Mark Berman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Hackensack, NJ

Hartmann Doherty Rosa Berman & Bulbulia, LLC
 | 433 Hackensack Ave, Suite 1002
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201-441-9056
Fax: 201-441-9435
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2006
Licensed Since: 1993
Education: Columbia Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (30%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Hebrew


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Attorney Profile

Attorney Mark Berman is a partner with the Hartmann Doherty Rosa Berman & Bulbulia, LLC, law firm, which has office locations in Hackensack and Short Hills, New Jersey, and New York, New York. Leading the firm's litigation department, Mr. Berman represents the rights and interests of a diverse range of clients throughout the greater New York City metro region of New York and New Jersey who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·        Complex business litigation

·        Shareholder disputes

·        Federal criminal cases

·        Estates and trusts

·        Criminal defense

·        Personal injury

·        Estate law

Along with maintaining a successful trial practice, Mr. Berman also has extensive experience handling appeals, and he has successfully handled more than 35 appeals to date, including two death penalty cases. He routinely works with clients throughout the country as well as internationally. More specifically, he has represented the Republic of Ecuador and the state of Israel in international matters along with defending several high-profile individuals and corporate executives accused of a wide range of serious federal charges, including health care and securities fraud, kickback accusations, and willful FAA violations.

Through his civil trial practice, Mr. Berman has defended numerous corporations in a variety of industries with matters involving employment discrimination, copyright infringement, shareholder disputes, breaches of contract, product liability claims and more. At all turns, he fights aggressively to protect his clients' rights and to help them achieve the favorable outcomes they seek no matter how complicated their situations or how serious the accusations against them.

In recognition for his impeccable professionalism and outstanding service, Mr. Berman holds an AV Preeminent peer-review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and the New Jersey Law Journal selected him for inclusion into the 40 Under 40: Lawyers to Watch in the Next Decade list. He has also earned consistent recognition as one of the top attorneys in his region for white collar criminal defense, and he has received many positive reviews and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A 1990 magna cum laude graduate of Tufts University, Mr. Berman received his Master of Arts in Law & Diplomacy from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy in 1990. He then attended Columbia Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1993.

Mr. Berman is admitted to practice before all U.S. District Courts in New York and New Jersey as well as the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois and the District of Columbia. He also practices before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd, 3rd and 7th Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court.

A leader in his field, he has published numerous articles and conducted lectures and seminars on a variety of legal topics, and he maintains active involvement with various local, state and national professional legal organizations.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Estate & Trust Litigation (30%): Will Contests

Business Litigation (30%): Non-Compete Agreements

Criminal Defense (10%): Arrest & Arraignment, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Debt, False Accusations, Felony, Murder, Tax Evasion, Theft

Focus Areas

White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Will Contests, Non-Compete Agreements, Arrest & Arraignment, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Debt, False Accusations, Felony, Murder, Tax Evasion, Theft


Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2006

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About Mark Berman

Admitted: 1993, New Jersey

Professional Webpage:


  • NJ Law Journal: 40 Under 40: Lawyers to Watch In The Next Decade (2007)
  • New York Metro Area Super Lawyers
  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell; Selected by the New Jersey Law Journal to its 2007 list of the top "40 Attorneys Under 40"
  • Super Lawyers* "Top 100 in NJ" (2011-2019); NJ Criminal Defense: White Collar (2008-2019); NY Metro (2018-2019)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court, DDC
  • U.S. District Court, C.D. Ill.
  • U.S. District Court, EDNY
  • U.S. District Court, N.D. Ill.
  • U.S. District Court, WDNY
  • U.S. District Court, NDNY
  • U.S. District Court, DNJ
  • U.S. District Court, SDNY
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Trustee, Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey (2019-present)
  • Member of the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panels for the District of New Jersey and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
  • Cornelian Community Counselors, Inc. (Legal Services), Trustee (2004-2006).  Founded in 1993 by Sister Rosemary McSorley, Esq., CCC was a non-profit law firm providing legal representation to working people in Northern New Jersey who earned too little to afford a private attorney and too much to qualify for legal aid programs.
  • Columbia Law School Association of New Jersey, Vice President (2006-2009; Treasurer 2003-2006, Secretary 2001-2003, Trustee 1998-2001.

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Pony Power Therapies, Board Member (2013 to present).  Founded by Dana Spett and located at Three Sisters Farm, in Mahwah, NJ, Pony Power Therapies is a nonprofit organization giving special needs and at-risk children and adults a unique opportunity to ride, care for and interact with horses. Pony Powers' riding and non-riding activities enhance individuals' physical, social and emotional well-being in a safe, nurturing farm environment.
  • Trustee, Gerrard Berman Day School, Oakland, New Jersey (2001-2005)
  • Trustee, Gerrard Berman (Solomon Schechter) Day School, Oakland, New Jersey (2001-2005)
  • President, Ahavat Achim Orth. Cong. of Fair Lawn (2003-2006); Treasurer (2011-2013); Financial Sec’y (2002-2003); Trustee (2000-2002, 2006-2008)
  • Trustee, Radburn Association (2003-2006)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • “When is a New Rule of Constitutional Law ‘Made’ Retroactive By the Supreme Court Under the AEDPA?” Preview of U.S. Sup. Ct. Cases (April 10, 2001)
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ (1999-2002)
  • Lecturer, “Working with Expert Witnesses in Federal Court,” AGN North America Regional Mtg. (May 2011)
  • Lecturer, “Representing Your Client in Federal Court,” NBI Seminar (March 2013)
  • Presenter, Federal Trials: What You Didn't Learn In Law School, National Business Institute, 2013
  • Presenter, NJ Basic CLE Marathon 2011: Defending Your Client in Municipal Court, PLI, 2011
  • Presenter, Working with Experts in Federal Court, AGN North America Regional Meeting, 2011


  • New York v. Finnigan, 644 N.Y.S.2d 1009 (App. Div. 1996)
  • New York v. Ortiz, 637 N.Y.S.2d 741 (App. Div. 1996)
  • In re Banas, 675 A.2d 641 (N.J. 1996)
  • New Jersey v. Afanador, 697 A.2d 529 (N.J. 1997)
  • United States v. McBroom, 991 F. Supp. 445 (D.N.J. 1998)
  • United States v. Smith, 123 F.3d 140 (3d Cir. 1997)
  • United States v. McBroom, 124 F.3d 533 (3d Cir. 1997)
  • Rouse v. Plantier, 987 F. Supp. 302 (D.N.J. 1997)
  • United States v. Smith, 992 F. Supp. 743 (D.N.J. 1998)
  • United States v. Cianci, 154 F.3d 106 (3d Cir. 1998)
  • Rouse v. Plantier, 997 F. Supp. 575 (D.N.J. 1998)
  • Waterman v. Verniero, 12 F. Supp. 2d 364 (D.N.J. 1998)
  • Waterman v. Verniero, 12 F. Supp. 2d 378 (D.N.J. 1998)
  • United States v. Sherman, 160 F.3d 967 (3d Cir. 1998)
  • Rouse v. Plantier, 182 F.3d 192 (3d Cir. 1999)
  • Waterman v. Farmer, 183 F.3d 208 (3d Cir. 1999)
  • United States v. Smith, 186 F.3d 290 (3d Cir. 1999)
  • United States v. Nathan, 188 F.3d 190 (3d Cir. 1999)
  • Prudential Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. v. Nardone, 752 A.2d 859 (N.J. Super. Ct. 2000)
  • Waterman v. Farmer, 84 F. Supp. 2d 579 (D.N.J. 2000)
  • al-Marri v. Bush, 274 F. Supp. 2d 1003 (C.D. Ill. 2003)
  • United States v. Spinello, 95 F. Supp. 2d 242 (D.N.J. 2000)
  • United States v. Geevers, 226 F.3d 186 (3d Cir. 2000)
  • United States v. Mathis, 264 F. 3d 321 (3d Cir. 2001)
  • United States v. Spinello, 265 F. 3d 150 (3d Cir. 2001)
  • United States v. Christopher, 273 F. 3d 294 (3d Cir. 2001)
  • New Jersey v. Milne, 810 A.2d 588 (N.J. App. Div. 2002)
  • New Jersey v. Corriero, 814 A.2d 1127 (N.J. App. Div. 2003)
  • Al-Marri v. Rumsfeld, 360 F.3d 707 (7th Cir. 2004)
  • In re Pharm. Indus. AWP Lit., 307 F. Supp.2d 196 (D. Mass. 2004)
  • New Jersey v. Milne, 842 A.2d 140 (N.J. 2004)
  • Biomet, Inc. v. Stryker, 2004 WL 769358 (N.D. Ill. Apr. 9, 2004)
  • In re Pharm. Indus. AWP Lit., 321 F. Supp.2d 187 (D. Mass 2004)
  • In re Pharm. Indus. AWP Lit., 339 F. Supp.2d 165 (D. Mass. 2004)
  • Gibbs v. Frank, 387 F. 3d 268 (3d Cir. 2004)
  • Al-Joudi v. Bush, 406 F. Supp. 2d 13 (D.D.C. 2005)
  • Gary v. Air Group, Inc., 397 F.3d 183 (3d Cir. 2005)
  • United States v. Pelullo, 399 F.3d 197 (3d Cir. 2005)
  • Al-Marri v. Hanft, 378 F. Supp. 2d 673 (D.S.C. 2005)
  • Solheim v. Weber, 889 N.Y.S.2d 867 (2d Dep’t 2009)
  • al-Marri ex rel. Berman v. Wright, 443 F. Supp. 2d 774 (D.S.C. 2006)
  • United States v. Newsome, 439 F.3d 181 (3d Cir. 2006)
  • United States v. Flores, 454 F.3d 149 (3d Cir. 2006)
  • Gibbs v. Frank, 500 F.3d 202 (3d Cir. 2007)
  • al-Marri v. Pucciarelli, 534 F.3d 213 (4th Cir. 2008)
  • United States v. Aquino, 555 F.3d 124 (3d Cir. 2009)
  • In re Extradition of Aquino, 697 F. Supp.2d 586 (D.N.J. 2010)
  • St. Johns University v. Bolton, 757 F. Supp.2d 144 (E.D.N.Y. 2010)
  • Mutual Pharm. Co. v. Goldman, 2012 WL 2594250 (E.D. Pa. July 3, 2012)
  • Wultz v. Bank of China, 304 F.R.D. 38 (D.D.C. 2014)
  • United States v. Ottaviano, 738 F.3d 586 (3d Cir. 2013)
  • Sea Trade Maritime Corp. v. Coutsodontis, 744 F. App’x 721, 2018 WL 3752229 (2d Cir. 2018)
  • Johnson v. Fordham Univ., 2016 WL 450424 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 4, 2016)
  • Mago Int’l v. LHB AG, 833 F.3d 270 (2d Cir. 2016)
  • Ben-Haim v. Edri, et al, 453 N.J. Super. 526 (App. Div. 2018)

Representative Clients:

  • Represented jet engine parts broker charged in federal indictment with mail and wire fraud arising from alleged violations of FAA regulations, and filing of false tax returns (DNJ)., 2019
  • Trial and appellate counsel for trust beneficiary challenging improper decanting of trust assets under New York decanting statute (NY EPTL § 10-6.6, 2019
  • Defended nursing home corporations in response to federal qui tam lawsuit alleging healthcare fraud (DNJ), 2019
  • Defended women’s swimsuit company in federal copyright infringement and unfair trade practices lawsuit originally filed in federal court in California (SDNY/CD Cal), 2019
  • Defended energy company in employment disability discrimination lawsuit (DNJ), 2019

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Member, Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel for the District of New Jersey (2001-2006; 2009-present), 2019

Educational Background:

  • Tufts University, BA International Relations, magna cum laude, 1990
  • M.A. Law & Diplomacy, The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Medford, MA (concentrations in International Law, American Diplomatic History, and Southwest Asian Affairs), 1990

Industry Groups

  • Banking
  • Business
  • Construction
  • Employers
  • Israel Hi-tech
  • Pharma
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Office Location for Mark Berman

433 Hackensack Ave
Suite 1002
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Phone: 201-441-9056

Fax: 201-441-9435

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Last Updated: 9/11/2019

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