Mark is a litigation lawyer with experience in a wide range of matters including construction disputes, builders liens, real estate, debtor/creditor claims, bankruptcy and insolvency, foreclosures, and commercial disputes.
As a construction lawyer, Mark assists clients with prosecuting builders’ liens, warranty claims, and disputes regarding contractual performance. Mark acts for owners, developers, contractors, suppliers and design professionals in connection with these matters. Mark also has experience with disputes regarding defective work, delays, and insurance coverage. Mark frequently appears in court on bankruptcy and foreclosure matters. Mark’s commercial litigation practice involves business disputes such as claims relating to the purchase and sale of land, and claims for the supply of goods and services.
Mark has appeared at all levels of Court in British Columbia and represented clients in alternative dispute resolution forums including arbitrations and mediations. Mark writes extensively, covering construction topics for Pushor Mitchell’s Legal Alerts, and his work has also been published in the Australian Law Journal and the University of Minnesota Journal of Law, Science, and Technology.
After earning his Bachelor of Management at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Mark’s educational pursuits took him to Australia, where he received his Juris Doctor from Bond University, followed by his Master of Laws from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He was called to the bar as a solicitor in the Australian state of New South Wales in 2007. He was called to the bar of British Columbia in 2010. Mark has been with Pushor Mitchell since his days as an articling student in 2009.
Mark and his wife moved to Kelowna in 2008, becoming the third generation of his family to settle here. He’s a member of the Kelowna Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association. Outside the office, Mark values the time he spends with family and friends, travelling (including annual trips to Coachella), playing and watching hockey, and snowboarding at Big White.