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M. Sidney Donica, Member

M. Sidney  Donica

M. Sidney Donica

Member

sdonica@lawfirm.ms

3 Becker Farm Road, Suite 105
Roseland, NJ 07068
Tel: 973-736-4600 x7977
Direct Dial: 973-243-7977
Fax: 973-325-7467

A real estate developer and investor himself, M. Sidney Donica helps small and medium-sized owners, developers, investors and private lenders advance their interests and achieve tax efficient results.  

Sid brings hands-on experience to bear on a full range of concerns, including real estate tax structuring and appeals, real estate syndications and offerings, private lending, real estate development and construction, purchase, sale and refinance transactions and commercial leasing. 

Among his diverse clients, Sid has advised:

  • Owners and developers in the acquisition, development, and construction of industrial, retail, healthcare, multifamily and office properties
  • Real estate syndicators and large private operators in structuring and closing transactions and private offerings
  • Sponsors of Delaware Statutory Trust syndications in preparing organizations, disclosure, and marketing documents as well as structuring transactions for tax efficiency
  • Owners throughout the construction process, including contract drafting and negotiation, conflict resolution, and claims arbitration
  • Mezzanine lenders and preferred investors in synthetic financing facilities and development partnerships
  • Private REITs and sponsors of private real estate syndications in the preparation of organizational, disclosure, and marketing documents to facilitate raising capital
  • Sponsors of low-income housing tax credit and historic tax credit projects
  • Private lenders in documenting and closing acquisition and development loans
  • Private equity groups in purchasing distressed mortgage loans and other commercial paper to gain control of distressed real estate properties

Representative Matters:

  • Lead counsel in $64 million, 32 property portfolio sale
  • Lead tax counsel in appeal of office building resulting in $30 million tax assessment reduction and tax savings of over $1 million
  • Lead tax counsel in appeal of multi-property development project resulting in $2 million tax savings
  • Lead counsel in the acquisition and development of a 55-unit multifamily project
  • Lead counsel in the redevelopment of a commercial hotel property into 37,000-square-foot retail center
  • Lead real estate attorney on purchase and development of two former hospitals into a 375,000-square-foot health care facility
  • Lead counsel on the purchase and development of chain drugstores throughout the East Coast and Texas
  • Lead real estate attorney for the merger of two national trucking companies including the acquisition of real estate in 22 states
  • Legal and development consultant to preferred equity investors in $100 million Bahamian resort development
  • Lead counsel in development of CCRC in Dominican Republic
  • Lead counsel in the formation of private REIT

Metropolitan Builders Association
NAIOP
New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on the Tax Court (2016-2020)
Urban Land Institute

Areas of Practice
Overview

A real estate developer and investor himself, M. Sidney Donica helps small and medium-sized owners, developers, investors and private lenders advance their interests and achieve tax efficient results.  

Sid brings hands-on experience to bear on a full range of concerns, including real estate tax structuring and appeals, real estate syndications and offerings, private lending, real estate development and construction, purchase, sale and refinance transactions and commercial leasing. 

Among his diverse clients, Sid has advised:

  • Owners and developers in the acquisition, development, and construction of industrial, retail, healthcare, multifamily and office properties
  • Real estate syndicators and large private operators in structuring and closing transactions and private offerings
  • Sponsors of Delaware Statutory Trust syndications in preparing organizations, disclosure, and marketing documents as well as structuring transactions for tax efficiency
  • Owners throughout the construction process, including contract drafting and negotiation, conflict resolution, and claims arbitration
  • Mezzanine lenders and preferred investors in synthetic financing facilities and development partnerships
  • Private REITs and sponsors of private real estate syndications in the preparation of organizational, disclosure, and marketing documents to facilitate raising capital
  • Sponsors of low-income housing tax credit and historic tax credit projects
  • Private lenders in documenting and closing acquisition and development loans
  • Private equity groups in purchasing distressed mortgage loans and other commercial paper to gain control of distressed real estate properties

Representative Matters:

  • Lead counsel in $64 million, 32 property portfolio sale
  • Lead tax counsel in appeal of office building resulting in $30 million tax assessment reduction and tax savings of over $1 million
  • Lead tax counsel in appeal of multi-property development project resulting in $2 million tax savings
  • Lead counsel in the acquisition and development of a 55-unit multifamily project
  • Lead counsel in the redevelopment of a commercial hotel property into 37,000-square-foot retail center
  • Lead real estate attorney on purchase and development of two former hospitals into a 375,000-square-foot health care facility
  • Lead counsel on the purchase and development of chain drugstores throughout the East Coast and Texas
  • Lead real estate attorney for the merger of two national trucking companies including the acquisition of real estate in 22 states
  • Legal and development consultant to preferred equity investors in $100 million Bahamian resort development
  • Lead counsel in development of CCRC in Dominican Republic
  • Lead counsel in the formation of private REIT
Professional Affiliations

Metropolitan Builders Association

NAIOP

New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on the Tax Court (2016-2020)

Urban Land Institute

Areas of Practice
Admissions

New Jersey

Education

Rutgers Law School, J.D.

New York University, LL.M.

University of Oklahoma, B.B.A.

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