BLJ Law Bend Oregon

Professional Experience

Mark Reinecke is a civil litigation attorney representing clients involved in business and real property disputes, collection matters, contested wills, trusts, guardianships and conservatorships and a variety of water issues including permitting, adjudications, legislation and general counsel for irrigation districts.  Mark has represented clients in more than half of Oregon’s 36 counties as well as the Oregon Court of Appeals, the Federal District Court for Oregon, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Tribal Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. 

Mark joined Bryant Lovlien & Jarvis in 1996 after practicing law in Bend since 1991.  He became a shareholder of the firm in 2000.


Professional & Community Activities

Oregon State Bar Sections
Litigation, Business Litigation, Debtor-Creditor, & Environmental and Natural Resources Sections

Oregon State Bar Committees
Client Security Fund (2013-2016)
Local Professional Responsibility (2013)

Upper Deschutes Basin Study Work Group
(2013 – present)

Oregon Water Resources Congress
(2003 – present)

Deschutes County Bar Association
Founding Member (1994)

J.R. Campbell American Inns of the Court
Founding Member (1993)

Oregon State Bar Criminal Law Handbook
Co-authored “Trial” Chapter (2003)

Leadership Bend
Class of 2000

Tour des Chutes (Cancer Survivorship Organization)
Boardmember (2014 – present)

Bend – Mt Bachelor Rotary
President (2007)
Member (2000 – present)

Cascade Festival of Music
President (2002)


Admitted to Practice

Oregon State Courts
Oregon Federal Courts
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Tribal Court
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (San Francisco)


BLOG PUBLICATIONS

“Are Efforts to Reduce Scope & Costs of Discovery Working” (2017)
“BLJ Client Wins Tax Appeal in Oregon Supreme Court” (2017)
“US Supreme Court: 2nd Mortgages on Underwater Homes Not Voided in Bankruptcy” (2016)
“Are Employee Pre and Post Shift Activities Compensable?” (2015)
“Health Savings Accounts No longer Subject to Garnishment” (2014)
“Pursuing Contract Claims for $10,000 or Less” (2014)
“Short Sale Debt Relief Extended Through 2013” (2013)
“State Loan Refinancing Pilot Program for Deschutes County Homewoners” (2012)
“Residential Eviction Notices Must Include Specific Date & Time of Termination of Tenancy” (2011)


PRESENTATIONS

Oregon Mountain Bike Community Summit
Recreational Immunity (2017)

National Business Institute
“Probate Litigation” (2017)

Cascade Women Lawyers CLE
“Vulnerable Person Abuse” (2015)

National Business Institute
“Probate Litigation” (2015)


Honors / Awards

Martindale-Hubbell BV Rated


Education

Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 1991

John Carroll University, B.S. Business Administration, 1985


Personal

In his spare time, Mark enjoys traveling, cycling, skiing, and golf. Mark and his wife Melissa have two children, a son, Griffin, and a daughter, Lila.

 

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