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Mark Palermo

JD, Hofstra University School of Law

Office:  252 Harriman Hall

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Mr. Palermo brings 30 years of diversified business experience to the classroom. His professional career began at The Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A., where he was a middle market lending officer for several years. After completing his MBA at Adelphi University, Mr. Palermo left Chase to take the position of Vice President , Finance for The Neil Automotive Group. He then returned to school full time on a full scholarship, earning his JD from Hofstra Law in December, 1993 and graduating in the top 1.5% of his class. Combining his business experience with his law degree, Mr. Palermo practiced corporate law at the New York firm of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP. After four years of successful law practice, Mr. Palermo accepted a position with Gordon Brothers Capital as Vice President, where he was deeply involved in all aspects of financing private companies in crises. Mr. Palermo also has experience financing distressed public companies through uniquely structured private placements of convertible debt instruments. He now teaches full time at the College of Business while remaining active in the practice of law as a sole practitioner.

Teaching: Management, Ethics, Finance, and Business Law