Mandelbaum Barrett is pleased to announce that Craig W. Alexander, Esq. has been named Co-Chair of the Firm’s bustling Real Estate Department. He will work closely with Co-Chair Barry R. Mandelbaum in this role.

For over 25 years Mr. Alexander has concentrated his practice in real estate and commercial lending. He represents developers, builders, investors, commercial property owners, contractors, and lenders in all phases affecting real estate deals. He also appears before planning and zoning boards in connection with land development and property improvements.

Chairman of the firm and current chair of the Real Estate Department, Barry Mandelbaum, said, “This appointment to co-chair recognizes Mr. Alexander’s work ethic, commitment to the firm, and years of service to his clients. I’m looking forward to working with him to continue to expand the practice. He possesses the leadership and legal talent to ensure continued growth in our department and our firm.”

This appointment is unique in that it demonstrates the generational impact that the Mandelbaum family has had on the firm. Mr. Alexander, who has been with the firm since 1995, is the stepson of Barry Mandelbaum, and as many in the industry know, Mandelbaum Barrett was started over 90 years ago by Barry’s father, Irving Mandelbaum. According to Mr. Alexander, “We continue to see the next generation of clients coming through our doors, and it’s really wonderful to now work with the grandchildren of some of the firm’s original clients when my grandfather started the firm.” These long-term relationships with clients and their families are the cornerstone of the firm’s success.

Committed to public service, Mr. Alexander has served as the president of the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, Inc. since 2016 and is a long-standing member of its board of directors. The organization promotes improved care and treatment of the mentally ill, reduces the stigma associated with mental illness, and supports mental health in the community.

Mr. Alexander joined the firm in 1995. He earned his juris doctorate from Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, School of industrial and Labor Relations. 

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