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Practice Areas


  1. Mergers & Acquisitions: 50%
  2. Business: 40%
  3. Securities Offerings: 10%

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

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    As a former colleague of mine, I had numerous occasions to work with Mark on a variety of matters. He is an extremely talented, creative corporate lawyer with broad experience in mergers, acquisitions and business planning, with expertise in bankruptcy and tax as well. His personable demeanor compliments his corporate law experience, making him a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Mark.


    Jason Biggs Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Lloyd A. Schmidt

    I have known and worked with Mark for 19 years. Mark is a superior attorney with excellent analytical skills and an experienced negotiator.


    Lloyd Schmidt Corporate & Incorporation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Hopkins & Carley, A Law Corporation

70 S. First Street
San Jose, CA, 95113-2406



Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV Peer Review Rating since 2003Martindale-Hubbell2014
National MemberThe Order of Barristers1992
Honors Moot Court Semi-FinalistSanta Clara University School of Law1991
MembershipPhi Beta Kappa Honor Society1987
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderHopkins & Carley1999 - Present
AssociateLaw Offices of Charles E. Logan1995 - 1999
AssociateSchmidt Law Offices1992 - 1995
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo CountiesDirector2004 - 2010
Santa Clara County Bar Association Barristers SectionSecretary1996 - 1998
Santa Clara County Bar Association Barristers SectionDirector1994 - 1996
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Honors Moot Court Board - Santa Clara UniversityJudges Chairperson1991 - 1992
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Edmonds ChapterPresident1991 - 1992
Santa Clara Law Review, Vol. 31Business Editor1990 - 1991
Publication NameTitleDate
Business JournalNew Privacy Laws Impact Everyday Businesses2004
Santa Clara Law Review, Vol. 31Golden Parachutes: Does the Business Judgment Rule Simply Perpetuate the Problem?1992
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctorate1992
Santa Clara UniversityBusiness AdministrationMBA1992
Santa Clara UniversityFinanceBSC1988
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Open SVCreative Exits2013
Creative Venturing: Upping your ValuationUpping Valuation: Pre-Exit Considerations2013
Abbott, Stringham & LynchOverview of M&A2011
SCCBA MCLEHanding an M&A Deal2007
Blue FountainLegal Pitfalls of a Startup2006