Direct line: 914 902 3333
Robin Zeidel is the founder and owner of Zeidel & Associates P.C. She handles a wide spectrum of transactional work, with a particular focus on real estate, development, operations and hospitality, including acquisitions, sales and development, office and retail leasing, architecture and construction, and services and branding agreements of all kinds. She has extensive experience in the hospitality sector and has handled numerous transactions involving hotels, resorts, bars, restaurants and spas on behalf of both owners and operators. Ms. Zeidel is a member of the Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the American Bar Association, and the New York State Bar Association.
Prior to founding the firm in 2010, Ms. Zeidel held the position of Assistant General Counsel at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., a Fortune 500 global hospitality company which owns, manages and franchises more than 1,000 hotels worldwide under such brands as Sheraton, Westin, W, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Le Méridien, Four Points by Sheraton, Aloft and Element. During her tenure at Starwood, Ms. Zeidel was appointed to the Steering Committee of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Real Estate Committee. Ms. Zeidel began her legal career at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan’s New York office, and practiced real estate there and at other preeminent New York City firms, representing owners, developers, retailers, office tenants, lenders and borrowers in a broad variety of transactions. Ms. Zeidel graduated magna cum laude from Brooklyn Law School and obtained her B.A. cum laude at Vassar College in 1990. She lives in Westchester County, New York, with her husband and two children.
MARCIA S. HELBLINGSenior Counsel
Direct line: 914 902 3335
Marcia S. Helbling joined Zeidel & Associates P.C. in 2015 as Senior Counsel. She is involved in all aspects of the firm’s practice with special emphasis on drafting and negotiating commercial agreements including vendor agreements, licensing agreements, leases, advertising agreements and hotelier services with a focus on operational contracts, design, construction and management issues.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Helbling was in the Real Estate Group at Stroock handling a broad range of transactions including financing, leasing, construction matters and sales with a particular focus on representing cooperative housing corporations and condominium associations. Ms. Helbling has extensive experience drafting all corporate documents associated with the running of co-op and condominium boards, including by-laws, proprietary leases and rules and regulations, as well as providing counsel with respect to all aspects of day to day operations involving shareholder disputes and management issues. Ms. Helbling has represented some of the most prestigious co-op and condominium addresses in New York City.
Ms. Helbling began her legal career at Rosenberg & Estis, PC, where she handled various real estate litigation matters in New York City and State Courts and the United States Bankruptcy Court. Ms. Helbling graduated from New York Law School and received her B.S. from Binghamton University. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association. Ms. Helbling lives in Westchester County, New York with her family where she is an active member of several not for profit boards in her community.
Tracie H. CohenSenior Counsel
Direct Line: 914 902 3338
Tracie H. Cohen is Senior Counsel at Zeidel & Associates P.C., assisting property owners, developers, property managers, hoteliers and restaurateurs with real estate, hospitality and construction transactions. Ms. Cohen has extensive experience in commercial leasing, representing landlords and tenants for a variety of property uses, including restaurant, retail, medical office, business office, garage and temporary “pop up” uses. Her practice also includes, negotiating, drafting and finalizing transaction documents for purchases and sales of real estate and of hotels, as well as vendor contracts, licensing agreements, advertising agreements and architect, design and construction agreements.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Cohen worked for Moses & Singer LLP for most of her career, where she handled a wide variety of commercial transactions focused on office, restaurant and retail leasing and purchases and sales of commercial property. Ms. Cohen spent a portion of her career at Paul Hasting LLP, primarily in its Tokyo, Japan office, leading financings for a major international bank. Previously, she was foreign counsel for the Tokyo based law office of Nishimura & Partners (presently Nishimura & Asahi), handling a variety of corporate, hospitality and real estate matters for both Japanese and U.S. clients. Before entering law school, Ms. Cohen worked as a legislative assistant to U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler, in his Washington, D.C. office, specializing in public buildings and grounds, aviation and funding for the arts.
Ms. Cohen graduated from Fordham University School of Law in 1998 and earned a B.A. from The University of Pennsylvania in 1992. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association. Ms. Cohen grew up in New York City and now resides in Westchester with her husband and children.