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, loan workouts and restructuring, cannabis financing, acquisitions, development projects, joint venture and partnership work, office and retail leasing, corporate real estate advisory work, sale/leasebacks and real estate mediation, arbitration and litigation. Mr. Levenson has 40 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.