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Summer 2015

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Mark Lezell - Biography


Mark L. Lezell is the founder of Lezell Law, PC, in Washington, DC, a law firm helping business find funds and operate effectively. He previously was a partner of Ropes & Gray. Mr. Lezell has extensive experience counseling, structuring, and negotiating a variety of business ventures. Additionally, his decades of active participation in the political process have facilitated the advocacy of legislative policy matters before the U.S. Congress and the Administration.

Mr. Lezell has been in private practice for more than 30 years. Before embarking on a career in private practice, he was an attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel, Division of Corporation Finance, and legal assistant to Commissioner Irving M. Pollack of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, he was a law clerk to Chief Judge Aubrey E. Robinson, Jr., U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia.

Mr. Lezell obtained his B.A. from Michigan State University in 1969 and received his J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law, in 1973. He also holds an LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center, 1976.