J. Mark Appleberry
Mark Appleberry is an experienced attorney, business executive, and entrepreneur who blends his “big law” experience with his “real world” experience to deliver practical, high quality legal advice to his clients. As a founder and former CEO of an Entrepreneur Magazine “Hot 100” company, he is intimately familiar with the challenges facing entrepreneurs and growth companies in all stages of their lifecycles, from formation, through the inevitable growing pains, and ultimately through acquisition. As a result, Mark is a valued and trusted member of his clients’ management teams, often sharing informal business wisdom with his clients in addition to his legal counsel.
Mark has served as a mentor to startup companies at Mach37, a cybersecurity incubator program backed by Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology, and is currently a director and member of the executive committee for Healing the Children, a national nonprofit organization focused on providing outbound medical resources to children around the world.
Mark earned his J.D. from the Boston University School of Law, and was a member of the American Journal of Law and Medicine while in attendance there. He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. Mark received his B.A. in Philosophy from California State University, Long Beach.
Mark was a professional musician before he went to law school, and he still plays a mean bass guitar. He is also an avid sports fan, and spends time playing baseball, basketball, and golf with his two children.
Attorney, Managing Member
Geoff Weber is the Founder and Managing Member of Weber Law, LLC. His clients appreciate both his extensive large firm experience and his calm, efficient, business-minded practicality. Geoff's experience centers around mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital transactions and securities issuances. He has extensive experience in capital raising and funding entities ranging in size from startups to multinational corporations with most clients being well-managed technology or consumer products companies experiencing (or anticipating) rapid growth.
Most clients engage Geoff for one of two reasons: either they need his specific expertise for an acquisition or a financing transaction, or they find great value in his practical, efficient style as retained outside general counsel. That common sense approach to practicing law is rooted in Geoff’s experience as the owner or manager of several businesses over the last 20 years or so, dating back to his undergraduate years at Wharton. Geoff’s experience running businesses spans several industries, including not only law, but also industries as varied as advertising, delivery services, publishing and even house painting. (Do not ask him to paint a house, as he has retired from that industry.)
Geoff is well-known among Philadelphia entrepreneurs from events around the community. He is a frequently invited speaker on topics related to business law and entrepreneurship and he often serves as a judge or a mentor for business plan competitions. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Entrepreneurs Forum of Greater Philadelphia and volunteers his time with the United Way and other worthy organizations, including providing pro bono legal office hours at many of the clinics offered for startups.
He'll tell you that he left the big firm environment years ago for a more balanced lifestyle. He’s still working on the whole work/life balance thing, but when he’s not assisting clients or running his own business, you'll usually find Geoff with his wife and their three children, either driving someone to a rehearsal, coaching the children’s baseball teams or playing board games at home.