Testimonials

THE FLATIRON DIFFERENCE

"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.

"I would recommend Greg based on my very positive working experience with him during the IPO process for Codexis. Greg was the primary driver of that process, including multiple S-1 filings. For instance, we had some very complex agreements with key partners. Working with our company, the partners and underwriter’s counsel, Greg was able to construct a concise description of those intricate contracts which permeated all sections of the S-1. He also understood the complexity of the company’s technology and was able to translate that understanding into a plain English S-1. Our offering would not have been successful without Greg’s expertise and commitment to helping us achieve our needs."

Brian P. DowdSenior Vice President, Finance at Second Genome, Inc.

"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.

"Greg was my outside counsel on the Codexis IPO, and took the lead…on preparing our S-1 (and four amendments…and CTRs). Book Runners were Credit Suisee and Goldman, represented by Wilson Sonsini—a truly epic IPO effort. MANY all-nighters, MANY disclosure challenges…but Greg expertly handled all, managed his team perfectly, and was still an absolute joy to work with at 3am….day after day….quadruple espresso after triple espresso."

Robert S. «Bubba» Breuil, CFO at Corium International

"«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.

"Greg is one of a select handful of attorneys that VantagePoint has carefully chosen to represent us in our investments and other transactions. In short, Greg is a superstar attorney. VantagePoint is a growth equity and venture capital firm focusing on cleantech investments with $4.5 billion of assets under management. Greg has expertly managed myriad cleantech, IT and healthcare/life science investment transactions for VantagePoint, and in all cases demonstrated excellence in legal services and, at the same time, charged reasonable fees. Greg is truly unique in his legal practice because he is interested in and understands the technology developed and used by companies targeted by VantagePoint, and he provides legal solutions specifically tailored to VantagePoint’s investments in such companies. He is a very personable person who genuinely cares about his clients and colleagues. In fact, I have never heard anyone speak negatively about Greg. When I want to test a hypothesis or want a second opinion, I often first call Greg for his sage counsel and common sense opinions. I could not be more pleased with his legal services, and I highly recommend him to investment funds and operating companies alike."

In-house counsel at VantagePoint Capital Partners.

"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.

"I have known Greg and been a client of his for more than seven years. In my experience, Greg is one of those very special attorneys who combine a deep understanding of the law with sound business judgment and an amazing level of dedication to his clients. His thoughtful, creative and practical advice, as well as his leadership on complex transactions, enable him to serve his clients not only as an outstanding lawyer, but also as an extremely valuable and trusted business partner."

Mark Campion, Formerly Chief Financial Officer at PolyFuel, Inc.

«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.

"I’ve known Greg since we were both first year associates (at different law firms - and then later the same firm before going to different firms a few years after that). We’ve worked opposite each other on several transactions. Greg is great to work with and very focused on being cooperative - even when you are on different sides of the table. His goal is always to do what is in the best interest of the client and he works well with a team to get deals done. Greg is easy to get along with, which makes him a terrific business partner and you couldn’t ask for someone who will work harder for you."

Lora Blum, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at SurveyMonkey.

"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 multi- cultural 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.