40 Under Forty: Mark A. Borenstein, 29


Associate attorney

Seder & Chandler, LLP, Worcester

Lives: Worcester

Birthplace: Worcester

Colleges: UMass Amherst, Western New England University School of Law

This Worcester lifer practices real estate and land use law, and he can be seen appearing before zoning and planning boards on behalf of companies seeking to develop in Central Massachusetts. Borenstein joined Seder & Chandler in 2014, immediately after finishing law school. Before joining the firm, he worked on the research team for former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley in 2013 and previously worked for law firm in Brazil as a summer legal intern where he helped business clients establish a presence in the U.S. As a big believer in Worcester's cultural and economic momentum, Borenstein is vice president of nonprofit Squares Squared, Inc., the operator of POW! WOW! Worcester, helping the street art organization navigate the legal needs for its community projects. He was a graduate of the first class of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Worcester program in 2016. He served on the city's Community Development Advisory Committee. He's an officer of the Latin American Health Alliance of Central Mass. and director of the Worcester Jewish Community Center. Most recently, he's worked as an organizer of the Worcester Jewish History Project with the Worcester Historical Museum.

From 40 Under Forty judge Kate Sharry: “Mark's unique style of bringing everyone together to get stuff done in this city is inspiring. His dedication and enthusiasm are seemingly endless!”

What will the inscription say on the statue they build of you? Worcester Public Schools Citywide Science Fair Winner - 2000

If you could go back in time, when would you go back to? Late 1940's Worcester. I would stroll down Water Street with my grandfather on a bustling Saturday night and have a corned beef sandwich at Weintraub's.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly said Mark A. Borenstein currently serves on the Worcester Community Development Advisory Committee. He stopped serving on that committee in 2016.
Read about the entire 2018 Class of 40 Under Forty
Michael Alden - Ascentria Care Alliance
Che Anderson - City of Worcester
Victor M. Archila - VMA Electric Inc.
Allison Beckler, DO - YOU, Inc.
Sam Bitar - Webster Five
Mark A. Borenstein - Seder & Chandler LLP
Kate D. Campanale - Massachusetts House of Representatives
Derek Canton - paerpay
Ryan Canuel - Petricore, Inc.
Jennifer Caron - Body Therapeutics
Danielle J. Clark - Clark Career Coaching
Heidi Cooper - Cooper’s Hilltop Farm
Matthew M. Copeland, P.E. - Copeland Building Envelope Consulting
Pat Davis - The DAVIS Cos.
Efua T. Dufu, MSW, LCSW - Ellite Event Planning
Grace Elton - Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Ursula Furi-Perry, J.D. - Becker College
Jared E. Gentilucci - Nitsch Engineering
David Gilchrist, MD, MBA - UMass Memorial Health Care
Alvara Gjylapi - Santander Bank
Erica Grinkis - The GazBar Sports Grill
Meredith Harris - Marlborough Economic Development Corp.
Erin Jansky - Worcester Housing Authority
Ben Jones - Boston Scientific Corp
Alexis Kelleher - Crust Bakeshop; North Main Provisions
Bert LaValley - Sustainable Comfort, Inc.; deadhorse hill & simjang restaurants
Jennifer Leger - Fidelity Bank
Brian Lemerise - Quiet Logistics, Inc.
Tom Lubelczyk - The Worcester Jazz Collective
Laura Marotta - Creative Hub Worcester
Ryan Matson - Small Business Insurance Agency
Michael P. McDonough, CPA - McDonough, McDonough & Corsini, LLP
Madeline Mendoza - NewVue Communities
Jessica Morris - MCPHS University
Nathan Oriol - Oakdale Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center (Oriol Health Care)
Nicholas Pelletier - Pelletier Properties at Keller Williams North Central
Courtney E. Pelley - Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center
Lilian Radke - Unic Pro Inc.
Blaine Schnare - Harrington HealthCare System
Bonnie J. Walker - Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Learn how the winners were picked on our judges' page.