Mandelbaum Barrett PC has promoted Craig W. Alexander (left) to co-chair of the firm’s real estate department. He will work alongside Barry R. Mandelbaum, department co-chair and firm chairman. — Courtesy: Mandelbaum Barrett
By Joshua Burd
A longtime attorney with Mandelbaum Barrett PC has assumed the role of co-chair of the firm’s real estate group.
Craig W. Alexander, who joined the practice in 1995, will work closely in the post with fellow real estate co-chair Barry R. Mandelbaum, who is also chairman of the full-service law firm. Since his arrival, Alexander has concentrated his practice in real estate and commercial lending, representing developers, builders, investors, commercial property owners, contractors and lenders in all phases affecting real estate deals.
He also appears before planning and zoning boards in connection with land development and property improvements.
“This appointment recognizes Mr. Alexander’s work ethic, commitment to the firm and years of service to his clients,” Mandelbaum said. “He possesses the leadership and legal talent to ensure continued growth in our department and our firm. I’m looking forward to working with him to continue to expand the practice.”
As Mandelbaum’s stepson, Alexander represents the third generation at Mandelbaum Barrett, mirroring many of the multigenerational, longstanding client relationships that the firm has established since its founding over 90 years ago by Irving Mandelbaum, Barry’s father.
“We are seeing the next generation of clients coming through our doors, and it’s really wonderful to now work with the grandchildren of some of my grandfather’s original clients,” Alexander said. “These long-term relationships with clients and their families are the cornerstone of the firm’s success.”
Alexander has served as the president of the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris Inc. since 2016 and is a longstanding member of its board of directors, according to a news release. He earned his juris doctorate from Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University.