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Mark Schonberger

Goodwin Procter LLP
Partner in Law Firm
New York, NY, USA

Mark Schonberger is a partner in Goodwin Procter’s Business Law Department and a member of its Real Estate, REITs & Real Estate Capital Markets Group. Mr. Schonberger participates in the firm’s M&A/Corporate Governance, Capital Markets and Private Investment Funds Practices. He specializes in corporate and securities law, with particular expertise in real estate companies, real estate-related matters and fund formation.

Work for Clients

Mr. Schonberger has extensive transactional experience representing publicly and privately held entities in acquisitions, joint ventures, ongoing management, public and private securities offerings, and fund formation transactions. He headed the corporate                team that created two publicly traded companies resulting from the settlement of class action litigation against several real estate limited partnerships. In this transaction, seven partnerships were combined into two entities, one a REIT and one a trust, and the transaction was one of the only successful consolidations to be accomplished in the real estate area without the need for registration. Mr. Schonberger also headed the corporate team on the successful combination of two entities that created one of the largest equity office REITs in the United States.

Mr. Schonberger routinely advises senior management and company counsel with respect to a broad range of issues, including securities disclosure, corporate governance and other securities and corporate law matters. In addition, Mr. Schonberger has extensive experience in partnership law and joint venture investments.

Thought Leadership

Mr. Schonberger was recently a panelist on "Regulation A+: Worth the Hype? What Will this Actually Mean for CRE Securities Offerings?" at IMN's 12th Annual Non-Traded REITs Symposium (June 2015).

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin Procter, Mr. Schonberger was a partner at Paul Hastings in New York.


Mr. Schonberger has been selected for inclusion in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Capital Markets: REITs) and Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (Capital Markets: REITs – National).


  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1979
  • B.A., Wesleyan University, 1975 (cum laude)

Bar and Court Admissions

Mr. Schonberger is admitted to practice in New York and Massachusetts.


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