Marquis Emerging Leaders

Shaun Anthony Mark, Esq.

Title: Real Estate Finance Attorney

Company: Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Location: Boston, MA

Education: Pursuing LLM in Taxation, Boston University School of Law;

JD, Roger Williams University School of Law, Cum Laude (2019);

BS in Criminal Justice Administration and Management, University of Phoenix (2014)

Career History: Real Estate Finance Associate Attorney, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Boston, MA (2021-Present);

Community Development Finance Associate, Nixon Peabody LLP, Boston, MA (2019-2021);

Legal Intern, The Kraft Group & Affiliates, Foxboro, MA (2018);

Summer Legal Intern, Nixon Peabody LLP, Providence, RI (2018);

Regulatory Compliance Legal Intern, State of Rhode Island, RI (2017);

Summer Law Clerk, Liberty Utilities, Fall River, MA (2017);

Legal Research Assistant, Rhode Island Center for Justice, RI (2017);

Advanced Individual Tax Preparer, Internal Revenue Service, Bristol, RI (2016-2017);

Information Systems Technician, United States Navy, Coronado, CA (1999-2003)

Shaun Anthony Mark, Esq., Real Estate Finance Attorney at Seyfarth Shaw LLP, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of law.

Dedicated to the area of real estate finance law, Mr. Mark has excelled in his role at Seyfarth Shaw LLP since 2021—through which he represents financial institutions, investors, and developers in the acquisition, sale, lease, finance, and development of multifamily, retail, office, commercial and industrial real estate projects. His expertise in the field has been fostered over the course of several years of experience. He previously served as a community development finance associate at Nixon Peabody LLP from 2019 to 2021 and was an advanced individual tax preparer for the Internal Revenue Service, where he provided his services to low-income residents and families through the East Bay Community Action Program, from 2016 to 2017.

An information Systems Technician for the United States Navy from 1999 to 2003, Mr. Mark earned a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice administration and management from the University of Phoenix in 2014 and then a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Roger Williams University of School of Law, graduating cum laude, in 2019. In between the degrees, he was active as a legal research assistant at the Rhode Island Center for Justice in 2017; a summer law clerk at Liberty Utilities in 2017; a regulatory compliance legal intern in Rhode Island in 2017; a summer legal intern at Nixon Peabody LLP in 2018; and a legal intern at The Kraft Group & Affiliates in 2018.

As a man of color in a field that largely lacks racial diversity, Mr. Mark found the road to becoming an attorney extremely challenging, but he considered his circumstances as a driving force to succeed professionally and make a difference—and has been grateful for a strong support system of mentors and sponsors. Outside of his primary endeavors, he feels extremely proud of his role as a board member of Youth Moving Forward, a nonprofit that provides transitional services—such as job training courses and homes—to young men who were in foster care. Looking toward the future, he strives to contribute to his community by increasing homeownership for Black families. Additionally, he hopes to develop his skills as a real estate finance attorney, draw large clients, and eventually become a partner at the firm.


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