Mark Samuel Joins BurgherGray’s New York Office
NEW YORK — We are pleased to announce that Mark A. Samuel has joined BurgherGray as Of Counsel in the firm’s New York office. Mark brings his diverse experience and portfolio of clients across a broad range of industries, including real estate, hospitality, finance and media to the firm, where he will be a member of the Business Litigation and Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Groups.
Mark began his career in private practice in Texas. He later pursued his long standing interest in working as an in-house attorney the legal department of a large corporation by joining the corporate law departments of Chicago Insurance Company and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in New York, before returning to private practice where he covered a number of disciplines while also pursuing another passion: real estate. For several years Mark successfully operated as a real estate investor, property manager and real estate attorney. In order to better serve his clients, he will now leverage his wealth of experience from the BurgherGray platform where he can tap the firm’s full suite of capabilities, including in complex finance, M&A and commercial transactions, tax counseling, trust and estate planning, investment management and government affairs, among others.
“It is a pleasure to join the BurgherGray family,” Mark said. “We have an illustrious team of well credentialed and experienced attorneys spread across New York, Washington, D.C. and Miami, and I am excited to be joining the ranks.”
Mark’s practice at BurgherGray will focus primarily on trademark and copyright prosecution and litigation and counseling clients with regard to compliance with the various data privacy and cybersecurity laws and regulations, as well as the use of emerging technologies, including blockchain technology and the evolving regulation of cryptocurrencies. He, of course, will also bring to bear his extensive experience in the real estate industry, including as an investor, property manager and attorney, among other roles.
“Mark is a terrific addition to our team,” said BurgherGray managing partner Gopal Burgher. “His dynamic experience and skill set will prove to be a great asset for the firm and our clients in a number of ways.”
Mark graduated cum laude from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University and received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Texas at Arlington.