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Mark M. Higgins


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Mark focuses his practice on counseling high-growth and emerging businesses with regard to mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, private equity financings, capital markets transactions, securities compliance matters, and general corporate matters. He represents clients primarily in the energy and sustainability, technology, and life sciences industries, from start-ups to public companies. Mark devotes a portion of his practice to blockchain technology, a subject on which he writes and speaks.

Prior to joining Mintz Levin, Mark was a law clerk to the Honorable Francis X. Spina at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Prior to this, he was an assistant attorney general in the Division of Open Government in the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General. Mark has also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph A. Grasso Jr. in the Massachusetts Appeals Court.

As an undergraduate, Mark was on Harvard’s varsity football team, where his teammates selected him to receive the Henry N. Lamar Football Award, given to that senior who, through dedication to the program and concern for his fellow man, has made a unique contribution to the team.


  • Suffolk University Law School (JD, magna cum laude)
  • Harvard College (BA)

Recognition & Awards

  • Henry N. Lamar Football Award (2006)
  • Buz Crain Football Award (2006)


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Recent Insights

News & Press


Viewpoint General
On September 20, 2019, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) filed a Notice of Public Review of the proposed 225 CMR 21.00, the Clean Peak Energy Portfolio Standard regulation. DOER seeks public comment on the proposed regulation. Originally part of An Act to Advance Clean Energy, which was signed into law in 2018, the Clean Peak Energy Portfolio Standard, or Clean Peak Standard (CPS), is designed to reduce demand at peak times and to shift energy use at these times to clean energy source.
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At the recent Blockchain in Energy conference hosted by Greentech Media (GTM), the theme was entirely clear: the perception of blockchain in the energy industry has matured from proclaiming blockchain a disruptive panacea that would completely vault a heavily regulated industry into the transactive grid of the future to placing blockchain as a tool in the firmament of the technology stack for the currently transitioning grid
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Industry Hero Blockchain Digital Currency Mintz
Smart contracts are an integral part of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies; the latter has seen a dramatic increase in mainstream commercial use. We explore the rise of the smart legal contract.
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Mintz Energy & Sustainability Attorneys Earn Top Honors in JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards
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News & Press

This Q&A is conducted with Mark Higgins and focuses on growing interest in the concept of “tokenizing” renewable energy assets in an effort to democratize financing. Tokenizing is an important concept in the blockchain world and is most often discussed toward the end energy-blockchain startups planning.
Mintz represents NuCana, which completed its approximately $114 million initial public offering. The United Kingdom-based clinical-stage company focuses on improving treatment outcomes for patients with cancer.



GTM Forum: Blockchain in Energy

Greentech Media

PG&E Auditorium, 77 Beale St., San Francisco, CA