use in commercial leasing transactions.

He frequently lectures on real estate law and has presented a number of programs at the U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference of the International Council of Shopping Centers, including, topics such as 20/20 Hindsight: Lessons Learned – Things Leases Should Have Covered and Didn’t and the Negotiation of the Purchase and Sale Agreement for Shopping Centers and other Multi-Tenant Properties.

Active in the community, Shelly is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Rehabilitation Institute; and has served as Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Greater New York Region of the Jewish National Fund, as member of the Board of Directors of the Bi-County Political Action Committee, and on the Board of Trustees of North Shore Synagogue. Shelly has received the “Man of the Year Award” from The Rehabilitation Institute and the Israel Peace Medal presented by State of Israel Bonds.

Shelly has earned an “AV-Preeminent” rating from his peers, the highest legal rating awarded by the legal rating publisher Martindale-Hubbell, and his biography appears in Who’s Who in American Law. He is admitted to the Massachusetts and New York State Bars. Shelly’s outside interests include golf, reading, listening to classical and popular music and spending time with his wife, Laurie, daughter Brooke, grandsons Jackson, Garrett and Granddaughter Arden.