Hobson Bernardino + Davis LLP welcomes Mark Stephen Chasan, industry veteran in renewable energy, technology and equity transactions.

September 5, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Blog | No comment


Hobson Bernardino + Davis LLP is pleased to announce that Mark Stephen Chasan is joining the firm’s San Francisco Office as counsel.  Mark’s industry experience in renewable energy, technology and equity finnance transactions is a great addition to the firm’s San Francisco office.

Mr. Chasan is an accomplished attorney, as well as being widely known as a strategic advisor for companies, Internet veteran and digital media pioneer.  Mr. Chasan practices in the area of renewable energy, technology and equity financing, real estate and entertainment.  He regularly assists clients in raising equity, structuring renewable energy transactions and funds, complex real estate financing, as well as other corporate, real estate and entertainment matters.

Mr. Chasan is also the Chairman and CEO of Transformative Capital, a private-to-public hybrid equity firms.  Mr. Chasan has previously held positions as Managing Director of Greenbridge Capital Group, Inc. and at Publex Ventures, both of which were private-to-public hybrid equities firms.

Mr. Chasan was also previously an Executive Consultant of IBM Global Services, Digital Media and Entertainment Group, where Mr. Chasan was a leader in IBM’s development of marketplace strategies and solutions in the media and entertainment sectors and created several digital media solutions for IBM.  In 1995, Mr. Chasan founded Emusic, and as Chairman and CEO of Emusic built the premiere online digital music distribution and retailing company and a leading online music and entertainment superstore. In February 1999, Emusic was acquired by Goodnoise/Emusic.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: EMUS). Mr. Chasan left the company in July, 1999 and fully liquidated his position between September, 1999 and May, 2000. In June 2001, Vivendi/Universal acquired Emusic. Also, in 1995, Mr. Chasan formed Webcentral, one of the first web development, hosting and co-location facilities in the US hosting such customers as CalTrans, ReMax and AudioNet/Broadcast.com.

From 1985 to 1998, Mr. Chasan was the Managing Partner of Chasan & Associates, a Los Angeles law firm practicing in the areas of securities, corporate, real estate, entertainment and civil litigation.  Mr. Chasan is a graduate of the Western State University College of Law.




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