Phone: (978) 475-4488 ext. 789

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Paralegal: Karen Bussell

Mark, a Brooklyn, NY native, opened the firm in its former iteration as The Law Offices of Mark B. Johnson in 1986.  Since then, he has built a thriving practice in beautiful Andover, MA, which he now calls home.  An avid Sox fan, visitors to our office often comment on the extensive baseball memorabilia decorating our hallways and conference rooms.

Mark’s practice focuses on real estate development; land use planning and permitting; title insurance defense; real estate conveyancing, including review of complex title issues; representation of lenders at commercial, construction and residential loan closings; land-based litigation, including property disputes and title disputes; negotiating acquisition agreements; business transactions; general corporate representation; civil litigation; contract and commercial disputes; and appellate practice.

He has represented clients before permitting boards for residential and commercial developments in over 20 communities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He has represented clients before the Superior Court in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Land Court in Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Appeals Court and Supreme Judicial Court, the New Hampshire Supreme Court, US Bankruptcy Court in Massachusetts and  New Hampshire, and the US District Court (MA) and US Court of Appeals (First Circuit).


  • American University, Washington DC, B.A., 1974
  • Boston University, Boston, MA, J.D., 1977
  • LL.M, Taxation, 1982

Bar Admissions:

  • Massachusetts, 1977
  • District of Columbia, 1980
  • New Hampshire, 1986
  • US District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - First Circuit
  • US District Court for the District of New Hampshire.

Professional Associations/Memberships: 

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Real Estate Bar Association

Professional Activities:

Speaker at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education programs on:

  • Title Insurance (April, 1997 and January, 1998)
  • Comprehensive Permits (February, 2002)
  • Obtaining and Enforcing Comprehensive Permits (February, 2003)
  • Litigating Real Estate Disputes (August 1, 2007)
  • Real Estate (March, 2009)
  • Resolving Common & Complex Title Issues (May, 2012)
  • Common & Complex Title Issues: How to Spot, Fix and Resolve - Chairperson (April, 2013)
  • Common & Complex Title Issues: Identifying  the Issues and Navigating the Solutions - Chairperson (April, 2014)

Speaker at Real Estate Bar Association Seminar

  • Negotiating Purchase and Sales Agreements (2002)
  • Buying and Selling The Subdivision House Under Construction-If You Build It We Will Close It (Or Try To): From the Seller's Perspective (November, 2006)

Community Activities:

  • Recipient of Rotary Club of Andover’s Citizens Who Care Award (2003)
  • Chairman, Town of Andover Elementary and Middle School Building Committee (1999-2002)
  • CLASS, Inc., Chairman of the Board of Directors (1996-1999)
  • Member, Board of Directors (1990 to 2002); Treasurer (1995)
  • Service Club of Andover, Inc, founding Member (1993); Treasurer (1994); member of Board of Directors (1993-2002)
  • Chairman, Town of Andover Elementary and Middle School Building Committee (1999-2004)
  • Chairman, Town of the Andover School Facilities Task Force (February, 2007 to March, 2008)
  • Chairman, Town of Andover Bancroft School Building Committee (August, 2008 to November, 2012)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Lanam Club