Mark practices primarily in complex commercial litigation and real estate litigation. He has a broad-based litigation practice in federal and state courts focusing on complex commercial matters, including shareholder/partnership disputes, commercial transactions, complex real estate issues, banking and lender issues, as well as advocating for plaintiffs in catastrophic injury and bad faith claims. As a practicing lawyer with an M.B.A. degree, Mark approaches clients’ matters from both a legal and business perspective and offers practical and efficient solutions.
Mark has been quoted concerning real estate and litigation issues in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Las Vegas Review Journal, Las Vegas Sun and in numerous other newspapers and online news sources, as well as appearing on Fox Business Network, Face to Face with Jon Ralston and “In Business” on Las Vegas One.
Throughout his years of legal experience, Mark has been involved with hundreds of arbitrations and mediations across a broad spectrum of legal matters. He has served as lead counsel in more than 75 jury and court trials in state and federal courts and has also appeared before numerous administrative tribunals. In addition to his private practice, Mark served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the Oglala Sioux Nation. He has represented various individuals and entities in Tribal Court matters ranging from partnership dissolution, employment and corporate matters, as well as personal injury claims.
Mark has served as president of the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association as well as a member of the Board of Governors of the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association. In addition, Mark served as chair of the South Dakota State Bar Negligence and Tort Law Committee.
Within the firm, Mark serves as the Litigation Department Chair in the Las Vegas office.
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|SD||Authorized to practice law||1993||08/10/2012|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Mountain States Super Lawyers||N/A|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Legal Elite||Nevada Business Magazine||N/A|
|Partner||Fox Rothschild, LLP Attorneys At Law||2011 - Present|
|Partner||Hutchison & Steffen, LLC||2007 - 2011|
|Partner||Gunderson, Palmer, Goodsell & Nelson, LLP||1994 - 2007|
|Law Clerk||United States District Court South Dakota||1992 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada||Board Member||2012 - Present|
|South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association||Former President||2004 - 2005|
|South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association||Former Board of Governors||2000 - 2006|
|State Bar of South Dakota, Negligence and Tort Law Committee||Past Chair||1998 - 2001|
|Nevada Justice Association||Member||N/A|
|United Way of the Black Hills||Former Board of Directors||N/A|
|South Dakota Youth Business Adventure||Former Board of Directors||N/A|
|State of Nevada Department of Transportation vs. Sunset Beach Girls, LLC||Settlement shortly before closing argument in jury trial.|
|Diamond Surface, Inc. v. State Cement Plant Comm’n, 583 N.W.2d 155||Successfully defended client through jury trial and appeal|
|South Dakota Public Entity Pool for Liability v. Winger, 566 N.W.2d 125||On appeal, Supreme Court found in favor of client.|
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|South Dakota Law Review||Blue Legs v. United States Bureau of Indian Affairs: An Expansion of BIA Duties under the Snyder Act||N/A|
|University of South Dakota School of Law||N/A||JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA with Highest Honors||1992|
|South Dakota State University||Economics||BS - Bachelor of Science||1989|
|Legal Marketing Association Annual Conference||What Your Lawyers Wished Their Marketers Knew||2013|