Mark specializes in architecting solutions for creators of intellectual property at the intersection of technology, finance, art and science, including crypto and blockchain assets, smart contracts, hybrid smart contracts, peer-to-peer networks, marketplaces, SaaS, and distributed platforms, licensing structures, rights arrangements, offerings and sales of securities, tokens, digital assets, options, swaps, and other derivatives, joint ventures, agency-sponsored, crypto and traditional investment funds, and all associated aspects of regulatory and legal compliance.
Mark routinely advises agencies, artists, and creative technologists on maximizing the return on their creativity by structuring and negotiating beneficial contractual relationships and resolving disputes concerning their intellectual property (trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and novel digital assets and deliverables).
He is passionately interested in the evolution of social and commercial communication in the digital age and co-founded Definer, a digital social network that enabled coining new names, slogans, words and phrases (a platform that Fast Company included in its roundup of "Little Know App that Entrepreneurs Can't Live Without" and for which he was selected as an inaugural member of NEW INC, the first ever museum-led incubator for art, technology and design, and recognized as one of The Next Web’s 50 People in NYC’s Tech Scene that You Need to Know).
Degrees: SUNY Stony Brook (BA, magna cum laude); St. John’s University School of Law (JD, magna cum laude)
Past affiliations: Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP (capital markets); Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP (asset management)
Admissions: New York
Concentrations: productization of intellectual property; creative agency law; agency-sponsored investment funds; formation and management of brand and product studios, labs and incubators; financial technology, including derivatives, cryptocurrency, digital art, and credit products; securities, insurance, payment, financing, and financial services platforms.