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Mark K. Somerstein

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Overview

Mark K. Somerstein’s areas of practice include real estate acquisition and development, banking and finance, and business law. During the course of his career, he has handled sophisticated acquisitions, negotiations of contracts with contractors and architects, leasing and sales of shopping centers throughout the United States and all phases of lending work, including asset based lending. Mr. Somerstein’s clients include financial institutions, real estate developers, businesses and automobile dealers.

Mr. Somerstein has authored articles published in Warranty Claims in the Florida Bar Journal. Mr. Somerstein is actively involved with community organizations as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Florida Law School and a Board Member of the American Heart Association’s Broward County Heart Walk. He has served on the American Bar Association, Title Insurance Committee, is a past board member of the United Jewish Communities of Broward, Inc. and past president of the Soref Jewish Community Center. He is also past General Counsel and Board Member for the Urban League and is an alumnus of Leadership Broward.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Education

  • J.D., University of Florida, Honors, 1982
    • Florida Law Review, Title Standards Editor
  • B.S., University of Florida, Honors, 1980
Experience

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, Board Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Heart Association’s Broward County Heart Walk, Board Member
  • Broward County Bar Association, Member
  • Jewish Community Center, Executive Board Member
  • Leadership Broward, Alumni
Awards

Recognitions 

  • Martindale-Hubbell, Rated AV Preeminent®
  • U.S. News & World Report, “Best Lawyers in America,” Real Estate, 2008-2017
  • U.S. News & World Report, “Best Lawyers in America,” Banking and Finance Law, 2009-2017
  • Super Lawyers magazine, Florida “Super Lawyers,” 2007-2008, 2014-2016
  • South Florida Legal Guide, “Top Lawyers,” 2009, 2010 and 2014-2015, 2017
  • Daily Business Review, “Top Dealmakers of the Year Award,” Retail, 2014
  • South Florida Business & Wealth magazine, Finalist, “Leaders In Law,” Real Estate, 2014
  • Florida Trend, “Legal Elite,” 2008, 2009, 2014
  • Sapoznik Health & Wellness Public School Alumni Achievement Award, Honoree, 2014
  • The American Lawyer magazine, “Top Rated Lawyer,” 2013
  • Super Lawyers magazine, Florida “Super Lawyers,” Leading Florida Attorney, Real Estate, 2007 & 2008
  • Florida Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Appreciation Award
  • Jewish Federation of Broward, Schlafer Leadership Award
  • Soref Community Service Award
  • Urban League of Broward County, President’s Award, 2002
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