Mark is a legal and business adviser who offers his services to business clients primarily in start-up to mid-stage development. He advises and guides business people and entrepreneurs on a wide array of critical topics including: strategic business development, intellectually property, regulatory and strategic partner/joint venture relationships, business entity formation (sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, LLC’s), contract negotiation and drafting.
Mark has a deep understanding of his clients’ issues and they come from a wide array of industries including technology, telecommunications, government services, health & wellness and other product or service oriented businesses.
Mark has over 35 years as an attorney including experience as General Counsel to:
- Athena Technology - an innovative technology start up,
- CityNet - a unique fiber optic installation and network company,
- Long Distance North - a fast track telecommunications company
He also is the former New England Regional Counsel and Senior Regulatory Attorney for Frontier Communications. Additional business experience includes being General Manager of the telecom division of Interpath, a telecom division of Carolina Light & Power Co. Mark currently serves as a strategic advisor to the Public Technology Institute in Washington, DC and is a board member of CCTV and The Laura Mann Center, Kids Rehab Gym and a board advisor to Outreach for Earth Stewardship.
His years of experience as a business insider in his respective in-house general counsel roles make him uniquely skilled at:
- Balancing legal considerations with business needs
- Providing pragmatic answers to everyday business and legal problems
- Offering innovative legal solutions with a business perspective
Easily recognizable in a crowd for his signature hats, Mark can also frequently be seen with a camera around his neck photographing owls and such. He lives in Essex Junction, VT with his artist wife Suzanne Clark and their two felines: Fume’ Blanc and Lily.