Mark L. Taylor | Partner
Mark’s practice focuses on commercial and personal injury litigation. He has handled complex commercial cases involving fraud, breach of contract, minority shareholder oppression, commercial debt and judgment collection, theft of trade secrets, trademark infringement, and non-competition agreements. In stockholder litigation, he has negotiated several buyout agreements after establishing a prima facie case of shareholder oppression or usurpation of corporate opportunities. He has litigated several cases involving efforts to pierce the corporate veil to hold shareholders or corporate officers liable for the corporation’s debt. His experience in personal injury litigation focuses on product liability and negligence.
- Representation of sporting goods manufacturer in a lawsuit to prevent inventor/employee from defecting to a competitor and utilizing patents
he had developed during his employment.
- Representation of both employers and employees in disputes over the enforceability of non-competition and non-disclosure agreements.
- Representation of a leading manufacturer of specialty teas in a trademark infringement case where the similarity of the product names was alleged to have created customer confusion.
- Representation of a manufacturer in a breach of warranty dispute against the seller of customized robotic equipment that failed to perform as promised.
- Representation of restaurant franchisee in efforts to hold him personally liable for the negligence of his corporate entity.
- Representation of investors in cable television network in breach of contract and fraud case against Fortune 100 Company with potential damages in excess of $100 million.
- Defense of a business owner against claims that he was individually liable for false claims allegedly made during a contract negotiation.
- Prosecution of claims against a former officer of a trucking company who had diverted corporate opportunities to another company and who refused to return company assets that he misappropriated.