Mark S. Levenson

Mark S. Levenson


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 37 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 an Arbitrator in the New York City Civil Court System, as a mediator in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York Mediation Program and as 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 enactment of New Jersey's anti-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions legislation.  

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


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Rankings & Recognition

Selected for inclusion in:

  • The Best Lawyers in America®* 2007-2022, Real Estate Law 
  • Chambers USA®* 2016-2021, New Jersey Real Estate  
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers®* 2009-2018, Real Estate: Business; International; Nonprofit Organizations 
  • NJBIZ® Vanguard Series "Leaders in Commercial Real Estate" 2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell®* AV rating

Received Torch of Liberty Award, presented by the Anti-Defamation League, in 2014.

Honored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Clifton-Passaic at the 2010 Tribute Dinner.

Received America-Israel Chamber of Commerce & Industry Business Leadership Award in 2008.

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Member, U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad
Co-Chair, New Jersey-Israel Commission
Advisory Board, Investors Bank, New Jersey
Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers
Member, NAIOP NJ
Chairman, Zionist Organization of America
Board of Governors, Tel Aviv University
Board of Trustees, Alpha Epsilon Pi Foundation
Leadership Cabinet Member, American Zionist Movement
Co-Chair, New Jersey Performing Arts Center's Israel at 70 Committee
Past President, NJ State Association of Jewish Federations
Past Co-President and Executive Committee Member, America-Israel Chamber of Commerce & Industry
President, Jewish Federation of Greater Clifton-Passaic (2002-2010)
Past Chair, YM-YWHA of Greater Clifton-Passaic
Past Executive Vice President, Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy
Past President, Congregation Adas Israel of Passaic
Honorary Associate Chair, State Committee for Israel @ 60, NJ State Association of Jewish Federations
Chair, 2009 U.S.-Israel Cleantech Conference
Member, CoreNet Global
Member, American Bar Association
Member,  New Jersey State Bar Association
Member, New York County Lawyers Association
Member,  New York State Bar Association