Sorling Northrup Attorneys at Law
  • SPRINGFIELD
  • CHICAGO

Mark H. Ferguson

Sorling Northrup Law Offices
Springfield

1 North Old State Capitol Plaza
Suite 200
P.O. Box 5131
Springfield, IL 62705

Phone 217.544.1144
Fax 217.522.3173

Chicago

22 West Washington Street
Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone 312.854.7963
Fax 312.854.8001

Mark H. Ferguson
Education

University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
- B.A. in Political Science, 1975
University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, IL
- J.D., 1978

Bar
Admissions

Illinois
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Tax Court

Practice
Areas

Banking
Business Advising
Contract Preparation
Transactions

Biography

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Email

mhferguson@sorlinglaw.com

Mark H. Ferguson joined Sorling Northrup, as of counsel in 2001 and became chief operating officer in 2003.

After practicing law in Springfield, Illinois, from 1978 through 1986, Mr. Ferguson joined Firstbank of Illinois Co., a Springfield-based, publicly-traded, multi-bank holding company, as Chief Financial Officer. In 1988, he became President and Chief Executive Officer of Firstbank, and was elected Chairman of the Board and CEO in 1989. From 1988 through 1998, under his direction, Firstbank became the largest and most profitable independent banking organization headquartered in downstate Illinois, acquiring banks and other financial services companies in central and southern Illinois and in the western suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri. Following Firstbank's merger with Mercantile Bancorporation of St. Louis in 1998, Ferguson served as Chairman and CEO of Mercantile Bank of Illinois and, until his retirement in July of 2001, as Illinois Regional President of Firstar Bank of Illinois, the successor to Mercantile.

Prior to his banking career, Ferguson's practice in Springfield focused on mergers and acquisitions, commercial banking, securities, and general corporate transactions. He is licensed to practice in Illinois and is admitted to the bar of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, the U.S. Tax Court, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Ferguson is available to assist with banking and corporate operational, acquisition, and transactional issues.

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