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About me

I am a pro-business attorney.  I work for my client to meet their needs, not my own.  Therefore, I
strive to inform my clients of the legal issues and options available
to them in each stage of the deal.  But, I realize that it is really their business (or opportunity)
not mine. They make the final informed decisions rather than me.  In that way, my client is most comfortable with the results.


I strive to ethically represent my client's best interests in all ways and at all times.  Therefore, while giving them the best legal representation that I can provide, I also try to identify: 1) non-legal issues that they may also need to consider; and 2) specialized professionals who they may also need to consult in order to be fully informed about the impact of their plans. I understand that there are often other professionals who are better equipped to meet my client's complete needs and encourage their participation.




Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Mergers & Acquisitions: 55%
    17 years, 750 cases
  2. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 10%
  3. Banking: 5%
  4. Partnership: 5%
  5. Other: 25%
  6. More 



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Attorney endorsements

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  • William N. Hulsey III

    Mark Avery demonstrates daily his special strengths in providing excellent business and corporate legal representation and personal service to business clients according to the highest standards of ethics, fairness, and integrity. I have enjoyed several clients in common with Mark and would never hesitate to take a corporate matter to him. He is the embodiment of hard work and intregity. Mark is highly experienced in commercial transactions pertaining to business, commercial real estate, wealth preservation and estate planning needs. You cannot go wrong selecting Mark as your legal advisor and confidant in the most important matters.


    William Hulsey Patent Application Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Doran Donald Peters

    Mark is a true professional. He is absolutely dedicated to providing his clients with excellent legal advise and services at a reasonable cost. I learned alot about the kind of attorney I want to be during the several years I worked with Mark. Mark is a lawyer I can recommend without hesitation, and without any concern that the referred client will be provided anything less than the best a lawyer can offer. Mark is able to work well with other lawyers without sacrificing his client's position, another trait that serves him, his clients and his profession well.


    Doran Peters Commercial Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Richards, Rodriguez & Skeith, L.L.P.

816 Congress Avenue
Suite 1200
Austin, TX, 78701


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199810/19/2015
DCInactive 199902/19/2009
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerRichards, Rodriguez & Skeith, L.L.P.2009 - Present
PartnerGoodall & Davison, P.C.2002 - 2008
AssociateCantilo, Maisel & Hubbard1998 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Association of Business Brokers- AustinSecretary2008 - Present
District of Columbia Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Corporate and Partnership Section of State Bar of TexasMember1998 - Present
Austin Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Austin Young Lawyers AssociationMember1998 - Present
Austin Bar Association, Business, Corporate, and Tax Law SectionMember1998 - Present
Austin Bar Association, Real Estate Law SectionMember1998 - Present
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Successfully Closing the Sales, Mergers, and Spinoffs of Hundreds of Businesses, Both Large and SmallSeveral Hundred Successful Closings
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Most Common Items that Stop (or Slow Down) a Business ClosingThe Most Common Items that Stop (or Slow Down) a Business Closing2009
Consideraciones en Comprar o Vender un NegocioConsideraciones en Comprar o Vender un Negocio2009
Things to Consider When Buying or Acquiring a BusinessThings to Consider When Buying or Acquiring a Business2008
Tired of Your Business Partner?Tired of Your Business Partner?2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of IdahoForeign LanguagesBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
University of IdahoBusinessBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
TABB ConferenceLegal Issues For Brokers (and Other Intermediaries) to Consider in the Purchase or Sale of a Business2009
Quarterly Conference of AMSLegal Issues to Consider in Starting or Buying a Business2008