Randall B. Marcus

Randall Marcus joined Bousquet Holstein in 2021 following over 35 years in practice, always having focused on commercial real estate transactions, real estate development and counseling a wide array of business clients.


After beginning his career with New York City firms specializing in all manner of real estate and business transactions, Randy relocated to Ithaca to enjoy both a more sane lifestyle and the closer personal relationships that can be shared with local clients.  Most of Randy’s professional time in Ithaca had been as a partner with the long-established Barney, Grossman firm, though in recent years he practiced under the Marcus Orkin Tesi banner.  Randy’s clients include several area real estate developers, a wide variety of contractors and professionals in the real estate industry, the Village of Cayuga Heights, and a number of regional financial institutions, including Tompkins Trust Company.  The businesses he has represented have ranged from medical practices to restaurants, from specialty manufacturing companies to fruit farmers, from hotel developers to hardware stores, and everything in between.  Randy also took a turn as an adjunct professor teaching real estate law at Cornell University.

Practice Concentrations

  • Commercial Real Estate Acquisition, Assemblage, Financing, Development and Leasing, including for large-scale multi-family and student rental, hotel, retail and industrial projects
  • Zoning, Planning, Land Use and Municipal Law
  • Business Formation, Operation and General Counseling
  • Residential Real Estate Purchases and Sales

Community Commitments

Randy is a long-time member of the Tompkins Trust Company Business Development Board, which promotes local business in Tompkins and surrounding counties.  He is a founding member and president of the Ithaca Aviation Heritage Foundation and the co-president of the Ithaca Old Car Club.  Over his years in Ithaca, Randy also has served as a board officer for a number of local non-profit organizations.


When Randy is not in the office, he spends much time cycling the hills surrounding Ithaca and hiking throughout the Finger Lakes, but his greatest passion finds him either in his shop working on, or on the road touring in, one of his antique automobiles.


B.A., Economics, Cornell University, 1982
J.D., New York University School of Law, 1985


New York

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