People: Mark W. Coffin, Partner

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Mark W. Coffin

Partner

Houston
Direct: (713) 225-1337
Fax: (713) 821-0669
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Mr. Coffin is both the Office Managing Partner and the Chair of the Business Services Group in the Houston Office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  He has practiced since 1984, principally in the general corporate, securities, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, and health law areas.  Mr. Coffin represents both public and private companies in a wide range of legal matters including:

  • Reporting and filing obligations under federal and state securities law
  • Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), Private Investment in Public Entities (PIPEs), registered and private offerings of securities
  • Corporate finance
  • Venture capital financing
  • Corporate governance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Health industry regulatory and business law matters

Mr. Coffin serves and has served as outside general counsel and lead SEC Counsel for numerous public companies and represents both emerging and established companies with respect to a full range of business and transactional matters.  He has also taught business and health law as a member of the University of Houston Law Center’s adjunct faculty.  Mr. Coffin is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Health Care Law).  He is also AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Coffin is both the Office Managing Partner and the Chair of the Business Services Group in the Houston Office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  He has practiced since 1984, principally in the general corporate, securities, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, and health law areas.  Mr. Coffin represents both public and private companies in a wide range of legal matters including:

  • Reporting and filing obligations under federal and state securities law
  • Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), Private Investment in Public Entities (PIPEs), registered and private offerings of securities
  • Corporate finance
  • Venture capital financing
  • Corporate governance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Health industry regulatory and business law matters

Mr. Coffin serves and has served as outside general counsel and lead SEC Counsel for numerous public companies and represents both emerging and established companies with respect to a full range of business and transactional matters.  He has also taught business and health law as a member of the University of Houston Law Center’s adjunct faculty.  Mr. Coffin is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Health Care Law).  He is also AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Education

  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center (1984)
  • B.A., Bowdoin College (1981)
    Economics
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Admissions

  • Texas

Affiliations

  • Former member of the Advisory Board of the Health Law and Policy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center
  • Former Director of the Wesley Community Center; Childress Foundation and Texas Liver Coalition

Representative Engagements

  • $172 million offering of 6.5% Convertible Senior Notes of NYSE listed international energy holding company
  • $87 million Directed Offering of Common Stock of NYSE-AMEX listed international energy holding company
  • $85 million Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Common Stock of NASDAQ listed pharmaceutical company
  • $70 million Aggregate “PIPES” Private Placements of Common Stock and Warrants of AMEX listed international energy holding company
  • $200 million Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Common Stock of NYSE listed Gulf of Mexico offshore oil and gas company
  • Formation of $27 million State University affiliated Life Sciences Venture Capital fund
  • Handling of twenty-seven (27) Venture Capital investments as counsel to $1 billion telecommunications venture capital fund
  • $80 million Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Common Stock of NASDAQ listed Gulf of Mexico sub-sea construction services company
  • $1 billion recapitalization and related $40 million 144A offering of global  telecommunications company subsidiary

Accolades

  • Selected in the 2012 Edition of Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of Health Care Law