Mark I. Gruhin

Mark I. Gruhin

Partner

Contact Info

Phone: (202) 342-3444
Fax: (202) 295-6719

Primary Office

Washington
1919 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Suite 550
Washington, DC 20006-3434

Mark I. Gruhin

Partner

Mark Gruhin is a business lawyer who has been practicing law for 35 years. In addition to his legal practice, he has co-founded and been involved in several start-up businesses, including Careerbuilder.com.

Mark has an extensive amount of general corporate experience in venture capital, private equity, M&A, securities regulation, government contracts, financial transactions, and investments in real estate and closely held corporations. His practice focuses on numerous industries with a particular emphasis on high technology and biotechnology.

In his corporate law practice, Mark represents domestic and foreign corporations, entrepreneurs, partnerships, limited liability companies, nonprofits, ESOPs and cooperatives in their formation, day-to-day operations and corporate, financial and contractual transactions. His corporate experience includes serving as outside general counsel, structuring, drafting and negotiating transactions in connection with due diligence, asset sales and acquisitions, stock acquisitions, mergers, private placements, IPOs, venture capital transactions and lending transactions.

Experience

A sampling of Mark's significant deals includes:

  • multimillion dollar initial public offering for a multimedia company representing issuer
  • multimillion dollar regulation S offering representing issuer company
  • S-4, S-8, 10k and 10q filings for software company
  • multimillion dollar private placement for medical software company representing issuer
  • multimillion dollar private placement for cellular phone encryption company representing issuer
  • multimillion dollar venture capital investment in low income housing credits by a Fortune 100 Company representing Syndicator
  • multimillion dollar venture capital investment in Internet company representing company
  • sale of a multimillion dollar post production video division of a company representing selling company
  • purchase of multimillion dollar printing company representing purchaser
  • multimillion dollar state bond financing representing biotechnology company
  • acquisition of multimillion dollar systems information company where we advised purchaser
  • recapitalization of multimillion dollar chemical dye company where we advised company
  • joint venture agreement between two health companies in marketing and distributing of specific medical products
  • negotiations of software licensing agreements, including acquiring licensing rights from major toy company negotiation of a multimillion dollar government contract controversy with the Navy representing Company
  • multimillion dollar DCAA audit controversy representing company
  • complex employment agreements for senior executives
  • lease negotiations representing both landlord and tenant
  • incentive stock option plans for several high tech companies
  • creation of ESOP for purchase of multimillion dollar company
  • negotiation of departure of chief financial officer of publicly traded, high technology company
  • multimillion dollar international charter of ocean-going container vessels
  • multimillion dollar venture capital debt/equity investment in commercial shipping company representing company

Thought Leadership

April 1, 2007
September 30, 2019

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Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

Named to the Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers List for Business/Corporate, 2016-present

Named one of "America's Leading Lawyers in Corporate/M&A and Private Equity" by Chambers USA, 2008 to present

The International Who's Who of Life Sciences Lawyers," 2012 and 2013 (Peer/client rated for ABA & IBA)

The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers," 2012 and 2013 (Peer/client rated for ABA & IBA)

Selected as a Washington, D.C. "Go-to" Attorney and as a Washington, D.C. "Legal Elite" by SmartCEO magazine, 2007 to 2011

Deal of the Year Award, Avalon Pharmaceuticals, Washington Business Forward, 2002

Named a Top Ten Internet Lawyer, Inside the Minds: Internet Lawyers, 2001

Memberships and Affiliations

The District of Columbia Bar

New Jersey State Bar Association

Northern Virginia Technology Council

High Technology Council of Maryland

Advisory Board, Metro Washington Chapter, The Entrepreneurship Institute

Education

J.D., American University, Washington College of Law, 1981, magna cum laude

  • Washington College of Law Honor Society
  • American University Law Review

B.A., Rutgers University, 1978, with honors

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
New Jersey

Firm Management Positions

Washington Office, Co-Office Managing Partner

Mark Gruhin is a business lawyer who has been practicing law for 35 years. In addition to his legal practice, he has co-founded and been involved in several start-up businesses, including Careerbuilder.com.

Mark has an extensive amount of general corporate experience in venture capital, private equity, M&A, securities regulation, government contracts, financial transactions, and investments in real estate and closely held corporations. His practice focuses on numerous industries with a particular emphasis on high technology and biotechnology.

In his corporate law practice, Mark represents domestic and foreign corporations, entrepreneurs, partnerships, limited liability companies, nonprofits, ESOPs and cooperatives in their formation, day-to-day operations and corporate, financial and contractual transactions. His corporate experience includes serving as outside general counsel, structuring, drafting and negotiating transactions in connection with due diligence, asset sales and acquisitions, stock acquisitions, mergers, private placements, IPOs, venture capital transactions and lending transactions.