Mark is an experienced corporate practitioner who represents private equity firms, strategic acquirors and sellers, and other corporate clients in M&A transactions, securities offerings, and general corporate matters.
Areas of Focus:
Mark represents domestic and international public and private companies in all aspects of corporate and securities transactions across a wide variety of industries, including sports and entertainment, financial services, food and beverage, manufacturing, technology, staffing, pharmaceutical and life sciences, and real estate.
Mark's mergers and acquisitions practice includes representing private equity funds and their portfolio companies, as well as strategic purchasers and sellers, in public and private mergers and acquisitions, and investment transactions, including corporate carve-outs, cross-border transactions, joint ventures, restructurings, and reorganizations. In particular, he has significant experience counseling owners of financial advisory firms and registered investment advisors in their evaluation of strategic alternatives, including sales of their businesses.
Mark's capital markets practice includes representing issuers in a broad range of transactions, such as initial public offerings, secondary offerings, at-the-market offerings, and investment grade and high yield debt offerings. Mark also regularly advises public companies on federal securities law compliance, periodic reporting requirements, and NYSE and Nasdaq matters, and has advised independent board committees on governance and transactional matters.
Additionally, he counsels both public and private companies with respect to a variety of general corporate matters, such as corporate governance, annual meetings, fiduciary duties, and organizational matters.
Mark has been nationally recognized as the leading expert on the legal aspects of conference realignment in college athletics and the grant of rights documents that purport to assign colleges' and universities' media rights to their athletic conferences. His extensive examination of the topic has been published in the Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law and represents the preeminent legal research on and review of the grant of rights.
Mark also maintains an active pro bono practice. Among other matters, he has represented low-income tenants in disputes with landlords and non-profits in their negotiation of strategic and commercial transactions.
Mark serves on the firm's Recruiting Committee in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Mergers + Acquisitions
Represented a private equity fund in the $1.25 billion sale of its portfolio company, a provider of industrial cleaning, maintenance, and environmental compliance services, to a publicly traded strategic acquirer.
Capital Markets Transactions
Represented a publicly traded real estate investment trust in its underwritten public offerings of $1.05 billion of senior notes and $790 million of common shares, the proceeds of which were used to fund an acquisition.
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