Mark’s international upbringing was influential in his development of expertise in public and private international law, which remains a cornerstone of his practice to this day.
Mark is one of a handful of lawyers in Vermont knowledgeable in international contracts, customs, immigration, and in-bound and out-bound foreign investment. He also handles both criminal and family matters, including those with international aspects.
Mark grew up on four continents: the United States, West Africa, Europe, and South America. He is the child of German and Swiss immigrants, currently a dual US-Swiss citizen, and speaks basic French and German.
In 2012, Mark was appointed Director of the World Court of Human Rights Development Project by the World Service Authority of Washington DC. This is a project endorsed by the Chief Justices of the World.
Mark has served on the boards of the Vermont International Trade Alliance (1988 to present), the Vermont Environmental Consortium (1990 to 2006), and serves as the Vermont Representative of the Export Legal Assistance Network (1998 to present).
Mark’s involvement with the Vermont Bar Association includes service on the Board of Managers (1987 to 1992), Chair of the Young Lawyers’ Section (1989 to 1991), and Chair and Founder of the International Law Committee (1991 to present).
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