Lawyers

San Francisco
275 Battery Street
Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA 94111


Education

J.D., Boalt Law School, University of California, Berkeley

M.A., Philosophy, Stanford University

B.A., honors, Philosophy and Humanities, Stanford University

Honors 

Top Rated Lawyer-AV® Preeminent™,
Martindale-Hubbell

Super Lawyers® distinction in the fields of Closely-Held Businesses, Business/Corporate, and Mergers & Acquisitions (2005-2006, 2016-2017)

Languages

  • French
  • Spanish

Mark H. Davis is the Chair of the Business Transactions Group.  He has been a practicing business attorney for more than 30 years and has a diverse business practice with a focus on corporate securities and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Davis represents a broad array of emerging growth and closely-held companies in a wide variety of industries.  He advises his clients regarding choice of entity, jurisdiction, formation, private debt and equity securities offerings, venture capital financings, stock option plans and executive compensation plans, mergers and acquisitions, general intellectual property counseling, and commercial transactions in general.  He counsels non-U.S. entities in doing business in the United States and assists them with establishment of their U.S. business operations.  For many of his clients he serves as general outside counsel and coordinates their legal needs within the firm's many specialized practice areas.

In the Mergers & Acquisitions area, Mr. Davis has served as buy-side and as sell-side counsel in all of the standard M&A deal structures.  The transactions span many industries including high technology, professional services, investment banking, energy technology, composting and waste processing, building materials, on-line education, and internet applications.

He also has expertise in energy project finance transactions, secured lending, complex development transactions, and representations utilizing Spanish language skills. Mr. Davis frequently teams with members of Gordon & Rees's Green Technology and Climate Change, Real Estate, International, and Intellectual Property Practice Groups on engagements requiring inter-disciplinary approaches.

Admissions

California

Memberships

State Bar of California

Community Involvement

Mr. Davis is a member of the San Francisco Bach Choir and participates in other choral music organizations.

Languages

  • Spanish
  • French

 

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Contact

(415) 875-4231

mdavis@grsm.com


Offices

San Francisco

Education

J.D., Boalt Law School, University of California, Berkeley

M.A., Philosophy, Stanford University

B.A., honors, Philosophy and Humanities, Stanford University

Honors 

Top Rated Lawyer-AV® Preeminent™,
Martindale-Hubbell

Super Lawyers® distinction in the fields of Closely-Held Businesses, Business/Corporate, and Mergers & Acquisitions (2005-2006, 2016-2017)

Mark H. Davis

Partner

Practices

Biography

Mark H. Davis is the Chair of the Business Transactions Group.  He has been a practicing business attorney for more than 30 years and has a diverse business practice with a focus on corporate securities and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Davis represents a broad array of emerging growth and closely-held companies in a wide variety of industries.  He advises his clients regarding choice of entity, jurisdiction, formation, private debt and equity securities offerings, venture capital financings, stock option plans and executive compensation plans, mergers and acquisitions, general intellectual property counseling, and commercial transactions in general.  He counsels non-U.S. entities in doing business in the United States and assists them with establishment of their U.S. business operations.  For many of his clients he serves as general outside counsel and coordinates their legal needs within the firm's many specialized practice areas.

In the Mergers & Acquisitions area, Mr. Davis has served as buy-side and as sell-side counsel in all of the standard M&A deal structures.  The transactions span many industries including high technology, professional services, investment banking, energy technology, composting and waste processing, building materials, on-line education, and internet applications.

He also has expertise in energy project finance transactions, secured lending, complex development transactions, and representations utilizing Spanish language skills. Mr. Davis frequently teams with members of Gordon & Rees's Green Technology and Climate Change, Real Estate, International, and Intellectual Property Practice Groups on engagements requiring inter-disciplinary approaches.

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Admissions

California

Memberships

State Bar of California

Community Involvement

Mr. Davis is a member of the San Francisco Bach Choir and participates in other choral music organizations.

Languages

  • Spanish
  • French

 

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