Testimonials

THE FLATIRON DIFFERENCE

Mark and the Flatiron team go above and beyond on each engagement.  They assisted on a complex asset-backed financing deal we closed recently.  Mark knocked it out of the park: winning deal points, providing us with a technical understanding and seeing the deal through to a timely close on budget. 
Joshua Dannett, Chief Operating Officer, Noble House Home Furnishings LLC.

Flatiron handles a variety of corporate complicated transactions for our companies.  They bring expert knowledge, exceptional business savvy and efficiency to every matter they handle.  If you need sophisticated, effective counsel, we recommend Flatiron.

Marshall Bernes, CEO Heavy Metal, Inc.

 

"I have worked with Mark under difficult circumstances on complex matters involving time sensitive matters across multiple time zones. I am always impressed by his grace under pressure and his ability to discern - and react appropriately to - the rhythm of a complex transaction. All this while delivering the highest quality analysis, advice and legal services. He remains a close friend and trusted counselor."

CEO Infrastructure Development Group, a global infrastructure and commercial real estate development company operating through offices in Dubai and Washington DC.

"Conrad is a practical, business oriented problem solver who has guided us every step of the way. Thanks for all you support and getting DEPCOM to be the premier Solar EPC/O&M company in the nation."

Jim Lamon, DEPCOM Power.
 "Mark Haddad is the rare lawyer who, on a transnational basis, can offer expertise on multiple national corporate and financial laws and regulations, propose effective complex financing and other transactional structures and give acute, critical legal advice and “cultural” insights that prove invaluable in achieving successful negotiations. A lawyer with impeccable ethics who can guide his client safely through murky seas. Lastly, a man of great common sense who knows when a 10-page document is better."
General Counsel, Malteser International Americas, News International plc London, the Institute of World Politics Washington.
 "Mark Haddad is one of the most accomplished and effective lawyers I have hired in my career as general counsel or international counsel for major global corporations including News International plc London and Armstrong World Industries in the US. An insightful command of all of the relevant legal areas on major transactions (M&A, financings, project finance, JVs, etc.). A consummate negotiator with exceptional multicultural capacity."
International Counsel, Armstrong World Industries, USA, Lecturer in Private and Comparative International Law University of Virginia Law School, BA Harvard, JD University of Pennsylvania.

"Mark Haddad helped guide us through the financing process on an innovative structure which was subsequently recognized by Project Finance as one of their “Deals of the Year.”I particularly appreciated being able to use a partner who didn’t overstaff the engagement and nevertheless crafted tight documents."

International Counsel, Armstrong World Industries, USA, Lecturer in Private and Comparative International Law University of Virginia Law School, BA Harvard, JD University of Pennsylvania.

"Mark’s ability to focus on the core issue is remarkable."

Principal and CIO for a global asset management firm with assets under management exceeding $3 billion.

"Mark is an exceptionally talented lawyer with a breadth of U.S. domestic and international deal and regulatory experience. As a former partner of mine, I can attest to his dedication to his clients and his work ethic. I highly recommend Mark to clients who look for maturity, a depth of experience and a reasonable fee structure in their legal counsel."

Partner and Chair of the Banking & Finance Practice for an AmLaw 5 law firm in profits per partner.

"Mark was an excellent General Counsel for the fund, bringing to bear his many years of experience and solid judgment on the multitude of diverse issues we faced. His leadership provided a valuable framework within which the entire Legal and Compliance team could work comfortably, judiciously advising and managing w/o excessively controlling. Mark led by example, working hard and inspiring others to do likewise. Equally importantly, Mark was greatly respected by the Business, and his close working relationship w/ the Front Office facilitated effective contributions by his entire L&C staff. I would highly recommend him to anyone."

Deputy GC and Head of Compliance of a global alternative investment fund manager and a direct report of Mr. Haddad.

"Mark and I were partners together at Jones Day for several years and collaborated to serve several important multinational clients to advise them internationally (along with our New York, Taipei & Beijing teams among others) on key issues relating to finance, cross-border transactions as well as FCPA compliance. Mark is a seasoned professional with a wealth of knowledge of the law, international experience as well as a keen sense of client service and zealous client representation. Companies and individuals would be fortunate to have Mark as counsel and I would recommend him highly."

Vice President & General Counsel at HTC Corporation.

"Mark is one of the most capable and versatile international corporate lawyers I have worked with in my long career, which included being general counsel and international counsel of major publicly traded companies including News International plc, London and Armstrong World Industries. I worked with him both at a law firm he co-founded and Jones Day where he was a partner and practice head for eight years. He has exceptional legal skills in structuring deals of all sorts especially those with an international component. His negotiating skills and multicultural sensitivities are second to none. I am glad Mark is back in private practice so I and my colleagues can start using him again."

Former General Counsel News International plc.