Ukrainian born Ed Mermelstein, founded Rheem, Bell & Mermelstein in 2009, with a focus on corporate and real estate law. The firm provides legal services to businesses of all sizes, from small entrepreneurial companies to large corporations. Mermelstein also serves as the President of the Council for Jewish Émigré Community Organizations (COJECO), which facilitates the successful integration of Russian-speaking Jews into the greater American Jewish community, while preserving the cultural heritage.

In 2004, Ed served as the USA Director of the Link of Times Foundation helping to repatriate cultural and historical valuables taken out from Russia in past centuries. In 2016, Ed has joined the Board of Overseers of New York University, where he maintains the Mermelstein Family Scholarship.

Ed’s legal specialties include direct and indirect investments, commercial real estate, entity formation, real estate matters, joint ventures, partnerships, distributorships and agencies, dispositions real estate investments and developments, transactional matters, company formations, branch and representative offices in Russia, Kazakhstan & Ukraine, claims and disputes and real estate litigation compliance with U.S. laws.

Edward Mermelstein has been named one of the 10 most influential figures in New York City real estate and often quoted in The New York Times, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal and The Real Deal for his successful career winnings and accomplishments in the legal field.