Mark W. Manning


Boston, MA
D: 617.345.3468

"I always strive to use my technical skills, experience and judgment to create forward progress. I know my role needs to be that of a facilitator and I take that role very seriously."

Bar Admissions



J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1991

B.S., with distinction, Accounting and Finance, Clarkson University, 1988

Clients look to Mark Manning to achieve the best results in their most complex commercial transactions and internal business and legal issues. He regularly leads merger and acquisition transactions on behalf of both buyers and sellers, providing him with deep insight into what drives both sides of a deal - a perspective that helps him efficiently facilitate practical solutions to issues that keep deals from getting done.

Mark is a partner in the firm’s Corporate, Venture Capital & Private Equity and Intellectual Property Groups. He negotiates and closes growth capital financings, both debt and equity, representing businesses and capital sources. Mark helps clients commercial their intellectual property and leverage the intellectual property of others on a global basis and in all market segments. He also assists clients with crafting appropriate ownership and usage rights for jointly developed IP.

Mark began his career in private practice representing businesses in a broad range of transactions, regulatory compliance and general corporate matters. He was subsequently manager of business and legal affairs at Scitex America Corp. (now part of Kodak), where he was responsible for the legal oversight of the company’s direct and indirect distribution channels (domestic and Latin American), licensing, equipment financing, commercial leases, product marketing, customer dispute resolution and governance matters.

Community Involvement

Community Involvement

Dedham Community Association

  • President
  • Chairman of Board of Directors


Boston Bar Association

Law Firm Alliance

  • Business Law Steering Committee

Clarkson University Alumni Association Boston Chapter

  • Past President

Woodstock Award Affinity Group

  • Past President

Clarkson University Alumni Council and Alumni National Executive Committee

  • Past Member
Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

“Negotiating the Deal," Moderator, New England Venture Summit 2016, December 2016

"Fundable Deals: Making VCs Sit Up and Take Notice," Moderator, New England Venture Summit 2015, December 2015

"Startup Challenges: Yes, the Odds are Against You," Moderator, New England Venture Summit 2014, December 2014

"Innovation: U.S./Canada/French Connection - Investors Panel," Moderator, 2011 NECBC Technology Conference, February 2011

"A Practical Guide to Organizing a Business," Faculty Member, MCLE Program, November 2008

Articles & Publications

Articles & Publications

"The Market Is Hot - Is This the Right Time to Sell Your Business?," Burns & Levinson Focus Newsletter, Spring 2014

"Make Mine a Double - Materiality Scrapes in M&A Transactions," The ACG Boston Link, May 2013

"Flexibility in License Arrangements," Burns & Levinson Intellectual Property Update, April 2005

"Ready to Meet That First Real Investor," Burns & Levinson Focus Newsletter, Fall 2004

"M&A Term Sheets in a Changed Economy," Burns & Levinson White Paper, Fall 2002

Mark W. Manning
  • Business, Finance & Transactions
  • Middle-Market M&A and Private Equity
  • Business Media
  • International
  • Canada Cross-Border
  • Life Sciences
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property & IP Litigation

J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1991

B.S., with distinction, Accounting and Finance, Clarkson University, 1988




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