Mark is an accomplished business lawyer with significant experience representing public and private company clients on a wide array of matters, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, business formation and growth strategies, and private debt and equity financings. Mark is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive status) who began his career with a Big Five accounting firm as an audit professional and passed the CPA examination in his first sitting.
Mark guides clients through the nuances of strategic alliances and joint ventures. He counsels clients involved in a wide array of industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, technology, software, agriculture, retail and restaurants.
Mark also fills the de facto general counsel role for many mid-sized and start-up clients without a legal department. In this role, Mark provides legal guidance on day-to-day issues including strategic business counseling and contracts negotiation.
Honoree, Best Lawyers in America, Banking and Finance Law, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) (2024)
All Service Areas
- Duke University School of Law (2003)
- University of Notre Dame (1998)
B.B.A., cum laude
- State - Ohio
- State - Pennsylvania
Speeches and Publications
- Quoted, “For one Hudson couple, charitable giving is a family affair,” Akron Beacon Journal, Nov. 6, 2022.
- Featured, ACG Cleveland Member Profile Series, Feb. 22, 2021.
- Co-Author, “Should I Stay or Should I Go – Is My Business Essential?” Taft Law Bulletin, March 21, 2020.
- Quoted, Cleveland Jewish News “Lawyers ‘investments’ for budding businesses,” June 21, 2019.
- Quoted, ExitPromise blog, “How to Prepare for Due Diligence When Selling a Business,” Feb. 2019.
- Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
- Association for Corporate Growth
Member, Cleveland Chapter
- Smart 50 Awards, Cleveland Smart Business Magazine, Judge
2019 and 2020
- PetFix Northeast Ohio
Board Member (2016-2018)
- Lawyers Guild of The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland
- Minds Matter Cleveland
Student Mentor, Tutor
- Northern Ohio Italian-American Foundation
- Knights of Columbus
Father Maruskin Council #10936