Mark Follender
Scarinci Hollenbeck, LLC

1100 Valley Brook Avenue
Lyndhurst, NJ, United States
Phone: 201-896-4100
Fax: 201-896-8660
Areas of Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Finance & Banking
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Taxation

Practice/Organization Description

Mark Follender has over 27 years of experience in the areas of commercial real estate, corporate law and telecommunications law. Throughout the span of his career, Mr. Follender’s focus has been on the real estate and telecommunications industry, working in capacities that have included serving as both in-house and as outside counsel for real estate development and telecommunications companies. As such, his experience working with these entities is far reaching, and his unique perspective has become an invaluable resource for his clients.

Mr. Follender is chair of the Property Tax Appeal section and in his capacity oversees the representation of municipalities and private property owners. Mr. Follender’s experience includes representing commercial and residential developers, financial institutions, municipal boards, mid-sized corporations and real estate brokers in all facets of development, land use, financing, zoning, planning, and all forms of commercial leasing, including retail, office and industrial complexes. In addition, Mr. Follender works with the telecommunications industry to review and consult for telecommunications related contracts, including VoIP, prepaid calling cards, telephone bill analysis, regulatory compliance, DSL line agreements, co-location agreements, riser line agreements, satellite agreements, and related matters.

Mr. Follender served as General Counsel to the Poskanzer Tulp Company, where he assisted in the development, acquisition, sale, financing and leasing of approximately five million square feet of office, industrial, and retail space. He also served as Vice President and General Counsel to Total-Tel USA Communications, Inc., a publicly traded long distance telephone company (NASDAQ:CVST), where he was involved with overseeing regulatory compliance, political lobbying for the 1996 Telecommunications Act and all other legal affairs of this $100 million company.

As an attorney in private practice, Mr. Follender has worked on large scale real estate transactions such as the $600 Million Mack-Cali acquisition of the Gale Companies and regularly works through complex financing issues in conjunction with large scale mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Follender also services medium-sized businesses in general corporate matters and represents commercial property owners in leasing, financing, purchase, sale, condemnation, environmental and land use matters. In addition, he represents various national and regional financial institutions for commercial loan review. Mr. Follender served as a member of the Ridgewood Planning Board from 1990-2002 (Chairman 1997-2000), as attorney for the Fort Lee Planning Board from 1993-2000, the South Hackensack Board of Adjustment, and has been involved with the Hackensack Economic Development Committee since 1997.

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

New Jersey State Bar Association

Bergen County Bar Association

Federal Communications Bar Association


Yeshiva University/Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (JD, 1983)

Hamilton College (BA, 1980)

Yeshiva University/Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (JD, 1983)

Hamilton College (BA, 1980)

Yeshiva University/Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (JD, 1983)

Hamilton College (BA, 1980)

Professional Associations & Memberships

National Association of Office and Industrial Properties (NAIOP)

International Council on Shopping Centers (ICSC)

Ridgewood Planning Board (1990 – 2002; Chairman, 1997 – 2000)

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