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Marc is a tireless worker who genuinely cares about his clients.

Practicing law for over 20 years, Marc’s experience in the field of property tax appeals has been recognized through his appointment to serve as the Commercial Tax Appeal Attorney for the Borough of Paramus (the number one retail zip code in the United States), as well as his appointment to serve as the Tax Appeal Attorney for the City of Hackensack (the county seat of Bergen County) and the Town of West New York.

Marc currently serves as a Judge of the Court of the Palisades Interstate Park, an appointment he received in 2011 from the Governor of New Jersey.

In the field of general litigation, Marc has been named to the New Jersey Super Lawyers list every year from 2009 through 2016. Only the top 5% of New Jersey lawyers are selected for this honor each year.

In 2016, Marc was designated as being one of the Top Lawyers in Bergen County, New Jersey by 201 Magazine. Likewise in 2016, Marc was recognized as the “Face of Property Tax Appeals” by Bergen County Magazine.

Marc received his undergraduate degree from Colgate University in 1989 and his law degree from the Syracuse University College of Law in 1993.

Upon graduating from law school, Marc served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Frank M. Donato, Superior Court of New Jersey, Passaic County, for the 1993-1994 term.

Admitted to Practice

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New Jersey
New York
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Memberships

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New Jersey State Bar Association

Notable Results

Property Tax Appeal Matters

2016, Pizza by Bruno v. Borough of Paramus, Docket No. 003906-2016, secured dismissal of New Jersey Tax Court complaint in property tax appeal involving assessment of $4,000,000

2016, Haworth (Bergen County, NJ), obtained 10% reduction in property taxes for client

2015, Glen Rock (Bergen County, NJ), obtained 12% reduction in property taxes for client

2015, Washington Township (Bergen County, NJ), obtained 14% reduction in property taxes for client

2015, Washington Township (Bergen County, NJ), obtained 18% reduction in property taxes for client

2015, Urgent Care Center of Hackensack, LLC v. City of Hackensack, BER-C-25-14, Hon. Menelaos W. Toskos, J.S.C., secured dismissal of complaint in matter involving tax sale certificate for property carrying assessment of $2,600,000 before Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County, Chancery Division

2015, Office Depot #333 (Bluestone Holdings) v. Borough of Paramus, Docket No. 001685-2014, secured dismissal of New Jersey Tax Court complaint in property tax appeal matter involving assessment of $12,600,000

2015, HCP AUR1 NJ, LLC v. Borough of Paramus, Docket No. 008078-2014, secured dismissal of New Jersey Tax Court complaint in property tax appeal matter involving assessment of $17,000,000

2015, Barnes & Noble #2592 v. Borough of Paramus, Docket No. 001683-2014, secured dismissal of New Jersey Tax Court complaint in property tax appeal matter involving assessment of $19,500,000

2015, CIT First National Bank c/o Bank of America v. Borough of Paramus, Docket No. 007489-2014, secured dismissal of New Jersey Tax Court complaint in property tax appeal matter involving assessment of $5,000,000

2015, Second Paramus Partners c/o Crate & Barrel v. Borough of Paramus, Docket No. 009505-2014, secured dismissal of New Jersey Tax Court complaint in property tax appeal matter involving assessment of $13,500,000

2015, Rt. 17 Parkway Assoc. c/o Muscarelle v. Borough of Paramus, Docket No. 008173-2014, secured dismissal of New Jersey Tax Court complaint in property tax appeal matter involving assessment of $16,000,000

2014, Dumont (Bergen County, NJ), obtained 27% reduction in property taxes for client

2014 Palisades Park (Bergen County, NJ), obtained 35% reduction in property taxes for client

2014, Passaic (Passaic County, NJ), obtained 16% reduction in property taxes for client

2014, Hudson City Savings Bank v. Borough of Paramus, Docket No. 001582-2013, secured dismissal of New Jersey Tax Court complaint in property tax appeal involving assessment of $13,000,000

2013, Englewood (Bergen County, NJ), obtained 21% reduction in property taxes for client

2013, Palisades Park (Bergen County, NJ), obtained 35% reduction in property taxes for client

2013, Tenafly (Bergen County, NJ), obtained 15% reduction in property taxes for client

2013, Midridge 17 Associates, LLC v. Borough of Paramus, Docket No. 003070-2012, secured dismissal of New Jersey Tax Court complaint in property tax appeal matter involving assessment of $15,000,000

2013, Paramus Coleman Associates v. Borough of Paramus, Docket No. 001233-2012, secured dismissal of New Jersey Tax Court complaint in property tax appeal matter involving assessment of $9,300,000

2013, Fonder Realty Corp. v. Borough of Paramus, Docket No. 006334-2012, secured dismissal of New Jersey Tax Court complaint in property tax appeal matter involving assessment of $4,700,000

2013, HCP AUR1 NJ, LLC v. Borough of Paramus, Docket No. 007687-2012, secured dismissal of New Jersey Tax Court complaint in property tax appeal matter involving assessment of $19,000,000

2013, Neptune Associates v. Borough of Paramus, Docket No. 007249-2012, secured dismissal of New Jersey Tax Court complaint in property tax appeal matter involving assessment of $13,000,000

2013, Chakra 4 Realty, LLC v. Borough of Paramus, Docket No. 009511-2012, secured dismissal of New Jersey Tax Court complaint in property tax appeal matter involving assessment of $3,600,000

2012, Rt. 17 Parkway Assoc. v. Borough of Paramus, 2012 WL 6674395 (N.J. Tax 2012), secured dismissal of New Jersey Tax Court complaint in property tax appeal matter involving assessment of $19,000,000

2012, Cresskill (Bergen County, NJ), obtained 24% reduction in property taxes for client

2012, Englewood (Bergen County, NJ), obtained 12% reduction in property taxes for client

2012, Palisades Park (Bergen County, NJ), obtained 21% reduction in property taxes for client

2012, Ridgewood (Bergen County, NJ), obtained 11% reduction in property taxes for client

2012, Yeshivat v. Borough of Paramus, 26 N.J. Tax 335 (Tax 2012), secured dismissal of New Jersey Tax Court complaint in property tax appeal matter involving assessment of $3,500,000

2012, IKEA v. Paramus Borough, Docket No. 000236-2009, secured withdrawal of New Jersey Tax Court complaint in property tax appeal matter involving an assessment of $170,000,000, by way of a Motion to Bar Plaintiff’s Expert Testimony

2012, Paramus Associates/Home Depot v. Borough of Paramus, Docket No. 002304-2011, secured dismissal of New Jersey Tax Court complaint in property tax appeal matter involving assessment of $30,000,000

2012, Geering Family Limited Partnership v. Borough of Paramus, Docket No. 007136-2011, secured dismissal of New Jersey Tax Court complaint in property tax appeal matter involving assessment of $12,000,000

2011, Mack Properties Co. No. 6, LLC v. Borough of Paramus, 2011 WL 9369890 (N.J. Tax 2011), secured dismissal of New Jersey Tax Court complaint in property tax appeal matter involving assessment of $11,000,000

2011, Carlson Family Foundation, Inc. v. Borough of Paramus, 2011 WL 9369891 (N.J. Tax 2011), secured dismissal of New Jersey Tax Court complaint in property tax appeal matter involving assessment of $11,000,000

2011, Eye Institute of NJ, LLC v. Borough of Paramus, Docket No. 009831-2011, secured dismissal of New Jersey Tax Court complaint in property tax appeal matter involving assessment of $17,000,000

2011, Dellridge Care Center, LP v. Borough of Paramus, Docket No. 000522-2011, secured dismissal of New Jersey Tax Court complaint in property tax appeal matter involving assessment of $6,000,000

2011, Liva Group, LLC v. Borough of Paramus, Docket No. 009834-2011, secured dismissal of New Jersey Tax Court complaint in property tax appeal matter involving assessment of $3,500,000

2011, Pizza by Bruno v. Borough of Paramus, Docket No. 003449-2011, secured dismissal of New Jersey Tax Court complaint in property tax appeal matter involving assessment of $4,000,000

2011, Syms, Inc. v. Borough of Paramus, Docket No. 001143-2011, secured dismissal of New Jersey Tax Court complaint in property tax appeal matter involving assessment of $18,000,000

2011, Radburn Manor v. Borough of Paramus, Docket No. 009080-2011, secured dismissal of New Jersey Tax Court complaint in property tax appeal matter involving assessment of $2,700,000

2011, Charose, LLC v. Borough of Paramus, Docket No. 009082-2011, secured dismissal of New Jersey Tax Court complaint in property tax appeal matter involving assessment of $1,500,000

2011, Bayonne (Hudson County, NJ), obtained 15% reduction in property taxes for client

2011, Cliffside Park (Bergen County, NJ), obtained 25% reduction in property taxes for client

2011, Englewood Cliffs (Bergen County, NJ), obtained 15% reduction in property taxes for client

2011, Fairview (Bergen County, NJ), obtained 14% reduction in property taxes for client

2011, Lodi (Bergen County, NJ), obtained 15% reduction in property taxes for client

2011, Palisades Park (Bergen County, NJ), obtained 14% reduction in property taxes for client

2010, Englewood (Bergen County, NJ), obtained 13% reduction in property taxes for client

2010, Englewood Cliffs (Bergen County, NJ), obtained 15% reduction in property taxes for client

2009, Englewood Cliffs (Bergen County, NJ), obtained 15% reduction in property taxes for client

Civil Litigation Matters

2011, obtained $800,000 settlement on behalf of client against large brokerage firm in financial securities unsuitability arbitration (settlement subject to confidentiality agreement)

2011, Rodrigues v. Fort Lee Bd. of Educ., 458 F. App’x 124 (3d Cir. 2011), successfully represented client in special education matter before United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals

2011, Rodrigues v. Fort Lee Bd. of Educ., 2011 WL 486151 (D.N.J. Feb. 7, 2011), successfully represented client in special education matter before United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

2008, Z.R. v. Fort Lee Bd. of Educ., OAL Docket No. EDS 11423 2006N, Hon. Carol I. Cohen, A.L.J., successful trial verdict on behalf of client in special education matter before New Jersey Office of Administrative Law

2004, Borough of Paramus v. The Planning Board of the Borough of Paramus, 2004 WL 3392065 (Law Div. 2004), successful trial verdict on behalf of client in zoning matter before Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County, Law Division

2003, Iannelli v. Strauss, BER-L-2682-03, Hon. Daniel P. Mecca, J.S.C., successful trial verdict on behalf of client in zoning matter before Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County, Law Division

2003, Jeune v. The Bergen County Utilities Authority, BER-L-6120-01, Hon. Jonathan N. Harris, J.S.C., successful trial verdict on behalf of client in employment matter before Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County, Law Division

2002, Solid Waste Services, Inc. d/b/a J.P. Mascaro & Sons v. The Bergen County Utilities Authority, BER-L-1654-02, Hon. Jonathan N. Harris, J.S.C., successful trial verdict on behalf of client in local public contracts law matter before Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County, Law Division

2000, Marsdale v. Port Liberte Partners, MID-L-5117-97, Hon. Yolanda Ciccone, J.S.C., secured summary judgment dismissal on behalf of client in corporate successor liability matter before Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex County, Law Division

1995, Frato v. Roadway Express, 633 N.Y.S.2d 480 (1st Dep’t 1995), argued case of first impression in choice of law matter before New York Appellate Division, Supreme Court, First Judicial Department

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