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Mark E. Bond

Attorney Gulfport
(228) 214-0420
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Education
  • University of Mississippi School of Law
    J.D., 2011, cum laude; Mississippi Law Journal, Associate Mississippi Articles Editor
  • University of Mississippi
    M.B.A., 2006
  • University of Mississippi
    B.S., 2004
Bar Admissions
  • Mississippi, 2011
About Mark
Q&A
  • What type of matters do you work on most often?

    I work directly with corporate energy and utility companies on various real estate related matters, which include large-scale real estate acquisition projects for mining lignite for purposes of generating electricity, including coordination regarding fee purchases and leasing. I also assist with challenges to valuation regarding ad valorem assessments and assist with eminent domain matters. 

    I also represent public agencies of the State of Mississippi regarding public procurement and purchases, including providing counsel regarding bid protests and other corporate governance matters including, without limitation, the Administrative Procedures Act and the Public Records Act.

    In addition, I assist real estate owners (both individuals and business entities) and financial institutions in commercial closings, litigation regarding easements, heirship confirmation, suits to quiet and confirm title and enforcement or abandonment of condominium, and homeowners' association restrictive covenants.      

     
  • What types of clients do you represent?

    I most often work with clients that are corporate energy and utility companies and various state agencies. However, I also assist financial institutions and real estate owners (both individuals and business entities) on a variety of transactional and litigation matters.

  • What previous experiences, prior to your work at Balch, influence your practice?
  • What do you find most exciting about your work?
MORE ABOUT Mark
  • Represent electric utility by conducting due diligence and commercial closings related to large-scale land acquisition program of fee purchases totaling approximately 5,000 acres for purposes of providing a lignite mine used to fuel an electric generation facility.  
  • Representation of electric utility assisting with examination of mineral title to surface and subsurface (oil, gas, coal, and lignite) of fee-owned property and assist in the preparation of preliminary mining title opinions related to same.
  • Represent various state agencies in public procurement of service contracts and construction contracts.
  • Representation of electric utility assisting with litigation for eminent domain matters.  
  • Representation of industrial and commercial clients making appeals to local governing authorities related to the determination of assessment valuations for purposes of ad valorem taxes.
  • Represented approximately 80 landowners in obtaining a judgment confirming a complex heirship and establishing undivided ownership in privately held land located on Horn Island in Jackson County, Mississippi.
  • Represent various state agencies on matters pertaining to the Administrative Procedures Act and the Public Records Act.
  • Representation of financial institutions related to commercial closings.
    Education
    • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 2011, cum laude; Mississippi Law Journal, Associate Mississippi Articles Editor
    • University of Mississippi, M.B.A., 2006
    • University of Mississippi, B.S., 2004
    Courts
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2011
    • Mississippi Supreme Court, 2011
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi, 2011
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi, 2011
    • Hinds County Chancery Court, 2011
    Bar Admissions
    • Mississippi, 2011
    Professional Affiliations
    • The Mississippi Bar
    • The Mississippi Young Lawyer's Association
    • The Harrison County Bar Association
    • The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
     
    Awards & Accolades
    • Mississippi Banker’s Association School of Banking, Graduate, April 2008