Whatever the legal question at hand, Mark Koerner has built a reputation of customizing his services to address the specific concerns of each client. He assists municipal entities (including transit authorities and drain commissioners), businesses and IT clients in achieving their legal goals, developing their organizations and minimizing risk.
Mark understands the unique challenges that clients face. On a daily basis, he works to find practical solutions to complex problems in areas that include:
- Transit: Mark has worked with many transportation authorities on a wide range of general operations matters, labor and employment issues, contract drafting, review and negotiation, policy drafting and review, public financing, construction of new transit facilities and compliance with state and federal laws.
- Drain: Mark has provided legal counsel for numerous projects concerning establishment, construction and maintenance of both county and inter-county drains. He has also represented Drain Commissioners in various flooding litigation matters.
- General Counsel: Mark has extensive experience handling “general counsel” legal matters for public entities. He regularly attends board meetings, prepares legal opinions, counsels on Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act compliance issues and handles contract drafting, review and negotiations.
- Labor Law: Mark has counseled and represented clients in the negotiation and drafting of collective bargaining agreements, grievance defense, and mediation and arbitration.
- Employment Law: Mark has experience helping employers understand their rights to exercise sound labor and employment practices, not only to protect the organization, but also the workforce. This includes but is not limited to drafting policy and procedure manuals and reviewing contracts.
- General Litigation: While the goal is to minimize risk, Mark takes an aggressive and proactive approach to resolving litigation while being mindful of his clients’ desire for cost-effective representation. He has experience before the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Michigan.
- Business and Information Technology: Many businesses have found Mark’s knowledge of information technology and privacy law instrumental to helping them keep their assets secure. He has helped businesses with electronic discovery, e-commerce, software licensing, IT document drafting, health information privacy and many other areas of IT law.
- John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2000
- John Marshall Law School, LL.M., 2000, Information Technology Law
- Michigan State University, B.A., 1996
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