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Weil’s Mark Hoenig Honored as “Lawyer Who Leads by Example” by New York Law Journal

Weil Partner Mark Hoenig was profiled by the New York Law Journal for his selection as one of its “Lawyers Who Lead by Example” for 2014. These individuals have “made an outstanding contribution by providing free legal services to low- and moderate-income New Yorkers and have devoted time to public service in the form of improvement to the courts, the laws or the profession.”

Mr. Hoenig was recognized in the Pro Bono category for his decades of work helping hundreds of nonprofit organizations. The profile notes that the organizations helped by Mr. Hoenig include those involved in child advocacy, domestic violence, caring for the poor, battling prejudice and addressing health issues. He is also credited for setting up Weil’s Not-for-Profit Practice group and developing the Firm’s annual symposium on nonprofit governance. Among other projects, the article mentions his work creating Mind Over Matter Fund, a nonprofit that will help those who have suffered brain damage, and the Global Foundation for Eating Disorders, a New York City-based organization that provides funding for scientific research to treat anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders. Partner Steven Reiss, co-head of Weil’s Pro Bono Committee, was also quoted in the article.

Since arriving at Weil in 1983, Mark has established a successful career in the Firm’s Tax Department. But throughout his career, his pro bono efforts have earned him additional distinction. Mark has aided countless nascent non-profits with incorporation, board formation and governance, securing tax exempt status, and other foundational tasks. He has also worked tirelessly on behalf of a staggering number of pro bono clients who rely on him for day-to-day guidance on any number of commercial and corporate issues that arise in the course of an organization’s affairs. All told, Mark dedicates an average of 300 hours to pro bono clients per year.

Mr. Hoenig and the other honorees will be recognized at an awards dinner in New York on October 14.