Mark is the founder and Managing Partner of Cara Stone. Mark has experience representing public and private companies in merger and acquisition transactions, equity and debt securities offerings, venture capital transactions, and corporate governance matters. Mark is also an experienced litigator and has represented individuals in personal injury actions (including workers’ compensation), consumer protection claims and large businesses in multi-national litigation.
Mark is founder of the Louisiana Venture and Angel Capital Report, the only statistical analysis of venture and angel capital in the state of Louisiana. He represents clients through various rounds of financing, exit, crisis management, and scale. Mark has lead numerous exits for clients from mergers and acquisitions to IPO. Mark leads multiple venture stage deals a year, and Cara Stone has represented companies and investors in over $1 Billion in transactions. Mark has been selected as a “Super Lawyer” in the field of securities law for multiple years in a row and has significant experience representing public and private companies.
Following law school, Mark served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ivan L.R. Lemelle, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Mark has worked at one of the nation’s premier securities and corporate law firms in Silicon Valley prior to starting his own firm.