Mark is the founder and managing partner of Flatiron Law Group LLP, a next generation law firm with offices in NY, Silicon Valley and The Research Triangle Park. Formerly he was a practice chair at a global law firm and general counsel to an investment manager operating through offices in the US, Europe and Asia.
Mark starts any engagement by listening to make sure he fully understands the legal needs and business objectives of a client. He then plans the work to meet the “more-for-less” challenge for every client.
The work Mark does for clients includes mergers & acquisitions and general corporate matters, securities offering and venture capital, secured and unsecured lending and borrowing and other financial matters, asset management and investment funds, clean energy and infrastructure projects and technology transactions of all types.
He also represents family offices and advises high net worth individuals on structuring and managing investments allocated across asset classes and countries, including alternative investments in hedge funds, private equity, managed futures, real estate and commodities and derivatives contracts. We advise family office on structures designed for better control and privacy, wealth building, risk management and preservation of assets and succession planning. We help them to coordinate business functions, gather and organize information crucial for decision-making and meet record and reporting responsibilities.
The firm also represents startups of new ventures. Mark's work includes formation, licensing and protection IP, financing transactions (including debt, equity and strategic alliances), employment (including policies and practices and executive compensation) and real estate matters, always with long term exit strategies in mind.
The firm’s technology team represents developers, owners, licensors, licensees and buyers of intellectual property and technology on the full range of transactions to commercialize IP and technology assets. We understand of our clients’ business models and utilize our knowledge of technology, and experience in dealing with issues relating to software, patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, software and privacy, to deliver real-time, forward-thinking and attainable solutions.
Known for his solid business judgment, unfailing sense of optimism and a commitment to excellence, Mark has a passion for facilitating the business needs of clients.
|NY||Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday||1989||11/16/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2019|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2018|
|NYT Top Lawyers||New York Times||2018|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Senior Scholar Award||University of Arizona||1980|
|Founder & Managing Partner||Flatiron Law Group LLP||2010 - Present|
|General Counsel & Managing Director||DKR OASIS MANAGEMENT CO. LP||2007 - 2010|
|Partner||JONES DAY||2000 - 2007|
|Founder & Managing Partner||AFRIDI & ANGELL||1992 - 1999|
|Associate||GOLDMAN SACHS||1992 - 1992|
|Associate||SULLIVAN & CROMWELL LLP||1988 - 1992|
|Accountant & Auditor||Price Waterhouse & Co.||1980 - 1988|
|Vice President||Economics & Management Group, Haas Securities||1980 - 1988|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York State Bar Association||Attorney Member||1988 - Present|
|New York City Bar Association||Attorney Member||1988 - Present|
|Alternative Energy Committee of the Institute for Energy Law||Former Chair||N/A|
|Master Agreement for REC Trading||ABA Drafting Committee||N/A|
|New York City Bar Association, Asian Affairs Committee||Member||N/A|
|Law and Contemporary Problems||Editor||1988|
|Law and Contemporary Problems||Editor||1987|
|Law and Contemporary Problems||Editor||1986|
|Duke University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|University of Arizona||BS - Bachelor of Science||1980|
|The New Spectrum of Legal Services||Who Will be the General Contractor: The Role of the GC in the era of Unbundled Law, The New Spectrum of Legal Services||2017|
|Emerging growth - strategic investment||Industry roundtable||2014|
|Regulatory compliance||Hedge funds||2010|
|Compliance policies and operational practices||Alternative investment funds||2010|
|Asia pacific securities regulations and market surveillance||Compliance Training||2009|
|Startup and venture capital||Emerging growth||2008|
|Insider Dealing||CLE Lecture||2007|
|Trends in project finance||Industry roundtable||2007|
|total return swaps, credit default swaps and other derivatives||Industry roundtable||2007|
|Renewable energy / environmental finance||Industry roundtable||2006|
|Associate training 101||CLE Lecture||2006|
|Associate training 101||CLE Lecture||2005|
|Secured lending||CLE Lecture||2004|
|Project Finance||CLE Lecture||2003|
|Renewable energy||CLE Trainer||2002|
|Asset monetization structures||CLE Lecture||2001|
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