J. Mark Lane
tel: 914-761-0001, ext. 104
Commercial Litigation; Internet Law; Intellectual Property; Corporate Transactions
Admitted to Bar: New York State and various federal courts
Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A. 1982) (magna cum laude); New York University of Law (J.D. 1990) (honors)
Mr. Lane began his legal career at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York City, where he spent five years as a litigation attorney. In 1996, he co-founded the litigation firm of Shapiro & Lane, LLP. That firm merged into Lane Sash & Larrabee LLP in 2003.
Mr. Lane has represented a wide range of corporate and individual clients, from Asia, Europe, Eastern Europe and the United States, in both transactional and litigation matters. His litigation experience includes securities litigation, RICO, shareholder and derivative litigation, intellectual property (including trademark, trade dress, copyright and trade secrets), employment law (including FLSA and state labor law, as well as state, federal and local anti-discrimination and whistleblower laws), international commercial law, UCC, constitutional law, antitrust law, civil rights law, fiduciary obligations, estate litigation, alternative dispute resolution, real estate, general contract disputes and many other varieties of commercial litigation. Much of his practice over the last ten years has focused on issues relating to the internet and internet commerce. He practices in federal and states courts across the United States, and in various other forums. His law review articles have been widely cited by commentators and courts, including the United States Supreme Court.
In addition to managing disputes, Mr. Lane has successfully completed a substantial number of mergers, acquisitions and investment transactions, on behalf of individual and corporate clients, and has assisted start-up business in a variety of industries. In addition, he has helped businesses and their owners manage separations, buy-outs and break-ups in creative ways, preserving the value of the business while at the same time allowing the parties to move in new directions.
Mr. Lane has also served as in-house counsel. For the year 2006, he was "seconded" to LinkShare Corporation, a leading internet marketing company, where he was Senior Litigation Counsel. During that time, he sat on the Compliance Committee, assisted the company in confronting various forms of internet fraud, and dealt with business contracts and employment matters on a daily basis.