E. Mark Young

Shareholder
Cleveland
1375 East Ninth Street
One Cleveland Center, 10th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
P 216.820.4210
F 216.623.0134
P 216.820.4210 | F 216.623.0134

Overview

Mr. Young focuses his practice on complex civil litigation matters in federal and state courts. He represents companies ranging from small, local businesses to international companies and financial institutions, serving as "first chair" in multiple matters before the courts. He has also represented clients in bankruptcy cases and in administrative proceedings before a number of government agencies. 

Mr. Young has experience representing parties in commercial real estate transactions and litigation. He is well-versed in drafting and negotiating commercial leases and litigating commercial and residential leases that include: interpretation and enforcement of lease provisions related to: exclusive vs. non-exclusive use, common area calculations and payments, restrictive use provisions, assumptions and assignments, and eviction of commercial and residential tenants.

As a litigator, Mr. Young is intimately familiar with the companies he represents, a familiarity that has enabled him to provide additional counsel regarding business operations. Mr. Young assists clients by minimizing legal exposures and providing practical solutions to identify and resolve challenges before they become legal issues that impact operations. He is also seasoned in preparing and negotiating purchases/sales and/or leases of developed real property in conjunction with the purchase and sale of a business. He has extensive experience preparing and negotiating purchases/sales and/or leases of developed real property in conjunction with the purchase and sale of a business. 

Mr. Young served in an outside general counsel role to a number of companies in multiple industries, including mobile technology, construction supply manufacturing, residential developers of low and moderate-income housing, manufacturers and distributors of alcohol, medical billing and home health care companies, religious institutions, and a number of minority and female-owned businesses.

Experience
  • Successfully represented a large Ohio municipality in the prosecution and enforcement of a performance guarantee contract in connection with an Automated Meter Reading system for water and electric utilities
  • Defended a medical device manufacturing client in securing full dismissal of equity ownership challenge in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division
  • Represented a medical device manufacturer with its business restructuring and investment of $54MM in outside equity
  • Represented an African-American owned minority executive search firm with respect to its Fortune 500 company clients 
  • Represented medical device contract manufacturer in a manufacturing supply dispute
  • Represented a spirits distributor and manufacturer in the negotiation and implementation of multi-state distributorship agreements
  • Defended and negotiated a wind down, asset liquidation, and distribution of a family-owned manufacturing business
  • Served as Local Counsel for six California partnerships in the bankruptcy case of Arter & Hadden, LLP
     
Services

Industries

Education

  1. Wake Forest University, B.A., Economics
  2. The University of Toledo College of Law, J.D.
  3. Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University, M.A., Urban Planning, Design and Development

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  2. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  3. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  4. U.S. Supreme Court

Recognitions

  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America© for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2021); Commercial Litigation (2021); and Corporate Law (2020-2021)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyer" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2017-2020)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2013)
  • Chair of the Roetzel & Andress Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee (July 2020 - present)
  • Supervise the Cleveland Office Summer Associate Program 

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Mediation Professor
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation, Former Trustee
Community Affiliations
  • The Consortium of African American Organizations, Board Member
  • Gilmour Academy High School, Executive Committee and Board Member
  • Gilmour Academy Alumni Association, Former President
  • ACE Mentor Program of Greater Akron, Board Member
  • Cleveland Academy of Scholarship Technology and Leadership Enterprise (CASTLE High School), Former Trustee
  • Wake Forest University Alumni Association and Local Alumni Chapter

Insights

Overview

Mr. Young focuses his practice on complex civil litigation matters in federal and state courts. He represents companies ranging from small, local businesses to international companies and financial institutions, serving as "first chair" in multiple matters before the courts. He has also represented clients in bankruptcy cases and in administrative proceedings before a number of government agencies. 

Mr. Young has experience representing parties in commercial real estate transactions and litigation. He is well-versed in drafting and negotiating commercial leases and litigating commercial and residential leases that include: interpretation and enforcement of lease provisions related to: exclusive vs. non-exclusive use, common area calculations and payments, restrictive use provisions, assumptions and assignments, and eviction of commercial and residential tenants.

As a litigator, Mr. Young is intimately familiar with the companies he represents, a familiarity that has enabled him to provide additional counsel regarding business operations. Mr. Young assists clients by minimizing legal exposures and providing practical solutions to identify and resolve challenges before they become legal issues that impact operations. He is also seasoned in preparing and negotiating purchases/sales and/or leases of developed real property in conjunction with the purchase and sale of a business. He has extensive experience preparing and negotiating purchases/sales and/or leases of developed real property in conjunction with the purchase and sale of a business. 

Mr. Young served in an outside general counsel role to a number of companies in multiple industries, including mobile technology, construction supply manufacturing, residential developers of low and moderate-income housing, manufacturers and distributors of alcohol, medical billing and home health care companies, religious institutions, and a number of minority and female-owned businesses.

Experience
  • Successfully represented a large Ohio municipality in the prosecution and enforcement of a performance guarantee contract in connection with an Automated Meter Reading system for water and electric utilities
  • Defended a medical device manufacturing client in securing full dismissal of equity ownership challenge in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division
  • Represented a medical device manufacturer with its business restructuring and investment of $54MM in outside equity
  • Represented an African-American owned minority executive search firm with respect to its Fortune 500 company clients 
  • Represented medical device contract manufacturer in a manufacturing supply dispute
  • Represented a spirits distributor and manufacturer in the negotiation and implementation of multi-state distributorship agreements
  • Defended and negotiated a wind down, asset liquidation, and distribution of a family-owned manufacturing business
  • Served as Local Counsel for six California partnerships in the bankruptcy case of Arter & Hadden, LLP
     

Education

  1. Wake Forest University, B.A., Economics
  2. The University of Toledo College of Law, J.D.
  3. Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University, M.A., Urban Planning, Design and Development

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  2. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  3. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  4. U.S. Supreme Court

Recognitions

  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America© for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2021); Commercial Litigation (2021); and Corporate Law (2020-2021)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyer" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2017-2020)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2013)
  • Chair of the Roetzel & Andress Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee (July 2020 - present)
  • Supervise the Cleveland Office Summer Associate Program 

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Mediation Professor
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation, Former Trustee
Community Affiliations
  • The Consortium of African American Organizations, Board Member
  • Gilmour Academy High School, Executive Committee and Board Member
  • Gilmour Academy Alumni Association, Former President
  • ACE Mentor Program of Greater Akron, Board Member
  • Cleveland Academy of Scholarship Technology and Leadership Enterprise (CASTLE High School), Former Trustee
  • Wake Forest University Alumni Association and Local Alumni Chapter