Mark Hanson

Jones  Day 

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Peachtree Street Northeast 1420
Atlanta 30309 GA US

Mark L. Hanson heads the Capital Markets practice in the Atlanta Office. His practice primarily involves representing publicly and privately held companies in the United States and overseas, as well as investment banks, in complex financings and other corporate transactions.

He has significant experience in representing and counseling issuers in public offerings, as well as in mergers, acquisitions, debt restructurings and recapitalizations, tender offers for debt and equity securities, and other securities-based transactions.

He is also experienced in advising boards of directors with respect to corporate governance, disclosure and fiduciary duty issues, and in representing underwriters in public offerings of securities.

Mark’s international finance experience includes the representation of U.S. and non-U.S. issuers and financial intermediaries in ADR transactions, as well as Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings.

Mark represents both emerging growth and mature companies that are involved in all facets of the media and entertainment, broadcasting, telecommunications, and information technology industries.

Corporate clients that Mark has represented include Asbury Automotive Group, Axiall Corporation (f/k/a Georgia Gulf Corporation), Cumulus Media, Eastman Chemical Company, Flowers Foods, Gray Television, Hagemeyer N.V., International Textile Group, Mueller Water Products, Sprint Nextel Corporation and WL Ross & Co. Among the investment banks he has represented are Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.

Mark is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the District of Columbia Bar. He is active in civic affairs and has served on the board of directors of Sony/ATV Music Publishing.


  • Northwestern University (J.D. 1989; Articles Editor, Journal of International Law and Business);
  • University of Virginia (B.A. 1986)

BAR ADMISSIONS : Georgia and District of Columbia


  • Eastman Chemical completes $800 million notes offering, concurrent cash tender offer, and notes redemptions
  • Gray Television to acquire Raycom Media for $3.6 billion
  • comScore enters into $300 million financing arrangement with Starboard Value
  • Gray Television completes $250.1 million public offering of Common Stock
  • Greystar Real Estate completes $500 million private placement of Senior Secured Notes
  • Modern Media Acquisition Corp. completes $207 million IPO
  • Gray Television completes $725 million notes offering and concurrent tender offer


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