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Mark B. Hillis concentrates his practice in the areas of banking and commercial finance, corporate transactions and commercial real estate. He is an enthusiastic participant with the firm's Emerging Business Group.


Mark has extensive experience in representing corporations, banks and other financial institutions and businesses with private equity needs. Recent representative engagements for clients include mergers and acquisitions, bank regulatory engagements, private equity investment, and real estate acquisitions, developments, leasing and sales.


With more than 40 years of professional experience, Mark is a leader in the legal community. For 20 years, he has been recognized by Best Lawyers® on their list of The Best Lawyers in America - Real Estate Law. He has been identified by St. Louis Magazine as one of St. Louis' Best Lawyers and he is regularly recognized by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers for banking law. In addition, he has been a frequent participant in the Missouri Bankers Association's annual Legal Counsel Conference.


The son and grandson of attorneys, Mark is personally committed to mentoring young attorneys.  He works closely with young lawyers at Carmody MacDonald and was a former visiting assistant professor of law at Washington University School of Law and adjunct professor at Webster University's Graduate School of Business.


A native of the northern Indiana town of Logansport, he earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif, and earned his B.A. in political science and economics from Stanford University, Stanford, CA.



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Mark B. Hillis -America's Top 50 Lawyer - Banking Law - Missouri

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