Mark is an accomplished business lawyer with significant experience representing both public and private company clients on a wide array of matters. His experience includes 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, such as 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 capacity, he provides legal guidance on day-to-day issues including strategic business counseling and contract negotiations.


  • 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

Professional Affiliations

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association


  • Association for Corporate Growth

    Member, Cleveland Chapter

  • Smart 50 Awards, Cleveland Smart Business Magazine, Judge

    2019 and 2020

Community Involvement

  • Northern Ohio Italian-American Foundation


  • Knights of Columbus

    Father Maruskin Council #10936

  • Lawyers Guild of The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland


  • PetFix Northeast Ohio

    Board Member (2016-2018)

  • Minds Matter Cleveland

    Past Student Mentor and Tutor