Mark is a social media & technology lawyer, negotiator and professional speaker. His practice focuses on social media and the negotiation of IT deals of every kind and advising on numerous other technology related legal issues. His clients have ranged from Fortune 100 companies to middle market companies in many diverse industries including car rental, oil and gas, automobile distribution and import, recording label, music distribution, supermarkets, medical billing, insurance, hospitals, technology and digital media. He is also an author and frequent speaker on technology, outsourcing, and the art of deal negotiation.
The Best Lawyers in America named Mark “Lawyer of the Year” for Technology Law in New York City for 2016 and 2018. Each year, Best Lawyers names a single lawyer in each specialty in each community as a “Lawyer of the Year.” Those honored have received particularly outstanding ratings in the surveys by their peers by earning a high level of respect for their abilities, professionalism and integrity. Further, his peers also selected him to be on the 2015 and 2016 New York Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers are those who were in the top 5% of the vote in a state.
He has appeared on “The Best Lawyers in America” list since 2003. Since Best Lawyers bases its choices on a confidential peer-review survey in which over 25,000 leading attorneys cast about two million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties, and because lawyers are not allowed to pay a listing fee, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
Mark authored two editions of the book Technology Law - What Every Business (and Business-Minded Person) Needs to Know. He has written hundreds of columns for PC World Magazine, South Florida’s “Daily Business Review, and the Miami Herald and also co-authored a chapter called “Web Development Agreements” in the American Bar Association’s book titled Internet Law for the Business Lawyer.
He is a professional member of the National Speakers Association, a collective of speaking professionals that includes experts in a variety of industries and disciplines. He has also been a guest on many television and radio shows including CNBC’s “Closing Bell,” Bloomberg TV’s “Bloomberg West,” and ABC’s “Nightline.” Since the mid-1990’s, he has spoken to hundreds of groups domestically and internationally including multiple appearances at Georgetown University Law Center’s Advanced Computer Law Institute and seminars offered by the Association for Corporate Counsel and the Practicing Law Institute.
Mark is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the New York City chapter of the National Speakers Association.
In 1998, Mark was a co-founder of the software company Eisenworld, Inc., which Microsoft acquired in 2006. Microsoft incorporated Eisenworld’s “PC Relocator” software into Microsoft’s Windows operating system.
Mark received his B.A. with high honors in 1979 from Stony Brook University and is a 1982 cum laude graduate of Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the New York and Florida Bars.