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About Mark

Mark C. Evans serves as co-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.

Credentials

Education

The University of Texas School of Law,
J.D.
1977
The University of Texas at Austin,
Bachelor of Business Administration
1974
with honors

Bar Admissions

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

Affiliations

Houston Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
Texas Bar Foundation

News

News

The Best Lawyers in America Recognize 74 Bracewell Attorneys

August 15, 2016
Best Lawyers, Woodward White, Inc.

Finance Partner Dale Smith Returns To Bracewell

June 7, 2016
Kinney Recruiting's Texas Chronicles

Barbara Jones and Paul Shechtman Join Bracewell

May 9, 2016
Corporate Crime Reporter

Bracewell elects Bopp as managing partner

March 30, 2016
Oil & Gas Financial Journal

Bracewell's new leader sights his on expansion

March 29, 2016
Houston Chronicle Online/chron.com

Bracewell names new managing partner

March 29, 2016
Houston Business Journal Online

4 partners jump to Bracewell's Austin office environmental practice

September 21, 2015
Austin Business Journal Online

Bracewell & Giuliani welcomes back litigation specialist

June 8, 2015
World Intellectual Property Review

Bracewell Adds 4 to Public Finance Team in SA

October 3, 2013
Bond Buyer Online, The

Trib 20: New Practices Help National Firms Make Mark In State

June 25, 2013
Connecticut Law Tribune - Online

No Pain at the Pump

April 25, 2013
American Lawyer Online

Spring Awakening

April 25, 2013
American Lawyer Online

The fracking truth

March 3, 2013
Lawyer, The

Four Bracewell Attorneys Named 2013 Lawyers of the Year by Best Lawyers

September 11, 2012
Best Lawyers, Woodward White, Inc.

Best Lawyers in America Recognizes Eighty-Eight Bracewell Attorneys

August 23, 2012
Best Lawyers, Woodward White, Inc.

V&E’s Public Finance Group Moves To Bracewell

December 13, 2011
The Texas Lawbook

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

Chambers USA
Texas Banking & Finance, 2003 - 2017
The Legal 500 United States
Bank Lending, 2009; Finance, 2006
Woodward/White, Inc.
Best Lawyers
2007 - 2018; Houston Lawyer of the Year, Banking and Finance Law, 2018; Houston Lawyer of the Year, Project Finance Law, 2013, 2016
Thomson Reuters
Texas Super Lawyers
2003 - 2010