Mark Bonham

Capital Markets, Corporate & Securities, Emerging Companies & Venture Capital


Mark Bonham is a partner in the Salt Lake City office of Mayer Brown and a member of the Emerging Companies & Venture Capital, Capital Markets, and Mergers & Acquisitions practices. Mark is also part of the Life Sciences and Technology industry groups. Mark focuses his practice on providing legal counsel to technology, life sciences, software and internet-based companies and the venture capital funds and strategic investors that finance these companies. Even while living and practicing in Silicon Valley, Mark became well-known in the Salt Lake City region beginning in the 1990s as a result of working with a variety of technology-driven businesses such as Novell, WordPerfect, (predecessor to Ancestry), Sonic Innovations, and CardioPulmonics. He was involved in venture capital financings, M&A, and public offerings for these and other Utah-based companies. With a depth of knowledge in startups, venture financing, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, business strategy, corporate governance, IPOs, SEC reporting and exit strategy, Mark has deep relationships with tech startups and emerging companies.


  • Ranked by the IFLR1000 as a “Highly Regarded” lawyer for M&A in Utah
  • Named by Best Lawyers as Venture Capital Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Salt Lake City; Private Funds / Hedge Funds “Lawyer of the Year,” Salt Lake City; Mergers & Acquisitions “Lawyer of the Year,” Salt Lake City; and Corporate “Lawyer of the Year,” Utah
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for work in Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law, Venture Capital Law
  • Included in Utah Business Legal Elite


  • Brigham Young University, BA, magna cum laude, Economics
    Trustees Scholar
  • Harvard Law School, JD
    Awarded Olin Fellowship in Law and Economics

Inscription au Barreau

  • Californie
  • Utah

Engagement professionnel et communautaire

  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President, Washington Everett Mission, 2013–2016