Mark Kanaly is the chair of Alston & Bird’s Financial Services & Products Group, focusing on the representation of banks and other financial institutions, nontraditional FinTech, marketplace lenders, and real estate investment vehicles such as REITs.
Mark assists these companies with formations, private and public securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, underwritings, corporate formations and restructurings, recapitalizations, corporate governance, and a host of related complex regulatory issues.
Throughout the economic cycle, Mark has worked on some of the most innovative and recognized transactions in the country. In addition, he regularly counsels boards of directors on strategic planning, regulatory entanglements, and internal corporate governance matters.
Mark is a nationally recognized speaker on banking and real estate investment topics, and his comments are regularly covered in the banking, real estate, and general business press. He is a regular contributor to banking and real estate periodicals and industry conferences. Mark is listed as a leading attorney in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Best Lawyers in America©.
He received a J.D. from the University of Oklahoma in 1996, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and received five American Jurisprudence Awards (for receiving the highest grade in a course). Mark graduated, cum laude, from the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1993 with a B.S.E. in finance.
- University of Oklahoma (J.D., 1996)
- University of Pennsylvania (B.S.E., 1993)
Bar Admissions : Georgia
- Georgia Bankers Association (GBA)
- National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (Nareit)
- Community Bankers Association of Georgia (CBA)
- Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)
- Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals
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