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Mark Early
Mark Early
Partner — Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity
Partner — Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity

Mark Early

Mark Early
Dallas

Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3900
Dallas, TX 75201

start quote symbolI’m a problem solver. I like puzzles. I enjoy bringing two sides together in complicated transactions.end quote symbol
Mark Early

Experience Highlights

  • Milestone Apartments Real Estate Investment Trust in the $1.9 billion acquisition, with Starwood Capital Group, of Landmark Apartment Trust, a multifamily real estate investment trust

  • Brazos Private Equity Partners in the acquisition of a substantial majority interest in Vision Source, a practice development and supply chain solutions provider for independent optometrists and dentists in the United States and Canada

  • Milestone Apartments Real Estate Investment Trust in its $200 million initial public offering on the Toronto Stock Exchange and its subsequent sale to Starwood Capital for $2.85 billion

  • Private equity firm in mezzanine acquisition financing and equity investment for a billboard advertising company

  • Impact Confections in its acquisition by Mill City Capital

  • Healthcare Solutions, a Brazos Private Equity Partners portfolio company, in the acquisitions of Modern Medical, a pharmacy management and specialty health services company, and ScripNet, a provider of workers’ compensation pharmacy benefit management

  • Brazos Private Equity Partners in its investment in European Wax Centers, a provider of wax removal services

  • Golden County Foods in the sale of substantially all of the assets of Appetizers And, Inc.

  • Olympus Real Estate Partners in the acquisition of Walden Residential Properties, Inc., a public multifamily real estate investment trust

  • Meridian Industrial Trust, Inc., a public real estate investment trust, in a variety of transactions, including acquisitions, public and private offerings of debt and equity, and its merger into Prologis Trust

  • Milestone Apartments Real Estate Investment Trust in its $200 million initial public offering on the Toronto Stock Exchange, follow-on offerings and acquisitions

Credentials

  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D. cum laude, 1990 (Order of the Coif; Notes and Comments Editor, Journal of Air Law and Commerce)
  • Southern Methodist University, M.B.A., 1982
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1977
  • D Magazine, “The Best Lawyers in Dallas,” 2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), (Dallas): Corporate Law, 2006–2022; Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2007–2022
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2006–2020
  • Legal 500 U.S., 2018 and 2020
  • IFLR1000, 2020 and 2021
  • Member: American Bar Association; Dallas Bar Association; National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts
  • General Counsel: Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star
  • Texas
  • “IRS Issues Guidance on Elective Cash Stock Dividends by REITs,” V&E REIT Update E-communication, August 16, 2017 (co-author)