M. Sidney Donica

Practice Areas

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New Jersey


  • New York University, L.L.M., 1998
  • Rutgers University, School of Law, J.D., 1997
  • University of Oklahoma, B.B.A., 1994
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M. Sidney Donica


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Sid Donica concentrates his practice in real estate, commercial lending, corporate finance, real estate development, construction contracts and litigation, and real estate tax appeals. His practice includes representation of: 

  • Developers in construction litigation
  • Sponsors of low-income housing tax credit and historic tax credit projects
  • Developers in the acquisition, development, and construction of residential, retail, health care, and office properties
  • Owners in the purchase, sale, and refinance of multifamily, retail, office, and industrial properties
  • Owners throughout the construction process, including contract drafting and negotiation, conflict resolution, and claims arbitration
  • Private REITs and sponsors of private real estate syndications in preparation of organizational, disclosure, and marketing documents to facilitate raising capital
  • Commercial banks and leading financial institutions in documenting and closing acquisition and development loans
  • Private equity groups in purchasing distressed mortgage loan and other commercial paper to gain control of distressed real estate properties
  • Independent property owners
  • Not-for-profits
  • Real estate syndicators and large private operators
  • Owners and developers of resort properties
  • Commercial landlords and tenants
  • Developers in workouts and pre-workouts negotiations with lenders


  • Lead real estate attorney on purchase and development of two former hospitals into a 375,000-square-foot health care facility
  • Team attorney on sale of residential portfolio consisting of 88 properties in one of the largest single real estate transactions in New Jersey history
  • Lead counsel on the purchase and development of chain drugstore locations throughout New Jersey and New York
  • Lead real estate attorney for the merger of two national trucking companies including acquisition of real estate in 22 states
  • Lead counsel on the sale of a portfolio of three large multifamily properties at a price in excess of $30 million
  • Legal and development consultant to preferred equity investors in $100 million Bahamian resort development
  • Negotiated and closed upon the share transfer of $24 million interest in a Newark office building
  • Lead counsel in formation of private REIT


Sid was named a New Jersey Super Lawyer in 2007. He was included in Real Estate New Jersey’s 2009 listing of New Jersey’s top real estate attorneys.