Mark R. Hauser

USA: Michigan

Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller
28400 Northwestern Highway
Second Floor Essex Centre
Southfield, Michigan 48034-1839

Tel: (248) 827-1860
Fax: (248) 359-6160


Mark is a founder and Managing Director of the firm who specializes in the areas of real estate, partnerships, finance, corporate and business law, taxation and estate planning.

Mr. Hauser and his team at Maddin Hauser have handled numerous multi-state, multi-property acquisition/disposition and financing transactions. His clients include both local and national real estate investors and developers. Mr. Hauser has extensive experience in the manufactured home industry, both in investing and advising clients.

Mr. Hauser has also handled acquisitions, dispositions and mergers of all types of businesses including chains of supermarkets, drug stores, and newspapers.

A 1964 graduate of the University of Michigan, he obtained his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Wayne State University in 1967 where he served as a senior editor of the Wayne Law Review. A member of the Real Estate, Business Law & Taxation Sections of the State Bar of Michigan, Mr. Hauser has lectured at numerous professional seminars for attorneys and accountants on real estate and tax-related issues.

Additionally, Mr. Hauser has been continuously selected by his peers for inclusion in the annual edition of Best Lawyers in America® since 1999 in the area of real estate law and the Michigan edition of Super Lawyers® from 2007-2016, as well as Chambers USA. He is a past President of the United Jewish Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit, and has served as a National Vice Chairman and member of the Executive Committee of Jewish Federations of North America.

  • Acted as counsel for client as borrower in $150,000,000 nonrecourse refinance of multiple property multistate portfolio with life insurance company.
  • Acted as lead counsel for client in acquisition of portfolio of 71 manufactured home communities in multiple states secured by $600,000,000 plus CMBS nonrecourse mortgage package in multiple loan pools.
  • Led client in 3 multifamily multistate portfolio refinancings with Freddie Mac, totaling $179,500,000 covering a total of 13 manufactured home communities and apartment projects.
  • Assisted client in CMBS refinancing of shopping center in Oakland County, Michigan.
  • Acted as lead counsel for client in disposition of two multifamily projects in Missouri and a shopping center in Colorado.
  • Assisted clients in deferred and reverse 1031 exchanges.
  • Counseled clients in connection with syndications of apartment projects and manufactured home communities.
  • Assisted borrower clients in workout with special servicers of defaulted CMBS loans.
  • Counseled clients in connection with recapitalization of real estate limited partnerships and LLC’s.
  • Acted as counsel for clients in multiple HUD refinancings of apartment projects.
  • Counseled client in development and financing of four senior independent/ assisted living facilities on continuum of care campuses.
Results. That one, simple word best describes what Maddin Hauser’s clients have come to expect from our Real Estate Practice Group. Whether assisting an experienced real estate developer in bringing a complex new commercial development to fruition, or simply negotiating a lease for a small retail shopkeeper, our clients expect and get the results they want. Maddin Hauser’s results-oriented approach to real estate transactions is possible because sophisticated real estate transactions are at the very core of what we do at Maddin Hauser. Our Real Estate Practice Group attorneys make the most of their extensive, collective experience and expertise to ensure that our clients’ goals are achieved effectively, efficiently and on time.

Our attorneys are skilled at more than just real estate law. We are experts in the business of real estate. It is our business acumen that adds real value for our clients. We understand “the deal” and how best to structure it. We provide critical input on the numbers that drive the deal.

Our expertise also extends to dealing with the financial markets. This added level of sophistication allows our Real Estate Practice Group to help clients achieve their financial objectives. Whether arranging and documenting bank financing, SBA loans or seller paper, or more complex funding sources such as Wall Street mortgage backed securities lenders, mezzanine financing, industrial revenue bonds and private equity syndications, we get results for our clients every day.

We represent buyers and sellers, borrowers and lenders, landlords and tenants, developers, title insurance companies, commercial real estate brokers, environmental consulting firms, surveyors, property managers and other real estate professionals. We have seen and handled virtually every side and angle of real estate transactions. Our expertise and flexibility adds real value for our clients.

Maddin Hauser is a multi-specialty law firm serving individuals, businesses and governmental entities . We are proud to have represented many of our clients for 25 years or more. While our clients appreciate the results we achieve, the way we achieve those results is equally important to them.

We don’t just respond to a client’s needs. We anticipate them. Because we work hard to understand each client’s business, industry and unique situations, we can be more proactive about protecting their interests. Because we are committed to frequent communication and ready accessibility, we can obtain client input quickly and move forward in an expeditious manner. Because we embrace the highest standards of professionalism and integrity, we can be trusted to do the right thing for every client.

The Team Approach

In many law firms, your attorney is assigned by default -it’s simply an attorney who had time to fit your case into his or her schedule. At Maddin Hauser, your attorney is determined on the basis of knowledge and expertise -so you get the very best person for the job. To help your attorney make more efficient use of time, we assemble a support team of additional attorneys, paralegals and law clerks. Even if your attorney is out of the office on another matter, there is always someone here who is familiar with your situation and can assist you.

Efficiency Experts

The containment of legal costs is a high priority at Maddin Hauser. As a mid-size law firm, we are able to provide exceptional legal services at hourly rates lower than those charged by larger firms for comparable services.

Our operating philosophy is rooted in respect. We respect our clients enough to make them full partners in the legal process -keeping them informed and inviting their participation every step of the way. We feel this is a better way to build and maintain an effective working relationship. We are happy to say that our clients agree.

Mr. Hauser has been continuously selected by his peers for inclusion in the annual edition of Best Lawyers in America® since 1999 in the area of real estate law and the Michigan edition of Super Lawyers® from 2007-2016, as well as Chambers USA.
Recognition & Awards