Martin L. Edelman is one of the founders of the Jackie Robinson Foundation. A former attorney for Jackie Robinson, he is a tireless advocate for the Foundation and its mission. Mr. Edelman is one of only five people to have received JRF’s Founders Award.
A graduate of Princeton University in 1963 and Columbia Law School in 1966, Mr. Edelman has been a partner with Paul Hastings, LLP, a New York City based law firm, since 1972; in January 1994 he became an Of Counsel of the firm. Edelman has more than 40 years of experience and concentrates his practice on real estate and corporate transactions.
The focus of Mr. Edelman’s practice has been large, complex transactions. He has been involved in all stages of legal development of pioneering financial structures, including participating mortgages, institutional joint ventures in real estate, and joint ventures between U.S. financial sources and European real estate companies. He has also done extensive work in Europe, Canada, Mexico and recently in Japan.
Mr. Edelman is on the Board of Directors of Capital Trust, Avis Budget Group, Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. and Aldar, an Abu Dhabi public company. Mr. Edelman is an advisor to Grove Real Estate Partners, The Related Companies, Fisher Brothers and Mubadala, the strategic investment arm of the Government of Abu Dhabi.
The father of three, Mr. Edelman resides in Rye, NY with his wife, Nancy.