Mark S. Levenson is a Chair of the Real Estate Department and Chair of the Real Estate Transactions Practice Group. He also chairs the Firm’s Israel Business Practice Group. Mr. Levenson is a long-standing member of the Firm’s Management Committee.
Mr. Levenson handles a broad range of transactions for domestic and international clients, including acquisitions, development, sale/leasebacks, office and retail leasing, traditional lending and corporate real estate advisory work. Mr. Levenson has 34 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. real estate matters and numerous worldwide real estate development and construction projects for his employer. 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 of New York 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 (and has served) as chairman, president or as an executive committee member of many 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, The Jewish Federation of Greater Clifton-Passaic and the Zionist Organization of America. Mr. Levenson played a critical
leadership role in the drafting and recent enactment of New Jersey's
anti-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions legislation.