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About Mark

Mark C. Evans serves as chairman of the firm. He served as the firm's managing partner from 2008-2016, making him the second longest serving managing partner in firm history. During his tenure as managing partner the firm opened its Seattle office; relaunched its London office, focusing exclusively on energy; and entered the Am Law 100.

Before assuming the role of managing partner, Mark's practice focused on representing French, Dutch, Scottish, Japanese and United States commercial banks and other lenders in complex commercial finance transactions, including syndicated loans, revolving credit and term loans, leveraged transactions, structured transactions, subordinated and mezzanine investments, credit enhancement for commercial paper and bond transactions, letters of credit and commercial paper facilities, production payment and other oil- and gas-related credits, project finance, bankruptcy and restructurings. He has also represented international banks in lending funds to Japanese, Mexican, Canadian, Venezuelan and French companies.

Mark currently serves on the executive committee of Central Houston and as a trustee of the Houston Grand Opera. He is also active in numerous Houston-based charitable endeavors.



The University of Texas School of Law,
The University of Texas at Austin,
Bachelor of Business Administration
with honors

Bar Admissions

Registered Foreign Lawyer, Solicitors Regulation Authority, England and Wales
*Not licensed to practice in New York


Houston Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
Texas Bar Foundation



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Chambers USA
Texas Banking & Finance, 2003 - 2023
The Legal 500 United States
Bank Lending, 2009; Finance, 2006
BL Rankings
Best Lawyers
2006 - 2024; Houston Lawyer of the Year, Banking and Finance Law, 2018; Houston Lawyer of the Year, Project Finance Law, 2013, 2016, 2024
Thomson Reuters
Texas Super Lawyers
2003 - 2010