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Michael Marks, Mediator & Arbitrator, Middlebury, Vermont.

Michael Marks

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MarksPowers LLP
1205 Three Mile Bridge Rd
Middlebury, VT, 05601
Tel: (802) 388-2211
Fax: (802) 388-1113
Website: www.markspowers.com
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Recognized to Vermont Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration
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  • Practice Commenced: 2001
  • Total Mediations (as of Oct 2020): 1700
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Oct 2020): 40
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Biographical

After twenty-five years of work as a litigator, labor negotiator and general counsel for a variety of clients, Michael Marks stopped accepting law clients so that he could meet the demands of his full-time ADR practice.  He has been a full-time neutral since 2010.  He has mediated over 1,700 cases and arbitrated more than 40 cases.


Michael's work has been recognized by his peers. He holds an Av rating from Martindale-Hubbell, is listed in New England Super Lawyers (2009 & 2013-20 ed.) for Alternative Dispute Resolution, and was also recognized in Best Lawyers in America (2009 through 2020 ed.) for Arbitration, Construction Law and Mediation. Best Lawyers in America also named Michael its Lawyer of the Year in the Arbitration category for Burlington in 2014 and 2018.


Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Admiralty
  • Agricultural
  • Anti-Trust
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Elder Abuse
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Environmental
  • ERISA
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Internet
  • Labor/Unions
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Natural Disasters
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Public Policy
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Taxation
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA

Education

  • NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW Juris Doctor conferred, June 4, 1981
  • NEW YORK UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW:  Editorial Staff, 1979-80.  Note and Comment Editor, 1980-81.
  • ROOT TILDEN SCHOLAR, NYU SCHOOL OF LAW
  • AMERICAN JURISPRUDENCE PRIZE FOR HIGHEST CLASS GRADE IN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
  • RICHARD STOCKTON COLLEGE B.A. in Political Science (with honors), May, 1978.
  • COMPLETED NUMEROUS COURSES IN MEDIATION, INCLUDING HARVARD PON MEDIATION WORKSHOP, 2005
  • REGULARLY TEACHES MEDIATION.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Vermont Board of Bar Examiners: 1984-1996 (Chair, 1994-1996) and 2003-.
  • Member, Mount Mansfield Union School Board, 2007-2020 .
  • Member, Vermont Environmental Court Advisory Committee on Mediation, 2007- .
  • Member, United States District Court for Vermont Early Neutral Evaluation Panel, 2011- .
  • Co-Counsel for Independent Investigation of Inmate Deaths in Vermont Department of Corrections, 2004-05.
  • Member, Town of Richmond Planning Commission, 1997-2005.
  • Member, Vermont Septic Technology Impact Study Committee, 1999-2000.
  • Member, Governor's Task Force on Administrative Law, 1988-1989.
  • Admitted to Vermont and United States District Court for Vermont Bars.

Rates Information

Hourly rate of $320.00, plus mileage and out-of-pocket expenses.  Currently conducting all work via Zoom.

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