Mark J. Kelson

Mark J. Kelson: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Shareholder; Chair, Los Angeles Corporate & Securities Practice at Greenberg Traurig, LLP (2024 Attorneys)
  • 1840 Century Park East, Suite 1900, Los Angeles, CA 90067-2121
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Mark J. Kelson is the Chair of the Los Angeles Corporate Practice. Mark maintains a diverse corporate practice, emphasizing complex transactional work, including mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, private and public debt and equity offerings, dividend recapitalizations and joint ventures. He regularly advises companies and their boards of directors with respect to corporate governance, strategy and executive compensation issues.

Mark acts as lead counsel in domestic and cross-border transactions, involving companies in a number of industries, including technology, manufacturing, consumer products, aerospace, media, food and beverage, hospitality, restaurants, real estate, financial services and healthcare. Mark serves as lead counsel to private equity firms and their portfolio companies, investment banks and financial institutions and numerous public and private companies. He also represents a wide variety of companies and their owners in stock and asset divestiture transactions involving strategic and financial buyers.

Mark’s work extends to complex regulatory and compliance issues arising in connection with his transactional work and representation of acquirers, underwriters and public and private issuers. In addition, Mark has published numerous articles covering topics that include strategies in merger and acquisition transactions, corporate governance and securities laws.


•Mergers and acquisitions
•Private equity
•Capital Markets
•Financial services and banking
•Corporate and finance

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2005, 2016-2017
•Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of America’s Best Corporate Law Firms, 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Corporate
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Financial Regulatory & Compliance
  • Capital Markets
  • Real Estate Funds
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
310.586.3856  Phone
310.586.7800  Fax
Law School Attended:
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1991
Year of First Admission:
1991, California

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, Board of Governors, Institute for Corporate Counsel
•Member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors of Cedar Sinai Medical Center
•Co-Chair, St. Jude Invest in Hope Committee
•Member, Emeritus Council, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Birth Information:
Los Angeles, California, September 19, 1959

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