Robert Lapidus

President, chief investment officer and co-founder of L&L Holding Company.

Lapidus grew up in Bellnore, Long Island, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Lapidus began his career as a lawyer in Roseland, N.J., doing corporate and real estate work. He then joined Bellemead Development Corporation, a subsidiary of Chubb Insurance Company.

He also served as the president of Westminster Capital Associates, where, according to L&L’s website, he placed $300 million of mortgage financing on multifamily, commercial and retail properties in New York and New Jersey.

In the late 1990s, Lapidus was introduced to David Levinson on a deal, and the two formed L&L Holding Company in June 2000.

Lapidus has an ownership stake in the New York Yankees. A rabid Grateful Dead fan, Lapidus claimed in an interview with Commercial Observer to have seen the band 350 times before Jerry Garcia died.