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Mark J. Heley

Mark Heley practices in the areas of construction law and dispute resolution.  He represents owners, design professionals, contractors and sureties in a broad range of claims.  Mark Heley’s experience includes contract negotiations, claims and litigation on landmark projects such as the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, the Mall of America, Washington National Airport, St. Paul International Airport and the Hiawatha Light Rail Transit Corridor.  Mark Heley also provides dispute resolution services, with extensive experience as an arbitrator and mediator of complex construction, real estate and commercial matters.  He frequently lectures on topics relating to construction and alternative dispute resolution, and has made presentations both nationally and locally.  He served as Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Construction Section, and currently sits on the Governing Committee of the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry.

Client Services

  • Contract review and preparation, business advice, risk management for construction professionals
  • Construction litigation, including professional liability, claims for delays, disruption and losses of efficiency, breaches of contracts for performance, scope of work and payment; complex multi-party insurance coverage issues and construction defects.
  • Mediation and arbitration of complex construction, real estate and commercial matters

Admitted to Practice:

North Dakota
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
United States District Court for the District of North Dakota

Professional Activities and Associations:

  • Minnesota State Bar Association/Past Chair-Construction Law Section
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • American Bar Association/Professional Liability and Construction Forum Committees
  • Past Chair, Design Division of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry
  • Governing Committee Member, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry

Awards and Recognition:

  • Repeatedly recognized since 1999 by the Minnesota Law & Politics magazine in its annual survey as one of top 4.5% of Minnesota attorneys
  • Listed as one of Super Lawyers “Top 100”  Minnesota lawyers, 2005, 2006
  • Consistently achieved the highest rankings (AV rating) by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Undergraduate: B.A., University of North Dakota, cum laude, 1981

Law School: Hamline University School of Law, cum laude, 1984

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