Mark Sanders is a member of the St. Louis Office who concentrates his practice in commercial, real estate, and fiduciary litigation. His diverse experience extends to a broad range of matters including probate and fiduciary litigation, the uniform commercial code, business torts, contract disputes, shareholder disputes, non-compete litigation, trade secrets, and real estate disputes.
Mark works tirelessly, efficiently, and creatively to fully understand his clients and their goals in each case. He crafts strategies and solutions designed to meet the unique challenges of each matter.
Mark represents clients throughout the region in both state and federal courts. He has extensive experience at both the trial and appellate levels, as well as with mediation and arbitration. Mark represents closely held and family owned businesses, Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and individuals alike.
Mark received his B.S. from Central Missouri State, Cum Laude, in 1994 and his J.D., Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Woolsack, from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1997. He received the AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell and is licensed to practice in Missouri, Illinois, and multiple federal jurisdictions. Mark served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Duane Benton, Missouri Supreme Court, prior to entering private practice.
Mark is also a certified mediator.
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
“2019 Mock Trial” presented to the Society of Financial Services Professionals, 2019
“CE Day Greater St. Louis” presented to the Society of Financial Services Professionals, 2019
“Divorce and Life Insurance Beneficiary Designations, Not as Clear as You Think,” Society of Financial Services Professionals, 2017
“Legal Update” presented to the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, 2016
“Mock Trust Litigation” presented to the Society of Financial Service Professionals, 2007
A “Mock Probate Trial. Power, Privilege, and Justice.” presented to the Society of Financial Service Professionals, 2006
“Non-Competition Provisions in Missouri: Two Important Decisions Handed Down by Court of Appeals,” S&W Solutions, 2001
“Piercing the Veil and Undercapitalization: An Assessment of 66, Inc. v. Crestwood Commons,” Missouri Lawyers Weekly, co-author, 1999
COMMUNITY AND BAR INVOLVEMENT
Board Member, TREE House of Greater St. Louis, 2012-present
Former Member, Scoops of Fun Committee, Cardinal Glennon
Former Volunteer, Multiple Sclerosis Society
Member, Missouri Bar, ADR Committee
Member, Missouri Bar, Complex Litigation Committee
Member, Missouri Bar, Fiduciary Litigation Committee
Former Volunteer, BAMSL Moot Court Competition
AV rated by Martindale Hubbell