Marc L. Benezra is a widely recognized “bet-the-company” litigator and transactional lawyer. He has extensive experience representing solvent guarantors, disgruntled partners, defrauded investors, joint venturers, buyers, sellers, borrowers, landlords and tenants, often acting as general counsel to these clients. Marc prides himself on obtaining outstanding results, while remaining sensitive to his clients’ unique situations and needs.
In addition to practicing law, he has proven active in giving back to his community as a board member of the Ziman Center at UCLA, a founder of New West Charter High School, an executive board member of the Los Angeles Jewish Community Relations Committee, a board member of the national board of the UJC/JCPA Israel Advocacy Committee and of the Exceptional Children’s Foundation, and chair of the Israel & World Jewry Commission.
Marc’s notable matters include his representation of:
A litigant seeking vacation of an arbitration award, including coordinating appellate and bankruptcy counsel.
Various real estate family offices in all transactional and litigation matters, including coordinating aspects of estate planning.
A widow in connection with an estate contest by a daughter of the deceased.
An in-spouse in strategizing and coordinating all interactions with divorce counsel.
Forty commercial real estate loan guarantors in resolving numerous litigation matters, each usually involving eight-figure exposures.
A widow in litigation against agents, a broker, a counterparty, an accountant and an exchange accommodator in connection with a series of fraudulent Section 1031 exchanges.
A nationwide owner of commercial real estate in management, operation, financing and disposition.
A seller in a $400 million roll-up of medical supply distributors to a private equity group.
A national retail tenant in general real estate matters, including a lease buyout and an arbitration of a fair market value extension option.
Awards and Recognition
Awards and Recognition
Southern California “Top 100 Bet-the-Company” Litigators®, 2021 – 23
Southern California Lawyers “Super Lawyers”
National Register’s “Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals”
Madison’s “Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals”
University of California, College of the Law, San Francisco (formerly UC Hastings), J.D.
University of California, Los Angeles, M.B.A.
University of California, Los Angeles, B.A.