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Mark Spitz

Mark Spitz

Experienced corporate attorney

Denver
Licensed in
CO, OH
Boston College Law
School
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Clear Communication
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About
Mark has over 20 years of business law experience with high growth companies. He began his legal career in the corporate law department of Frost Brown Todd in Cincinnati, Ohio. He went on to become in-house counsel with both privately-held and publicly-traded companies, including Standard Textile, Luxottica Retail, and, as general counsel, at Pomeroy IT Solutions. In 2010 Mark moved to Denver, where he did legal work for Allonhill LLC, and taught math for two years in Denver Public Schools.

Mark received his law degree from Boston College Law School. His undergraduate education was at Harvard University, and he also completed a masters in
… read more international relations at Columbia University.
28
Years
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5.0
Clear Communication
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Knowledgeable
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out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"I purchased an existing business a few months ago and have required various legal counsel and legal research to date. Mark has been a pleasure to work with. He provides great work, done in an efficient manner. His communication and follow-up is excellent. Perhaps most important for an owner of a new business, Mark provides legal advice that fits within a business framework and considers realistic business risk. “What would you suggest I do in this situation?” is a completely reasonable question that Mark can help answer. I have recommended Mark to my small business friends, and I will continue to do so. A. Rohr, CEO, www.msscleaning.com"

Outside general counsel advice and services
Posted on Mar 25, 2016
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Mark’s legal services are exactly what an entrepreneur trying to turn an idea into a real start up needs. After going through multiple lawyers trying to start my business I reached out to Mark; it was one of the best moves I made. He is always available for immediate communication, any day, any time. I wasted weeks waiting to hear back from previous lawyers who were always behind schedule. Working with Mark over the last 6 months, I have been able to move rapidly. He has very reasonable fees for his services. More than anything, he prizes his client’s growth, going above and beyond to get the word out, reach out to investors, and do whatever he can to help beyond charged legal services. Mark’s flexibility, responsiveness, and personal approach are perfect for entrepreneurs and small firms. Jeff B., CEO & Co-founder"

Startup of new technology company
Posted on Mar 24, 2016

Work History

Spitz Legal Counsel LLC

Managing member

Jul 2015 - Present

Boutique law practice focusing on helping entrepreneurs, startup companies, and established businesses create a strong legal structure that allows them to focus on growing their business. We endeavor to learn our clients' business as thoroughly as we can, so that we can provide the most valuable and relevant advice and counsel.

Jul 2015 - Present

Allonhill, LLC

attorney

Aug 2011 - Oct 2012

Legal advisor on significant project related to review of securitized mortgages. Drafted and reviewed a variety of contracts relating to the company's business.

Aug 2011 - Oct 2012

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Attorney

Sep 2008 - Jun 2009

Counseled managers on employment law matters, including discrimination and hiring/termination. Drafted and negotiated contracts, marketing partnerships, and transactions. Advised on election laws and regulations, lobbying, executive branch and congressional gift and ethics rules, including rules on holding events and presentation of gifts.

Sep 2008 - Jun 2009

Pomerol IT Solutions, Inc.

Vice President and General Counsel

Jul 2006 - Feb 2008

General counsel for publicly traded provider of IT staffing services and reseller of computer hardware and software. Handled all legal matters, including SEC reporting, employment, transactions, and intellectual property.

Jul 2006 - Feb 2008

Luxottica Retail

Senior Attorney

May 1997 - Nov 2005

Managed wide range of legal matters for $3.5 billion retail division of publicly traded international retailer and manufacturer of eyeglass frames and sunglasses.
• Negotiated and structured acquisitions of more than 15 companies, ranging up to $30 million and resulting in more than 200 additional stores.
Led corporate contract review and approval function.

May 1997 - Nov 2005

Standard Textile Co., Inc.

Corporate Attorney

Jul 1992 - May 1997

In-house attorney for manufacturer/distributor of hospital supplies. As one of only two attorneys, I worked on the full range of legal matters, including corporate, transactional, real estate, intellectual property, and employment law, as well as managing litigation with outside counsel.

Jul 1992 - May 1997

Frost Brown Todd

associate attorney

Sep 1989 - Jul 1992

associate attorney in large full-service law firm in Cincinnati, Ohio working on mergers and acquisitions, entity formation, and a wide variety of transactions.

Sep 1989 - Jul 1992

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