Mark Seelig is an experienced business lawyer and has been named in Super Lawyers Magazine as being in the top 5% of business lawyers in Manhattan every year since 2006. He is admitted to practice in New York and California. Mark represents a wide variety of clients located throughout the United States in all aspects of commercial business transactions, from formation and financing through the acquisition, growth, merger or sale of their business interests. He has represented purchasers, sellers, joint venture partners, investors, and majority and minority interest shareholders in numerous transactions since 1989. Mark's practice includes providing general corporate counsel to a host of companies across multiple industries. Like his clients, Mark is a business owner and operator. He co-founded MSF where he acts as the managing partner, founded and acts as the managing partner of a $1.5B real estate business, plus two private equity funds, and owns interests in numerous business ventures. Clients appreciate the real life practical and pragmatic approach he brings to their issues. With over 26 years of a unique blend of both litigation and corporate legal experience, Mark excels in representing principals during difficult negotiations. Clients often recognize him for his ability to drive a difficult negotiation to a successful conclusion.
Mark also has extensive experience representing new media and technology clients. He has personally negotiated over 400 software development, licensing and/or distribution deals. Since 1989, he has represented technology companies in connection with many of the legal issues related to their businesses. He regularly assists business owners in the preparation and implementation of estate plans.
In 1986, Mr. Seelig graduated from Fordham University and in 1989 received his JD from Hofstra University School of Law, where he served as an Editor of the Law Review and was elected to present the Graduation Address on behalf of the graduating class. He was formerly associated with the international law firm of Rogers & Wells (now Clifford Chance) in New York and California. Mr. Seelig is admitted to practice in New York and California, and is a name partner in the Los Angeles based law firm of Chassman & Seelig, LLP. He is a founding partner of Meister Seelig & Fein, LLP, the Firm's managing partner and a member of the Firm's executive committee.
In addition to MSF, Mark is an active investor and owner in numerous business ventures. Mark is involved in charitable ventures and regularly donates his time and resources to worthwhile causes. He lives in Westchester, New York with his wife, Valerie, and their three daughters.