Mark A. Berman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in New York, NY

Ganfer Shore Leeds & Zauderer LLP
 | 360 Lexington Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-922-9250
Fax: 212-922-9335
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (10%),
  • E-Discovery (10%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%),
  • Professional Liability: Defense (10%),
  • Real Estate: Business (10%)
Attorney Profile

Mark A. Berman is a partner in the firm's Business Litigation Practice Group.  He is also Co-Chair of the firm's Title Insurance Litigation Practice Group as well as a member of the firm's Real Estate Litigation, Professional Defense, Employment and Cooperative and Condominium Housing Practice Groups.  He also heads the firm's Technology Consulting Practice.

He has extensive experience in representing private and public companies, as well as partnerships and individuals, as plaintiffs and defendants, in complex commercial matters with an emphasis on real estate disputes, electronic discovery and technology conflicts, and complex title insurance issues.  Mr. Berman is experienced in all phases of litigation in both state and federal courts as well as in arbitrations and mediations. He is a seasoned appellate attorney, having argued many cases before both the First and Second Departments. Mr. Berman is also a trained mediator.

Prior to joining Ganfer & Shore, he was an associate in the litigation department at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and clerked for United States Magistrate Judge Michael L. Orenstein for the Eastern District of New York.

Mr. Berman is a Member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association and Chair of the State Bar's Technology and Legal Profession Committee.  He is a former immediate past Chair of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the State Bar as well as Co-Chair of the Section's Commercial Division Committee.  He is also one of the founding members of the "Champions" Committee of the Women in the Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.

Mr. Berman has written and lectured extensively on electronic discovery, cybersecurity, social media and legal ethics issues before the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the New York State Judicial Institute. He has been appointed by the Chief Administrative Judge as a member of New York State E-Discovery Working Group advising the New York State Unified Court System.

Since 2005, Mr. Berman has authored a column in The New York Law Journal addressing electronic discovery under New York state law. Mr. Berman's articles have been quoted in both appellate and trial court decisions.   

Mr. Berman is rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell,* the highest level in professional excellence and ethics, and has been selected as a "New York Super Lawyer" annually since 2008.

*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

Business Litigation (50%): Non-Compete Agreements

Employment Litigation (10%)

E-Discovery (10%)

Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)

Professional Liability (10%)

Real Estate (10%): Condominiums & Cooperatives

Focus Areas

Non-Compete Agreements, Condominiums & Cooperatives

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019

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About Mark Berman

Admitted: 1991, New York

Professional Webpage: http://ganfershore.com/attorneys/mark-a-berman/

Honors/Awards:

  • “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell
  • “New York Super Lawyer”, 2008
  • Editor, Moot Court Board Order of the Barrister, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 1990

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • "At Large" Member, Executive Committee, New York State Bar Association, 2018
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998
  • Chair, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association, 2016 to 2017, 2016
  • Member, Education Subcommittee, Electronic Discovery Working Group for the New York State Court System, 2010 to present
  • Member, In-House/Outside Litigation Counsel Group, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 2011-2014
  • Chair, Commmittee on Technology and Legal Profession of the New York State Bar Association,2017 to present, 2017
  • New York State, 1991
  • Member, Electronic Discovery Working Group for the New York State Court System, 2010 to present
  • Member, Federal Bar Council, Second Circuit Courts Committee, 2008 to present
  • Member, Professional and Judicial Ethics Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 2008-2011
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1993
  • Member, New York State E-Discovery Working Group
  • Co-chair, Social Media Committee of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, New York Sate Bar Association, 2013 to 2016
  • Member and former Secretary, E-Discovery Committee of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, New York State Bar Association, 2006 to present
  • Member, New York American Inn of Court, 2012 to present
  • Co-Chair, Commercial Division Committee of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association, 2017 to the present
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1993

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lectured, American Bar Association
  • Lectured, New York State Bar Association
  • Lectured, New York State Judicial Institute

Educational Background:

  • Columbia College, A.B., 1986
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Office Location for Mark A. Berman

360 Lexington Avenue
14th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Phone: 212-922-9250

Fax: 212-922-9335

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Last Updated: 5/14/2019

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