Mark R. Goldschmidt is a partner in Holland & Knight's Financial Services Practice Group. He practices largely in the area of financial services with a strong focus on public and private financings, securities issuances, mergers and acquisitions, bank regulatory issues, general business transactions and strategic business initiatives.
Mr. Goldschmidt primarily represents public and private companies in a range of industries on a variety of matters, including securities law compliance, corporate governance matters, executive compensation and general corporate matters. He regularly advises management teams, boards of directors and public company committees with regard to fiduciary duties, governance and securities law disclosure as well as compliance issues. Additionally, he represents investment banks, as placement agents, underwriters and financial advisers, in connection with the public offering and private placement of securities and mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Goldschmidt is also well-versed in overseeing multi-disciplinary legal teams of licensing and consumer regulatory, tax, data compliance and other subject matter experts in the development and execution of innovative and complex strategic business transactions, including (but not limited to) innovative automotive industry initiatives. He has recently structured and advised automotive industry clients on the development of state-of-the-art consumer vehicle subscription, leasing and fleet leasing programs and related aspects of these programs, including novel automotive telematics and driver and vehicle data collection and monetization programs.
Furthermore, Mr. Goldschmidt has extensive experience working with early-stage technology companies and entrepreneurs, advising in such matters as incorporation and start-up, equity and debt financings, and technology licensing and transfers. He has restructured global custody and securities lending agreements with a number of high-profile financial institutions, and he has represented one of the world's largest private equity investors in numerous international private equity transactions.
While in law school, he was the managing editor of the Environmental Affairs Law Review at the Boston College Law School. Before law school, Mr. Goldschmidt served as an infantry officer in the United States Army, primarily in Airborne and Ranger units. He left active duty at the rank of Captain. Prior to his service in the United States Army, Mr. Goldschmidt attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he was elected chairman of the Cadet Honor Committee, which is responsible for overseeing the functioning of West Point's Honor Code and System.
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