Mark Edelson is a partner in the Firm’s business and commercial litigation department with over 13 years of experience in the state and federal courts of Maryland, and 11 years of experience in the state and federal courts of Florida. Mr. Edelson puts his analytical and public speaking abilities to use representing clients in financial, business, construction, real estate, and fiduciary related disputes. Mr. Edelson also provides legal services to several small to mid-size businesses throughout Maryland on matters from corporate management to real estate development. Based on his considerable experience both as a litigator and a small business operator, Mr. Edelson is uniquely positioned to assist clients with a wide variety of complex legal matters. 

Beginning his career at Goldman & Goldman, P.A., Mr. Edelson swiftly ascended to lead the firm’s litigation division, representing a diverse clientele ranging from banks and financial institutions to entrepreneurs, investors, and construction contractors. With a focus on bankruptcy law, he served as counsel to a Chapter 7 trustee in numerous proceedings before Maryland bankruptcy courts. Expanding his practice to encompass Florida’s state and federal courts, Mr. Edelson achieved notable success, including representing a national banking institution in a pivotal five-day arbitration trial. Assuming management duties in 2014, he oversaw all firm operations while continuing to argue cases before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. 

Mr. Edelson was elected to the Maryland General Assembly in November 2022, representing Maryland’s 46th Legislative District in the House of Delegates. In addition, Mr. Edelson performs pro-bono civil rights work and most recently represented a group of citizens in southeast Baltimore in a case against the Mayor and City Council, successfully preventing the demolition of a protected cycle track that local residents utilize for safe access to employment. 

Mr. Edelson has been recognized as both an accomplished attorney and a leader in the Baltimore community, gaining notice from Super Lawyers and his constituents alike. 

Education
  • University of Maryland School of Law - J.D. - 2010

    Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, Order of the Barristers

  • Georgia State University - B.A. - 2007
Practice Areas
  • Business Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Appellate / Civil Appeals
  • Contract Litigation
  • Real Estate
Significant Cases
  • Counsel to various lead paint plaintiffs against the Housing Authority of Baltimore City and the United State Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Lead counsel in successful filing of temporary restraining order against the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City in order to prevent the demolition of protected bike infrastructure.
  • Lead counsel to Chapter 7 Bankruptcy trustee in successful fraudulent transfer and fraudulent conveyance litigation before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland.
  • Lead counsel to commercial bank in five day arbitration proceeding in Florida.
  • Lead counsel to minority-owned construction company against public university in Maryland in multi-party complex construction litigation.
  • Successfully represented creditor in $2.5 million fiduciary litigation claim in probate estate of deceased spouse.
  • Lead counsel to various entities in merchant cash advance litigation pending in Maryland, D.C., and Florida.
Government Service
Mr. Edelson was elected to the Maryland General Assembly in November 2022, representing Maryland's 46th Legislative District in the House of Delegates. As a member of the House of Delegates, Mr. Edelson sits on the House Appropriations Committee, the Personnel Oversight Subcommittee and is the Vice-Chair of the Transportation and Environment Subcommittee on Appropriations.

In addition, Mr. Edelson performs pro-bono civil rights work and most recently represented a group of citizens in southeast Baltimore in a case against the Mayor and City Council, successfully preventing the demolition of a protected cycle track that local residents utilize for safe access to employment.

Honors/Awards/Appointments
  • Maryland Super Lawyers, 2021-2024
  • Best Lawyers - Ones to Watch in America - Appellate Practice, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), and Real Estate Law, 2023
  • Best Lawyers - Ones to Watch, 2021-2023
  • Maryland Super Lawyers - Rising Star, 2016-2020
  • Order of the Barristers
Community Service
  • Canton Community Association, President, 2018-2023
  • 46thDistrict Democratic State Central Committee, Vice-Chair
  • The Baltimore Jewish Council, Board of Directors
    • Co-Chair, Goverment Relations Committee
  • The ASSOCIATED: Jewish Federation of Baltimore, Board of Directors
  • The American Marketing Association
    • General Counsel, Baltimore Chapter
  • Baltimore Transit Campaign, Board of Directors
  • Transit Choices, Board of Directors
  • Get Maryland Moving, Steering Committee
  • Athletes Serving Athletes, Coach
  • University of Maryland School of Law National Trial Team, Alumni Coach
  • KidsSafeZone, JVC Volunteer Lawyer
Teaching Experience
Mark serves as an adjunct professor at Goucher College in the Center for People, Politics and Markets teaching a course in Law and Society.
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Bar Association for Baltimore City

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