Mark W. Corner

Mark W. Corner
Partner / Litigation
Boston Office
617-692-3418 fax

As a trial and appellate lawyer, Mark handles a wide variety of substantive matters. Real estate and business litigation is the focus of Mark’s practice with an emphasis in zoning and land use issues, as well as complex business disputes, construction claims, complex insurance defense and coverage issues, and employment claims.

Mark has served as a member and as chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals in Wayland, Massachusetts. He also serves as a volunteer conciliator in the Boston Municipal Court.

Representative Cases

  • Represented real estate developers in various zoning and land use matters clearing the way for development of substantial mixed-use projects
  • Represented wireless telecommunications providers in federal and state court and before local zoning boards
  • Facilitated negotiation of a favorable settlement involving parking rights for a major Boston hotel on adjacent property, subject to complex easements
  • Trial counsel in a proceeding concerning shareholder rights and valuation of a closely held medical instrument manufacturing company
  • Appellate counsel on a leading case concerning jurisdiction over intra-corporate disputes under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 93A
  • Successfully defended small, privately held company from an age discrimination claim brought by a long-time employee.

Cases Of Interest

  • Braunstein v. McCabe, 571 F.3d 109 (1st Cir. 2009).
  • Puritan Medical Center, Inc. v. Cashman, 413 Mass. 167 (1992)
  • Building Commissioner of Franklin v. Dispatch Communications of New England, Inc., 48 Mass. App. Ct. 709 (2000).

In The News

  • Debtor doesn't have right to jury trial in action seeking turnover of property - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit recently held that debtors do not have a right to jury trials in actions by trustees seeking the turnover of property during bankruptcy proceedings. Mark Corner and Peter Sutton, who represented the trustee in this case, said the holding makes it easier in turnover cases for bankruptcy trustees to pursue assets of debtors and to cut down on delays and expenses in bankruptcy proceedings.
    The United States Law Week, July 14, 2009
American Bar Association
Frank J. Murray Inn of Court, Board of Directors
Massachusetts Bar Association

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

Boston College Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1987
Bowdoin College, A.B., magna cum laude, 1982