Mark concentrates his practice in general civil and commercial litigation, and regularly represents individuals in personal injury and estate litigation. Mark also represents union pension funds in delinquent contribution and withdrawal liability claims as a member of the firm’s ERISA litigation group.
Prior to attending law school, Mark worked as a contract analyst, with a particular focus on compliance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR). While in law school, Mark served as a judicial extern to Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge Mary Jane Bowes and U.S. District Court Judge Nora Barry Fischer.
- Successful defense of executor in will contest trial before the Allegheny County Register of Wills. Obtained compulsory non-suit on behalf of respondent due to petitioner’s failure to show that testator suffered from weakened intellect. Obtained summary judgment in companion trust action brought in Orphans' Court.
- Represented two major union pension funds in a complex action against a defunct employer’s surety to recover significant amounts of delinquent contributions owed for work funneled through the employer’s sham non-union company. This case was resolved with a favorable settlement following the conclusion of discovery and summary judgment briefing.
- Assisted in obtaining summary judgment and dismissal of plaintiff’s claims of conspiracy, tortious interference, breach of contract and unjust enrichment in lawsuit concerning interpretation and negotiation of an oil and gas lease. This case created new law in Pennsylvania when the Superior Court affirmed the trial court’s ruling that the non-attorney consultant engaged in the unauthorized practice of law through drafting and negotiating an oil and gas lease.
- Successful defense of elderly business owner in emergency capacity hearing brought by son following his termination from employment. Mark was able to have the petitioner’s case dismissed on a non-suit for failure to establish incapacity or mental incompetence.
- Successfully represented a small manufacturer subject to investigation by the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry & Security for a suspected Export Administration Regulations (EAR) violation.