Mark Lacis is a business attorney who represents clients in complex commercial litigation cases in federal and state courts as lead trial counsel. He also manages Ireland Stapleton’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and serves as the firm’s in-house ethics counsel. In addition to his trial practice, Mr. Lacis counsels clients in a wide-array of contract, cybersecurity and other business matters and assists individuals with their estate planning needs.
In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Lacis is an elected official. He was elected to serve on the Town of Superior’s Board of Trustees in the November 2016 general election. As Trustee, he is responsible for adopting Ordinances and Resolutions, appropriating funds to conduct Town business, and providing policy direction for Town governance, and represents 13,000 constituents in legislative, quasi-judicial, and administrative proceedings.
Mr. Lacis was appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper to the Judicial Performance Commission for the 20th Judicial District, where he is responsible for reviewing the performance of judges and making recommendations for judges standing for retention. Mr. Lacis is a Member of the Colorado Bar Association’s Ethics Committee and a Board Member of the Colorado Lawyers Trust Account Foundation (COLTAF), where he oversees the administration of trust fund account distributions to Colorado Legal Services.
Mr. Lacis received his J.D., cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law, where he was a member of the Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law, Interscholastic Moot Court Board, and Civil Litigation Clinic. He graduated from Rutgers College, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, with a B.A. in Political Science, where he was a Henry Rutgers Scholar and a member of the Eagleton Institute of Politics.
Mr. Lacis has received an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell and has been recognized as a Rising Star in Super Lawyers magazine (2013 - 2017).
Practice Areas: Business; Litigation; Intellectual Property; Estate Planning
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2018|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2018|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2017|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2016|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Trustee||Town of Superior||2016 - Present|
|Director & Shareholder||Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe||2006 - Present|
|Litigation Associate||Lowenstein Sandler||2005 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Colorado Lawyer Trust Account Foundation||Board Member||2016 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association, Ethics Committee||Member||2015 - Present|
|Boulder County Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|The Colorado Lawyer||Life Without an Hourly Rate||2007|
|Seton Hall University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Rutgers University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2001|
|The Impact of Federal Enforcement on Colorado||Ethics||2018|
|You Need a Will -- Estate Planning 101||Estate Planning||2017|
|Darling v. El Cerro Properties, et al., No. 2012cv741 (Arapahoe County, Colo.).||Obtained favorable settlement.|
|Wyandot Inc. v. Fullbar LLC, No. 2012cv933 (Arapahoe County, Colo.).||Obtained favorable settlement.|
|WCM Industries, Inc. v. Jay R. Smith Manufacturing Co., et al., No. 12-CV-03019-WJM-CBS (D. Colo.)||Obtained favorable settlement.|
|MSR West Inc. v. Schulz, No. 2012cv5722 (Denver County, Colo.).||Obtained favorable settlement.|
|Citywide Banks v. Sarantinos, et al., No. 2009cv555 (Adams County, Colo.).||Obtained favorable settlement.|
|Warren Miller Entertainment, Inc. v. Warren Miller, AAA 771400048509SIM||Won arbitration.|
|WPR Development v. Old Republic National Title Insurance Co., No. 2009cv5505 (Jefferson County, Colo.).||Won jury trial.|
|oungdon Yun, et al. v. Cihan Karaketir, No. 2009c10529 (Denver County, Colo.).||Won bench trial.|
|Shaw Builders LLC v. AZCO II LLC, et al., No. 2009cv82 (Summit County, Colo.).||Obtained favorable settlement.|
|Basiliko v. Washington, No. 2008cv907 (Jefferson County, Colo.).||Won jury trial.|
|Four Mile Canyon Creek LLC v. Shaw Construction LLC, No. 2006cv650 (Boulder County, Colo.).||Obtained favorable settlement.|
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