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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


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Continental AG Announces Shifting Focus to Electric Future and Clean Air

August 9, 2019 | | By Mark Higgins, Jack Gilligan

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Blockchain in Energy: Smart Legal Contracts on the Rise

July 26, 2019 | Blog | By Mark Higgins

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.

Blockchain in Energy: A Practical Path to Standardization

May 15, 2019 | Blog | By Mark Higgins, Jack Gilligan

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Mintz Energy & Sustainability Attorneys Earn Top Honors in JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards
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Blockchain in Energy: Recent SEC Guidance on Tokenization

April 12, 2019 | Blog | By Mark Higgins, Jack Gilligan

In a report titled Moving Electrons, investment firm Village Capital highlighted the transportation sector as the next big focal point for cleantech investors seeking opportunities to support firms and sectors that are likely to significantly reduce carbon emissions.
Wind is blowing up in the Commonwealth! A report from Environment Massachusetts shows that offshore wind could help power the state’s electricity needs 19 times over – and major generators are already working to make it happen.
For all the publicity generated by the recent increase in value of Bitcoin, as well as the generally increasing awareness of the existence of blockchain technology, Greentech Media’s recent Blockchain in Energy Forum 2018 held in New York City demonstrated that the technology is incredibly young and all stakeholders—utilities, regulators, entrepreneurs, consumers and investors—are still struggling with the ultimate impact of distributed ledger systems.

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