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About Me


Edward A. Mermelstein (born 1967) is a Russian-American real estate attorney, broker and developer based in New York City. He is the founder of the law firm, Edward A. Mermelstein & Associates, which merged to form Rheem Bell & Mermelstein, LLP, for whom he is a partner. He was born in Ukraine and emigrated to the United States in 1976.


Edward’s passions extend beyond business. He has been involved with quite a few charitable organizations, supporting causes that are critical both locally and nationally. These include:

Manhattan Youth Ballet 

Board of Directors

The Manhattan Youth ballet is a school of dance that forms a nurturing environment where students could study classical ballet with a renowned faculty at affordable prices. With a wide array of programming, it fosters creative expression and self-confidence for youths of all backgrounds.

RAJE – Russian American Jewish Experience 

Board of Directors

An organization founded in 2006, RAJE addresses the Jewish communal and educational needs of young Russian American Jews. It is a comprehensive educational and communal organization whose goal is to spark Jewish life and ensure Jewish continuity for the next generation.

Council of Jewish Émigré Community Organizations


COJECO was formed in 2001 as an umbrella organization for grass-roots community organizations of Russian-speaking Jewish immigrants within New York. Its mission is to help unite and organize the multitudes of well-educated and successful Russian-speaking Jewish immigrants. By offering a vast range of services to this community, COJECO is on a path of cultivating great potential.


Board of Directors

UJA-Federation has been a central force in communal planning and philanthropy in the New York Jewish community for over 90 years. UJA seeks to inspire a passion for Jewish life and learning, and strengthen Jewish communities around the world. Working with more than 100 network beneficiary agencies, synagogues, and other Jewish organizations, its reach spans more than 60 countries around the world, impacting 4.5 million people each year.

The Link of Times Cultural-Historical Fund

USA Regional Director (1996-2000)

A Cultural-Historical foundation, The Link of Times was established by Russian businessman Viktor Vekselberg in February 2004. The core mission of the foundation is to repatriate cultural and historical values that have been taken out from Russia.

The Mermelstein Scholars Fund

A scholarship fund established for students with financial need —to be known as Mermelstein Scholars—who are immigrants or the children of immigrants from Eastern Europe.

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  • 302 5th Avenue, 8th Floor,
    New York, NY 10001

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