Mark A. von Bergen primarily practices in the areas of
business and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance,
investment management and venture capital transactions.
For more than 25 years, he has represented businesses ranging in size from
small, start-up entities to public companies. He has served as lead counsel to
both issuers and underwriters in numerous registered offerings, including
initial public offerings, follow-on equity offerings, mergers, secondary
offerings by selling shareholders and employee stock plans, as well as many
private equity and debt offerings. He also has represented investment funds,
investment advisers, broker-dealers and investment banks. Mr. von Bergen has
been involved in all aspects of the 1934 Act reporting requirements, has
represented public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions and tender
offers, and has advised public and private companies, boards of directors and
audit committees on corporate governance issues. He is a frequent lecturer and
author in the areas of business and securities law. Mr. von Bergen serves on the
firm's Directors Committee and is the executive partner of the Portland office.