Mark Sundahl is an Assistant Professor of Law at Cleveland State University's Cleveland-Marshall College of Law where he teaches International Business Transactions, Commercial Law, Secured Transactions, and Ancient Athenian Law. Prof. Sundahl's practice focuses on international transactions and commercial law. Prior to joining the faculty at Cleveland-Marshall, he was an associate in the International Transactions Group at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in San Francisco. He is fluent in German and admitted to practice in California and Ohio.
Prof. Sundahl is the co-author of a treatise on secured transactions and has published articles and lectured around the world on various issues in international commercial law, space law, and legal history. He is currently a member of the UNIDROIT working group charged with drafting the Space Assets Protocol to the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment which will create a new international legal regime for the secured finance of satellites and other space assets.
He has worked on a broad variety of transactions, including a joint venture among international investors to establish a network of motor oil reclamation plants throughout South America; a joint venture that enabled a Belgian food company to enter the U.S. market; the merger of two San Francisco-based Internet media companies; inventory finance transactions for a major computer manufacturer; and the creation and enforcement of security interests in a variety of contexts. He has also advised private foundations and other nonprofit organizations on corporate law and taxation issues.
Prof. Sundahl is a member of the International Institute of Space Law and a Director and Vice-President of the Greater Cleveland International Lawyers Group.
He received his bachelor's degree from UCLA and his juris doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He also holds a Ph.D. in Classics from Brown University.