Sid Davidoff


  • New York
  • Southern Federal District
  • NYU Law School, J.D.
  • CCNY, B.A.
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Sid Davidoff is the Founding Partner of Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP, Chair of their Government Relations practice and a member of the Economic Development & Tax Incentives law practice. Mr. Davidoff is highly regarded for his ability to guide major development projects through New York City’s complex land use approval process.

Mr. Davidoff is recognized as one of New York’s best-known and most effective attorneys in special City and State agency work, including the Board of Standards and Appeals, the City Council, the City Planning Commission, and various New York economic development agencies. He represented former NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio as an ex-officio Trustee on the Board of Trustees of the Wildlife Conservation Society.


  • Administrative Assistant to New York Mayor John V. Lindsay for seven years
  • Chubb Fellow at Yale University
  • Lecturer to the special Root-Tilden students at New York University School of Law
  • Commissioner on the New York City Rent Guidelines Board
  • Member of the Metropolitan New York Board of Governors for the United States Olympic Committee


  • Townsend Harris Medalist Award from CCNY
  • Appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Wildlife Conservation Society by NYC Mayor Eric Adams and former NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio
  • President of the New York Advocacy Association
  • Order of the Coif
  • Chubb Fellow at Yale University
  • City & State Magazine’s NYC Power 100 (2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019)
  • City & State Magazine’s Law Power 100 (2021)


Sid’s career in City Hall and crucial roles he played in many of historic happenings over the last 50 years have been chronicled in some of the best-selling non-fiction books on Mayor John Lindsay and New York City including:

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