Marc R. Lieberman

USA: Arizona

Kutak Rock LLP
8601 North Scottsdale Road
Suite 300, Scottsdale
AZ 85253-2738

Tel: (480) 429-7103
Fax: (480) 429-5001


A Board Certified Real Estate Specialist (State Bar of Arizona), Marc Lieberman handles much of the legal work attendant to the extensive and varied investments of many public institutions. He has personally negotiated and documented more than $2 billion in alternative investments for institutional investors and his trial record is equally impressive: in January of 2017, he obtained the largest defense trial verdict in the United States for the past year, defeating a $200 million claim.

The transactions documented by Mr. Lieberman have involved a wide variety of commercial real estate projects (office towers, hotels, golf courses, residential subdivisions, retail centers, historic renovations), as well as private equity, hedge fund, beta overlay, portable alpha or investment management deals targeting investments in commodities, credit opportunities, real assets, infrastructure, venture capital (all stages), real estate, timber, tax or environmental credit, fixed income, long/short, currency, TIPS, and other assets too numerous to mention. Mr. Lieberman has documented many other key contracts for institutional investors, including custody agreements, securities lending agreements, consultant and adviser agreements, brokerage agreements, and lender acknowledgments. He regularly issues enforceability opinions in connection with fund lender cash collateral agreements, and has drafted investment policies for several institutions, as well as their ethics and fiduciary standards.

Mr. Lieberman is an “AV”-rated Super Lawyer® and Best Lawyers in America ® who serves as Chair of the firm’s Alternative Investments Group. Mr. Lieberman serves as investment counsel to banks, public pension plans and sovereign wealth funds, including the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System, the Elected Officials’ Retirement Plan the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan, and the Navajo Nation. He also represents the Arkansas Teachers Retirement System, the Texas Municipal Retirement System, the City of Omaha Police Retirement System, the City of Los Angeles Fire and Police Pension Plan, the Illinois Pre-paid Tuition Trust Fund and numerous other institutional investors.

Mr. Lieberman is the past Chair of the Appellate Section of the State Bar of Arizona and past Chair of the Editorial Board of Arizona Attorney Magazine. He is a former Judge Pro Tem on Department S of Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals. He also is a former Commissioner on the Arizona Judicial Performance Review Commission, and currently serves as a member of the Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness. He has been a presenter and panelist at appellate practice seminars and has served as a faculty member of the Arizona Appellate Practice Institute. Mr. Lieberman has lectured on public pension investment issues, and has written numerous articles on a wide variety of legal topics, including a book on consumer rights and remedies (“Your Rights As A Consumer”).
Kutak Rock LLP’s team of more than 70 real estate attorneys across the country represent national, regional and local clients in all areas of the industry, including owners, developers, lenders, servicers, sponsors and investors. Our offices are uniquely positioned across the United States to provide a high level of expertise in all types of real estate and related transactions, including multi-faceted, multi-state transactions, at a more reasonable cost structure than many of our national competitors. In addition to our broad capabilities, we have distinct practice groups with expertise in lender representation, REIT representation, tax credit transactions, affordable housing, military housing, senior living, health care, medical campus developments, and loan workouts and restructuring.

With every real estate project involving multiple parties, including brokers, title companies, engineers, surveyors and architects, we believe one of our greatest strengths is leading the project team. We efficiently coordinate and organize project information and communicate the facts and options so our clients can quickly understand and use that information in their decision-making process. By understanding the intricate balance between the business and legal aspects of each real estate matter, our attorneys offer a common-sense, business-minded approach that allows us to facilitate a smooth transaction, always mindful of working efficiently, creatively and within budget.

We build trusted and long-lasting relationships with our clients by responding quickly to their requests and anticipating their needs, enabling us to adapt easily as these needs may grow or change. We provide these services with national teams of experts in the areas of tax, public finance, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities, environmental law, workouts and reorganization, bankruptcy, litigation and many other ancillary areas of the law. These diversified practice groups work together quickly and seamlessly to deliver creative and proactive solutions to our clients.

Kutak Rock LLP is a national law firm of more than 500 lawyers with offices from coast to coast. Our firm serves local, regional and national clients in a practice that spans a wide range of disciplines. We encourage our attorneys to take advantage of the national resources and broad range of expertise the firm offers in order to provide the best legal services possible to our clients.

Our firm’s primary practice concentrations are business and corporate law, public finance, litigation and real estate law, with numerous areas of specialization. Kutak Rock attorneys work together in well-integrated, national practice groups to maintain and enhance their technical expertise and to reinforce and support one another in achieving client objectives.

We have represented hundreds of state and local governmental units, a substantial number of Fortune 500 corporations, every major investment banking firm in the United States, major European, Asian and domestic money-center banks, insurance companies, national real estate investors and developers, major national franchising enterprises and numerous other financial institutions and businesses.

Several members of Kutak Rock have served as government officials on the federal and state levels. The attorney ranks in our various offices include a former United States Attorney, a former United States Senator and former officials of the Internal Revenue Service, Federal Communications Commission and Department of Defense.

We have earned a national reputation for finding creative solutions to complex legal issues and for providing excellent legal services in a practical, cost-conscious manner. We maintain that reputation by actively communicating with our clients at the initial stages of each engagement to gain a complete and clear understanding of our clients’ desired objectives.

Kutak Rock LLP is rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell—the highest rating that independent organization confers on a law firm.

Arizona, 1983 | District of Columbia, 1985 | Colorado, 2011 | Texas, 2011
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