Mark A. Franco

Mark A.

Phone: 334-834-1180
Fax: 334-834-3172

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  • B.S., Commerce and Business Administration, University of Alabama (1977)
  • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law (1980)

Practice Areas

Associations & Community Involvement

  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2019 Real Estate Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Peer Review Rated (10 years)
  • Best Lawyers - Specialty Real Estate Law
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Jasons
  • Mortar Board



Mark's primary areas of practice are commercial law, real estate law, business acquisitions, mergers and divestitures, and bank and borrower representation in real estate and commercial transactions. Mark's practice also focuses on estate planning, as well as services for closelyheld businesses in varied matters, including the formation of legal entities, debt restructuring and general corporate services.

Mark has over 25 years of experience providing legal services for various clients, including real estate developers, banks, borrowers and closely-held business entities in business transactions, real estate and title insurance matters, commercial transactions, contract negotiations, business acquisitions, mergers and divestitures. A sampling of past representations includes: (i) developer representation in development, purchasing and sales of multi-family properties, hotel portfolios, shopping centers, condominium projects and conversions, storage facilities, warehouses, manufactured housing communities, commercial and residential land sales, (ii) seller and buyer representation in sales and acquisitions of retail, service, brokerage and manufacturing businesses throughout Alabama and the United States, and (iii) lender and borrower representation in all types of financing transactions including real estate loans, construction loans, credit facilities, participations, and private school financing. Mark also routinely acts as agent for title companies in commercial real estate transactions.



Franco named Bests Lawyers in America 2019 Real Estate "Lawyer of the Year"

Franco recognized in 2017 Best Lawyers in America

Copeland Franco partners recognized as Best Lawyers

Franco recognized in 2017 Best Lawyers in America