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Mark Mako Joins Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla as Shareholder

Mark D. Mako, who has extensive experience representing developers and lenders, has joined Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C., as a shareholder.

Mako guides clients through commercial real estate financings, including construction, project and mezzanine matters; acquisitions and sales; office, retail and warehouse leasing transactions; loan structurings and workouts; loan portfolio sales and purchases; land use matters, and litigation.

He began as a member of the firm’s Real Estate, Redevelopment and Planned Real Estate Development Department on May 29.

“Mark brings deep knowledge of real estate and banking, having spent decades as a trusted adviser to clients in a wide range of matters,” said Paul Colella, Co-Managing Shareholder at GH&C. “We are delighted to announce that he has joined the firm.”

Mako’s representative matters include representation of a retail mall owner in connection with a $600 million revolving loan facility and a $1.9 billion term loan facility, as well as representation of a commercial lender in modifications of a $100 million mortgage secured by a mortgage on a Manhattan commercial office building.

Before joining GH&C, he was a partner at a national law firm where he represented developers and institutional and non-conventional lenders in real estate matters. He also represented financial institutions in financial services-related regulatory and transactional matters.

Previously, he was a managing attorney and senior commercial real estate counsel at a New York law firm, where he represented lenders in commercial real estate loan transactions and managed the firm’s Manhattan office.

Mako, a resident of Lake Como, is admitted to the New Jersey and New York bars.

Mako earned a J.D. from New York Law School and a B.A. from Cornell University.

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