Marc B. Bergoffen is committed to getting deals done in the most efficient manner possible. Clients like his direct, keep-your-eye-on-the-ball approach, and opposing parties often thank him for his professionalism in bringing transactions to resolution. Recently, Marc has been using his collaborative and creative approach to help clients through challenges faced by changes in the economy brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Representing clients with local, regional and national real estate interests, Marc focuses on a variety of matters with an emphasis on the acquisition, disposition, management, leasing and financing of various real estate asset types, including retail, office and industrial.
Marc has significant experience structuring, drafting and negotiating complex lease transactions for his retail clients. His 20+ years of experience representing both landlords and tenants gives him a holistic view of the leasing process and insight into the latest trends and issues in the retail arena.
In addition to urban retail, shopping centers and enclosed mall clients, Marc has built a notable restaurant practice, often representing owners throughout the life-cycle of their business, from initial fundraising to entity creation to operations. Clients appreciate the depth and breadth of Marc’s experience and his ability to collaborate with attorneys in other practice groups to respond to the full range of their legal needs.
Marc regularly represents clients in the negotiation and preparation of various real estate documents relating to the development of solar energy facilities. His familiarity with the industry and experience with the processes for obtaining approvals from the State Board of Public Works helps cut through the red tape that might otherwise delay a project.
A recognized leader in his field, Marc serves on the Advisory Board for the Georgetown University Law Center’s Advanced Commercial Leasing Institute. He is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, past Chair of the Real Property Section and is active in the Mid-Atlantic Division of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Bar Association of Montgomery County, MD.
Marc is admitted to practice in the State of Maryland, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Florida.
Professional & Community Affiliations
- Advisory Board Member, Georgetown University Law Center Advanced Commercial Leasing Institute
- The Real Estate Group
- International Council of Shopping Centers
- Maryland State Bar Association, Real Property Section
Co-Chair, 2012 Annual Meeting
Section Council, At-Large Member, 2007-2012
- Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland
Co-Chair Business Law Section, 2011-2013
Business Law Section Advisory Council, Member, 2008-2011
- Virginia Bar Association
Young Lawyers Division Executive Council, 2003-2005
Chair, Virginia Non-Profit Legal Support Program
- VisArts, Member, Board of Directors, 2015-present