Mark S. Levenson

Mark S. Levenson

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Mark S. Levenson is a Chair of the Real Estate Department and Chair of the Corporate Real Estate Practice Group. He also chairs the Firm’s Israel Business Practice Group.

Mr. Levenson handles a broad range of transactions for domestic and international clients, including acquisitions, development, sale/leasebacks, leasing, lending, design and construction projects and corporate advisory work. Mr. Levenson has 30 years of experience in private practice including 8 years as the senior real estate lawyer at a major financial services institution. During his 8-year tenure as in-house counsel, Mr. Levenson oversaw all domestic U.S. and several worldwide real estate development and construction projects for his employer and also supervised certain litigations and tax certiorari and condemnation proceedings. Over the course of his career, Mr. Levenson has done extensive international work for his clients including projects in the United Kingdom (Canary Wharf), India, the Czech Republic, Eastern Europe, Israel, Latin America and France. Mr. Levenson also served as the U.S. representative for several of his international clients.

Mr. Levenson served as a mediator in the United States District Court for the Southern District Mediation Program, an Arbitrator in the New York City Civil Court System and a Director of the New York Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives (now CoreNet). He is a member of the American Bar Association Real Property Committee and serves, respectively, as president or as an executive committee member of several not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Levenson has received numerous awards for his volunteer activities and does significant professional and pro bono work for various non-profit organizations, such as A Better Chance, The Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy, The Anti-Defamation League and The Jewish Federation of Greater Clifton-Passaic.

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Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2002
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1983
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1983
U.S. Supreme Court, 1996

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Rankings & Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America®* 2007-2014, Real Estate Law 
New Jersey Super Lawyers®* 2009-2014, Real Estate: Business, International and Nonprofit Organizations 
Honored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Clifton-Passaic at the 2010 Tribute Dinner
America-Israel Chamber of Commerce & Industry Business Leadership Award 2008
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Affiliations

Advisory Board, Investors Bank New York
Member, New York County Lawyers Association
Member, New York State Bar Association
Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association
Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers
Board of Governors, Tel Aviv University
Board of Trustees, Independent College Fund of New Jersey
Chair, New Jersey-Israel Commission (appointed by Governor Chris Christie)
President, NJ State Association of Jewish Federations
Immediate Past Co-President and Executive Committee, America-Israel Chamber of Commerce & Industry
National Secretary, Zionist Organization of America
President, Jewish Federation of Greater Clifton-Passaic, New Jersey (2002-2010)
Honorary Associate Chair, State Committee for Israel @ 60, NJ State Association of Jewish Federations
Chair, 2009 U.S.-Israel Cleantech Conference