Mark Porter concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions and on commercial, bankruptcy and insolvency matters.
He has represented acquirers and sellers in over 50 completed transactions with an aggregate transaction value in excess of $3.5 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. 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 & West 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).