Mark McElreath is co-chair of the firm’s corporate practice area, which includes its corporate, energy, finance, health care, real estate and public policy groups, and a partner in the Financial Services & Products group, which he previously led. His practice focuses on debt and equity securities offerings, both domestic and cross-border, and public and private mergers and acquisitions activities.
Mark has handled a wide variety of securities matters, including basic initial public and follow-on offerings of equity securities, as both issuer and underwriter’s counsel; Rule 144A and registered offerings of debt securities and exchange offers for debt securities; and public and private tender offers of equity and debt securities. In addition, Mark has specific industry experience covering real estate investment trusts (REITs), consumer products and retail sales.
Mark’s mergers and acquisitions expertise includes public and private company transactions in a variety of industries and settings, including cross-border business combinations. He has specific and particular experience in mergers and acquisitions activities in the payment processing, investment management, real estate investment trusts and biopharmaceutical industries.
Mark is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers magazine. He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and his B.B.A., summa cum laude, in accounting, from Mercer University.
- Represented one of the largest mall operators in Europe in its $112.5 million purchase of a 29 percent stake in a U.S. shopping-center giant and publicly-traded REIT.
- Represented a large asset management company in a public offering of $400 million of common shares and in a $100 million debt tender offer of outstanding notes.
- Represented a nation-wide hospital operator in a series of public offerings of senior notes.
- Represented a biopharmaceutical startup in a reverse merger in conjunction with a private placement of common stock.
- Represented an international payment processing company in a recapitalization of its business, including a significant private equity investment.