Marlene C. Guzzino

Marlene C. Guzzino


Marlene C. Guzzino represents retailers, landlords, developers, banks, educational institutions and art dealers/collectors, negotiating all types of leases as well as licenses, reciprocal easement agreements, purchase and development agreements and alternative financing arrangements (such as sale-leaseback transactions and triple net leases and bondable ground leases) for shopping centers, office buildings, mixed-used buildings, hotels, student housing facilities, art galleries and storage facilities in both urban and suburban locations.



  • Representation of prominent landlords in connection with the leasing, acquisition, disposition, development and redevelopment of their facilities. 
  • Representation of national banking institutions in connection with the leasing, acquisition, disposition, development and redevelopment of their bank branches and office facilities.
  • Representation of premiere real estate development and management companies in connection with the acquisition of operating businesses with significant real estate assets.
  • Representation of big box and international luxury goods retailers in the acquisition, development and ground leasing of retail stores.
  • Representation of prominent colleges, art galleries and medical service providers in connection with the leasing and construction of their facilities.
  • Representation of large warehouse provider specializing in art storage for major museums.
  • Extern, Magistrate Judge Terence P. Kemp, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Intern, Connecticut State Attorney's Office
  • Intern, District Office of Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, New York State Senate
  • Legal administrator, Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation, Office of Retail and Real Estate Counsel, 2004-2006

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2010, 2013 and 2017-2018
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Metro Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2016
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, "Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate Law, 2015
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2011-2013 and 2015
  • Recognized, "Rising Star," Georgetown Law Advanced Commercial Leasing Institute, 2014
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014


  • J.D., The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
    • Member, Journal on Dispute Resolution
    • Recipient, Zendell Scholarship
  • B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, with distinction, Fairfield University
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Alpha Sigma Nu (Jesuit Honor Society)
    • Pi Sigma Alpha (National Politics Honor Society)
  • New York