Mark A. Balkin
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Practice Areas: Broadcast & Communications; Intellectual Property; Commercial Transactions and Litigation; Zoning & Land Development; Municipal Corporations

Mark A. Balkin concentrates his practice in the representation of radio and television broadcasters in regulatory and transactional matters; trademark and copyright holders in registration and infringement actions; and in the representation of local governments and private businesses in zoning and development and rights-of-way management issues. Mark also represents businesses in general commercial matters as well as mergers and acquisitions.

Mark currently serves as General Council to the St. Tammany Parish Development District/St. Tammany Corporation and as the Planning & Zoning Counsel to the City of Central, Louisiana.

Prior to joining the firm in January 2000, Mark spent 9 years living in Chicago where he represented numerous suburban communities in general business and governmental functions, zoning and economic development matters and telecommunications and cable television franchising and regulation.

Mark received his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri in 1986 and his Juris Doctor from Washington University in 1989.  He is admitted to the bars of Illinois, Louisiana, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the Northern District Trial Bar, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mark has lectured to industry and municipal groups on telecommunications equipment siting and rights-of-way management issues and is a regular lecturer on zoning and development matters and adult use regulation at continuing legal education seminars and to municipal groups.

Mark has served on the Boards of Directors of numerous community organizations, including the New Orleans Speech and Hearing Center, the Anti-Defamation League, South Central Region, Touro Synagogue, and the Henry S. Jacobs Camp.