Professional Profile: Marc Landis 2017

Marc Landis

Name: Marc Landis

Title: Managing Partner; Real Estate Practice Chair

Company: Phillips Nizer LLP

Location: New York (HQ), Hackensack, East Hampton

Birthplace: Philadelphia

Family: Wife Judy; two children

College: Princeton, Penn Law (JD), NYU Law (LL.M.)

First job in current field: Associate, Dreyer and Traub

What your firm does now and its plans for the future? Phillips Nizer is a regional full-service law firm with national and international reach; we provide value-added legal representation in real estate acquisition, finance and development, joint ventures, commercial leasing, and representation of co-op and condo buildings.  We plan to add top legal talent in real estate and other key practice areas, including business and corporate, litigation, intellectual property, entertainment, fashion, technology, and trusts and estates.

Hobbies: Advocacy for social justice; mentoring young people; spending time with family and friends; cheering for hometown sports teams.

Favotite novel: John Grisham’s “The Whistler”

Keys to success: Balancing optimism with realism; bringing out others’ skills and talents; staying calm when others aren’t.

Person(s) you most admire (outside of family): Moses, Abraham Lincoln, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

If you had to choose a different profession, what would it be? College president or summer camp director