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Mark is a Partner with PIB Law and focuses his practice on representing developers and lenders in commercial real estate financings (mortgage, construction and mezzanine), acquisitions and sales, corporate structuring, dispute resolution, leasing (office, retail and warehouse), loan restructurings and workouts, and loan portfolio sales and purchases. Mark is particularly experienced in the representation of institutional and non-conventional lenders in real estate transactional matters. In addition, Mark represents financial institutions in connection with financial services-related regulatory and transactional matters.

Prior to joining PIB Law, Mark was a managing attorney and senior commercial real estate counsel at Lynch & Associates, where he represented lenders and developers in all aspects of commercial real estate financings and mortgage loan transactions. He managed the administrative affairs of the firm’s Manhattan office and supervised all attorneys in the commercial mortgage practice group.

Previously, Mark was associated with K&L Gates, where his practice focused on various commercial real estate matters, including New Jersey land use matters.

Representative Matters

Acquisition, Sale and Financing Transactions

  • Representation of a retail mall owner with respect to certain matters under New Jersey law in connection with a $600 million revolving loan facility and a $1.9 billion term loan facility.
  • Representation of a commercial lender in connection with several modifications of a $100 million mortgage loan secured by a mortgage on a Manhattan commercial office building.
  • Representation of a commercial lender in connection with several modifications of a $80 million mortgage facility secured by mortgages on several theaters located in Manhattan and Hollywood.
  • Representation of a commercial lender in a $35 million mortgage loan secured by a mortgage on a New Jersey commercial office complex.
  • Representation of a non-profit company in the acquisition and financing of an office building for use as a child advocacy center for $18 million.
  • Representation of a private company in the short-sale of commercial real estate for $17.2 million.
  • Representation of a private company in the sale of a seven-story office building for $15.5 million.
  • Representation of a private company in the acquisition and financing of two residential and commercial buildings containing 28 residential units for $4.7 million.
  • Representation of a private company in the sale of a quarry for approximately $5.2 million.

Commercial Leasing Transactions

  • Representation of a major communications network service provider in the negotiation of several commercial office lease spaces, sublease agreements and license agreements, including the following:
  • The negotiation of an office lease for approximately 55,000 rentable square feet of space in Santa Clara, California.
  • The negotiation of an office lease for approximately 30,000 rentable square feet of space in San Antonio, Texas.
  • The negotiation of an office lease for approximately 15,000 rentable square feet of space in San Francisco, California.
  • Representation of a wireless communications equipment and service provider in the negotiation of several retail leases in the New York metropolitan area.
  • Representation of an insurance products and service provider in the negotiation of several office leases throughout the country.
  • Representation of private company landlords in the negotiation of several office, retail and art gallery leases in New York City.
  • Representation of a private company landlord in the negotiation of several retail leases for certain condominium units located in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Representation of a financial products and service provider in the negotiation of several commercial office leases.

Land Use Matters

  • Representation of several retail franchise corporations in obtaining preliminary and final site plan approvals and variance approvals for construction projects involving their respective stores.
  • Representation of a non-profit religious corporation in obtaining preliminary and final site plan approvals for the construction of a crematory and a mausoleum, the construction of an approximately 15,000 square foot catholic student center and the expansion of an approximately 38,000 square foot church and catholic student center.

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Publications

Publications

  • Kelo and the States of (and on) Development, New Jersey Lawyer, Volume 15, April 2006
  • Statute of Frauds: Lessons Learned for Commercial Real Estate Brokers, New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, October 2004

Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Education

New York Law School, J.D.

Cornell University, B.A.