Mark is the Chair of the firm's Financial Services & Products Group, focusing on the representation of banks and other financial institutions, as well as real estate investment vehicles, such as REITs. Mark assists these companies with private and public securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, underwritings, corporate formations and restructurings, recapitalizations, corporate governance and a host of related complex regulatory issues.
In the current economic cycle, Mark has worked on some of the most innovative and recognized banking and real estate transactions in the country. In addition, he has counseled a host of distressed financial institutions and their boards of directors, as they have grappled with the challenges posed by the current financial and real estate environment.
Mark is a nationally recognized speaker on banking and real estate investment topics and his comments are regularly covered in the banking, real estate and general business press. He is a regular contributor to banking and real estate periodicals and industry conferences. Mark is listed as a leading corporate attorney in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Best Lawyers in America.
He received a J.D. from the University of Oklahoma in 1996, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and received five American Jurisprudence Awards (for receiving the highest grade in a course). Mark graduated, cum laude, from the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1993 with a B.S.E. in finance.