Landey began his career with Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison, LLP, specializing in federal securities law and mergers and acquisitions. In that capacity, he received extensive training in public and private offerings of debt and equity securities for companies engaged in a wide variety of industries.
Landey’s next career stop was as General Counsel for the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority whose programs included industrial bond financing, site evaluation for nuclear power generation facilities, management of the nation’s first nuclear waste storage facility, and sponsorship of a broad program of research into alternative energy sources and technologies.
Returning to the private sector, Landey joined a small general practice boutique where he subsequently became a partner and remained for over three decades. There, he continued to practice federal securities law (representing, among others, Benihana and Restaurant Associates) and acted as general counsel for many middle market companies engaged in manufacturing, distribution, consulting, publishing, and other industries handling financings, employment and vendor contracts, distributorship and partnership agreements and virtually all of the clients’ day-to-day legal issues.
In 2016, Landey joined Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, LLP. While he continued to pursue a general practice, he began to focus on the hospitality industry, representing some of the more prominent chefs and restaurateurs operating in the greater New York area, including Will Guidara, Daniel Humm, Dan Kluger, Jeff Katz, James Kent, Gabriel Stulman and others.
In 2023, convinced that his hospitality practice was compatible with that of KBG’s and that each would enhance the other’s, he joined KBG. Landey is admitted in New York and is a member of The American Bar Association, The NY State Bar Association and The NY City Bar Association.
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