Martin H. Neidell retired at the end of 2011 after spending almost 40 years at the law firm of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, where he was a partner in the corporate department and member of the Executive Committee specializing in mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, private equity, corporate governance and securities law compliance. He joined Stroock in 1973 after serving two years as a law clerk to a U.S. District Court Judge and became a partner in 1980.
Marty represented public and private companies, private equity funds and their portfolio companies and public and private REITs in all types of transactions. He also participated in consolidations of entities in the automobile dealership, oil, legal support, paging, radio and television industries. Marty was active in many high profile merger and acquisition transactions, including representing the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust in its $4.3 billion sale of 40% of the Chrysler stock to Fiat that enabled Chrysler to be merged into Fiat; the $1.2 billion acquisition of Lord & Taylor from Federated Department Stores; the $7.5 billion merger of Tosco Corporation (then the largest independent oil refiner that he represented for over 25 years) into Phillips Petroleum Corporation; the $8 billion merger of Premcor into Valero Energy Corporation; and the initial public offering of Chelsea Property Group, the most prominent owner and operator of manufacturers' outlet shopping centers, and its subsequent $4.8 billion merger into Simon Property Group.
Marty lives on Centre Island, Long Island, NY, with his wife, Suzan. They have two married children and three grandchildren. Marty has been involved in local community activities, including coaching his son's little league baseball and soccer teams and serving as a Trustee of North Shore Synagogue.
Marty graduated magna cum laude from Lehigh in 1968 with a BA in Government and received a JD degree, cum laude, from New York University School of Law in 1971 where he was an editor of Law Review.