Mark specializes in architecting creative solutions for creators of intellectual property, including contractual agreements, financings, sales of services and platforms, receivables and licensing structures and rights arrangements, securities offerings, options, warrants and other derivatives, intellectual property protections, registration and licensing, joint ventures, equity compensation, investment fund formation and offering, and all manner of associated regulatory and legal compliance.
Mark has become increasingly involved with the emerging information litigation and conflict resolution practice area, frequently advising clients on anticipating, planning for and resolving disputes concerning their valuable trademarks, copyrights, digital deliverables, and trade secrets.
Mark has also developed a sub-specialty in fields of digital agency law, including all facets of branding and marketing. 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, credit products, and securities platforms; marketing and branding.