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Mark is a senior transactional partner, who serves as Global Chair of Reed Smith’s Private Equity Group, an elected member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and as Co-Chair of the Firm’s New York Diversity Committee. He specializes in the areas of private equity, mergers and acquisitions and fund formation.


  • St. John's University School of Law, 1992, J.D., cum laude
  • Georgetown University, 1988, B.S.F.S., School of Foreign Service

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • District of Columbia

  • Member, Board of Directors, Youth, INC.
  • Advisory Board Member, Centurion Intelligence Partners
  • Director, Ghana-American Community Development, Inc. 
  • Advisory Board Member, LogicSource, Inc.
  • Advisory Board Member, Saigon Asset Management
  • Director, The Lifelong Water Project, Inc.
  • Member, U.S. Delegation, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Hanoi, Vietnam, November 2006
  • Co-Chair, Pacific Century Institute, Annual Award Dinner, February 2007 and 2008

Awards & Recognition

  • 2017 - BTI Client Service All-Star, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 2015 - Named by Chambers 2015 NY – M&A / Corporate as a “Noted Practitioner”
  • 2014 – 2017 -  Recognized by Super Lawyers for the New York Metro area 
  • 2010 - Recognized in Legal 500 US as a "Leading Lawyer" for Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts: Middle-Market ($500M-$999M); "Highly recommended M&A lawyer and team leader"
  • 2009 - Highlighted in Legal 500 US as highly sought after by clients for his M&A experience; "Knowledgeable, connected, thoughtful, responsive, and always available during important matters", and has "deep business understanding of law as well."

Representative Clients

Private Funds

  • AEA Investors
  • Apax Partners
  • Blackstone Group
  • CITIC Group
  • Coller Capital
  • CT Ventures
  • EW Healthcare Partners
  • GHO Capital
  • GSO Capital Partners
  • Investcorp International
  • Leeds Equity Partners, LLC
  • Marathon Asset Management
  • Medley Capital
  • Nakheel PJSC
  • Saigon Asset Management
  • SEDCO Capital
Financial Services
  • Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.
  • American Express
  • Bank of Tokyo - Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Sumitomo Corporation of America
  • US Trust