Mark concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions and on commercial lending, bankruptcy and insolvency matters.
He has represented acquirers and sellers in over 80 completed transactions with an aggregate transaction value in excess of $5 billion. These include mergers, asset purchases, tender offers and spin-offs. Mark has also represented debtors and bidders in bankruptcy sales and parties to transactions completed through general assignments for the benefit of creditors and foreclosure under UCC Article 9.
Mark also has experience counseling technology companies in a broad range of corporate and commercial matters in a variety of industries. Mark has represented borrowers in secured commercial debt facilities for public and private venture-backed companies and entities in the social impact space both in the United States and overseas. He regularly advises financially troubled companies on the fiduciary duties of their boards and on other issues that confront them in liquidation planning and winding up their affairs. He has significant experience in representing parties to distressed sales.
From 1988 until 1990, Mark clerked for the Hon. Lloyd King, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Northern District of California. He was a bankruptcy practitioner with a large firm in San Francisco before joining Fenwick in 1996.
Mark is the former Chair of the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California. Mark is also a former member and Chair of the Section’s Insolvency Law Committee and a co-author of the treatise, Sales and Mergers of California Businesses, Continuing Education of the Bar California (2002).
Education & Admissions
J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Articles Editor for the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly
American Jurisprudence Awards in Contracts, Commercial Paper and Secured Transactions
B.A., cum laude, English
University of Southern California
Admitted to practice in California