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Daniel B. Markind

Daniel B. Markind has over 35 years of experience as an airport, real estate, energy, and corporate transactional attorney. During that time, he has represented some of the largest companies in the United States in sophisticated purchase, sale, financing, leasing, zoning and land use, workout and development matters. He also has helped form numerous start-up and smaller entities and has assisted in their growth. Mr. Markind is the former chair of the Current Issues in Title Insurance subcommittee of the American Bar Association. 

Mr. Markind recently was named to the ESG Committee (Environmental, Social and Governance) of the Real Estate Section of the New York State Bar Association.  He is assisting private companies and public agencies in developing their ESG Guidelines and regularly provides updates on recent events impacting the development of these guidelines.

Daniel is also the former General Counsel of the Philadelphia International Airport. Currently, he serves as outside general counsel and outside specialty counsel to numerous airports both in the Northeast and across the nation. Additionally, he represents companies that are involved in aviation-related activities. Mr. Markind is heavily involved in the rebuilding of our nation’s aviation infrastructure. He is working both with state and federal agencies to develop procedures in different states to allow infrastructure redevelopment using a mixture of private, local, state and federal funding. Mr. Markind is recognized as one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the relationship of aviation law to energy law. 

Over the last 10 years, Mr. Markind has developed a sub-specialty in energy issues, including renewable energy and oil and gas development and leasing. He speaks widely on Marcellus Shale and other mineral extraction and energy issues and has been asked to give testimony on oil and gas issues before the Pennsylvania State Senate. He represents numerous companies and individuals involved in different capacities related to solar and wind energy development, natural gas and oil leasing, production, transmission and waste disposal. He has developed and writes regularly for his energy blog, Energy and Our World, and has recently been tapped by to be a contributor on energy issues. Most recently, Mr. Markind was named a recipient of JD Supra's 2021 Readers' Choice Awards. 

A frequent lecturer and author, Mr. Markind speaks and writes on a variety of topics, including real estate and land use, aviation law and alternative and renewable energy. In addition, he is a regular political blogger for The Times of Israel, a one-stop shop for news, features and blogs on Israel, the region and the Jewish world. To read his most recent posts, click here.

Licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, Mr. Markind is also rated AV preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell® and has been named to the prestigious “Best Lawyers in the America” list for his work in real estate law.

Representative Matters

  • Represented Elmira Corning Regional Airport in a $61 million terminal modernization and renovation project.
  • Represented a newly formed company in the purchase of the assets of an operating sandwich meat processing and distribution business. The representation spanned multiple years, including extensive negotiations of the purchase agreement, as well as investor agreements, employment agreements with key employees, rollover equity for the seller and multiple escrows.
  • Represented the shareholders of a retail appliance sale and refurbishing business in the sale of stock to an individual purchaser. The transaction also included the sale of associated real estate to the purchaser.
  • Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell
  • JD Supra's 2021 Readers' Choice Award Recipient
  • Selected to Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Real Estate Law, 2015

A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolades are based can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. 

  • Airport Council International, North America
    • Legal Affairs Committee, Member
    • Finance Committee, Member 
  • American Bar Association
    • Former Chair, Current Issues in Title Insurance Subcommittee
    • Philadelphia Israel Chamber of Council
  • Aviation Council of Pennsylvania
  • New York State Bar Association
    • ESG Committee Member, Real Estate Division, 2022
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Law 360's Energy Editorial Advisory Board
    • Member, 2024
  • Acted as Special Consultant to the Australian Jewish Association with regard to the "Durban IV" UN-sponsored International Human Rights Conference



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  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • New York


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D.
  • University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, B.S., cum laude

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