Mark S. Levenson

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Biography

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 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 acquisitions, development, sale/leasebacks, office and retail leasing, traditional lending and corporate real estate advisory work. Mr. Levenson has 36 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, The Jewish Federation of Greater Clifton-Passaic and the Zionist Organization of America. Mr. Levenson played a critical leadership role in the drafting and enactment of New Jersey's anti-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions legislation.

Press Releases

Sills Cummis & Gross' Mark S. Levenson Installed as Chair of the National Board of the Zionist Organization of America

7/11/2018

Sills Cummis & Gross Represents the Zionist Organization of America in Sale of New York City Building for $38+ Million

5/20/2016

In The News Items

Vanguard Series: Leaders in Commercial Real Estate

NJBIZ 11/26/2018

N.J.-Israel Commission Chair Gets Murphy’s Meeting with Palestinians: ‘That is Perfectly Appropriate’

ROI-NJ 10/22/2018

VIPs, Networking, Learning and Succeeding Together: Positive Energy Fuels 2017 JBiz Expo and Business Conference

The Lakewood Shopper 6/23/2017

Positive Energy and Forward Thinking as Jewish Business World Networks at 2017 JBiz Expo

Hamodia 6/21/2017

2017 JBiz Expo and Business Conference Attracts International Crowd of VIPs, Exhibitors and Attendees

The Jewish Voice 6/21/2017

JBiz Expo Held in Edison

Asbury Park Press 6/16/2017

2017 JBiz Expo and Business Conference Attracts International Crowd of VIPs, Exhibitors and Attendees

Queens Jewish Link 6/15/2017

State of New Jersey Is Honored by the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce for Its Landmark Anti-BDS Legislation

Jewish Link of New Jersey 5/11/2017

U.S. Losing Cyberwar, Security Chief Tells NJ-Israel Commission

New Jersey Jewish News 12/29/2016

New Jersey-Israel Commission’s Annual Meeting Is Cause for Celebration

Jewish Link of New Jersey 12/29/2016

BDS Law Does Not Violate Free Speech

New Jersey Jewish News 8/24/2016

Gov. Christie Signs Anti-BDS Bill into Law

New Jersey Jewish News 8/18/2016

NJ Legislature Acts Overwhelmingly Against BDS

New Jersey Jewish News 6/28/2016

Israel Hosts Anti-BDS Conference at UN

New Jersey Jewish News 6/8/2016

Jersey Legislative Delegation Visits a Variety of Sites

New Jersey Jewish Standard 3/10/2016

Legislators Visit Israel on Federations Trip

New Jersey Jewish News 3/7/2016

N.J. Delegation on Week-long Trip to Israel

The Record 2/24/2016

N.J. lawmakers Heading to Israel on Business Trip

The Star-Ledger 2/24/2016

Lampitt and Schepisi Serving as Honorary Chairs of State Legislators’ Mission to Israel

New Jersey Jewish News 12/22/2015

Israeli Envoy Says Mideast Getting ‘Worse by the Hour’

New Jersey Jewish News 12/16/2015

The New Jersey-Israel Commission Meets at NJIT to Tackle the Digital Divide

New Jersey Institute of Technology - Feature Stories 12/16/2015

NJ Assembly Committee Condemns Boycotts

New Jersey Jewish News 11/18/2015

Jewish Leaders Meet Security Officials

New Jersey Jewish News 9/22/2015

Rutgers announces 'N.J.-Israel Healthy, Functional and Medical Foods Alliance'

NJBIZ 9/21/2015

Lt. Gov. Lauds State Association Work

New Jersey Jewish News 8/19/2015

State Senate Approves Anti-BDS Bills

New Jersey Jewish News 8/19/2015

New Jersey Doubles State Allocation for Holocaust Survivors

The Jerusalem Post 7/20/2015

State Grant Doubles Aid to Shoa Survivors

New Jersey Jewish News 7/15/2015

NJ-Israel Commission Tackles Web Threats

New Jersey Jewish News 4/30/2015

Calls for Caution Over U.S.-Israel Breach

New Jersey Jewish News 4/1/2015

Advisory Group Assesses Jewish Life at Rutgers

New Jersey Jewish News 1/15/2015

Mark Levenson Receives ADL Liberty Award

New Jersey Jewish News 1/1/2015

Pols Back Resolutions Supporting Israel

New Jersey Jewish News 9/18/2014

Troubled Airways: International Travelers, Airlines Worry about Safety Following a Month of Crashes

The Record 8/3/2014

Airline 'Overwhelmed'

The Record 7/23/2014

Budget Victory: Jewish groups grateful for Trenton largesse

New Jersey Jewish Standard 7/11/2014

Israel Murders Prompt Local Security Briefing

New Jersey Jewish News 7/10/2014

State Budget Beefs Up Holocaust Assistance

New Jersey Jewish News 7/2/2014

Jersey City Fair Celebrates Israeli Ingenuity

New Jersey Jewish News 6/26/2014

All in with the ‘mishpoche’ - Senator Booker Confers with Jewish Federation Delegates

New Jersey Jewish Standard 6/6/2014

Booker Skeptical about Current Iran Talks

New Jersey Jewish News 6/3/2014

State Legislators Tour Israel

New Jersey Jewish Standard 3/7/2014

Legislators Tour Israel as Federation Guests

New Jersey Jewish News 3/5/2014

Sweeney, Norcross and Burzichelli Tour Israel on Legislative Mission

South Jersey Times 3/2/2014

NJ Leader: Israel Sees Flaws in Iran Talks

New Jersey Jewish News 2/24/2014

Israeli Officials Promote Trade Ties with NJ

New Jersey Jewish News 5/9/2013

School’s Israel Festivities Take Studious Turn

New Jersey Jewish News 4/24/2013

Murals Depicting Israel Bernbaum’s Holocaust Story Engage Young Audiences

New Jersey Today News 4/19/2013

Israel Bernbaum Exhibit Now Open at Montclair State University

The Montclair Times 3/10/2013

Infusing a Grim Subject with Color and Whimsy

The New York Times 2/24/2013

With Lautenberg to Retire, Leaders Recall His Jewish Record

New Jersey Jewish News 2/21/2013

NJ Leader Meets with President of France: Mark Levenson Joins Delegates Urging Action on Israel, Intolerance

New Jersey Jewish News 2/21/2013

Groups Help Spread Word about Security: Officials Assist Effort to Safeguard Institutions

New Jersey Jewish News 1/30/2013

State Federations Tout Year’s Policy Victories

New Jersey Jewish News 7/16/2012

NJ Court: Non-Jewish Man Can Sue Over Anti-Semitic Comments: Harassment Ruling Broadens Scope of the Law

New Jersey Jewish News 4/24/2012

Christie Visit Seen as Boost for NJ-Israel Trade: Jewish Leaders Look Past Politics and Hope for Expanded Relations

New Jersey Jewish Standard 4/15/2012

As Christie Toured Israel, an Elite Slice of New Jersey Tagged Along

The Star-Ledger 4/8/2012

Gov’s Israel Trip Combines Business with Pleasure (with politics): Christie Meets Peres, Netanyahu on First Visit as Chief Executive

New Jersey Jewish News 4/3/2012

Jewish Leaders Will Accompany Christie on Israel Trip: Five-Day Visit Described as Trade and Diplomacy Mission

New Jersey Jewish News 3/30/2012

MetroWest Hosts Security Briefing

New Jersey Jewish News 2/2/2012

Rutgers Brass Offer Assurances to Jewish Leaders

New Jersey Jewish News 1/26/2012

Governor Christie to Travel to Israel Next Year

The Star-Ledger 10/24/2011

Kurtzer Sees ‘Dangerous’ Stalemate in Middle East: Diplomacy, Economy Are Focuses at NJ-Israel Commission Meeting

New Jersey Jewish News 7/6/2011

Guadagno Addresses NJ-Israel Commission

New Jersey Jewish News 3/30/2011

N.J.-Israel Commission Meets, under New Chairmanship

New Jersey Jewish Standard 3/25/2011

Christie Names Chair of NJ-Israel Commission: Development Body Has 'Strong Support,' Says Mark Levenson

New Jersey Jewish News 12/22/2010

Leader Takes Helm of Chamber

New Jersey Jewish News 9/9/2010

Israeli Tech Firms Pitch Blue, White - and Green

New Jersey Jewish News 9/23/2009

Israeli ‘Cleantech’ Takes Center Stage

New Jersey Jewish Standard 9/11/2009

The New Jersey-Israel Connection: Green Buildings and Much More

The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 7/1/2008

The Shimon Peres Conference 2008: A Participant's View

The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 7/1/2008

Solutions for the Here and Now

NJ Jewish News 6/12/2008

Lawyers make their case for office space

The Real Deal 11/1/2007

New York Partners and Associates Closing Real Estate Deals

New York Law Journal 1/25/2006

Presentations

2018 U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference

International Council of Shopping Centers 10/24/2018

JBiz Expo and Conference

Negotiating Real Estate Deals: Closing the Deal Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce 6/5/2018

2017 U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference

International Council of Shopping Centers 10/25/2017

JBiz Expo and Conference

Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce & Parnassah Network Organization 6/15/2017

2016 U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference

Letters of Credit and Other Non-Cash Collateral as a Lease Security Deposit: The Pros, Cons, Forms and Enforcement from the Perspective of Both Landlord and Tenant International Council of Shopping Centers 10/26/2016

Rutgers Jewish Law Students Association Networking Reception

Advocacy for Israel and Jewish Community Involvement Rutgers Jewish Law Students Association 9/13/2016

Canary Wharf: A Skyline Emerges from the Docklands

Brandeis University - International Business School 4/23/2013

How Organizations Are Financed

Rutgers University Graduate School of Social Work 2/7/2012

How Non-Profit Organizations are Financed and Administered

Rutgers University Graduate School of Social Work 1/30/2012

Security Briefing

1/25/2012

Will the Cascade of Distressed Debt Keep Leasing in the Doldrums?

Brandeis University, International Business School 9/19/2011

How Organizations Are Financed

The Operation and Management of Non-Profit Organizations in the Current Economic Climate Rutgers University Graduate School of Social Work 2/28/2011

Israel’s Reclassification to Developed Market Status

The America-Israel Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Inc. 2/1/2011

CleanTech & Energy Conference

American-Israel Chamber of Commerce 11/8/2010

Resource Development and Management

Resource Development and Management--Effectively Leading a Non-Profit during the Era of Madoff Rutgers University Graduate School of Social Work 3/1/2010

The Eilat-Eilot International Renewable Energy Conference

Is the U.S. on its Way to Becoming the Global Leader in RE Innovation & Implementation? 2/16/2010

Leasing in the Post Sub-Prime Era - Does Quality Matter?

Leasing in the Post Sub-Prime Era - Does Quality Matter? Brandeis University 2/10/2010

U.S. - Israel Cleantech Conference

New Jersey-Israel Commission 9/16/2009

Leasing 101 - The World Has Changed; Lessons for Negotiations Post-The-Meltdown

Brandeis University - International Business School 3/25/2009

America-Israel Green Buildings Conference

America Israel Chamber of Commerce 6/3/2008

The Impact of 9/11 on the World Financial Center at Battery Park City

Brandeis University - International Business School 4/2/2008

The University as Developer: Is the University a Friendly Neighbor or an Adverse Displacer?

Brandeis University - International Business School 2/7/2007

Northeast Real Estate Institute

Sale-Leaseback Transactions 6/15/2006

International Leasing: Does the Country Really Make a Difference?

Brandeis University - International Business School 4/3/2006

Sale-Leasebacks - The Best of Both Worlds Is Still Obtainable in the Post-Enron Era

Association of Corporate Counsel - Greater New York Chapter 4/7/2005

The Art of Negotiation

Building Owners and Managers Association of New Jersey (BOMA - NJ) 3/23/2005

Internationalization of the Sale-Leaseback

Brandeis University - International Business School 3/21/2005

Real Estate Lease Negotiations: The Art of Making the Deal

Brandeis University - International Business School 1/30/2004

Canary Wharf and the Reichmanns: Lessons from the Docklands

Brandeis University - Graduate School of International Economics and Finance 4/4/2003

Publications

Letters of Credit in Commercial Real Estate: A Primer

Corporate Counsel - Interactive Library 10/23/2017

Op-Ed - Advocacy Group: N.J. Right to Take Stand against Boycott of Israeli Businesses

The Star-Ledger 6/27/2016

Sale-Leaseback Transactions in the “Corporate Scandal” Era

ACREL News 11/1/2004

Who Pays for Blackouts?

GlobeSt.com 8/8/2003

Sale-Leaseback Transaction after Enron and Worldcom - A Tougher Landscape

New Jersey Business 10/1/2002

Rankings and Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America 2007-2019, Real Estate Law

Chambers USA 2016-2019, New Jersey Real Estate

New Jersey Super Lawyers 2009-2018, Real Estate: Business; International; Nonprofit Organizations

NJBIZ Vanguard Series Leaders in Commercial Real Estate 2018

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

American College of Real Estate Lawyers
Board of Governors,Tel Aviv University
Board of Trustees,Independent College Fund of New Jersey
Chair,New Jersey-Israel Commission (appointed by Governor Chris Christie)
President,NJ State Association of Jewish Federations
Immediate Past Co-President and Executive Committee,America-Israel Chamber of Commerce & Industry
NationalSecretary,Zionist Organization of America
President,Jewish Federation of Greater Clifton-Passaic, New Jersey (2002-2010)
Honorary Associate Chair,State Committee for Israel @ 60, NJ State Association of Jewish Federations
Chair,2009 U.S.-Israel Cleantech Conference

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Equipment Leasing and Finance
  • Real Estate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(973) 643-5756  Phone
(973) 643-6500  Fax
www.sillscummis.com
University Attended:
Brandeis University, B.A., cum laude, 1978
Law School Attended:
New York University School of Law, J.D., 1982
Year of First Admission:
1983
Admission:
1983, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; 1983, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 2002, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 1983, New York; 2002, New Jersey; 1996, U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:

Affiliations

Chair, New Jersey-Israel Commission
Advisory Board, Investors Bank, New Jersey
Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers
Chairman, Zionist Organization of America
Board of Governors, Tel Aviv University
Leadership Cabinet Member, American Zionist Movement
Co-Chair, New Jersey Performing Arts Center's Israel at 70 Committee
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
Honorary Associate Chair, State Committee for Israel @ 60, NJ State Association of Jewish Federations
Chair, 2009 U.S.-Israel Cleantech Conference
Member, CoreNet Global
Member, American Bar Association
Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
Member, New York County Lawyers Association
Member, New York State Bar Association

Birth Information:
January 21, 1957
ISLN:
905497561

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0
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