Martin I. Semel

Martin I. Semel: Attorney with Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid, P.C. AV stamp icon


Martin I. Semel is of counsel to the firm, and is involved in its Corporate and Business practice group, and in its Real Estate practice group.

Since his admission to the Bar in 1959, Mr. Semel has represented a diverse group of family and closely held business entities in both of the above areas of practice. Mr. Semel has extensive experience in negotiating, structuring and documenting all forms of corporate and commercial transactions, including sales and acquisitions of stock and/or assets, and the financing thereof, and in negotiating and drafting partnership, shareholder and operating agreements.

Mr. Semel has extensive experience representing borrowers in asset based lending and factoring transactions, and has a strong background in negotiating, structuring and drafting the acquisition, sale and leasing of all forms of real property.

Mr. Semel is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association, and is admitted to practice in the State of New York and before all of the Federal and State Courts in New York, as well as before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Semel is a graduate of Cornell University (B.A., 1956), and Cornell Law School (J.D., 1959).

Mr. Semel is rated an AV Preeminent attorney by Martindale-Hubbell , its highest rating for ethical standards and legal ability.


Jan 13

Represented Garment Manufacturer in the Approximately $20,000,000.00 Acquisition of Premier Manufacturer of Women’s Apparel

William Gartland and Martin Semel of the Firm’s Corporate and Business Practice group, together with special Sri Lankan counsel (pertaining to certain manufacturing facilities located in Sri Lanka), represented a privately held garment manufacturer in the approximately $20,000,000.00 plus acquisition of a premier full-service manufacturer of women’s apparel for some of the fashion world’s top...

Aug 19 2015

Negotiated License Agreement Expected to Generate Annual Net Sales in Excess of $20,000,000.00

Represented a privately held garment manufacturer in the negotiation of a license agreement with a leading global brand that is expected to generate annual net sales in excess of $20,000,000.00.

Jun 17 2015

Closed Syndicated $270,000,000.00 Senior Secured Revolving Loan and Term Loan Credit Facility

Represented a garment manufacturer in the negotiation and closing of a syndicated $270,000,000.00 senior secured revolving loan and term loan credit facility.

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Corporate and Business
  • Real Estate Transactions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
877-276-5473  Phone
631-761-0847  Phone
631-761-0734  Fax
University Attended:
Cornell University, B.A., 1956
Law School Attended:
Cornell Law School, J.D., 1959
Year of First Admission:
1959, New York and U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
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  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Melville, New York

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