Mark Purpura enjoys a diverse commercial practice, focusing on complex transactions as well as banking and trust matters.
“Really smart and incredibly hard-working” (Chambers USA), Mark has five times been chosen as the Top Vote-Getter in Banking Law and twice as the Top Vote Getter in Financial Law by Delaware Today magazine, which included a profile of him in its 2018 Top Lawyers edition.
Mark has more than 20 years of experience counseling clients in transactional matters relating to Delaware limited liability companies, limited partnerships, general partnerships, and statutory trusts. He works on a broad range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, entity formation (including private equity firm and investment fund formation), governance matters, dissolution matters, joint ventures, master limited partnerships (including representation of conflicts committees), and many different types of complex financing transactions.
Mark also advises directors and managers of limited liability companies and partners of partnerships on their fiduciary duties. He regularly renders legal opinions on matters of Delaware law in connection with these Delaware entities’ complex transactions.
Mark’s banking practice involves representing Delaware banks, trust companies, and other nondepository financial institutions in a wide range of transactional matters, including formation, governance, dissolution, mergers and acquisitions, and other commercial transactions. He also handles the development of lending and other consumer finance programs, personal and corporate trust matters, and federal and state regulatory matters, including representing clients before Delaware state and federal regulatory authorities.