Mark’s practice is focused on representing:


5 years as general counsel to Bill Gates and Cascade Investment, LLC
19 years of private law practice
10 years as a partner at Preston Gates & Ellis
3 years at Securities & Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C.

Past clients range from gigantic and public entities to closely-held companies and individuals. 
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Mark is a problem solver. 


Honesty, trust, integrity and pragmatism are critical to my practice. 
“Creative lawyer” is not an oxymoron; lawyer jokes appreciated.


When needed, Mark introduces his clients to other lawyers with more specialized skills in such areas as intellectual property, employment and tax matters.  Mark has a network of attorneys that he can access as co-counsel whenever his clients need that expertise.