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Mark A. Long

Mark A. Long

Chair Emeritus and Shareholder

Expertise

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Formation and Governance
  • Business and Corporate
  • Business Transitions

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Profile

Mark Long helps public, private and non-profit companies make sound decisions on the governance, structure and finance issues that drive their futures. Drawing on nearly 35 years of corporate legal experience, he provides seasoned, thoughtful guidance to clients in the healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, technology and service industries. Mark has a particular focus on healthcare, working with numerous medical and dental groups, hospitals, individuals and related businesses.

A veteran of the corporate trenches, Mark formerly chaired Schwabe’s M&A practice, representing clients in hundreds of significant mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and other transactions. He has also counseled investors and management in venture capital and angel investments, credit arrangements, changes in control and fiduciary challenges.

Corporate counsel informed by M&A know-how

Mark’s M&A experience is especially valuable to clients in healthcare and other industries experiencing consolidation. His hands-on understanding of the business combination process helps him advise clients on corporate governance and other structures that will best support their long-term objectives. Mark served as the firm’s Managing Partner from 2001 to 2017, an experience that has served him well as an advisor to C-suites and boards of numerous client organizations.

Reading the healthcare tea leaves

In an era of unknowns about the future of the healthcare industry, Mark’s legislative background enables him to provide particular insight. Before joining Schwabe, he was a legislative assistant to Oregon Senator Bob Packwood and a principal of a Washington, D.C.-based federal affairs and governmental relations consulting firm. He continues to monitor and influence public policy in the health care arena through his work on behalf of the Oregon Business Association’s Health Policy Committee.

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon State Courts
  • Washington State Courts 

Education

  • American University Washington College of Law, Juris Doctor degree, summa cum laude (1982)
  • Université‎ de Lyon, Lyons, France, Certificat (1973) and Diplôme de Langue et de Civilisation Françaises‎ (1974)
  • Claremont McKenna College, Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude (1975)
Areas of Practice

Business and Corporate | Business Transitions | Corporate Formation and Governance | Mergers and Acquisitions | Privately Held Businesses & Enterprises | Securities and Finance

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Counseled a large non-profit corporation in connection with its reorganization, creating over 120 affiliated organizations in furtherance of specific asset protection and corporate governance strategies.
  • Represented a large Oregon-based wholesale cooperative in connection with its merger into another cooperative, producing a combined entity with over $3 billion in revenue.
  • Advised the boards of directors of large single-specialty and multi-specialty healthcare providers on governance and fiduciary issues with special implications for the healthcare industry.
  • Advised boards of directors on developing and implementing governance models designed to align with and promote the corporation’s strategic plans and objectives. 

Articles

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021: What to Know About COBRA and PPP Changes
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, March 2021

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARP Act”), the $1.9 trillion pandemic aid bill, contained changes to (1) the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) by expanding eligibility and other items and (2) the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (“COBRA”). The ARP Act provides for fully subsidized COBRA premium payments...

Additional Articles

  • What to Know About PPP Appeals and Next Steps (updated 11/15/2021)
  • Asking for Forgiveness: Further Revised PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications and Guidance (Updated 08/12/2021)
  • First Draw Loans at or Over $2 million—SBA Discontinues Use of Necessity Questionnaires and What Is Next
  • First Draw PPP Loans $2 Million and Up and the PPP Necessity Questionnaires 
  • What to Know about the Paycheck Protection Program, Round Two – First Draw PPP Loans (Updated 5/5/2021)
  • 10 Things to Know about Second Draw PPP Loans as Updated for the Economic Aid Act and the ARP Act (Updated 5/5/2021)
  • PPP Ineligibility Update: Businesses Ineligible for First Draw and Second Draw PPP Loans (Updated 4/8/2021)
  • American Rescue Plan Act: Changes to Paycheck Protection Program, Certain Tax and ERISA Provisions, and Other Small Business Relief
  • PPP: Changes by the Biden-Harris Administration
  • Updated Key Considerations for PPP Documentation under the Economic Aid Act
  • Initial Takeaways and Agency Guidance for the Latest PPP Updates
  • Grounds for SBA Review, the SBA Loan Review Process, and Borrower Items
  • The Lender’s Role in the PPP Loan Review Process
  • Highlights of PPP Loan Items in the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act and 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act (Updated 01/06/2021)
  • Ten Things to Know About the PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications (Updated 12/30/2020)
  • Tribal Entities and the Main Street Lending Program
  • Paycheck Protection Program Portal
  • PPP Loan Rules Clarified for Fishing Boat Owners/Operators; OSHA and CDC Interim Guidance for Seafood Processors
  • SBA Issues Additional PPP Rules on Effect of State and Local COVID-19 Orders and Other Items on Loan Forgiveness
  • SBA Offers Further Guidance on PPP Loan Forgiveness
  • Noteworthy Amendments to the PPPFA Interim Final Rules
  • Latest PPPFA Statement Offers Some Clarity
  • Changes to PPP Loans Under the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act
  • Interim Final Rule: PPP Loan Forgiveness
  • Interim Final Rule: Paycheck Protection Program
  • The Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act
  • Schwabe CARES Act FAQ
  • "In Praise of Civility," ALAS Managing Partners Corner
  • The Harder They Fall
  • Continued Education: Tech Training a Must to Serve Clients

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