Mr. Shawe was born in Savannah, Georgia on August 3, 1955, and he is married to Savannah native, Ellen Ragan Shawe. Mr. Shawe is a graduate of Benedictine Military School, and received both his BBA in Finance, Cum Laude (1976) and Law Degree (1980) from the University of Georgia.
Within the community, Mr. Shawe is active in civic and charitable organizations. Mr. Shawe is a past Commodore of the Savannah Yacht Club, past President of the Civitan Club of Savannah, past participant in Leadership Savannah and Savannah Jaycees. Mr. Shawe is Past Chairman of Savannah's Leukemia/Lymphoma fund-raising Regatta and remains active on its Executive Committee. Mr. Shawe currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Benedictine Military School.
Mr. Shawe is an avid boater, golfer and tennis player. Mark and his wife, Ellen, enjoy travel, and are members of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church.
Mr. Shawe is licensed to practice in the State of Georgia. He practices law in the areas of general business, corporate law and entity formations, residential and commercial real estate, transactional law, condominium formation and conversions, estate planning and probate, real property foreclosures, mechanics and materialmen's liens.
Mr. Shawe has earned an "AV Preeminent" rating from Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, the highest rating available from this peer review service. Mr. Shawe has been further listed in the publications "Georgia's Top Lawyers" and "The Best Lawyers In America" as further result of peer review ratings.
Mr. Shawe is a member of the Savannah Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia.