Mark’s practice focuses on a broad range of commercial disputes. He has tried many cases, and in recent years has focused primarily on land use and real property disputes. Mark has represented counties in defense of their comprehensive plans, and corporations and individuals seeking to protect property rights. His cases have ranged from condemnation to protective covenants to condominium law.
Represented Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company in a variety of disputes, from comprehensive plan designations of forest land to annexation issues for large developments.
Represented Snohomish County and Clallam County in appeals of their Comprehensive Plans.
Represented Broadmoor Golf Club in various property and boundary issues.
Represented Courtney Love in connection with her Seattle residence.
Represented the owners of The Claremont Hotel in Seattle in complicated disputes over the development of the hotel.
Professional and Civic Involvement
King County Bar Association (Past recipient of Pro Bono Service Award; Past Chair, Committee on Literacy)
World Affairs Council; Past Trustee
KUOW and KCMU Radio Stations, Advisory Board
PSF Mechanical, Inc., Board of Advisors
J.D., Harvard University Law School, cum laude, 1985
Law Clerk to The Honorable Jerome Farris, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1985-1986
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1983
B.A., University of North Carolina, summa cum laude, 1977
Washington State Courts
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
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