Damian J. Mark

Attorney in Baltimore, MD


Mr. Mark is in the firm's Corporate and Securities Section and is Co-Chair of the Public Finance practice group. He has over 10 years' experience representing for profit and nonprofit businesses, municipalities, utilities, financial institutions and other organizations and individuals in a wide array of financing, banking and corporate transactions.

Public Finance; Real Estate Finance; Bonds and Tax-Exempt Financing

· Multi-year representation of large regional water and wastewater system in financing of system improvements

· Representation of national network of nonprofit retirement communities in tax-exempt financings

· Representation of affiliated nonprofit retirement communities in Pennsylvania and Maryland in $200 million refinancing and corporate restructuring

· Restructuring of over $150 million in publicly held debt in troubled nonprofit organizations

· Representation of public and private institutions of higher education, as well as private secondary schools, in financing and refinancing construction projects

· Multi-year representation of multi-hospital health care system in financing expansions and refinancing existing debt aggregating $180 million

· Representation of non-profit clients in connection with mergers, acquisitions and related transactions

· Representation of numerous institutions in interest rate swaps and other hedging transactions, and in connection with the unwinding/termination of the such transactions

· Assist small firm counsel in representing their clients in connection with hedging transactions

· Represent private equity firms in connection with purchase of derivative products, including synthetic notes

Nonprofit Organizations and Associations

· Representation of nonprofit organizations in corporate governance matters

· Representation of nonprofit organizations in connection with financings and corporate restructurings

· Obtain 501(c)(3) determination letters from the Internal Revenue Service for nonprofit organizations

Mergers & Acquisitions

· Represent for profit and nonprofit institutions in connections with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, affiliations and similar transactions

· Represent large financial institutions in connection with credit card portfolio acquisitions and coordinate HSR filings and clearances in connection with the same

International Practice

· Represent U.S entities in connection with borrowing in foreign currencies from foreign lenders

· Provide U.S. legal opinions in connection with various aspects of international business transactions

Franchise Law

· Representation of restaurants, franchisors and other service companies in connection with franchise registrations, trademark licensing and franchise development company arrangements

· Representation of franchisees, master franchisees, area developers and multi-unit operators

General Information

· Member: National Association of Bond Lawyers

· Firm Representative: Lexwork Americas Business Group, Lexwork International

· Member: Business Law Section and Franchise Law Committee, Maryland State Bar Association

· Member: ABA Forum on Franchising

· Speaker on financing issues at Building in Tough Times seminar

· Author, Book Review: The Uruguay Round and the Future of International Trading, Maryland Journal of International Law and Trade

· Pro Bono Counsel to the Craig Willinger Fund, Kingdom Harvest Discipleship Ministries, Inc. and My Father's Heart, Inc.

· Board Member: Acts4Youth


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Areas of Law

  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Public Finance
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Bonds and Tax-Exempt Financing
  • Nonprofit Organizations and Associations
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • International Practice
  • Franchise Law


Experience & Credentials


Co-Chair of Public Finance Group

Admission Details

Admitted in 1999, Maryland

Law School Attended

University of Maryland School of Law
Class of 1998
with honors

University Attended

State University of New York

Class of 1995
with honors

Birth Information

Born in 1972
New York, N.Y., 1972

Associations & Memberships

Maryland State (Member, Business Law Section and Franchise Law Committee) and American (Member, Forum on Franchising) Bar Associations; National Association of Bond Lawyers.

Contact Information






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Office Information
Damian J. Mark
Co-Chair of Public Finance Group
 7 Saint Paul Street,
Baltimore, MD 21202-1626


Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P. (Baltimore, Maryland)

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