Mark Pollak
Mark Pollak

Mark Pollak

Partner

pollakm@ballardspahr.com
Tel 410.528.5563
Fax 410.528.5650
Baltimore

Mark Pollak has practiced for more than 30 years with a focus on the public financing of complex real estate projects and sports stadiums. He also has experience creating public-private partnerships to develop central business districts. His clients include local institutions and companies as well as national corporations and major real estate developers and investors in the mid-Atlantic area.

Representative Matters

  • Assisted real estate developers in development activities throughout downtown Baltimore, including Centerpoint and the Westside Superblock
  • Represented a major NFL franchise in the land acquisition, development, and financing of its $250 million football stadium project in the Washington, D.C., area
  • Served as counsel to the entity that established the Cadillac Grand Prix of Washington, D.C.

Professional Activities

American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL)

Recognition & Accomplishments

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, real estate law, highest ranking (band one), 2003-2017

The Best Lawyers in America, real estate law, 1995-2018

Named Best Lawyers' 2013 Baltimore Real Estate Lawyer of the Year

The Legal 500 US, real estate and construction – real estate, 2012, 2017

Recipient, The Daily Record's 2005 Maryland Leadership in Law Award for outstanding contributions to the legal profession and the community, and for his dedication to promoting professional and community leadership in future generations

Publications

"Maryland's Historic Tax Credit Past & Present," The Daily Record (Online Extra), Vol. 4, No: 248, No: 249 and No: 250, April 2004

Sports Leagues and Teams—An Encyclopedia, 1871 to 1996, (McFarland & Co., 1998)

"Current Efforts to Restrict the Transfer of Tax Benefits from the Public to the Private Sector," 3 Real Property Financing Newsletter, No. 3, October 1, 1983

"Multi-Family Tax Exempt Revenue Bonds: The Policy-Making Role of Regulation," 15 Urban Lawyer 577, Summer 1983

"The Property Tax and Rehabilitation in Philadelphia: A Detailed Analysis," in J. Keene (ed.) Policy Implications of the Real Property Tax 78-111,  January 1972

Legal and Financial Aspects of Land Development: The Landowner as Developer, Institute for Environmental Studies, December 1971

Speaking Engagements

Frequent lecturer and participant in local, regional, and national panels on real estate development and municipal finance topics

Community Activities

Greater Baltimore Committee, Regional Transportation and Mobility Committee, 2003-present

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, past President (2007-2008)

Mayor's Advisory Committee on MAGLEV, past member

MEGA Committee on MAGLEV, past member

Mayor's Task Force on Economic Incentives, past member

Task Force on Homelessness, past member

Mayor's Transition Committee on Finance Department, past member

Task Force on a new Circuit Courthouse, past member

Board Memberships

Baltimore Children's Museum, member, Board and Executive Committee

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, Inc.

The Baltimore Zoo

Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore 





University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. 1972)

University of Pennsylvania (M.C.P. 1972)

Brooklyn College, City University of New York (B.A 1968, with honors)

Maryland