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Jed S. Marcus is the principal lawyer at Marcus Attorneys and chief executive officer of Insite. Prior to forming Marcus Attorneys and Insite in 1984, he served in New York City’s economic development agencies in several executive positions. Beginning public service as Counsel to the Mayor’s Office of Development, he last was the Executive Vice President of the New York City Public Development Corporation (renamed the Economic Development Corporation). 

Insite has developed residential and mixed use projects in the New York area and provides project management services for the real estate projects of institutional and commercial clients.

In addition to his work at Marcus Attorneys and Insite, Mr. Marcus has led the board of directors of The Skyscraper Museum, the board of Dance Theater Workshop, the real estate committee of the Brooklyn Friends School, and Green Fort Greene and Clinton Hill and served on the board of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York.

Mr. Marcus is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the Columbia University School of Law. He, his wife and their daughters are long-time residents of Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

Practise Areas: Real Estate: Development | Transactions | Financing | Coops/Condos | Zoning I Leases
Commercial Matters: Business formation and structuring | Contracts | Business sales/purchases/mergers | Governance I Succession
Non-Profit Organizations: Creation/tax exemptions | Governance and operations | Earned income


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Construction: 25%
    32 years
  2. Commercial Real Estate: 25%
    32 years
  3. Real Estate: 20%
    32 years
  4. Administrative Law: 15%
    32 years
  5. Land Use & Zoning: 15%
    32 years



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    Jed is one of the finest lawyers I've known in 40 years of practice. A genuine mensch.


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Contact info

Marcus Attorneys

13 Greene Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11238


NYCurrently registered 197707/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
George Ingraham Seney AwardNew York Methodist Hospital2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyMarcus Attorneys1984 - Present
Executive Vice PresidentNew York City Public Development Corporation1979 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
Myrtle Avenue Revitalization ProjectBoard Member2010 - Present
Green Fort Greene & Clinton HillCoordinator2007 - 2012
Fort Greene AssociationDirector2006 - 2011
Brooklyn Friends SchoolReal Estate Committee2002 - 2005
Skyscraper MuseumChair1996 - 2015
Alliance of Resident Theatres/New YorkBoard Member1990 - 1998
Dance Theater WorkshopChair1986 - 1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Columbia University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Wesleyan UniversityAnthropologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Real EstateOneTitle Title Company2015
Complex Deals 2014Creative Structuring & Financing Availability of Complex Deals2014