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Mark Heyl is the Chair of Hopkins & Carley’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice. Businesses across various industry sectors seek Mark Heyl’s counsel for complex and sophisticated transactions and business law issues. These include formation, operation, acquisition, and restructuring of business entities, with an emphasis on:
Prior to joining Hopkins & Carley, Mark had a corporate transaction and corporate reorganization bankruptcy law practice. “It helps our clients that I’m a corporate lawyer with a lot of first-hand experience with debtor-side bankruptcy law,” Mark said.
“Even though bankruptcy isn’t what I do today, it helps transactional clients to have me in the room when we’re dealing with a scenario that might include bankruptcy or debtor-creditor problems. They’re able to get a much more realistic view of the what-ifs.”
Most of Mark’s clients are private, closely-held businesses in the Bay Area. These include manufacturers, tech companies, software designers and developers, machine shops, social media entrepreneurs, and a nationally-recognized winery.
“The firm has an estate planning client for whom I started performing corporate work years ago,” Mark added. “This led to the formation of several closely-held businesses. Eventually, my client’s business was purchased by a Singapore company and is now international. “I’m still his corporate attorney. It’s all based on the relationship. I understand him, and he trusts me.”
Mark notes, “The strength of my client relationships derives from loyalty and trust. I care about what’s best for my client and that shows in the kind of advice and guidance I provide. My goal is to build a long-term relationship, and you just can’t do that without a strong sense of loyalty and trust.”Client Successes