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Mark Derek Battleson

Corporate and incorporation Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   1 review

also known as Battleson Law, LLC

  • Licensed for 29 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Corporate and incorporation
    20%
    Business formation, structuring, partnerships, financing.

    26 years

  2. Lawsuits and disputes
    20%
    Business, partnership, investment disputes.

    26 years

  3. Commercial real estate
    15%
    Complex and simple commercial contracts and financing.

    21 years

  4. Contracts and agreements
    15%
    Complex and simple agreements for all business types.

    26 years

  5. Business
    10%
    General business matters involving insurance, banking, investment, commercial transactions, and contracts.

    29 years

  6. Personal injury
    10%
    Catastrophic and Wrongful Death claims. Plaintiff side representation.

    16 years

  7. Discrimination
    5%
    Employment discrimination

    10 years

  8. Workers compensation
    5%

    13 years

Education:

JD, Emory University School of Law ;

MBA, University of Michigan – Ross School of Business ;

BA, University of California – Santa Barbara

Throughout his career 20+ year career, Mr. Battleson has worked in deal teams as an attorney, investment banker and principal involved in operating businesses, development projects, and existing assets with a value in excess of $2.2 billion; and, as an insurance defense trial attorney defending national insurance companies, multinational self-insured companies, and the State of Georgia in matters with potential liability in excess of $100 million.

Mark graduated from Emory University School of Law in 1995, while also working for the United States Attorney’s Office as a third-year practice clerk.  Following law school, Mark clerked for the Chief Judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals, and then began his litigation career working as an insurance defense attorney, defending against plaintiffs and claimants in personal injury and workers’ compensation lawsuits and claims.  During his initial trial practice, Mark prosecuted and defended hundreds of depositions of fact witnesses and medical experts, successfully defended dozens of trials, and negotiated hundreds of favorable settlements.

Mark returned to graduate school after several years of law practice and earned his MBA from University of Michigan Ross School of Business.  After business school, Mark worked in New York City for a bulge-bracket investment bank, in its Institutional Securities, Equity Division, and developed a strategy involving the analysis of derivatives (options / futures) of stocks and bonds, and their reaction to enterprise-level litigation and other significant legal and regulatory matters.  After returning to Atlanta, Mark returned to the formal practice of law representing developers and capital providers as an attorney with a large Atlanta firm, forming entities and partnerships, structuring and closing tax-credit-based equity financings and conventional debt, and handling general commercial real estate sales and financings involving retail, office, multifamily, hospitality, and land.

Prior to founding Battleson Law, LLC, Mark continued to develop his legal and finance expertise with a number of local and national investment and asset management firms, with stops in San Diego and Miami, before returning to Atlanta.  While in-house, Mark served in senior and executive, legal-focused, development, asset management, and capital markets roles, primarily involving market-rent multifamily, tax-credit multifamily, condominium, RV and MHC parks, and single-family housing.  Mark has also served as: capital markets director with the country’s largest multifamily developer, where he was responsible for the legal-heavy investment and financing activities of the company’s East Coast operations; executive of a boutique real estate investment and merchant bank in Miami, where he was responsible for managing investment and financing processes, including negotiation of all business terms in legal documentation involving debt and equity transactions for condominium and apartment developments and land; and, as a development manager of a real estate investment firm in San Diego focused on institutional debt and equity investments in residential and retail developments.

In providing alternative/consultative services, Mr. Battleson has also: wound-down and sold the hard and intellectual property assets of a manufacturing firm in Georgia; acted as counsel and eCommerce manager with a B2B Internet startup in San Francisco during the dotcom boom; acted as an expert witness providing damages opinions; and, was a member of a small, University of Michigan venture capital fund, placing investments along-side larger firms.

Whether in law firms or investment / asset management firms, Mark has continued to hone his legal skills through the real world negotiation and execution of corporate, transactional, and business contract matters, as well as providing select legal services involving catastrophic and serious injury.  Battleson Law was founded after Mark continued to see and hear business colleagues discuss nuanced “errors” in structures or transactions which were the result of attorneys without financial modeling skill / industry experience being the final preparers of documentation. Mark has been on the business side for much of his career, including responsibility for financial modeling / structuring, and he has first-hand experience of “living with” the documents after the closing. Additionally, Mark continues to selectively represent seriously injured individuals, as he finds it gratifying to provide a superior, business-like level of service and knowledge to honorable and deserving people who are up against large insurance companies or other liable parties.

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Location

Battleson Law, LLC
1100 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA, 30309
Battleson Law, LLC
1050 Crown Pointe Parkway
Suite 500
Dunwoody, GA, 30338
Battleson Law, LLC
13010 Morris Rd
Deerfield Corp Center One - Suite 600
Alpharetta, GA, 30004
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Posted by Karen | February 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Honest. Direct. Effective!
Mark was fantastic — smart, honest, diligent and perhaps the most important thing for me: practical (since I was emotional). He helped me with a contract negotiation and structuring. Mark quickly wrapped his expertise around my wants/needs and developed the right rapport with my employer to help me have a good outcome. I could never have done on my own what Mark was able to do for me. I highly recommend Mark!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Battleson Group, LLC / Battleson Law, LLC
  • 2009 - Present

Education

  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2002
  • Emory University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • BA
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • LLC - Business Formation and Structuring (complex executive "spinout" funded by "parent" original company)
  • Start to close 60 days

Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia, Business Law Section
  • 2018 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Commercial Real Estate Producer
  • The Real Estate Company
  • N/A

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • ICSC San Diego
  • Neighborhood Shopping Center Development Panel
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Endorse Mark
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Battleson is a very knowledgable and well qualified attorney. He provides his clients with a level of knowledge and expertise that is second to none."
Business Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommend Mark Battleson to anyone needing help in setting up a business or taking care of it's needs. He knows what he is doing."
Business Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The answers of Mr. Battleson are full of analysis, accurate, and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of working with Mark on many projects. He is knowledgeable, direct, and very effective. I recommend him highly in litigation matters, and particularly so in business disputes where I rely heavily on his expertise."
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