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  Mark    Whitson  
Work Phone:
(321) 777-3000
Email Mark
Business Name: 
Satcom Direct
Business Address: 
1050 Satcom Lane
MelbourneFlorida 32940
Business Website:
Law or Business Areas:
Aviation, Aerospace, Satellite Communications, Technology

I am an attorney with particular experience in aviation (civil and military), insurance, contracting (government and commercial), dispute resolution, and military law. Currently, I serve as In-House Counsel and Corporate Secretary for the Satcom Direct family of companies, the leading provider of satellite communications software and services to business-class aircraft operators. My work here generally involves mergers and acquisitions, contracting, labor and employment, corporate governance, intellectual property, and risk management/insurance. As an advocate, I have handled a wide variety of regulatory disputes at agency level, tried dozens of cases in federal and state courts, and have protected trial court wins on appeal. I'm a certified mediator, a military trial judge and a military appellate judge. I have represented the US government, criminal defendants and civil litigants at trial. I have extensive practical experience providing legal services at the highest levels, from corporate boards to general staffs. In private practice and government service, I have investigated matters including labor and employment disputes, fraud allegations and aviation accidents (and I am a military-trained aviation safety officer and accident investigator). An experienced business attorney with a defense industry focus, my career passions are aviation, military service, complex negotiations and dispute resolution.