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 Real Estate Transactions 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, 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.  

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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®* 2007-2018, Real Estate Law 
Chambers USA®* 2016-2017, New Jersey Real Estate  
New Jersey Super Lawyers®* 2009-2017, Real Estate: Business; International; Nonprofit Organizations 
Martindale-Hubbell®* AV rating
2014 Torch of Liberty Award, presented by the Anti-Defamation League
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

Chair, New Jersey-Israel Commission
Advisory Board, Investors Bank, New Jersey
Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers
Board of Governors, Tel Aviv University
National Secretary and Executive Committee Member, Zionist Organization of America
Judicial Member, American Zionist Movement Judicial Tribunal
Co-Chair, New Jersey Performing Arts Center's Israel at 70 Committee
Immediate 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)
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
Member, New York County Lawyers Association
Member,  New York State Bar Association