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Wilmington, DE

John Mark Zeberkiewicz

ABOUT

John Mark Zeberkiewicz focuses his practice on transactional matters involving Delaware corporations, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and corporate finance. He is a member of the Corporation Law Council of the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association and has served on drafting subcommittees responsible for significant amendments to Delaware’s General Corporation Law, including the subcommittee responsible for the adoption of the statutes relating to the ratification of corporate acts, the amendments overhauling Delaware’s nonstock corporate law, and numerous other technical provisions of the Delaware General Corporation Law.

Praised by Chambers as “simply fantastic … super-responsive and extremely knowledgeable” (Chambers USA, 2018), John Mark is a frequent presenter on Delaware corporate law and practice. He has published more than 50 articles in the field of corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions, he is a key contributor to definitive treatises on corporate law, and he serves on the editorial advisory board of Insights. He has served as an expert on Delaware corporate law matters, and has been appointed as a Special Master in a proceeding before the Delaware Court of Chancery.

Representative Experience

• Representation of numerous corporations, including Facebook, Inc., SeaWorld, GoPro, Etsy and others, in connection with the adoption of their IPO certificate of incorporation and bylaws and structural profile
• Representation of numerous corporations, including Facebook, Inc., SeaWorld, GoPro, Etsy and others, in connection with the adoption of their IPO certificate of incorporation and bylaws and structural profile
• Representation of Allergan, Inc. in connection with the adoption of structural provisions of its certificate of incorporation and bylaws as well as its defense in the hostile offer from Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Pershing Square
• Representation of Apollo Global Management as Delaware counsel in connection with multiple public company acquisitions, including ADT, Inc., Diamond Resorts International Inc., ClubCorp, as well as several private company sales and acquisitions
• Representations of multiple public and private companies in connection with ratification of defective corporate acts• Representation of various private equity sponsors and portfolio companies in so-called “UP-C” transactions, including
• Representation of the Board of Directors of Selectica, Inc., in connection with the adoption of its NOL Rights Plan, the triggering of the plan, and the directors’ successful defense against claims relating to the operation of the plan
• Representation of numerous special committees, including the committee of AmTrust Financial in connection with an asset sale to its significant stockholder as well as the Committee of Crown Media, Inc. in connection with the recapitalization transaction involving its controlling stockholder

Awards

• Chambers USA, since 2012
• Chambers USA, since 2012
• The Legal 500 US, 2017, 2016
• The Best Lawyers in America, since 2013
• Super Lawyers, since 2012
• Delaware Today, Top Lawyer, 2016
• Delaware Law Weekly, Lawyers on the Fast Track, 2016

Leadership

• Vice-Chairman and Chairman-Elect, Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Committee, ABA, Business Law Section
• Vice-Chairman and Chairman-Elect, Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Committee, ABA, Business Law Section
• Former Chairman, Corporate Documents and Process Committee, ABA, Business Law Section

Education

• J.D., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School• J.D., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School
• B.A., magna cum laude, University of Delaware, Phi Beta Kappa

 

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