Mark's practice focuses on tax issues arising in business transactions and executive compensation, with particular emphasis on the tax concerns of emerging growth companies and their executives. He advises clients on federal and state tax issues in M&A (domestic and cross-border), spin-offs, restructurings, equity and debt financings, leveraged buy-outs, limited liability companies and other pass-through entities, liquidations and other significant transactions. He has been the lead tax lawyer on a large number of high-profile transactions for clients such as Yahoo, Seagate, Macrovision, Oracle, Collagen, Aspect Communications and RITA Medical Systems, and he has represented the selling company in numerous acquisitions by some of the world's most active buyers, such as Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Boston Scientific, IBM, AOL, Intel, Nokia, Qualcomm and Alcatel. In the past 1 1/2 years, he has been the principal tax lawyer on 80+ acquisitions having an aggregate value in excess of $10 billion (see recent representative transactions below).
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