Biography

Mark Murray concentrates his practice in real estate and related matters, including transactions, leasing, real estate lending, secured transactions, loan workouts and foreclosures, development projects, easement law, eminent domain and property disputes. He advises clients ranging from publicly traded companies and banks to individual commercial real estate investors and municipalities on a wide variety of projects. These encompass smaller investments under $1 million to deals in excess of $25 million.

He also represents both landlords and tenants in the negotiation and enforcement of commercial leases. Mark handles other real estate-related matters including property tax appeals and exemptions and eminent domain issues. His experience includes helping clients with various municipal issues, including subdivision approvals, re-zonings, variances, conditional uses and other matters.

In addition to his regular practice, Mark provides pro bono legal services for several religious and charitable organizations.

He is the past chairperson of Holy Cross Academy in St. Louis, Missouri, and continues to serve on its strategic planning committee.

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law  (J.D., magna cum laude, 1999)
    • Order of the Woolsack
    • Saint Louis University Law Journal (Staff Editor)
  • Saint Louis University  (B.A., summa cum laude, 1996)
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • Missouri, 1999
  • Illinois, 2000

Professional Activities

  • The Missouri Bar (Chairperson of the Real Estate Acquisition & Disposal Committee)

Accolades

  • The Best Lawyers in America®; Real Estate Law (2016-present)

Background

Prior to joining the firm, Mark served as a law clerk to Missouri Supreme Court Justice Michael Wolff.