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Michael Belknap Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Mr. Belknap has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the legal field

Michael Belknap founded The Belknap Company, Ltd. in 1978 and, after forty-one years, still serves as President.

    CANAAN, NY, January 07, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Michael Belknap with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Belknap celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mr. Belknap founded The Belknap Company, Ltd. in 1978 and, after forty-one years, still serves as President. The firm works as a real estate developer, consultant and manager. It developed over five thousand building lots in four states and served as an advisor to financial firms, including Hartford Insurance, Lazard Freres, First Union Bank and Bank of Boston. In 1992, The Company's Wilton's Corner was named "Project of the Year – Master Planned Community" by the National Association of Home Builders. Prior to starting The Belknap Company Ltd and its subsidiaries, he found success as an associate of Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City from 1967 to 1970, further becoming the assistant to the mayor and the director of Council on Environment with the Office of Mayor of New York, until 1972. He then became Vice President and Secretary of Corporate Property Investors and subsequently of Levitt & Sons.

Prior to embarking on his professional path, Mr. Belknap pursued a formal education from Harvard University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1963. Four years later, he received a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the renowned institution. Furthermore, as an English Speaking Union Scholar, he secured a Bachelor of Laws from Cambridge University in England. Mr. Belknap was later admitted to practice law in the State of New York in 1969.

From 1993 to 2008, Mr. Belknap served as an adjunct professor at Rutgers Law School (Newark) and Western New England College School of Law. He also wrote real estate articles for various publications, including contributions as a columnist for the Tri-State Real Estate Journal, 1992-1994 and authored a book "Paper Recycling: A Business Perspective", published in 1972. Among his public service activities, he served on the Board of the Berkshire National Council for twenty-six years, acting as Vice Chairman for nineteen years and as Chairman of the Board of Shakespeare and Company, Lenox, Massachusetts. Besides working as an assistant to Mayor Lindsay, he worked for the Democratic National Committee in the 1968 Humphrey/Muskie Campaign and served as a volunteer advisor to Congressmen Ed Koch, who later became the NYC Mayor. Mr. Belknap has been featured in several editions of Who's Who in Finance and Business, Who's Who in Finance and Industry, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in the World, and Who's Who of Emerging Leaders.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Mr. Belknap has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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