Practice Areas

In matters of conflict – having a mediator with extensive practical and professional life experience can make all the difference.

Before becoming an attorney, Mark was completing his first degree in Environmental Studies at UC Berkeley. Parallel to these studies, he was also pursuing his interest in construction – working in the trades as a professional painter, then as a carpenter specializing first in house renovation and later in the construction of custom homes.

Construction Law

Mark’s experience working in the construction industry has given him knowledge about how construction legal disputes arise and the ways to resolve them. During his legal career he has represented project owners, contractors and design professionals in business matters and construction defect litigation. 

Mark has served as an adjunct faculty member teaching Construction Law at John F. Kennedy School of Law and is a United States Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED Green Associate.

Business Law

Mark has provided legal counsel to corporations and business owners in matters involving business formation, risk management, drafting and negotiating contracts, UCC and general business disputes.

Personal Injury

Mark has represented plaintiffs and defendants in a diversity of personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, professional liability, uninsured and underinsured motorist claims.

Real Estate

In addition to drafting and negotiating commercial and residential lease, purchase and sale agreements, Mark has represented real property purchasers in non-disclosure cases involving structural defects, mold abatement and remediation.