Mark is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the tax group.  He practices in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, litigation including estates and trusts, tax-exempt organizations and probate law.  He has considerable experience in drafting and formulating estate plans, with an emphasis on estate and generation-skipping transfer tax savings, and is actively involved in all aspects of estate administration for individuals and families.  Mark also has extensive experience advising tax-exempt organizations.

Mark is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Columbus Bar Association.

Mark has lectured on a variety of estate and trust topics, including charitable giving and the fundamentals of estate planning, for the Cincinnati Bar Association, the Columbus Tax Conference and The Ohio State University Medical Center.

Mark received his J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, with honors, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif.  He received his B.S. cum laude from Bowling Green State University.

Mark is a former member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Probate Law Journal of Ohio.

Honors & Recognitions

Columbus CEO, Best Lawyers, Tax Law, 2022-2023; Trusts and Estates, 2022-2023

The Best Lawyers in America, Columbus Tax Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2018

The Best Lawyers in America, Columbus Nonprofit / Charities "Lawyer of the Year," 2013, 2020, 2024

The Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates, 2006-2024; Nonprofit / Charities Law, 2007-2024; Tax Law, 2007-2024

Columbus CEO, Top Lawyers in Columbus, 2010-2021

Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated

Business First, The Best Lawyers in Central Ohio, Trusts and Estates, Nonprofit / Charities Law and Tax Law, 2008-2010

Business First, Forty Under 40, 1998

Columbus Junior Chamber of Commerce, Outstanding Young Citizens, 1994

Fellow of the Columbus Bar Foundation since 2006

Professional & Community Activities

The MACBEA Foundation, Director and Treasurer, 2010 to present

The Columbus Foundation, Legal Advisory Committee, 2000 to present

The Wexner Center Foundation, Secretary and Ex-officio Member of the Board of Trustees, 2005 to present

Ohio State University Sports Medicine Advisory, Board Member, 2016-2019

I Know I Can, Board Member, 2001-2018; President, 2010 and 2011

Athletic Club of Columbus, Director, 2012-2018

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The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., 1987, with Honors, Order of the Coif

Bowling Green State University, B.S., cum laude

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.
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