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Mark Brenner

Real estate Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Mark B. Brenner


Licensed for 48 years

About Mark

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In addition to providing general business guidance and advice and serving as real estate and corporate counsel, Mr. Brenner represents debtors and creditors in bankruptcy court in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

His litigation background (which includes appellate arguments, jury and non-jury trials, MHL Article 81 guardianship proceedings, and the representation of architects, attorneys and guardians in contested matters) combined with his transactional experience provides Mr. Brenner with a unique skill set that permits him to identify and address a comprehensive array of client issues and concerns.

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Client's Choice 2017
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Licensed for 48 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1977
Updated 11/17/2022
State MA
Status Inactive
Acquired 1974
Updated 12/25/2022

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Gallet Dreyer & Berkey, LLP

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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
Mark received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2017
Posted by Kymme Williams | November 1, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Owner\Partner - Cafe and Food Services
After meeting with Mr. Brenner, I left his office feeling as if I stolen something. I cannot believe the level of service, experience and professionalism provided for the cost. I as advised in great detail and serviced as if I was a client paying an extremely high retainer and hourly fee. I was provided two very clear and reasonable options to resolve my matter. Also, the turn around time was insanely and unexpectedly fast. I was referred to and met with Mr. Brenner within 24 hours. There was no complicated scheduling, no intermediate service or any blockers in securing time with this attorney.
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Posted by Stephen | August 22, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Easy to work with
He was terrific. Very patient and very easy to understand and communicate with. I highly recommend his consultation services.
Posted by Rose Marie | June 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
He is very honest and helpful and very professional. He is always returned my calls very quickly. You can count on him you can trust him.
Posted by Stephen | May 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Assistance through a Chapter 13 filing
Mark was very helpful in explaining, in detail, the process of navigating through the entire 13 filing. He assisted me through the extensive filing process and the upcoming court appearance and continued to be there for the 60 months that the chapter 13 progressed.
Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Home Equity Loan/Bankruptcy/Divorce agreement
I brought Mark Brenner a complicated set of cascading issues. After a divorce I thought I had ownership of my apt., only to find out just having the mortgage in my name was not enough (a verbal agreement was all my ex and I had); my ex had to formally agree to sign legal docs giving up any ties to the apt. This became especially important when my ex was considering declaring bankruptcy and had a Home Equity loan against the apt. Mr. Brenner explained throughly all of the steps needed, brought in my ex-husband and provided him with legal counsel. I felt well taken care of, that all the legal issues had been addressed in the most thorough manner.
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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2017
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Review your Lawyer
Mark was always available to answer all questions and concerns. All information was on a timely basis. He specifically managed my expectations from the start to the ending.
Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Experienced, knowledgeable, ethical
I have known Mr. Brenner for thirty plus years as a fellow lawyer and have worked with him on various matters. consulted with him on numerous occasions, and always known him to be conscientious and knowledgeable.
Posted by Ray | May 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The top of the line
I have known and worked with Mark Brenner for about 12 years, and when I personally needed legal representation he was the guy I went to. I can say without reservation he is as good as it gets. He is a phenomenally diligent, brilliant, honorable, and determined lawyer. He is resourceful, and is what I would call a problem-solver. He takes his clients' problems on his own shoulders, and will not rest until he's achieved for his client a workable solution. In my case he worked miracles and saved me a fortune. It was partly a result of his great talent and skill, and probably partly a result of the great respect his adversaries and the judge had for him. But it takes decades, and great work, to earn that kind of respect.
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Posted by kristina | May 25, 2017
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Perfect hybrid of a white knight and ninja
Mark was singular in his capacity to navigate my complicated case and he used a mix of research, instinct and experience to help me achieve an optimal outcome. He represented me with complete professionalism and I've recommended him to people I know. It's a pleasure to do so here as well.
Posted by richard | December 4, 2010
A Consummate Professional
I have know Mark for 12 plus years.. he is very knowlegeble of many aspects of real estate law and to be trusted and is authentic Honest, personal and a consummate professional
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Gallet Dreyer & Berkey, LLP
  • 2010 - Present

Education

  • Boston College Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1974
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1971

Legal Cases

  • Shawy vs. Bielefeld 254 A.D.2d 106
  • Appellate Division, First Department affirmed order granting summary judgment to defendant upholding her designation as decedent's beneficiary
  • Waksman vs. Cohen 1998 WL 690086
  • Motion to dismiss complaint was granted
  • W.P. v. R.P 61 N.Y.2d 777 (N.Y. 1984)
  • Order of the Supreme Court NY County that was affirmed by the Appellate Division, First Department was reversed by the New York Court of Appeals
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Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • New York County Lawyers' Association, Bankruptcy Law Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • 1980 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Russian

Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Guest Lecture, Fordham Law School
  • Small Business Chapter 11 Bankrutpcy
  • 2016
  • New York County Lawyers Association Conference
  • Chapter 13 Consumer Cases
  • 2013
  • New York State Bar Association Conference
  • Consumers and Small Businesses in Distress
  • 2009
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • What Is Good Faith In Bankruptcy
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

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Real estate Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mark professionally for over 30 years. I highly recommend him for his expertise on bankruptcy matters. Mark is highly skilled and ethical. His clients needs and concerns always come first."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark is meticulous in his preparation and investigation. Mark is the lawyer I turn to when I have an issue to discuss concerning a transaction or case, and his insight and analysis are always right on point."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"METICULOUS AND WELL PREPARED, ATTENTIVE TO DETAIL."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark has an exceptional ability to combine his legal acumen with a strong sense of the business needs of the client. He is totally result oriented and never takes his eyes off the ultimate goal. These qualities make him a joy to do a case with regardless of who you represent."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known and worked with Mark for more years than I would like to count. He is without question one of the more knowledgeable and ethical attorneys I have had the pleasure of knowing. I would wholeheartedly recommend him to any client looking for good quality representation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I give Mark my highest recommendation. I was privileged to work side by side with him at Vandenberg & Feliu, and since those days have not hesitated to refer matters to him. He is a true problem solver, who demonstrates extraordinary talent, intellect, and skill, along with the diligence, tenacity, and resourcefulness to find the solutions to complex problems. Although Avvo requires me to select a 'category' for the recommendation, I would not hesitate to see out Mark for advice or representation in a number of legal areas, including corporate, litigation or pre-litigation problems, real estate, Chapter 7, 11, or 13 bankruptcy, creditor or debtor representation, and general business issues. Mark is a truly exceptional lawyer and person; I am privileged to know him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He has exceptional competence in the fields of bankruptcy, real estate and estate planning. Impossible to find better representation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Mark as the result of having shared office space with him for several years. He is at the top of my list of colleagues whom I call when I need guidance, specifically (but not exclusively) on questions of bankruptcy and elder law, and he is without question the lawyer to whom I would refer a client needing sophisticated representation in these areas."
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New York Real estate Lawyer Mark Brenner
Mark Brenner
Real estate Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 48 years