Les Mardiks

Les Mardiks
Of Counsel


Les Mardiks

Les most recently served for over 30 years as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of an 800 plus store service retail chain. In addition to Legal, Les also led Real Estate, Construction, Contracts Administration, Facilities Management and Risk Management Departments, and was responsible for the company’s legal protection and growth. In some years, growth exceeded 100 new units in an array of commercial and retail environments and included multi-unit acquisitions and dispositions through asset and stock purchases. He was a member of the company’s Executive Committee and was integral to strategic business decisions and planning.

Prior to that, he was Real Estate Counsel for a shoe store chain on a team of 3 attorneys during a 4 year period in which the company expanded from 1,200 to 2,500 locations.

He served on the board of directors of the Dulles Corridor Rail Association, the boards of the New Jersey Retail Merchants Association, Virginia Retail Merchants Association and continues serving on the board of the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, Inc. He served on the Executive Committee of Churchill Casualty, Ltd., a member-owned and operated group captive insurance company, including as its President.

  • A top-performing attorney with extensive experience as general counsel, providing strategic leadership in support of short- and long-term company goals.
  • Highly skilled in collaborating with teams and key clients to ensure cohesive, efficient operations, institutionalizing procedures, policies, and best practices to enhance risk mitigation and exposure management.
  • Proven ability in evaluating daily operations to identify inefficiencies, redundancies, and issues, innovating process improvements to optimize workflow and business growth.
  • Acquisition, Administration and Divestment of Real Estate – a combined total of over 2,000 lease, purchase and sale and related real estate documentation and administration.
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • Kansas