Mark is an active member of the Firm’s wealth preservation, business, and employment practices, he works with a broad range of clients to develop, implement, and administer business strategies, employee benefit programs, and human resources services. Mark has served as an Instructor of Law at the University of Toledo College of Law since 2005, teaching a course in Employee Benefits.  This experience reflects his commitment to mastery of this technical area of the law.

Mark strives to practice in an effective and ethical manner.  He is an active member of the Michigan Standing Committee on Character and Fitness, and has served on panels and acted as Bar Counsel in several hearings reviewing candidates' eligibility for admission to the Bar. He brings this understanding and sensitivity to each client engagement, which is the hallmark of RCO Law.

  • Practice Areas  

  • Education  

    American University, J.D.

    University of Cincinnati, B.A. History

  • Bar Admissions  

    State Courts - Ohio, Michigan, New Mexico, District of Columbia

    United States Supreme Court

  • Community Involvement  

    Rotary Club of Sylvania

    • Past President

    Rotary Club of Albuquerque Del Sol

    Boy Scouts of America - Great Southwest Council

    • Member, Shooting Sports Committee

    Boy Scouts of America – National Camping School

    • Shooting Sports Staff

    National Rifle Association

    • Election Volunteer Coordinator
    • Training Counselor

    Southern Michigan Sportsman’s Club

    • Financial Secretary

    Monroe County (Michigan) Chamber of Commerce

    • Member, Board of Directors
    • Leadership Monroe participant

    Anti-Defamation League

    • Chairman, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Region
    • National Commissioner

    International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists

    • President, Detroit Area Chapter
    • Member, ISCEBS

    Congregation B’nai Israel

    • President
    • Member, Board of Trustees

    Clear Channel Corporation

    • Member, Multi-Cultural Advisory Board

    Boy Scouts of America, Erie Shores Council

    • Chairman, Shooting Sports Committee
    • Chairman, Activities and Civic Service Committee
    • Chairman, Northwest District
    • Chairman, Risk Management Committee
    • Member, Executive Board
    • Chairman, Anthony Wayne District

  • Professional Associations  

    Ohio State, Michigan, New Mexico, District of Columbia, and Toledo Bar Associations

    • OSBA Labor and Employment Law Section Board of Governors 1992 to 1997

    International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists, Member

    State Bar of Michigan, Standing Committee on Character and Fitness, Advisor Member, 2012 to present

  • Articles  

Employee Benefits

  • Moving from the Board Room to the shop floor is something Mark does regularly, as he works to understand the needs of the organization and develop meaningful health and retirement planning. Whether teaching at the University, speaking at seminars or working with a team to develop a plan from concept to reality, Mark understands the importance of a disciplined process, which he brings to each engagement.

Business Operation

  • There are times when the owners of a business can no longer work together.  This becomes even more difficult when the owners are related.  Mark works with clients to develop strategies for problem resolution, including counseling, establishing an advisory board and regular meetings to allow for improved communication.  And, when the circumstances are no longer tolerable, Mark works with the parties to facilitate the transition and sale.

Change Management

  • Through community involvement and building lasting relationships, Mark understands the need to be a sounding board, and develop strategies for change within your organization.

Succession Planning

  • Whether in business or in your personal life, knowing how your assets will be distributed, and whether your assets will continue to grow is important.  Mark works with clients to understand their goals, and develop a personalized plan to put that plan into action.

Contact Mark

Offices Toledo, Ohio and Monroe, Michigan 
P 419-418-6948
Assistant Betty Ruble  Email
P 419-418-6462
  • Get to know Mark 

    I grew up in the Toledo area, and I am married to Mindy, with whom we have two adult children. I have always been engaged in the communities in which I live and work. I am an avid outdoorsman, and have been working with Boy Scouts to develop a year round shooting sports program. Through this focus, I continue to develop my shooting skills, and I serve as an NRA Training Counselor in a number of disciplines.


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