Mark focuses his practice on the planning, negotiation and documentation of a wide variety of transactions in the life of a business, including organization, governance, private equity, securities, debt financing, executive compensation, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and management/ownership succession.

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Mark has a wealth of experience assisting businesses with complex tax issues. He has particularly deep knowledge of partnership and corporate taxation, including structuring entities and transactions.

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Mark helps clients with a wide range of estate planning needs. He provides counsel on using trusts, family limited partnerships and other vehicles. He also has extensive experience aiding clients in navigating succession in family-owned businesses. 

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Recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Corporate Law/Mergers & Acquisitions (2008-2017)

Recognized by his peers for inclusion in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" Hall of Fame for Business Law (2010-present)

Recognized in North Carolina Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) in Business/Corporate Law (2011-2017)

Recognized in Super Lawyers Business Edition in Business/Corporate Law (2015)

Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law (Greensboro Lawyer of the Year 2016), Securities/Capital Markets Law, and Tax Law (2007-2017)

Recipient of Distinguished Service Award, North Carolina Bar Association Business Law Section

Secretary, Board of Directors, Greensboro Country Club, 2016-present

Member, Board of Directors, Greensboro Country Club, 2015-present

Founding Chair of the Business Law Practice Community, Law Firm Alliance, 2012-2014

President, Preservation Greensboro, Inc., 2008-2010

Treasurer, Law Firm Alliance, 2012-2014

Member, LLC Act Task Force, North Carolina Bar Association, 2008-2014

Chair, 2005-2007, Vice Chair, 2003-2005, Business Law Section Council, North Carolina Bar Association

Chairman, Business Organizations Committee, North Carolina Bar Association, 1999-2001

Chairman, Cross-Entity Mergers and Conversions Legislative Drafting Committee, North Carolina Bar Association, 1998-1999

Member, Tax Law Section Council, North Carolina Bar Association, 1999-2002

Member, Board of Directors, Piedmont Triad Partnership, 2007-2009

Member, Board of Directors, Piedmont Triad Entrepreneurial Network, 2006-2008

President, Nat Greene Kiwanis, 1996

President, Triad Youth Lacrosse Association, 2007-2009

Parade Chairman, Fun Fourth Festival, 2000-2010

Chair, Community Enrichment Venture Grant Committee, United Way of Greater Greensboro, 1995

Graduate, Leadership Greensboro, 1995

As a business lawyer, I have the daily opportunity to make things better for business owners and the persons – the family and employees – who depend on them. When I work with a business, the owner’s opportunities and problems become mine. In addressing them, I apply my knowledge and experience gained from more than three decades of practicing business law.

In my experience there are two types of lawyers – dealmakers and deal-breakers. Mark is a dealmaker. – Mergers and acquisitions advisor The "calm and reasoned" Mark Davidson is one of the principal corporate partners in the Greensboro office. According to interviewees "he is a hard-working and nice guy who is very knowledgeable in corporate law. – Chambers USA 2014

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Speaking Engagements

December 12, 2008

Davidson to Present at 2009 Business Law Institute

Brooks Pierce partner Mark Davidson is scheduled to present “Joint Ventures: Operating Agreements” at the 2009 Business Law Institute on Thursday, February 19 at Pinehurst Resort. The one-hour presentation is scheduled for 1:45 pm and will cover key issues in preparing a joint venture operating...Read more

Recognitions

Thirty-nine Brooks Pierce attorneys have been recognized in the 2017 edition of North Carolina...(read more)
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18 attorneys and six practice areas are recognized in the 2016 law firm guide Six Brooks Pierce...(read more)
Thirty-seven Brooks Pierce attorneys have been recognized in the 2016 edition of North Carolina...(read more)
Fourteen Brooks Pierce attorneys have been recognized by their peers for inclusion in the 2016...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is pleased to announce that 26 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2015...(read more)
The 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America © recognized 48 Brooks Pierce attorneys as industry...(read more)
15 attorneys and six practice areas are recognized in the 2015 law firm guide (Greensboro, N.C.)...(read more)
Thirty-six Brooks Pierce attorneys have been recognized in the 2015 edition of North Carolina Super...(read more)
Sixteen Brooks Pierce attorneys have been recognized by their peers for inclusion in the 2015...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is pleased to announce that 27 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2014...(read more)
The 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© recognized 46 Brooks Pierce attorneys as industry...(read more)
Seven Brooks Pierce practice areas and 15 of the firm’s attorneys are ranked among the best in...(read more)
Business North Carolina magazine publishes annually the “Legal Elite,” lawyers throughout the state...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is pleased to announce that 39 lawyers, representing 46% of the firm’s attorneys,...(read more)
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP is pleased to announce that 46 lawyers were...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is ranked among the best law firms in North Carolina in the 2013 edition of Chambers...(read more)
Business North Carolina magazine publishes annually the "Legal Elite," lawyers throughout the state...(read more)
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP is pleased to announce that 45 lawyers,...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is ranked among the best law firms in North Carolina in the 2012 edition of Chambers...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is pleased to announce that 38 lawyers, representing 43% of the firm’s attorneys,...(read more)
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP is pleased to announce that 34 lawyers,...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is ranked among the best law firms in North Carolina in the 2011 edition of Chambers...(read more)
Business North Carolina Business North Carolina magazine publishes annually the " Legal Elite " -...(read more)
The Best Lawyers in America Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP is pleased to...(read more)
Business North Carolina magazine publishes annually the "Legal Elite" - lawyers throughout the...(read more)
Business North Carolina magazine publishes annually the "Legal Elite" - lawyers throughout the...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is ranked among the best law firms in North Carolina in the 2009 edition of Chambers...(read more)
Nine Brooks Pierce attorneys were selected by their peers to North Carolina's Legal Elite 2009 ,...(read more)
The 2008 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business has ranked the law firm of...(read more)
Business North Carolina magazine Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP is pleased...(read more)

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