William Mark Levinson '17 C-Suite Advisor Since 2017

Shareholder | Carlton Fields


Mark Levinson has decades of broad, sophisticated transactional experience structuring and closing projects and managing litigation strategies in a timely manner. Mark is known for his effective and practical negotiating approach as he routinely structures and leads transactional matters in a cost-effective manner. He is recognized for appreciating what drives parties in a transaction and where agreement resides, enabling his clients to achieve their goals.

In counseling clients, Mark routinely represents clients ranging from public companies to private equity to governments and individuals on a variety of business challenges and arrangements. Mark routinely leads in structuring and executing on a range of transactions, including consumer M&A, capital market, real estate (acquisition, disposition, and syndication across a range of asset classes), commercial, and real estate and public finance (as lender, bond, underwriter, trustee, and developer counsel), and in charter school and governmental infrastructure and P-3 financing, cannabis, and transaction and finance workouts from beginning to end.

Mark focuses on communication to achieve client goals by first listening to clients. He develops practical strategies to achieve goals and solutions to position a transaction for execution in a timely manner, all with the goal to work with other transaction participants in a cooperative fashion.

Mark’s practice impacts securities law, capital markets, real estate, financing, litigation, labor, and other emerging areas. In California and across the United States, his work across industries includes real estate (multifamily, industrial, office), consumer, cannabis, governmental, charter school, media, technology, and involvement with boards and committees in a variety of matters. His understanding and ability to see a challenge from all sides frequently reinforces his position when working with company leadership as a trusted legal adviser.

Mark is active in the Los Angeles community and serves as the president of the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce California Regional Chapter, a prominent binational organization that promotes trade and investment between the United States and Mexico. He is also a board member of the Coalition for Engaged Education, an organization that supports at-risk youth education; a trustee of National Jewish Health, a leading pulmonary research hospital; and a member of the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors.

Thought Leadership By William:

Cannabis Real Estate Lease and Risk Management Considerations

Negotiating a well-crafted cannabis real estate lease can be challenging but also presents many profitable...
By William Mark Levinson | Carlton Fields

Disruptive Tech: Trends in Legal Services Delivery

Optimizing technology to better serve clients is a win-win
By William Mark Levinson | Carlton Fields

The Pot Thickens

William Mark Levinson provides his Insight on cannabis as an emerging business for entrepreneurs and...
By William Mark Levinson | Carlton Fields

Let’s Get Together

Weighing the variables involved in M&A deals – from lawyers to investment bankers, tax considerations, and...
By William Mark Levinson | Carlton Fields

My Company Needs Funding. What Do I Do?

An overview of investment offerings for a business once it has reached critical mass and needs funding to...
By William Mark Levinson | Carlton Fields

Picking the Right Legal Horse

Questions to ask yourself when hiring an attorney
By William Mark Levinson | Carlton Fields