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Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. offers exceptional career opportunities to lawyers, aspiring graduates and business support professionals in an environment that is challenging and rewarding. Our continued success depends on our most important asset – our people – which is why we take care in recruiting and retaining the best. We look for candidates with academic excellence, proven commitment and self-motivation.

As a forward-thinking and client-oriented law firm, Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla is continually seeking out new talent to join our team. We look for team players possessing the ability to work individually and as a part of our departmental teams.

If interested, we encourage you to submit a cover letter and resume directly to James D'Arcy, via email to info@ghclaw.com or via fax to (732) 224-6599.

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    Mark D. Mako
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    Mark focuses his practice on representing developers and lenders in commercial real estate financings (acquisition, construction, project and mezzanine), acquisitions and sales of commercial properties, office, retail and warehouse leasing transactions, loan restructurings and workouts, loan portfolio sales and purchases, and land use matters.

    Practice Areas
    Professional Activities
    • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
    • Member, New York State Bar Association
    • Member of the American Bar Association
    • Member of the Mortgage Bankers Association of New York, Inc.
    Other Professional and Personal Information
    Mark served as First Vice President and Board Secretary on the Board of Directors for Wall AYF Football and Cheer for over seven years and also serves as a coach for the Wall AYF football program.

    Prior to joining the firm, Mark 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 connection with financial services-related regulatory and transactional matters.

    Previously, Mark 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.
    Admissions
    • New Jersey
    • New York
    Education
    • New York Law School, J.D. (1999)
    • Cornell University, B.A. (1993)
    Representative Matters
    • Representation of a retail mall owner with respect to certain matters under New Jersey law in connection with a $600 million revolving loan facility and a $1.9 billion term loan facility.
    • Representation of a commercial lender in connection with several modifications of a $100 million mortgage loan secured by a mortgage on a Manhattan commercial office building.
    • Representation of a commercial lender in connection with several modifications of an $80 million mortgage facility secured by mortgages on several theaters located in Manhattan and Hollywood.
    • Representation of a commercial lender in a $35 million mortgage loan secured by a mortgage on a New Jersey commercial office complex.
    • Representation of a private company in the short-sale of commercial real estate for $17.2 million.
    • Representation of a private company in the sale of a seven-story office building for $15.5 million.
    • Representation of a private company in the acquisition and financing of two residential and commercial buildings containing 28 residential units for $4.7 million.
    • Representation of a private company in the sale of a quarry for approximately $5.2 million.
    • Representation of a major communications network service provider in the negotiation of several commercial office lease spaces, sublease agreements and license agreements,
    News
    Articles/Publications
    Seminars/Presentations
    • Moderator, “Boroughs on Fire: The Development Boom Outside Manhattan” Connect New York Conference, April 17, 2018