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Mark F. Worthington

Business, Corporate/Securities

(206) 676-7064

markw@summitlaw.com

Profile Introduction

Mark’s practice focuses on corporate and securities law. He has experience with a wide range of corporate finance transactions, including initial and follow-on public offerings, private debt and equity placements, mergers and acquisitions, credit financings, and related securities law issues. He has also advised both public and private companies on a wide range of corporate compliance issues, including compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. In addition, Mark works as special counsel to senior executives and management teams on transactions and with respect to employment and compensation matters generally. Mark’s commitment to his clients is highlighted in the September 2014 issue of Corporate Counsel magazine, which can be viewed here.

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Representative Cases/Matters

  • Counsel to Nextel Partners in connection with its initial public offering, follow-on public offering, numerous Rule 144A convertible debt and high-yield debt financings, and corporate and public reporting matters.
  • Representation of WRQ in connection with its acquisition by Francisco Partners, Golden Gate Capital, and Thoma Cressey Equity Partners, various acquisitions, and software licensing transactions.
  • Representation of BSQUARE Corporation in connection with its initial public offering, various acquisitions, and ongoing corporate and public reporting matters.
  • Representation of Precision Genome Engineering in connection with its acquisition by bluebird bio.
  • Local counsel to Churchill Downs Incorporated in connection with its acquisition of Big Fish Games.
  • Counsel to management team of Buuteeq in connection with its acquisition by Priceline.
  • Representation of Nura, Inc. in connection with its acquisition by Omeros Corporation.
  • Representation of Helix BioMedix in connection with its "going private" transaction, debt and equity financings, debt and warrant tender offer transaction, corporate and public reporting matters, and licensing transactions.
  • Representation of Twisted Pair Solutions in connection with its preferred stock financings, software licensing transactions and acquisition by Motorola Solutions.
  • Counsel to management team of butter LONDON in connection with corporate transactions.
  • Representation of PlayNetwork in connection with its preferred stock financings and acquisitions of Crows Nest Entertainment and Channel M.
  • Representation of HealthUnity Corporation in connection with its preferred stock financing, software licensing transactions and acquisition by ZeOmega.
  • Representation of Joan Wellman and Associates in connection with its acquisition by Truven Health Analytics.
  • Special counsel to Evergreen Pacific Partners in connection with its acquisition of SafeWorks.
  • Special counsel to Evergreen Pacific Partners in connection with its investment in Span Alaska Transportation.
  • Representation of BidClix in connection with its acquisition by Accipiter Solutions and software licensing transactions.
  • Representation of WatchGuard Technologies in connection with its acquisition of certain assets of Hexis Cyber Solutions and other acquisitions.
  • Local counsel to Rudolph Technologies in connection with its acquisition of Applied Precision.
  • Representation of NeuralIQ in connection with financing and licensing transactions.
  • Representation of Simpa Networks in connection with its preferred stock and debt financings.
  • Representation of International Absorbents in connection with its acquisition by Kinderhook Industries.
  • Representation of Applied Discovery in connection with its acquisition by Lexis/Nexis.
  • Representation of Talisma Corporation in connection with its acquisition by nGenera.
  • Representation of Austin Canoe & Kayak in connection with its acquisition by Summit Sports.
  • Representation of John F. Throne & Co. Insurance Marketing in connection with its acquisition by Alliant Insurance Services.
  • Special counsel to Society Consulting in connection with its acquisition by Ernst & Young, LLP.
  • Representation of I.C.E. Services in connection with an investment transaction.
  • Special counsel to Daymon Worldwide in connection with an acquisition transaction.
  • Special counsel to Vista Equity Partners in connection with its acquisition of Infoblox.
  • Special counsel to Covance in connection with a financing transaction.
  • Counsel to management team of Classmates in connection with its acquisition by United Online.
  • Local counsel to Digital Chocolate in connection with its acquisition of Sandlot Games.
  • Local counsel to Perion in connection with its acquisition of Smilebox.
  • Representation of Ballard Commercial Industries in connection with its acquisition by CDI Electronics.
  • Representation of Rimidi Diabetes in connection with its preferred stock financing.
  • Representation of Apposite Technologies in connection with its acquisition by Ranch Creek Partners.
     

Honors

  • Recommended by Chambers USA 2018 as a 'Leader in their Field' - Corporate/Commercial Law (Washington)
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  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; and Securities Regulation (2007-2017)
  • Listed in Washington Super Lawyers (2003-2017)
  • Named in "Seattle's Best Lawyers" by Seattle Metropolitan magazine
  • Recognized as one of the leading lawyers in the Puget Sound region by Seattle Business (Corporate and Securities/Capital Markets)
  • Washington's Top 10 Securities Lawyers by Washington CEO magazine

Community Service

  • Advisory Board, University of Washington Meany Center for the Performing Arts
  • Board Member, Seattle PONY Baseball League

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D., cum laude, 1993)
  • Stanford University (B.A., American studies, cum laude, 1988)

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State

Clerkships

  • Honorable Richard L. Voorhees, Chief U.S. District Judge, Western District of North Carolina
  • Honorable Diana Gribbon Motz, U.S. Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit