Mark Richardson has more than 12 years exhaustive experience providing legal representation to emerging technology and start-up companies, businesses in a variety of other market segments, and their founders and investors. Prior to founding Richardson Sixth, Mark's legal career was predominantly devoted to two law firms. The first was a business and technology law boutique in Atlanta, acquired midway through his association there by an international firm headed by a former United States Senator and Presidential Chief of Staff. There, he was a member of the corporate and e-commerce practice groups during the height of the dot-com era. The second firm was headed by the former chair of the technology law group of one of Atlanta's five largest firms, who had prior served as the Vice President and General Counsel of a George Steinbrenner-owned company.
With this underpinning, Richardson Sixth, LLC was created with the depth of experience to provide the sophisticated commercial law and intellectual property counsel its clients would receive at larger law firms, but could not (or wisely choose not to) afford there. Mark is best characterized as a thoughtful, responsive, detail-oriented lawyer who listens. Emblematic of the importance he places on integrity and ethical conduct is Mark's 95th-percentile score on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam, a nationwide instrument used to assess an attorney's mastery of practically applied legal ethics principles.
Mark Richardson is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, and is admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court and the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, in addition to certain jurisdictional trial-level courts. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia's Business and Technology Law sections, and served as co-editor of the Technology Law section's quarterly update on new case law developments in 2000-2001. Mark is also the creator of the Georgia Internet Law Blog.
Richardson also authored Share and Share Alike: A Lawyer's Guide to Share Price and Shareholder Dilution in connection with a Venture Capital Investment in a Private Technology Start-Up, which was featured in the May 2008 volume of the State Bar of Georgia Business Law Section Newsletter. Permission was sought by and granted to Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia, to incorporate that piece in the course materials for its corporate law elective entitled "Doing Deals: Venture Capital."