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Mark E. Norgaard

  • Associate







The first thing Mark would like you to know about him is that he is a father to two young boys. When he is not chasing them about, he has managed to develop a robust resume in the areas of real estate, bankruptcy, foreclosure and civil litigation. He works with clients ranging from individual consumers to multinational lenders, as well as serving as litigation counsel for Chapter 7 trustees.

Mark prides himself on being a practical problem-solver. He is a zealous advocate not afraid to go against the grain when necessary, but often finds that mutual assent is the best, and least expensive, means to relief. Not every client can write a blank check for open-ended litigation. Many lawyers want to be right at all costs, but Mark feels that results are far more important than ego. Mark's approach to advocacy puts the client's circumstances in the forefront. Within those limits he seeks to maximize benefit while curtailing expenses.

Since joining the firm in 2013, Mark has been instrumental in developing and running its real estate department. Mark regularly handles transactions and disputes pertaining to residential, commercial and mixed-use properties. His expertise and knowledge in the areas of foreclosure and bankruptcy are an invaluable tool in assisting clients facing equity problems as well as creditors and lending institutions. His knowledge and experience being on "both sides" facilitates creative and practical resolutions that attorneys from more limited backgrounds may not identify. Whether you're buying a condominium, co-op, starter home, foreclosure or commercial property, Mark and his staff are knowledgeable, experienced, and eager to assist.

Mark has received various awards including be selected as a "Top Lawyers Rising Star" and as one of Bergen County's best attorneys. Most recently Mark has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as one of New Jersey's "Super Lawyers" for 2023. However, of all the "awards" Mark has received his most cherished are the notes of gratitude he has received from his clients over the years which he proudly displays in his office as a reminder of why he practices law.

Areas Of Practice

  • Foreclosures
  • Real Estate Matters
  • Debt Resolution
  • Debt Collections
  • Guardianships
  • Expungments
  • Bankruptcy

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2013
  • New York, 2014
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2014


  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 2013
    • Honors: Member, GGU’s Innovative Summer Trial and Evidence Program
    • Honors: Certificate in Litigation
    • Honors: Certificate in Criminal Law
    • Honors: With Distinction
  • Rutgers College
    • B.A. - 2008

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized by (201) Magazine as a peer nomination

Past Employment Positions

  • Queens County District Attorney’s Office Career Criminals Major Crimes Bureau, Summer Intern
  • Private Criminal Defense Attorney Peter A. Fitzpatrick, Summer Intern