Mark B. Arnold is co-lead of the firm’s P3 practice group and practices in the area of public law and real estate. His work includes all facets of commercial real estate and construction practice, with an emphasis on the development, construction, leasing, and public and private financing of public projects such as sports, recreation and entertainment facilities, convention centers, hotels and educational facilities.
He also advises clients in structuring and implementing creative economic development techniques such as economic development grants, sales tax financings, tax increment financing and tax abatements.
Mark also has extensive experience in the leasing, acquisition, development, financing and rehabilitation of hotels, multifamily projects, restaurant sites and shopping centers.
- Representing New York State Urban Development Corporation, d/b/a Empire State Development, in the development of a sports and entertainment destination in Belmont Park, which will include an 18,000-seat arena for the New York Islanders National Hockey League franchise, as well as an adjacent “retail village,” a hotel, commercial office space, community space and parking.
- Representing Clark County Stadium Authority, d/b/a the Las Vegas Stadium Authority, in the development of a $1.9 billion, 65,000-seat domed stadium to serve as the future home of the Las Vegas Raiders on all aspects of the financing, development, construction and leasing of the stadium.
- Represented Landry’s Restaurants, Inc. in connection with the acquisition of the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada, the acquisition of the Trump Marina Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the acquisition of the Isle of Capri Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, and the acquisition of the Golden Nugget Lake Charles Casino and Resort
- Represented the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority in connection with the development and leasing of Minute Maid Park, NRG Stadium, Toyota Center and BBVA Compass Stadium, each in Houston, Texas
- Represented the City of Sugar Land, Texas in connection with the development of a minor league baseball stadium and a 6,500-seat performing arts center
- Represented the developer in connection with the development of the Grand Hyatt Convention Center Hotel in San Antonio, Texas and the related Alteza Residential Condominiums
- JD, Columbia Law School, Harlan Fisk Stone Scholar, 1991
- AB, Economics, Cornell University, with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, 1988
- Houston Real Estate Lawyers’ Council, Member
- Houston Bar Association
- Congregation Shma Koleinu, Member – Leadership Team
- Congregation Emanu El, Former Member – Board of Trustees and Former Chair, Membership Committee
- The Emery/Weiner School, Member – Board of Trustees
- Boy Scout Troop 1190 – Treasurer
- Neartown Little League, Former Member – Board of Directors and Member-Advisory Committee
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