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 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Real Estate: Business (30%),
  • Securities Litigation (10%),
  • E-Discovery (10%)
Attorney Profile

Mark A. Berman is a partner in Ganfer & Shore's Commercial 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 and Cooperative and Condominium Housing Practice Groups.  He also heads the firm's E-Discovery Counseling 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 and securities disputes, electronic discovery 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 Chair of the Technology and Legal Profession Committee of the New York State Bar Association.  He is the 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.

Mr. Berman has written and lectured extensively on electronic discovery, 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

Real Estate (30%): Condominiums & Cooperatives

Securities Litigation (10%)

E-Discovery (10%)

Focus Areas

Non-Compete Agreements, Condominiums & Cooperatives

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2018

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About Mark Berman

Admitted: 1991, New York

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

Honors/Awards:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

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: 7/3/2018

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