MARK A. DePACO
Mark earned his B.A. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1994. He received a law degree (J.D.) from the University of Southern California Law School (USC) in 1998 and is admitted to practice in California. He is the founding partner of the law firm DT Law Partners, LLP, in Santa Barbara, California, formed in 2020. Prior to joining that firm, he was a partner at Fell Marking LLP, in Santa Barbara, for ten years. Mark began his legal career as an associate with Hatch & Parent and transitioned shortly thereafter to Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth P.C., helping to establish their Santa Barbara office. Mark then moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, and spent eleven years there, practicing and growing his business at MBV Law LLP, before deciding to make the move back to his hometown of Santa Barbara.
For more than twenty years, Mark’s legal practice has focused on corporate transactions, including securities offerings, debt and equity raises, mergers and acquisitions, and all matters related to corporate and business growth. Mark operates as outside general counsel to companies in all lines and phases of business, and counts angel investors, investment companies, funds and family offices among his clients.
Mark currently serves on the Board of the Dream Foundation, is active in youth sports, and, along with his wife, is raising four young, active children.