Mark Hatcher

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Overview

Mark Hatcher is a business lawyer, trusted counselor and strategic advisor to corporations, boards of directors and senior executives on matters ranging from corporate governance, real estate development and affordable housing, to healthcare and higher education. Mark focuses on corporate and commercial law transactions and has extensive experience with corporate formation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance and data privacy matters.

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  • One of the lead attorneys representing a national nonprofit fully integrated health system with a multi-billion dollar acquisition of a regional integrated health system competitor. Managed a group of more than 30 attorneys on all aspects of the transaction.
  • Lead attorney representing a regional integrated health system and managed care organization with the negotiation of major provider agreements.
  • Outside general counsel to one of the country’s largest metropolitan housing authorities, with a budget in excess of $700mm, handling all aspects of their legal oversight from corporate governance, real estate transactions, low income housing tax credit transactions, real property tax exemption, intellectual property, employment and labor and strategic partnerships.
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Experience

  • One of the lead attorneys representing a national nonprofit fully integrated health system with a multi-billion dollar acquisition of a regional integrated health system competitor. Managed a group of more than 30 attorneys on all aspects of the transaction.
  • Lead attorney representing a regional integrated health system and managed care organization with the negotiation of major provider agreements.
  • Outside general counsel to one of the country’s largest metropolitan housing authorities, with a budget in excess of $700mm, handling all aspects of their legal oversight from corporate governance, real estate transactions, low income housing tax credit transactions, real property tax exemption, intellectual property, employment and labor and strategic partnerships.
  • Outside general counsel to a mid-cap regional construction company’s board of directors.
  • Lead attorney representing mid-cap telecommunications company in stock acquisition of a market rival. Continued representation of company on matters related to corporate governance.
  • Lead attorney representing large parts manufacturer in negotiation of settlement agreement and subsequent divestiture and merger.
  • Lead attorney supervising asset acquisition activity for a national management company in multiple states.
  • Lead regulatory counsel to a management company. Provides ongoing advice to client related to operation of business model from regulatory perspective in multiple states. Advises on fraud and abuse issues and patient and data privacy compliance matters.  
  • Lead attorney on merger of two regional nonprofit organizations focused on developing and fostering minority-owned and women-owned enterprises. Serves as outside general counsel to board of directors and organization on matters related to corporate governance, regulatory compliance, employment and state, local, and private business MBE and WBE certification guidelines.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Ohio: Health Care Law (2019 to 2021)
    • Ohio: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) (2021)
  • The Legal 500 United States (2017, 2021)
    • Recommended in Healthcare: Service providers (2021)
    • Recommended in Antitrust - Civil litigation/class actions (2017)
  • Savoy Magazine "Most Influential Black Lawyers" (2015, 2018)
  • Ohio Diversity Council: Leadership Excellence Award (2017)
  • Capital University Law School African American Law Alumni Association: David D. White Award (2016)
  • Ohio Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2012 to 2015)
  • Capital University Law Alumni Association: Young Alumnus of the Year Award (2011)
  • John Mercer Langston Bar Association: Emerging Leader Award (2010)
  • Capital University Law School: Martin Luther King Jr. Image Award (2010)
  • Columbus Business First: "Forty Under 40" (2009)
  • Who's Who in Black Columbus (2008 to 2017)
  • Who's Who in Black Columbus: Emerging Leaders Award (2013)
  • Lawyer of Color Magazine: Top 100 Lawyers 
  • African American Leadership Academy: Fellow – Class V

Memberships

  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity: Fellow (2016)
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • American Bar Association: Member, Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law; Business Law Section
  • National Bar Association: Commercial Law Section
  • National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
  • Council of Large Public Housing Authorities
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • CALIBR Global Leadership Network: Class of 2014
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association

Community

  • Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio: Chairman of the Board of Trustees (2014 to present). Appointed by Ohio Governor John R. Kasich; reappointed by Governor Michael DeWine.
  • Columbus Next Generation Development Corporation: Chairman (2015 to present). Appointed by Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther.
  • Isabelle Ridgway Foundation: Chairman (2008 to present)
  • United Way of Central Ohio – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council (2019 to present)
  • The Ohio State University Buckeye Research Venture Mentoring Program: Mentor (2019 to present)
  • Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council: Board of Trustees (2009 to present)
  • Ohio Department Of Education, Community School Sponsor Review Panel (2015)
  • Ohio Supreme Court, Commission on Continuing Legal Education: Commissioner (2010 to 2016)
  • Capital University Law School: Board of Counselors (2013 to 2016)

Industries

Prior Positions

  • Ohio Supreme Court – Office of Disciplinary Counsel: Law Clerk
  • Judicial Extern for the Honorable Algenon L. Marbley, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court, 2008
  • Ohio, 2006

Education

  • LL.M., Business and Taxation, with concentration in Corporate Governance and Finance, Capital University Law School, 2006, with honors
  • J.D., Capital University Law School, 2006; cum laude; Business Editor, Capital University Law Review; Order of the Curia
  • M.C.J., Tiffin University, 2001
  • B.A., The Ohio State University, 1997