- New York State Bar, 1980
“Before joining Gallo & Iacovangelo, I was involved in several diverse areas of general practice, including real estate. As time went on, it became clear to me that I truly preferred real estate law. Real estate transactions have a structure, a defined beginning and end. I have the opportunity to be in contact with a large number of people on a daily basis. Real estate law requires an emphasis on negotiation and compromise rather than confrontation and conflict. If we as real estate lawyers do our jobs properly, all the parties emerge as winners, and to me that is the most satisfying aspect of my professional practice.”
- State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., 1976
- State University of New York at Buffalo, M.B.A., 1977
- Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1979
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
Representing individual clients, mortgage lenders, relocation companies, and real estate developers comprises the bulk of Mark’s legal work. “Careful organization, attention to detail, and the willingness to work some unusual hours are critical. The seller, buyer, lender and real estate agent all are relying on a specific closing date that cannot be changed without disrupting other scheduled closings or pre-arranged plans. My role is to anticipate any problems before they happen, solve them quickly if they arise, and ensure there are absolutely no surprises at the closing table.” With more than fifteen years experience in real estate, mortgage lending and title insurance, Mark is able to fulfill that role for his clients.
A Rochester native and graduate of Penfield High School, Mark lives in Perinton with his wife, Marie, and their two children. His hobbies include golf, paddle tennis, skiing and traveling. He is a former member of the Perinton Chamber of Commerce and takes a keen interest in town politics and government.