Mark S. Levenson is 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 traditional lending and finance, acquisitions, development projects, sale/leasebacks, office and retail leasing, corporate real estate advisory work and real estate mediation, arbitration and litigation. Mr. Levenson has 39 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 and The Jewish Federation of Greater Clifton-Passaic. Mr. Levenson played a critical leadership role in the drafting and enactment of New Jersey’s anti-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions legislation.

Practices

  • Real Estate
  • Equipment Leasing and Finance

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Court Admissions

  • 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 and Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in:
  • The Best Lawyers in America®* 2007-2022, Real Estate Law
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business®* 2016-2021, New Jersey Real Estate
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers®* 2009-2018, Real Estate: Business; International; Nonprofit Organizations
  • Martindale-Hubbell®* AV rating
  • Included in the NJBIZ Vanguard Series "Leaders in Commercial Real Estate" list in 2018.
  • 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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Affiliations

  • Member, United States Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad, appointed by the President

  • Co-Chair, New Jersey-Israel Commission, appointed by the New Jersey Governor

  • Advisory Board, Investors Bank, New Jersey

  • Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers

  • Member of the Executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel

  • Board of Governors, Tel Aviv University

  • Executive Committee Member, Teach NJ (a member of Teach Coalition)

  • Board of Trustees, Alpha Epsilon Pi Foundation

  • Member, Jewish National Fund-USA Zionist Advisory Council

  • Advisory Board, Coalition for Jewish Values

  • Immediate Past Chairman, Zionist Organization of America

  • 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

  • Co-Chair, New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Israel at 70 Committee

  • Honorary Associate Chair, State Committee for Israel @ 60, NJ State Association of Jewish Federations

  • Chair, 2009 U.S.-Israel Cleantech Conference

  • Member, American Bar Association

  • Member,  New Jersey State Bar Association


Education

  • J.D., New York University School of Law
  • B.A., Brandeis University, cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York