Sydney Lima is a commercial lawyer with over 20 years’ negotiation experience specializing in Commercial Real Estate, Corporate Contracts, and Government Relations. Sydney has worked and lived abroad, bringing an international perspective along with both in-house and law firm expertise. From growing startup companies into global players to helping individuals protect and monetize their brand, Sydney excels at helping individuals and small to mid-level companies successfully navigate each level of expansion. Among the transactional areas Sydney handles are:
- Commercial Leases, Development & Construction
- Joint Ventures, Partnership & Private Label
- Licensing Agreements
- Executive Agreements
- Asset-Based Finance
- Purchase & Sale Agreements
- Building Policy and Process
Before joining Sennott, Williams & Rogers, LLP, Sydney was Senior Counsel for global jewelry retailer Alex And Ani and has negotiated hundreds of commercial leases with GGP, Taubman, Simon, Westfield, and Forbes driving its expansion from a start-up to internationally recognized brand.
Sydney has negotiated Private Label deals with Spain Tourism, Visit Denmark, Eastern Airlines, Iberia Airlines and led Far & Wide’s European Division acquisition and consolidation of 21 companies creating the largest tour operator in the world. She has represented Hall of Fame Tight End Tony Gonzalez in his purchase of franchises and companies and represented municipalities in successfully lobbying state legislatures to deregulate energy and telecommunication procurement.
Before practicing law, Sydney was a Private Banker representing high net worth European and Latin American Clients in business relationships, acquisitions of large Real Estate portfolios and investment management. Additionally, she lived in Europe as a print and runway model working with Elle Magazine, Yves Saint Laurent, Azzedine Alaїa, Loewe, Richel, and El PaÍs.
Sydney received a BA in International Relations from Tufts University, earned her J.D. from Boston College Law School and studied at the University Complutense Madrid.
Sydney is admitted to practice in New York, Rhode Island, and D.C. and is a fluent Spanish speaker.