Mark Macmurdo is a transactional attorney practicing in the areas of real estate, finance, and business.

He represents clients in Texas, Louisiana, and across the United States in acquiring, selling, developing, financing, operating, and leasing a varying array of real estate projects. He also advises businesses in general commercial transactions, corporate organization and governance, and mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining Armbrust & Brown, Mark practiced for several years with Fishman Haygood, LLP, a New Orleans-based boutique law firm. Before that, Mark was an information technology technical writer for New York University.

Representative Experience

  • Represented international retailer in its acquisition, entitlement, financing, and development of four distribution centers, involving over $250 million in investment and including the assemblage of seven separately owned regional shopping mall parcels for a 3,000,000 s.f., state-of-the-art fulfilment center
  • Represented single-family residential developer-builder in the acquisition, entitlement, and development of 300+ acre subdivision
  • Represented landlord in the leasing and management of 200,000+ s.f. office building
  • Represented landlord in the leasing and management of 600,000+ s.f. portfolio of regional shopping centers and apartment buildings
  • Represented private lender in financing the acquisition and development of single-family subdivision by developer-borrower
  • Represented owner-developer of a residential subdivision, country club, golf course, and publicly regulated wastewater management utility
  • Represented thermal energy service provider in series of projects to lease, refurbish, and operate energy assets for regional healthcare systems and government agencies
  • Managed and closed series of structured finance transactions utilizing a mixture of equity, conventional financing, and tax credit financing for the redevelopment of historic structures in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Represented seller in acquisition of industrial equipment manufacturing business
  • Represented national online retailer in corporate recapitalization
  • Negotiated and drafted master service agreements and other agreements for a regional, 250+ employee IT services company
  • Represented oilfield services company for software development and related licensing agreement

Publications and Presentations

Hold the Phone! ‘Peer-to-Peer’ Ridesharing Services, Regulation, and Liability, 76 La. L. Rev. 307 (2015)

Email and the Threat of Inadvertent Compromise or Settlement (2016) (available at