Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Mark F. Costley is a partner in Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP's Investment Management Group focusing his practice on the representation of financial services companies on matters relating to the development and offering of investment products and services, as well as venture capital investors. Mark has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, including 7 yeas at the National Association of Securities Dealers (now FINRA).Mark represents a wide variety of broker-dealers and investment advisers in all aspects of their businesses. He has extensive experience advising clients on all aspects of the distribution of securities including structuring the various programs through which securities are offered. Mark has represented these clients in connection with regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings and has acted as lead lawyer in negotiating acquisitions and advising clients regarding the regulatory requirements related to these transactions. Mark also represents clients in connection with investments in early-stage companies. He has negotiated and closed over 50 early-stage investments (equity and debt) and has negotiated the sale of early-stage companies to both public and privately-held acquirers.