Mark M. Cunningham

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Biography

Mark M. Cunningham has nearly 30 years of experience in the areas of commercial, construction, surety and fidelity litigation and representation.

Bio

In his commercial practice, Mark has represented corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies, as well as individual shareholders, members and partners in a wide range of matters including shareholder and member disputes and their resolution.

Mark has provided ongoing representation over the course of years for numerous contractors, subcontractors, owners and design professionals in a wide range of business matters, including formation of business entities, defense and prosecution of claims relating to damages for delay, interference or extra work in connection with construction projects, and construction lien enforcement and foreclosure actions.

In his surety practice, Mark has handled large and small defaults, litigation and claims against performance bonds, payment bonds, probate bonds and other commercial bond forms. His work has included the preparation of documentation and participation in performance takeovers, tenders and subcontract ratifications in connection with defaulted projects, as well as substantial work in the bankruptcy forum.

Mark also maintains a fidelity practice, and collaborates with attorneys in the firm’s corporate, tax and business practice sections, which include in their ranks several attorneys who are also Certified Public Accountants.

Mark has presented papers, articles and speeches at numerous seminars and events in Michigan and at the annual American Bar Association Surety and Forum on the Construction Industry meetings in New York City.

Ranked among The Best Lawyers in America, by Woodward/White, Inc., Mark was also named a “Michigan Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters.

Insights & News

September 7, 2018

15 Kerr Russell attorneys recognized as 2018 Super Lawyers

Congratulations to the following attorneys who have been designated Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters:

August 15, 2018

15 lawyers from Kerr Russell were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2019

A total of 15 lawyers from Kerr Russell have been named to the prestigious 2019 Edition of the Best Lawyers in America . The award is given annually in recognition of being named as part of the “top legal talent in the U.S.”

March 29, 2018

Detroit Public Television's PBSNewsHour and Nightly Business Report to be sponsored by Kerr Russell

Kerr Russell is pleased to support Detroit Public Television, and, beginning April 2, the following spot will air during PBS NewsHour (weekdays, 6-7 pm) and the Nightly Business Report (weekdays, 7-7:30 pm). View the spot here.

February 26, 2018

Kerr Russell's latest ad Driven By Results debuts in Crain's M&A, Biggest Deals issue this week

Kerr Russell's latest ad Driven By Results debuts in Crain's M&A, Biggest Deals issue this week. The ad emphasizes the firm's 143-year presence in Detroit as part of the larger business and legal community. We understand the region. We know what moves Michigan. We are committed to the community.

February 15, 2018

Jason Bank, new member of Detroit Athletic Club

Congratulations to Kerr Russell member Jason Bank (bankruptcy, restructuring) on becoming a member of the Detroit Athletic Club. Other Kerr Russell partners who belong to the DAC include Mark Cunningham, Dan Schulte, and Kurt Vilders. Associate Stephen Reaume is also a member.

January 26, 2018

Download Kerr Russell's updated firm brochure and overview of services

Kerr Russell is proud of Detroit. We are proud to have had a seat at the table here since 1874. Our exceptional attorneys understand the unique challenges facing business leaders. Our legal solutions are prompt, accurate, economical, and focused around your needs in every area. We know Michigan business like the back of our hands.

January 15, 2018

Influencing the Legal Landscape - new Kerr Russell ad to appear in dbusiness

Kerr Russell introduces the third ad in the new Est. in Detroit 1874 series: Influencing the legal landscape. The piece emphasizes the firm's 143-year presence in Detroit as part of the larger business and legal community. We don't sit on the sidelines. We are active in industry groups and we're driving legislative change. We are leaders in the law.

January 3, 2018

Kerr Russell highlighted in Best Lawyers - Business, Winter 2017 issue

Look for Kerr Russell attorneys and advertising (pages 92-95) in the Best Lawyers - Business, Winter 2017 issue. Earlier in 2017, a number of Kerr Russell's attorneys and practice areas were honored with U.S. News and World Report Best Lawyers recognition.

December 18, 2017

Kerr Russell team makes holiday donations to Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Wigs 4 Kids, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor, and Children's Hospital of Michigan

One of our traditions here at Kerr Russell is to hold a holiday raffle to benefit three local charities as well as to conduct a toy drive for local children. This year's raffle (many of the beautiful and festive prizes picture here) raised a record total of $3,450 which will be divided equally among three organizations: Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan, Inc., and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor.

November 30, 2017

Merry and bright ... Kerr Russell welcomes the holiday season

It's a time to celebrate, reflect and remember. However you mark the holidays, we hope your days are filled with warmth and thankfulness, good times, and endless cheer. As another year draws to a close, we at Kerr Russell are grateful to you. You give purpose to our work and add meaning to our relationships. Your trust is a cherished gift. Enjoy these images as we get our offices ready to celebrate the holiday season. Design by Mandy Lark of Lark Interior Design.

November 27, 2017

Jacquelyn Klima and Mark Cunningham present “Payment Bond: Beyond Labor and Material - Prompt Pay Act Liability, Interest, Service Charges, Time-Price Differential, and ‘Other’ Damages; and When is the Surety’s Consent Required...

Jacquelyn Klima and Mark Cunningham presented “The Payment Bond: Beyond Labor and Material - Prompt Pay Act Liability, Interest, Service Charges, Time-Price Differential, and ‘Other’ Damages; and When is the Surety’s Consent Required for Additions to the Bonded Contract Obligations” at the Midwest Surety & Construction Claims Conference (July 2017) in Chicago, Illinois.

November 16, 2017

Culture of Connection - new Kerr Russell ad to appear in Michigan Lawyers Weekly and dbusiness

Kerr Russell introduces the second ad in the new Est. in Detroit 1874 series: A culture of connection. The piece emphasizes the firm's 143-year presence in Detroit as part of the larger business and legal community. We are relationship focused. We know our people and our clients are the lifeblood of our firm.

November 3, 2017

Kerr Russell launches new advertising in upcoming issues of dbusiness and Crain's Detroit

With this month's issue of dbusiness, focused on Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit, Kerr Russell launches its new brand advertising with A Track Record of Results. Working with Identity Public Relations and Marketing, Kerr Russell's marketing team developed the creative to emphasize the firm's longstanding place in Detroit's legal and business history.

November 1, 2017

Kerr Russell ranked in the 2018 U.S. News - Best Lawyers Best Law Firms list nationally in 1 practice area and regionally in 17 practice areas

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the eighth consecutive year, announce the Best Law Firms rankings.

October 16, 2017

Kerr Russell supports Detroit Athletic Club (October 2017 DAC News)

From the October 2017 DAC News ... We are proud of Detroit. We are proud to have had a seat at the table here since 1874. Our exceptional attorneys understand the unique challenges facing business leaders. Our legal solutions are prompt, accurate, economical, and focused around your needs in every area, including business law, labor and employment, immigration, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and construction, healthcare, medical practices, tax, contract negotiation, restructuring, automotive, manufacturing, and commercial litigation.

September 12, 2017

16 Kerr Russell attorneys recognized as 2017 Super Lawyers

Congratulations to the following attorneys who have been designated Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters.

August 21, 2017

17 lawyers from Kerr Russell were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2018

A total of 17 lawyers from Kerr Russell have been named to the prestigious 2018 Edition of the Best Lawyers in America . The award is given annually in recognition of being named as part of the “top legal talent in the U.S.”

August 10, 2017

A culture of giving

If you want to know how a firm can thrive for over 140 years in a city that has faced considerable challenges, walk through the door of Kerr Russell’s suite on the 25th floor of the Detroit Center and get a feel for the people.

November 1, 2016

Kerr Russell Attorneys Named 2016 Super Lawyers

Kerr Russell attorneys have been named SuperLawyers for 2016, two have been named to the Michigan Top 100 and four have been named as Rising Stars.

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Architect and Engineer Liability
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Construction
  • Construction Lien Law
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Michigan Business Court Litigation
  • Surety

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
313-961-0200  Phone
313-961-0388  Fax
www.kerr-russell.com
University Attended:
Valparaiso University, B.A., 1981
Law School Attended:
Valparaiso University, J.D., 1985
Year of First Admission:
1986
Admission:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan; Michigan; United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
Memberships:

Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan

American Bar Association, Fidelity and Surety Law Committee

National Bond Claims Association

Chicago Surety Association

Pearlman Surety Association

Detroit Area Construction Association

Washtenaw Contractors Association

ISLN:
908076480

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (1 review)
A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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    5.0/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    5.0/5.0
  • Judgment

    5.0/5.0
  • Communication

    4.9/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    5.0/5.0

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