Mark Oppenheimer Discusses His Legal Lineage and Family Oriented Practice with Louisville Business First
Louisville Office Managing Partner Mark H. Oppenheimer discussed his legal lineage and family business succession practice in a recent Louisville Business First special feature.
Oppenheimer’s father practices in Louisville, as do his brother and his wife, according to the publication. “[Law] was sort of a built-in path for me,” he said. “I remember my father seeming to enjoy it, and I’m sure that rubbed off on me.”
Oppenheimer detailed how a career change from the family’s five-and-dime stores in the late 1960s spurred his father to attain a law degree. He also explained how not joining his father’s practice after graduating law school himself was meant to “carv[e] out my own way instead.”
He looked at the big firm, Greenebaum Doll & McDonald which merged with Bingham McHale in 2012 to become Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, as “a kind of graduate school, a chance to start out at the top and gain some great experience, before I went to work with my dad. But 25 years later, here I still am.”
He attributes his longevity with BGD to “the privilege of spending my days with the best of the best. I’m always learning.”
When asked about his family business succession practice, Oppenheimer said, “It’s a great job. I get to spend days with clients telling me their stories and sharing their hopes. It’s flattering to become part of their families.”
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