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Mark Davidson



Mark plans, negotiates and documents a wide variety of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity, organization, governance, debt and equity financing, executive compensation, partnership and corporate taxation, and management/ownership succession.

My Practices

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

    Commentators say: "[Mark] delivers exceptional client service and thought leadership across a wide array of disciplines." – Chambers USA 2019 "In my experience there are two types of lawyers – dealmakers and deal-breakers. Mark is a dealmaker." – Mergers and acquisitions advisor
  • 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.


Honors & Recognitions

Recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Corporate Law/Mergers & Acquisitions (2008-2024)

Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Law (Greensboro Lawyer of the Year 2021), Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law (2020-2022, 2024) (Greensboro Lawyer of the Year 2022, 2024), Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law (Greensboro Lawyer of the Year 2016, 2018, 2020, and 2024), Securities/Capital Markets Law (Greensboro Lawyer of the Year 2023), and Tax Law (2007-2024)

Recognized in North Carolina Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) in Business/Corporate Law (2011-2024)

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

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


University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1983, Order of the Coif; Executive Editor, Virginia Tax Review, 1982-83

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 1980, Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Eta Sigma


North Carolina




Professional & Civic

Professional & Civic Activities

President (2022-present), Vice President (2021-2022), Board of Directors (2015-2020; 2021-present), Greensboro Country Club 

Secretary, Greensboro Country Club (2019-2020)

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

Treasurer, Law Firm Alliance (2012-2014)

President, Preservation Greensboro, Inc. (2008-2010)

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

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

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

About Me

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.

  • 40
    40 years of marriage to a wonderful spouse
  • 3
    3 sons of whom I am most proud
  • 1260
    1260 cubic centimeters in my Ducati Multistrada motorcycle
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