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Mark Krysinski is a commercial real estate attorney in our Real Estate practice group. He specializes in the development and leasing of commercial real estate; financing and leasing of office, industrial, apartment, and retail projects nationwide; complex mixed-use condominium developments; and buying & selling manufactured housing communities and multifamily housing communities. He has represented developers, buyers, sellers, and landlords nationwide for more than 30 years.

Mark’s clients typically engage his services soon after they begin considering a transaction, allowing him the opportunity to spend considerable time coming to understand their goals. He drafts sophisticated documents in support of unique, complicated transactions, including issues such as titles, surveys, zoning, and internal and external project management, and negotiating commercial leases with the goal of poising his client for success in a cost-effective manner. He has also worked in land acquisition and land use. His clients are active internationally, including within Canada, the Caribbean, and Mexico.

Honored with the C. Robert Wartell Distinguished Service Award, Mark has been an adjunct professor of Real Estate Development at the University of Michigan Law School since 2013. He is one of the few members of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers located in the Midwest.

Education & Admissions

Education & Admissions


  • Wayne State University Law School
    J.D., cum laude
    Order of the coif
    Editor of the Wayne Law Review
  • University of Michigan
    B.A. in economics with distinction

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan



  • University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Adjunct Professor
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL )
  • State Bar of Michigan Real Property Section, Chairman
  • State Bar of Michigan Commercial Leasing Section, Member, Former Chair
  • American Bar Association Sections of Real Property and Business Law
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Real Property Advisory, Former Board Member
  • Roeper School, Past Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees, Member of the Executive and Finance Committees
  • Wolverine Sports Club, Member




  • Commercial Lease Clauses Concerning the Construction of Tenant Improvements, Michigan Real Property Review, 2007.
  • Annual Survey of Real Property Law, The Wayne Law Review, 1993
  • Derivative Suits and the Special Litigation Committee – A Question of Balance in Michigan Law, The Wayne Law Review, 1983

Speaking Engagements

  • Build to Suit Leases State Bar, 2016
  • Real Property Law, Legal Update, State Bar, 2015
    • Purchasing, Selling and Financing Multifamily and Manufactured Housing PropertiesICLE and State Bar, 2013

      Recourse Liability for Non-Recourse Loans-State Bar (Real Property & Business Law Sections) 2011, 2012

      • Real Property Law, Legal Update, ICSC, 2008—2016
      • Negotiating Commercial/Office Leases-ICLE and State Bar, 2012, 2010, 2006
      • Transfer Taxes – ICSC, 2009
      • Drafting Around the Problem – Purchase Agreement and through Closing-State Bar, 2008
      • Complex Commercial and Mixed-Use Condominium Conversions – State Bar, 2007
      • Real Estate Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions, Michigan Assoc. CPAs, 2007
      • Everyday Solutions to Common (But Increasingly Complex) Real Estate Problems, ICLE, 2007
      • Relationship between Lender, Landlords, and Tenants – ICLE, 2006
      • Structure of Commercial Lease – NBI 2006

      Fundamental Lease Provisions for a Single Tenant Facility, a Shopping Center and an Office Building-State Bar, 2006

      • Medical Office Developments and Leasing-BOMA, 2006
      • Drafting and Negotiating Ground Leases-State Bar, 2005
      • Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Lease, NBI, 2003, 2005
      • Complex Lease Provisions, Michigan Commercial Brokers, 2005
      • Complex Option Terms –State Bar, 2004
      • Drafting Commercial Real Estate Documents, ICLE, 2003
      • Telecommunications and Real Estate – State Bar, 2001
      • Drafting and Negotiating Insurance Clauses in Leases – ICLE, 2000
      • Impact of Bankruptcy on Commercial Leases – ICLE, 1998
      • Easements & Use Restrictions – State Bar, 1996
      • Boundary Law –NBI, 1992