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Marc  A. Lavaia


Corporate and Securities
Entertainment and Media
Real Estate
Intellectual Property
Automotive Dealerships


New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, B.F.A., 1996

New York Law School, J.D., 2001


  • 2002, New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Marc A. Lavaia
Tel: (212) 984-7740
Fax: (212) 972-9150
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Mr. Lavaia represents clients in a broad range of real estate and corporate transactions across industries. He counsels his clients on mergers, acquisitions and corporate formations, and oversees the expansion of established businesses. Mr. Lavaia represents both sellers and purchasers in a variety of real estate transactions and has expertise in commercial leasing. In addition, Mr. Lavaia represents clients in the areas of intellectual property, copyright and trademark, communication, media and technology, and licensing for film, television, music and fashion.

Mr Lavaia's work also includes litigation experience. He has prosecuted and defended both state and federal cases involving intellectual property, breach of contract, commercial transactions, real estate, corporate litigation and invasion of privacy.

Mr. Lavaia has served as the Treasurer of Campaign Finance for Friends of Eric Gioia 2005, where he managed the 2005 re-election campaign accounts for New York City Council Member Eric Gioia. He is active in New York City local politics.

Prior to his legal career, Mr. Lavaia spent several years working in the entertainment industry as an independent film producer, and performed lighting, scenic and staging work for Broadway theater and television.


  • New York State Bar Association
  • Columbian Lawyers Association