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Businesses across various industry sectors seek Mark Heyl’s counsel for complex and sophisticated 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 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.”
Why a Lawyer?
“My dad planted the idea. I thought it would be both challenging and fun, and it has been.”
Why Hopkins & Carley?
Mark says he recognized the firm’s name and reputation when he was still in law school. “It really was my dream to be here. It’s at a size and stature that allows me to work with great clients and lawyers on intellectually challenging issues…without overwhelming my life.”
When he’s not skiing, Mark is a student of martial arts and 2nd degree black belt with West Coast World Martial Arts.