Experienced corporate attorney
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.
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"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."
"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"
Spitz Legal Counsel LLC
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.
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.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
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.
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.
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.
Standard Textile Co., Inc.
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.
Frost Brown Todd
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.