Martin Gold

Martin Gold


Martin E. Gold has been a partner in the real estate department of the New York office of Sidley Austin for 28 years.

He has been teaching law at Columbia University for 25 years as an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and also as lecturer in law at Columbia Law School, teaching real estate development law and commercial leasing.

In 2013, he became senior counsel to the firm. He was an associate with the law firm of Debevoise and Plimpton from 1973 to 1978, and joined Brown & Wood as a partner in 1985. From 1978 to 1985, he served as director of corporate law for New York City and was the founder and chief of the economic development division of the city’s law department.

Gold works on large real estate projects, splitting his time between public sector and private sector clients, including lenders and underwriters. His experience includes real estate; public and private financing; acquisitions; leases; development, construction and design agreements; and related state; municipal; and public finance law.

Gold authored a substantial number of articles in law reviews and economic journals, and the book, Law and Social Change: A Study of Land Reform in Sri Lanka, F. Fell Publishers, 1977.

He is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, The Legal 500, Super Lawyers, and Best Lawyers in America.

Real Estate Development