Mark W. Wickersham’s practice focuses on corporate and securities transactions for public and private REITs and investment banks. Mark has acted as issuer’s counsel and as underwriters’ counsel in IPOs and other public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, and he advises his publicly traded clients on corporate governance and SEC compliance matters.
Mark’s particular concentration is in companies that elect to be taxed as real estate investment trusts for federal income tax purposes (REITs).
The firm’s Real Estate Capital Markets practice group has handled over 1,000 capital markets transactions for more than 200 public and private real estate companies, including more than 140 initial public offerings (IPOs) and Rule 144A equity offerings.
The group has served as counsel in 20 IPOs and Rule 144A equity offerings of lodging REITs, including 14 as issuer’s counsel.
- Represents leading national and international investment banking firms in initial and follow-on public offerings for REITs.
- Represents REITs in initial and follow-on offerings of equity securities.
- Advises public companies with respect to corporate governance and securities law reporting compliance and other general corporate matters.
- Served as Director, Strategy and Analysis at Capital One Financial (2000-2006); led large process-reinvention projects; responsible for compliance assessment and reporting, enterprise compliance training.
- Served as Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group (1996-2000); analyzed client operations, developed strategies for expense reduction and revenue expansion.
- Served as Financial Analyst at Goldman Sachs & Co. in the Strategic Development Group of Mergers & Acquisitions (1990-1993); analyzed client and target financials and operations.
- JD, Yale Law School, Senior Editor, Yale Law Journal, 1996
- AB, Economics, Duke University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1990
- Member, Richmond Bar Association
- Treasurer (2011 to 2015) and Member (2009 to date) of Board of Directors, Richmond Symphony Orchestra
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