Mark Borenstein is an experienced attorney with a demonstrated focus on real estate, corporate law, banking, and regulatory matters. Mark’s breadth of knowledge and experience in representing individuals, companies and nonprofit organizations in connection with the acquisition and sale of real estate, leasing and land use, development and permitting make him an asset to the Real Estate & Environmental Practice Area.
Mark regularly appears before municipal boards and commissions to obtain necessary permitting and licensing. He assists business clients with entity formation, transactional matters and regulatory compliance as well. Mark also advises nonprofits on matters relating to corporate governance and applications for tax exemption.
Clients often turn to Mark for his broad knowledge of the local Worcester community, culture and businesses. He is considered a top rated land use and zoning attorney and is also a co-editor of the Commercial Real Estate Insight & News blog.
Prior to joining Bowditch, Mark was an Associate at another Worcester law firm, where he focused his practice on transactional matters, including business acquisitions, real estate and land use matters. He also represented lenders in commercial workouts.
Mark is an avid traveler, having visited other countries spanning across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Mark can also speak conversational Spanish.
In the News
- Worcester Telegram & Gazette quotes Mark Borenstein in “Politics and the City: Worcester mellow over home delivery for marijuana”
- Worcester Telegram & Gazette features Mark Borenstein in “Planning Board OKs continuing care retirement community proposal for former SPM site”
- Worcester Telegram & Gazette quotes Mark Borenstein in “Minority-owned petitioner lands local approval for marijuana retail business in Worcester”
- Member, Worcester County Bar Association – Executive Committee and Government Relations Committee
- Corporator and Trustee, Worcester Historical Museum
- Officer and Director, Worcester Walls (formerly POW! WOW! Worcester)
- Organizer, Worcester Jewish History Project (in collaboration with the Worcester Historical Museum)
- Corporator, Greater Worcester Community Foundation
- Officer and Director, Latin American Health Alliance of Central Massachusetts, Inc.
- Director, Worcester Jewish Community Center, Inc.
- City of Worcester Community Development Advisory Committee
- Leadership Worcester, Class of 2015
- “People to Watch 2023,” Pulse Magazine
- Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 2022 Excellence in the Law award – Up & Coming Lawyer
- Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Land Use and Zoning Law & Real Estate Law (2022-2023)
- Super Lawyers’ Rising Star, Land Use/Zoning (2019-2022)
- 2018 “40 Under Forty” class, Worcester Business Journal
Articles + Talks
- “Use zoning to your development’s advantage,” Worcester Business Journal, January 21, 2019
- “Before you open the hot new restaurant…,” Worcester Business Journal, September 3, 2018
- “Massachusetts Alcohol Law Myth Busters,” Mass Brewers Guild Technical Brewing & Business Conference, November 7, 2022
- “Q1 Broker Power Series – Holy Shift,” The Realtor Association of Central Massachusetts, April 8, 2022
- “Survival to Recovery: Restaurants, Hospitality & Tourism,” Worcester Business Journal, October 20, 2021 (Moderator)
- “How To Protect Your Clients & Yourselves in An Ultra-Competitive Market,” Realtors Association of Central MA, March 18, 2021
- “A Brush with the Law…” Podcast, Pop It, December 20, 2018
- U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
- New York
- J.D., Western New England University School of Law
- B.A., summa cum laude, University of Massachusetts Amherst