Mark Avery assists his clients with their business, corporate, finance, commercial real estate, wealth preservation and estate planning needs. Nearly all of his work involves business sales, purchases, reorganizations, investments, contracts and operations.
Over more than 19 years, Mark has been involved in the successful completion of over one thousand transactions including: asset, stock and real estate sales and business acquisitions; mergers; recapitalizations; receiverships, start ups; and commercial loans (both domestically and internationally) with values between $100,000.00 and $500,000,000.00. He also has experience in contract negotiation and drafting in Spanish.
He works with investment bankers, business bankers, lenders, buyers and sellers in business sales and purchases in Texas and throughout the country in corporate and business finance relating to buying, selling and recapitalizing business assets, stock and real estate.
His business clients are in such diverse industries as energy, software, finance, securities, IT, manufacturing, real estate development, healthcare, insurance, bioscience, construction, and entertainment.
Mark often speaks to groups about how to buy, sell and operate businesses from a legal perspective while advising on how to lower potential liabilities.
Mark earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in both Spanish and International Business from the University of Idaho, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He then earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Brigham Young University, where he was elected to Phi Delta Phi and served as a Senior Editor on the Board of Advocates.
At the beginning of his career, Mark worked for two trial judges who took the time to give him special insight into what is most important to a trial court when considering commercial disputes including contract enforcement. He served as a Summer Law Clerk for the Honorable Judge Edward C. Prado of the United States District Court, Western District of Texas, in San Antonio, Texas, and the Honorable Judge Anthony Schofield of the Utah Fourth District Court in Provo, Utah. Mark integrates such insight into the negotiations he conducts and the legal documents he prepares.
Mark is a member of the State Bar of Texas, State Bar of Idaho and the Bar of the District of Columbia. He is active in leadership roles for nonprofit organizations such as the J. Reuben Clark Law Society (promoting ethics in the legal profession), the Austin Management Society (promoting business ethics), the Austin Regional Manufacturers Association (promoting advocacy, networking, and workforce development for manufacturers), the Texas Association of Business Brokers (promoting the interests of M&A advisors and intermediaries), and the church he attends with his family.
Professional Licenses, Memberships, Honors and Awards:
- State Bar of Texas, 1998
- Bar of the District of Columbia, 1999
- State Bar of Idaho, 2014
- Board Member, J. Reuben Clark Law Society
- Board Member, Austin Regional Manufacturers Association
- State General Counsel, Texas Association of Business Brokers
- Member, Austin Bar Association
- Member, Austin Management Society
- Member, Phi Beta Kappa
- Member, Phi Delta Phi
- Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbel and Lawyers.com, the highest level of professional excellence