Mark C. Bissinger

Biography

During Mark’s 32 years at the firm, he has served in a general counsel capacity for many clients, including real estate developers, a community bank, construction companies, telecommunication companies, social services agencies and venture capital backed technology companies. He has extensive litigation experience in state and federal court and has served as counsel in acquisition and asset sales with asset values in excess of $100 million. Mark is  co-chair of the firm’s Construction Industry service group.

Throughout his career he has utilized his engineering degree to assist in understanding the complexity and detail of the construction industry. He has worked with owners, contractors and design professionals in all aspects of the construction law area including contract preparation, liens, bid disputes, claims (acceleration, delay, etc.), litigation (state and federal court), mediation and arbitration. Mark has worked with both private and public entities in the preparation and negotiation of construction agreements and represented owners, contractors (general trade, mechanical, electrical roofing and others) in complex disputes involving multi-million dollar claims arising from both public and private construction projects. The projects have included bridges, roadways, power plants, public schools, manufacturing plants and others.

Education

  • University of Cincinnati College of Law  (J.D., 1983)
    • Order of the Coif
  • Purdue University  (B.S., 1979)
    • Civil Engineering

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Kentucky

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

Affiliations/Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Construction Law Committee
  • Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame, board member, treasurer
  • Construction Law Committee, past chair
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Appointed to Supreme Court Commission on Certification of Attorneys as Specialists, past member
  • Appointed to Supreme Court of Ohio Board of Bar Examiners, past member
  • Center for Chemical Addictions Treatment, trustee, past president
  • The Cincinnatus Association
  • Appointed to Anderson Township Board of Park Commissioners, past president
  • Boys Hope/Girls Hope, board member, co-chair
  • Riverhills Homeowners Association, past trustee

Distinctions

  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers©
    • Commercial and Construction Litigation (1995 - present)
    • "Lawyer of the Year" in Cincinnati Litigation - Construction (2014)
  • Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency's Bridge Builders Award (2000)
  • Ohio Super Lawyers® 
  • Top Lawyers in Kentucky (2014)
  • Benchmark Litigation Star in Ohio (2016)
  • Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, Class of 1999