Mark is the principal blogger at SECLaw.com, although there are occasional contributors and postings from press releases.
Mark is an attorney licensed to practice law before all state and federal courts in the States of New York and New Jersey as well as the United States Supreme Court. His practice is in the areas of corporate and securities law.
He is also a prolific writer. He was the legal columnist for Research Magazine. His column, "For the Record" ran for 5 years, and covered topics of interest to investors and brokers. Most of the columns are still being read and downloaded at SECLaw.com, the online securities law site which Mark created in 1995. SECLaw.com is one of the most popular legal topic sites in the world, and has been since its creation.
In his law practice, Mark has concentrated his work in the area of securities regulation and litigation. A full description of his practice and legal background is at his firm's web site at www.sacllc.com. A summary of Mr. Astarita's more interesting and novel cases is contained in the document Significant Cases and Decisions.
Mark also represents investors in exceptional cases, and is one of the few attorneys to obtain (and receive payment of) a million dollar punitive damage and attorney fee award against a brokerage firm for misconduct.
Martindale-Hubbell, has given Mr. Astarita their highest rating ("AV"), and has determined that his legal ability is very high to preeminent and his ethical standards are very high. An attorney in the US cannot receive a higher rating than this rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Mark's complete CV is online at SECLaw.com and more information is available about his and his firm at their website. Mark's professional website is at securitieslawyer-ny.com