Mark enjoys helping individuals, families and businesses protect and preserve their assets. Mark does this through developing estate and business succession plans for his clients. He also assists clients when dealing with the loss of a loved one with estate and/or trust administrations. He also counsels many businesses on their general legal needs and assists many clients who desire to purchase or sell their businesses. Prior to joining Beckman Lawson in 2002, Mark spent eight (8) years serving as corporate counsel for North American Van Lines.
Mark and his wife Shelly are blessed to have three children, Nathaniel, Natalie and Gretchen, as well as a dog, Oakley, and two cats, Lizzy and Yogi.
In his pastime, Mark enjoys competing in endurance sports, such as triathlons, duathlons, cycling road races and time trials, and running races of all distances. He is a member of the Fort Wayne Running Club, 3 Rivers Velo Sport (3RVS) cycling club, USA Triathlon, USA Cycling, and is a current member of the 3RVS Racing Team. In 2021, Mark earned All American status for his age group from USAT in the sport of duathlon.
St. Michael Lutheran Church – past president
Delegate to Concordia Education Association, Inc. (d/b/a Concordia Lutheran High School) – present
Fort Wayne Estate Planning Council – present
Concordia Education Association, Inc. – past board member
Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center – Advisory Council – past member
Euell A. Wilson Center – past board member
Allen County Jail Chaplaincy, Inc. – past board member
St. Michael Lutheran Church Building Committee – past co-chair
Board of Education, St. Michael Lutheran Church – past chair
Volunteer Lawyer Program – past member
Bachelor’s degree, cum laude, Indiana University
J.D., cum laude, Indiana University School of Law
Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa
Admitted to Indiana State Bar – 1992
U.S. District Courts for Indiana (Northern & Southern)