Mark E. Duckstein

Mark E. Duckstein: Attorney with Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.


Mark E. Duckstein has been affiliated with the Firm since 1987, during which time he has engaged in a wide variety of litigation matters pending in state and federal courts. Mr. Duckstein concentrates his practice on the representation of corporations and other business enterprises in complex litigation involving real estate, commercial torts and contract disputes. He has extensive experience representing commercial and retail landlords, insurance companies, major lending institutions, commercial warehousing companies, and hospitals and health care providers.

From 1995 through 2005, Mr. Duckstein served as Special Counsel to the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance, in the Commissioner’s capacity as the Liquidator of Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company and MBL Life Assurance Corporation. In the course of that ten-year engagement, Mr. Duckstein assisted the Commissioner in successfully completing liquidation proceedings involving both companies, which included representation of those entities in various litigation matters and disputes with policyholders, creditors, and other insurance companies, and providing general business and strategic advice.


LexisNexis New Jersey Court Rules Annotated, Part IV (2007 to present)

Matthew Bender 2/1/2013

New Jersey Life and Health Insurance Compendium

ALFA International 3/8/2007

Rankings and Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America 2013-2019, Commercial Litigation

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Litigation
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Health Care

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(973) 643-5391  Phone
(973) 643-6500  Fax
University Attended:
Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., 1984
Law School Attended:
George Washington University Law School, J.D., with high honors, Order of the Coif, 1987
Year of First Admission:
1987, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 2009, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 1999, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 1999, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; 1987, New Jersey; 2004, New York
Birth Information:
Forest Hills, New York, March 24, 1962
Reported Cases:
Representative Decisions: Magnum Real Estate Services, Inc. v. 133-134-135 Assoc., LLC, 103 A.D.3d 453, 962 N.Y.S.2d 15 (App. Div., 1st Dep't 2013): 2/14/2013; Shore Orthopaedic Group, LLC v. The Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States, 199 N.J. 310 (2009): 6/22/2009; Magnum Real Estate Services, Inc. v 133-134-135 Associates, LLC, et al., 59 A.D.3d 362, 874 N.Y.S.2d 434 (App. Div., 1st Dept 2009): 2/26/2009; EUSA Pharma (US), Inc. v. Innocoll Pharmaceuticals Limited et al., 594 F. Supp. 2d 570 (E.D.Pa. 2009): 1/26/2009; Shore Orthopaedic Group LLC v. Equitable Life Assurance Society of U.S., 397 N.J. Super. 614 (App. Div), certif. granted, 195 N.J. 528 (2008): 1/24/2008; Tehan v. Disability Mgmt. Servs., Inc., 111 F. Supp.2d 542 (D.N.J. 2000): 9/7/2000; F.C. Cycles Intl., Inc. v. Fila Sport, S.p.A., 184 F.R.D. 64 (D. Md. 1998): 11/10/1998; Rolo v. City Investing Co., 155 F.3d 644 (3d Cir. 1998): 10/2/1998; Murray Hill Investments, Inc. v. Adas Yereim, Inc., et al., 671 N.Y.S. 2d 291 (App. Div., 2d Dept. 1998): 4/6/1998; Board of Trustees of Operating Engineers Local 825 Fund Service Facilities v. International Fidelity Insurance Co., 148 N.J. 561 (1997), cert. denied, 118 S.Ct. 163 (1997): 4/9/1997; Brooklyn Bridge Park Coalition, Inc. v. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, 951 F. Supp. 383 (S.D.N.Y. 1997): 1/14/1997; Burns & Beck v. Citibank, N.A., 640 N.Y.S.2d 90 (1st Dep't 1996): 4/4/1996; Board of Trustees of Operating Engineers Local 825 Fund Service Facilities v. International Fidelity Insurance Co., 287 N.J. Super. 498 (App. Div. 1996): 2/20/1996; Baureis v. The Summit Trust Co., 280 N.J. Super. 154 (App. Div.), certif. denied, 141 N.J. 99 (1995): 3/14/1995; Rolo v. City Investing Co. Liquidating Trust, 845 F. Supp. 182 (D.N.J. 1994): 1/19/1994; Washington Savings Bank v. Tardy, 268 N.J. Super. 597 (App. Div. 1993): 12/13/1993; Department of Community Affairs v. Atrium Palace Syndicate, 244 N.J. Super. 329 (App. Div. 1990): 11/14/1990; Pension Fund-Mid Jersey Trucking Industry-Local 701 v. Omni Funding Group 731 F. Supp. 161 (D.N.J. 1990): 2/15/1990

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