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Marna Bernstein is a partner in the firm’s Banking & Financial Services department, primarily representing banks and other lending institutions on commercial real estate finance transactions secured by multi-family apartment projects, commercial office buildings, hotels, shopping centers, mixed-use facilities, and on asset-based loans. She counsels clients in structuring, documenting and closing transactions, construction loans, on loan sales and acquisitions, bad-debt restructuring and workouts.  In addition to lending transactions, Marna represents owners of commercial real estate projects on the acquisition, sale and financing of their assets and projects.  She is the manager of the firm’s residential real estate lending group.  Her past experience includes representing lenders on commercial and residential foreclosures and sales of bank-owned real estate.

Practice Areas



  • Connecticut
  • New York


  • J.D., New York Law School, cum laude, 1992
  • B.A., Northeastern University, cum laude, 1985

Professional and Community Activities

  • Officer and Member of Board of Directors of the Real Estate Institute at Stony Brook University, College of Business
  • Member, Mortgage Bankers’ Association
  • Member, New York Bar Association, Real Estate Law Section
  • Member, Long Island Center for Business and Professional Women