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Mark B. Johnson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Land Use & Zoning Attorney in Andover, MA

Johnson & Borenstein LLC
12 Chestnut Street
Andover, MA 01810
Phone: 978-475-4488
Fax: 978-475-6703
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Licensed in Massachusetts Since: 1977
Practice Areas: Land Use/Zoning (40%), Business/Corporate (20%), Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%), Real Estate: Business (20%)
Attorney Profile

Mark B. Johnson is a partner at Johnson & Borenstein that is located in Andover, Massachusetts. He focuses his practice on a variety of matters for his individual and business clients throughout Essex and Middlesex counties, and other parts of the Greater Boston metropolitan area. Mr. Johnson majored in political science at American University in Washington, D.C., and he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1974. He then went on to pursue his legal education at Boston University School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1977. Mr. Johnson subsequently obtained a master’s of law in taxation from that institution.

A significant portion of Mr. Johnson’s caseload involves real estate-related matters. He has worked on conveyancing, zoning and land use issues, title and boundary disputes, commercial and residential property loan closings in which he has represented lenders, and sales and acquisitions. Mr. Johnson’s experience also includes business counseling and transactions, and his litigation experience extends beyond real estate to general commercial matters.

Mr. Johnson is frequently asked to deliver presentations at continuing legal education seminars, as well as in front of other groups on topics related to his practice areas, including title disputes and other real estate-related litigation. He has been admitted to practice in Massachusetts since 1978, and he is also admitted to practice in New Hampshire and the District of Columbia and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit. Mr. Johnson has actively participated in numerous professional and legal organizations, including The Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Land Use/Zoning
  • 20%Business/Corporate
  • 20%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20%Real Estate: Business
Focus Areas

Condominiums & Cooperatives, Mortgage & Refinance

Selections

2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021

About Mark B. Johnson

First Admitted: 1977, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: http://www.jbllclaw.com/mark-johnson

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Trustee, Lawrence General Hospital
  • Member, Town of Andover, Permanent Building Advisory Committee 
  • Chairman, Town of the Andover School Facilities Task Force (February, 2007 to March, 2008)
  • Member, West Elementary School Building Committee
  • Member, Board of Directors, Lanam Club
  • Chairman, Town of Andover Bancroft School Building Committee (August, 2008 to November, 2012)
  • Chairman, Town of Andover Elementary and Middle School Building Committee (1999-2004)
  • Service Club of Andover, Inc, founding Member (1993); Treasurer (1994); member of Board of Directors (1993-2002)
  • CLASS, Inc., Chairman of the Board of Directors (1996-1999)

Educational Background

  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA,JD, 1977, LL.M, Taxation, 1982
  • American University, Washington DC, B.A., 1974

Honors/Awards

  • Recipient of Rotary Club of Andover’s Citizens Who Care Award (2003)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Speaker, Real Estate Bar Association Seminar, Negotiating Purchase and Sales Agreements (2002)
  • Speaker, Real Estate Bar Association Seminar, Buying and Selling The Subdivision House Under Construction-If You Build It We Will Close It (Or Try To): From the Seller's Perspective (November, 2006)
  • Speaker, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Program, Title Insurance (April, 1997 and January, 1998)
  • Speaker, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Program, Common & Complex Title Issues: Identifying  the Issues and Navigating the Solutions - Chairperson (April, 2014)
  • Speaker, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Program, Common & Complex Title Issues: How to Spot, Fix and Resolve - Chairperson (April, 2013)
  • Speaker, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Program, Resolving Common & Complex Title Issues (May, 2012)
  • Speaker, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Program, Real Estate (March, 2009)
  • Speaker, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Program, Litigating Real Estate Disputes (August 1, 2007)
  • Speaker, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Program, Obtaining and Enforcing Comprehensive Permits (February, 2003)
  • Speaker, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Program, Comprehensive Permits (February, 2002)

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Real Estate Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - First Circuit
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • US District Court for the District of New Hampshire.
  • US District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • District of Columbia, 1980

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Admitted Massachusetts Bar , 1977
  • Admitted to District of Columbia Bar, 1980
  • Admitted to NH Bar, 1986
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Office Location for Mark B. Johnson

12 Chestnut Street
Andover, MA 01810

Phone: 978-475-4488

Fax: 978-475-6703

Last Updated: 4/26/2021

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