Mark plans, negotiates and documents a wide variety of business transactions, including organization governance, debt financing, executive compensation, partnership and corporate taxation, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity, securities, and management/ownership succession.
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.
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.
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.
Recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Corporate Law/Mergers & Acquisitions (2008-2018)
Recognized by his peers for inclusion in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" Hall of Fame for Business Law (2010-2019)
Recognized in North Carolina Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) in Business/Corporate Law (2011-2018)
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 and 2018), Securities/Capital Markets Law, and Tax Law (2007-2019)
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.