JD, University of Mississippi Law School
MBA, University of Mississippi
B.A. (Finance), University of Memphis
Mark Hartnett currently serves as Managing Director of Argent Family Wealth Services, a division of Argent Financial. His practice focuses on providing leadership to financially successful families that desire to grow their family balance sheet through multi-generational planning in order to overcome the proverb “shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations.”
Mark is a native of Memphis, Tennessee and graduate of the University of Memphis, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, graduating magna cum laude with a minor in Legal Thought and Liberal Arts. He furthered his studies at the University of Mississippi, earning his Juris Doctorate Degree of Law and his Masters Degree in Business Administration. Upon graduation in 1995, he moved to Jackson, Mississippi where he practiced corporate law at Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company. Mark’s expertise in fiduciary law and financial planning allowed him the opportunity to lead several bank trust departments in the southeast from 1999 to 2008. In 2008, Mark founded Family Wealth Practices, LLC, a private, multi-family office with the goal of helping families overcome the “shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations” proverb. Mark has also participated in numerous disputes regarding trustee issues as both an institutional defendant and as an expert witness.
Mark has distinguished himself among his fellow colleagues by becoming a Certified Financial PlannerTM professional (CFP), an Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP), a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), a graduate from the Southern Trust School, and by serving as Chairman of the Estates and Trust section of the Mississippi Bar Association (2008-09). He is currently licensed to practice law in the State of Mississippi, maintains a Series 65 license and is a member of the National Association of Estate Planning Councils, the Purposeful Planning Institute and the Collaboration for Family Flourishing.
Mark and his wife Jo-Shannon have been married twenty-seven years and live in Oxford, Mississippi. They have three children, Rachael-Catherine, Sam and Eli and are members of Pinelake Church. In his spare time, Mark enjoys exercising, hunting, reading and spending time with his family. He deeply believes in developing and maintaining strong family values, integrity and communication within his family and those he serves.