Mark Morfopoulos

*Of Counsel

Email: mmorfopoulos@mmps.com
Phone: 212-396-4288 ext 241

Mark is Of Counsel to the MMPS's Commercial Lease and Commercial Real Estate Group. Mark formerly was an in-house attorney for United Parcel Service and, as such, regularly handled complex commercial real estate deals at domestic and international locations. While acting as in-house counsel at UPS, he was instrumental in initiating a company-wide environmental audit program. As a private practitioner, Mark represented the landlord’s interests on the Toys R Us flagship lease in Times Square, New York, and negotiated a successful cable franchise contract with Verizon on behalf of the City of Yonkers. Mark’s practice focus is on all aspects of commercial leasing transactions, with particular emphasis on retail and office leasing. He is also involved in the representation of business owners in various non-real estate related matters. With over 20 years of leasing experience, Mark has provided practical and creative leasing strategies to some of the largest retailers in the country, including Burlington Coat Factory and Rite Aid, in numerous complex leasing transactions. He has also represented Thor Equities and Wharton Properties, where he promoted the interest of two of NYC’s most prominent landlords on the Bulgari, Ermenegildo Zegna, Stuart Weitzman and Coach leasing deals in the “Plaza District” (Fifth Avenue between 51st and 59th Street). As the author of over 30 articles in several national real estate publications (including several periodicals where he is on the Board of Editors), Mark is recognized as a “go to” attorney for other lawyers in the real estate industry. During Mark’s career, he has advised a distinguished list of leasing clientele, including UPS, Federal Express, Icon Parking, Loews Corporation and Boston Properties.

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1985
  • New Jersey, 2008

Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Law, J.D., 1984
  • State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A. Political Science & History, 1981

Memberships

  • Member of Board of Advisors - Commercial Lease Law Insider and Commercial Tenant Law Insider
  • Member of Board of Editors - Commercial Leasing Law & Strategy