​Mark is a member of Butler Snow’s business department and practices within the Business Services group. Mark has experience representing buyers and sellers in acquisition and disposition transactions in a wide range of industries, including technology, insurance, energy, timber, and healthcare. In addition, Mark frequently represents developers in the acquisition, financing and rehabilitation of affordable housing properties, and has extensive experience assisting public charities and private foundations with formation, governance and compliance matters.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2007
  • Mississippi, 2010
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Mississippi: Northern, Southern
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit

Civic Involvement

  • The Community Foundation for Mississippi, Board of Directors
  • Jackson Metropolitan YMCA, Board of Directors, Secretary
  • Mississippi Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Leadership Greater Jackson, Class of 2013
  • Leadership Mississippi, Class of 2012

Distinctions

  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Rising Star, Business/Corporate Law, 2013-2018
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), 2020
    • Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law, 2019-2020
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2019-2020
    • Tax Law, 2019-2020

Education & Honors

  • University of Florida, LL.M., 2010
    • Graduate Research Assistant Scholar
    • Book Award: Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates
  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2007
    • Order of the Coif
    • Book Awards: Legal Writing, Constitutional Law, Secured Transactions and International Business Transactions
    • Student Body Treasurer
    • Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S., Business Administration, with distinction, 2003

Experience

  • Representation of multiple developers in the acquisition, syndication and rehabilitation of low-income house tax credit financed properties.
  • Representation of a nonprofit hospital in various corporate governance and compliance matters and drafting and negotiating various service provider, employment, lease and clinical affiliation agreements related to hospital operations.
  • Representation of a regional telecommunications and internet provider in multiple acquisition transactions, syndicated financing facilities, and in drafting and negotiating various service provider and sales channel partner agreements.
  • Representation of numerous §501(c)(3) public charities and private foundations with respect to formation, application for tax-exempt status, and ongoing corporate governance and compliance matters. 
  • Representation of the purchaser of A.M. Best A- rated insurance companies and continued representation of such insurance companies with respect to corporate governance and regulatory compliance matters.
  • Representation of the seller of an off-shore oil rig crane repair and maintenance company.
  • Representation of the owners and operators of numerous skilled nursing facilities in the sale and transfer of operations of such facilities.
  • Representation of the purchaser of a recycling services provider. 
  • Representation of the purchaser of a sawmill and lumber yard operation.
  • More...

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Presenter, “Recent Developments in Mississippi Tax Law,” Mississippi Bar Convention: Tax Section, 2011.