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Mark concentrates his practice in commercial real estate and related corporate, securities, tax and business planning matters, including investment fund formation and the acquisition of distressed mortgage debt. His practice emphasizes acquisitions and dispositions, commercial development, secured financing, joint ventures and tax deferred transactions. His practice places particular emphasis on complicated commercial acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures for publicly traded real estate investment trusts and private equity funds.

As an M.B.A. and former banker, Mark focuses on providing practical, business-oriented solutions and strategic direction to sophisticated national clients. He also works extensively with the design and structuring of complicated, tax-sensitive commercial transactions for public and start-up companies. Mark's comprehensive experience has been recognized by both his colleagues and his clients alike; Chambers USA 2011 reported that clients cite his "great rapport, technical knowledge and ability to discuss complex legal situations in a commercially appropriate way."

Representative Experience

Activities & Honors

  • Selected, The Best Lawyers in America© (2016-2023)
    • Real Estate Law
  • Ranked, Illinois Real Estate, Chambers USA (2011-2022)
  • Order of the Coif
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Kappa Phi

Articles & Publications



Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1994

J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, M.M., 1994

Cornell University, A.B., with distinction, 1989

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of Illinois

Representative Clients

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