Mark Finkelstein is a highly experienced trial lawyer who regularly tries cases to juries, judges, and arbitration panels. He uses this experience to assist clients avoid disputes and resolve them in an early and cost effective way. Well drafted documents are a key to both avoiding disputes and resolving disputes quickly.
Mark's practice focuses on Litigation and Legal Advice regarding business, intellectual property, corporate disputes, construction, environmental issues, unfair or deceptive trade practices, contract, fiduciary duty, breach of covenant of good faith and fair dealing, trade secret protection, and employment matters. Mark enjoys obtaining summary judgment in North Carolina state and federal courts. He has presented on topics as far ranging as ethical issues for in-house counsel dealing with e-discovery to practice before the North Carolina Business Court.
Mark was the 2015 President of the Tenth Judicial District Bar (Wake County, including Raleigh and RTP), the state's largest District Bar with over 5000 lawyers. He was elected as the 2006–2007 President of the Chief Justice Susie M. Sharp Inn of Court (the Research Triangle's premiere organization of Judges, law students, and trial practitioners). Mark has achieved Martindale-Hubbell's highest "AV" ("Very High to Preeminent") rating from his lawyer peers. He was selected to teach for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy for over a decade. Mark was appointed by Governor Hunt to the North Carolina Low Level Radio Active Waste Management Authority. He was a supervisory attorney in Duke University School of Law's Clinical Program; taught the civil litigation specialty program at Meredith College's post graduate paralegal program; and lectured for the North Carolina Bar Foundation, UNC School of Law, North Carolina State University, and The Triangle Society for Human Resource Management. Mark has served as Chairman of the City of Raleigh's Environmental Quality Advisory Board, as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mediation Services of Wake, Inc., and is active with local civic and religious organizations.
In addition, Mark has served as a mediator or as an arbitrator in numerous cases. He brings these experiences and skills each time he advocates for his clients.