150 E 4th St #4
Cincinnati, OH 45202-4018

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Virginia

Mark H. Berliant

Of Counsel

Mark Berliant practices in the areas of real estate development, federal estate and gift taxation, probate and family planning, and succession. He began his career as a Tax Trial Attorney for the Internal Revenue Service.

Mark has had extensive syndication, partnership, limited partnership, joint venture activities and transactions throughout the United States; extensive real estate activities in multi-family apartments, hotels, shopping centers, office buildings and ground; experience in zoning, leasing, workouts, real estate tax reductions; further extensive representation in mortgage loan negotiations including primary and secondary financing, security agreements, title matters and all related problems.

Recognized as one of “The Best Lawyers In America” since this listing was first published in 1983, he has recognized expertise in federal income and estate taxation, family planning, succession, estates and trusts, valuations, in addition to his continuing board service as a director for various closely held companies.


  • University of Virginia College of Law (J.D.)
  • University of Virginia (B.A., Accounting)

Articles, Publications & Lectures

  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, adjunct professor
  • American Law Institute|American Bar Association, “Creative Tax Planning for Real Estate Transactions,” Lecturer
  • Lecturer, Southwestern Ohio Tax Institute
  • Lecturer, Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants

Community Involvement

  • Strauss Troy, former president, tax department and board chairman
  • American Bar Association, former national chairman on Real Estate Tax Problems
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Hamilton County Board of Commissioners: past member of Tax Levy Review Committee member, Family Services & Treatment subcommittee and Indigent Care subcommittee
  • University of Virginia Law School, former class manager
  • The City of Cincinnati Retirement System board of trustees
  • Cincinnati Tall Stacks (Bicentennial), former commissioner
  • Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Film Commission, former board member
  • Freestore Foodbank, former president and board chairman
  • FreeStore/Foodbank Foundation, former chairman
  • Snowmass Club Condominium Owner’s Association, director
  • Losantiville Country Club, past president
  • Cincinnati Overseers Hebrew Union College, past board member
  • American Jewish Committee, past board member
  • Jewish Vocational Service, past board member
  • Rockdale Temple, past board member

Honors & Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Attorney
  • Best Lawyers in America, since first published in 1983 – 2021
  • Freestore Foodbank, Outstanding Volunteer award for leadership and participation

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate (Property) Law
  • Federal Estate and Gift Taxation
  • Probate and Family Planning