In litigation and transactional matters, Mark Azman represents and advises school districts and public entities, focusing his practice in the areas of public sector matters, construction law and insurance coverage. Mark has handled the day-to-day litigation management of numerous large-scale Minnesota and Wisconsin public school district matters involving school safety, tort liability, employment law, and construction matters. Mark also negotiates and drafts contracts and other agreements on behalf of school districts in the fields of construction, joint enterprise, insurance, employment, and real estate. He also has defended counties, cities and townships in suits involving issues including election disputes, dram shop, employment disputes, feedlots, roads, water law, and zoning. Mark has defended insurers in complex coverage disputes involving a wide range of underlying litigation including unfair business practices, products and CERCLA liability matters. He has also represented a variety of clients in a diverse range of commercial litigation cases involving the mortgage industry, real estate speculation and development, food industry, animal feed businesses, home health care, insurance brokerages and advertising and communications. Mark has spoken at numerous seminars on many topics including governmental liability, school law, joint powers, and indoor air quality.
Prior to joining the Firm, he practiced in St. Cloud, Minnesota, and also clerked for the Honorable Sharon L. Hall of the Tenth Judicial District.He is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, the Eighth Circuit Bar Association, and Council of School Attorneys. Mark is admitted to practice in all state courts in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota, Minnesota Federal Court, North Dakota Federal Court, the East and Western Federal Districts of Wisconsin, and the Seventh, Eighth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Council of School Attorneys, and on the board of a nonprofit, including as President.