Mark Jon Sugarman Joins Olshan’s Litigation Practice

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Mark J. Sugarman brings his ground lease, commercial office and retail rent revaluation arbitration practice to Olshan.

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Mark is one of the small group of lawyers who are in demand to arbitrate the most important ground lease and commercial lease rent revaluation disputes in Manhattan and he will add an important new dimension to our existing ground leasing team.

Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP is pleased to announce that Mark Jon Sugarman has joined the firm and is bringing his ground lease, commercial office and retail rent revaluation arbitration practice to Olshan’s Litigation and Real Estate Practices.

“Mark is one of the small group of lawyers who are in demand to arbitrate the most important ground lease and commercial lease rent revaluation disputes in Manhattan and he will add an important new dimension to our existing ground leasing team,” said Thomas D. Kearns, a partner in Olshan’s Real Estate Law Practice. Olshan currently represents several of the leading ground lessors in New York including the lessors of the Lever Building, 1 Penn Plaza, 111 Wall Street, 608 Fifth Avenue and the Surrey Hotel, and is an established leader in this area of practice in New York.

Mr. Sugarman brings thirty-five years of experience to Olshan, and was most recently a partner in Bryan Cave’s Litigation practice. Prior to that he was a partner in the Commercial Litigation practice at Robinson Silverman Pearce Aronsohn & Berman, which merged with Bryan Cave in January 2003. Mr. Sugarman’s practice at Olshan will focus on ground lease and commercial office lease rent revaluation disputes and related matters, areas in which he has significant experience and expertise.

“I’m very pleased to be joining such a talented and collegial group of lawyers,” said Mr. Sugarman. “Olshan has a broad and sophisticated real estate practice as well as a talented and vibrant litigation team, making it a perfect fit for my practice. I look forward to serving Olshan’s outstanding list of clients, collaborating with my colleagues and bringing new clients to the firm.”

Although Mr. Sugarman has trial and appellate experience in a wide variety of other civil litigation areas, including partnership disputes, construction litigation, commercial brokerage disputes and defamation actions, his prowess in the rent revaluation niche is well known to both the New York bar that practices in this area as well as the relevant real estate appraisal community.

Mr. Sugarman has lectured extensively on land valuation litigation and arbitration, and for a number of years has served the New York University School of Journalism as a guest lecturer on First Amendment issues and freedom of the press. His professional affiliations include the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association, and he is a former Secretary of the Committee on Second Circuit Courts of the Federal Bar Council. Mr. Sugarman received his J.D. from Rutgers University with honors, his M.A. from the University of Michigan with high honors, and his B.A. cum laude from the City College of the City University of New York.

About Olshan’s Litigation Practice
With a strong dedication to client advocacy, the litigation attorneys at Olshan are regularly called upon to handle clients’ most difficult and challenging litigation issues. Olshan’s litigation attorneys represent clients in a wide range of complex, commercial real estate litigation matters. The firm’s real estate litigation attorneys routinely partner with the firm’s highly regarded Real Estate Group to deliver results-oriented litigation services backed by broad-based industry knowledge. Olshan’s attorneys are thoroughly familiar with the real estate business, its participants and all types of real estate contracts and their accompanying provisions and clauses. Clients receive the benefit of this depth of knowledge on every case.

About Olshan’s Real Estate Practice
Across the nation and especially in and around New York, Olshan’s skilled handling of real estate transactions has helped their real estate lawyers achieve an outstanding reputation in the industry. Leveraging in-depth knowledge, creative deal-making, and diligent and cost-efficient service, Olshan negotiates and closes some of the country’s most sophisticated and significant real estate transactions on behalf of clients. Olshan has particular experience serving real estate law clients in the areas of major office buildings, including purchases, sales, space leasing and ground leasing of office buildings, hotels and development sites, retail leasing, where the firm represents major brand retailers in leasing retail space in Manhattan and across the U.S., commercial condominiums, where the firm creates, manages and enforces the rights concerning various mixed-use properties and air rights conveyance.

About Olshan
Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP, a law firm based in New York, represents major businesses and entrepreneurs in their most significant transactions, problems and opportunities. Olshan’s clients range from public companies, hedge, venture capital, private equity and other investment funds to entrepreneurs and private companies worldwide. Clients choose Olshan for innovative strategies and sophisticated, game-changing advice in corporate, securities law and shareholder activism, complex commercial, corporate and securities litigation, real estate, intellectual property, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, and advertising. Since its founding, Olshan has offered an alternative to the AmLaw 50 law firm business model with responsive, independent and client-focused legal counsel provided by the firm’s senior lawyers.

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