Cole Schotz P.C.



Matthew S. Schneid
New York Office
1325 Avenue of the Americas, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10019
T: 646-563-8950 / F: 646-563-7950
Legal Practice Assistant: Devika Raghoobar
T: 212-752-8000 ext. 3006


Matthew Schneid is a member of the firm’s Real Estate, Real Estate Special Opportunities and Restaurant and Hospitality Groups. He concentrates his practice in commercial real estate leasing, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and financings. He has represented major real estate developers, multinational corporations, private equity companies, opportunity funds, family-owned real estate entities, hotel operators, co-living companies and various joint venture entities in all aspects of transactional real estate.

Matthew has represented clients in numerous real estate transactions, including:

  • A building owner in a 1.2 million square-foot headquarters lease for a financial institution in Manhattan
  • A joint-venture in a $330 million purchase of an office building (and subsequent construction financing of $475 million to re-develop the site)
  • A building owner in a 550,000 square-foot headquarters lease for entertainment company in Manhattan
  • An international corporation in a 450,000 square-foot headquarters lease in new construction in Hudson Yards, Manhattan
  • A co-living company in the management of the largest co-living project in North America
  • A co-living company in the lease and management of several buildings in excess of 100,000 square-feet
  • A real estate fund in the purchase of multiple commercial co-op and condominium units in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood ranging in value from $105 million to $20 million (which included the renegotiation of several co-ops’ By-Laws and Proprietary Leases)
  • A real estate developer in a purchase of $91 million self-storage facility, that was purchase to re-develop as an office property in downtown Brooklyn
  • A self-storage company in the purchase of a two self-storage facilities in New York City for a combined purchase price of $130 million
  • A family-owned company in a $75 million sale of an office building in Chelsea, Manhattan
  • A real estate developer in the purchase of a development site for the development of a hotel in Midtown, Manhattan (including negotiation of the Hotel Management Agreements and related documents)
  • An international corporation in a $12.5 million sale of vacant land parcels in Brooklyn, New York
  • Various lenders in loans ranging from $5 to $250 million.

Prior to joining Cole Schotz, Matthew was an associate at a major international law firm, and earlier in his career worked for the New York State legislature.

Matthew currently serves a member of the advisory board of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law’s Center for Real Estate Law & Policy. From 2006 to 2014, Matthew was a member of Manhattan Community Board Five (and a chair of the Board’s Land Use and Zoning Committee) as an appointee of the Manhattan Borough President.

Matthew graduated from Cornell University and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he graduated cum laude and was awarded membership in the Order of the Coif. He is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.

Matthew has been listed as a New York Metro Rising Star by Super Lawyers each year since 2014. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. See Award Methodology.


Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2010Cornell University, B.S., 2005

Bar & Court Admissions

New Jersey, 2010New York, 2011



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