Mark-Parnell

Contact

Office: 205.582.2766

Fax: 205.582.2815

Email: parnell@ptlawllc.com

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Experience
  • Successfully defended the attempted dissolution of a water works board through the petition and referendum process.
  • Successful defense of unsuccessful bidder’s challenge to award of bid and contract.
  • Successfully argued overturn of State Constitutional amendment to allow takeover of public water and sewer board.
  • Successful defense to challenge of $476,000,000.00 transfer of water and sewer systems.
  • Successful overturn of issuance of surface mining permit on the Warrior River.
  • Successful prosecution of complaint against a company who discharged chemicals into Warrior River in amounts above ADEM limits.
  • Successful defense of appeal of constitutionality of statute expanding membership of water board.
  • Assisted governmental boards in responding to various state and federal investigations.
  • Successfully defended numerous class action lawsuits.
  • Represented clients in defending general liability and premises liability actions as well as defense of personal injury and worker’s compensation claims and litigation.
  • $22,500,000 sale and transfer of a public waste water collection and treatment system.
  • $85,000,000 acquisition of raw water system.
  • $476,000,000 re-acquisition of water and sewer systems.
  • Serves as issuer’s counsel for numerous bond issues.
Education

Mark received his J.D. from Cumberland School of Law, Samford University in 1987. While in law school he was an Associate Editor of The Cumberland Law Review. He received his B.S. in Political Science, with Special Honors from Jacksonville State University in 1983.

Honors
  • Martindale-Hubbell™ AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Lawyers of Distinction 2017 – Municipal Law
Licensed In

Alabama

Bar Admissions
  • SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
  • UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS, 11TH CIRCUIT
  • UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
  • UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
  • UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
  • SUPREME COURT OF ALABAMA
Professional and Community Activities
  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Birmingham Bar – Solo and Small Firm Section;
  • American Water Works Association – former Chair of Legislative Affairs Committee, Alabama
  • Alabama Association of Municipal Attorneys
  • H2O Foundation Board of Directors
  • American Diabetes Association – former President/Chair Alabama Leadership Council

K. MARK PARNELL

Mark Parnell has a vast amount of experience in public sector and municipal law, civil litigation, corporate transactional law, real estate, zoning and land use law, environmental law and construction disputes. His experience includes prosecuting or defending numerous civil or regulatory actions; drafting and negotiating complex transactions; numerous acquisitions, sales and mergers of businesses and public entities; the acquisition and sale of real estate; and providing day-to-day advice to governmental entities, businesses and industries regarding corporate governance.

 

Mark regularly advises municipalities, governmental boards and agencies on the various State and Federal laws pertaining to public bodies such as bid and procurement laws, public records laws, open meeting laws and ethics laws. He has also assisted governmental boards and entities in responding to state and federal investigations.

 

Mark also represents and advises governmental entities, companies and individuals in the areas of real estate, development and land use controls, zoning and eminent domain as well as environmental reviews, issues and proceedings. He has significant experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts and large, complex transactions. He has reviewed, drafted and negotiated numerous purchase and sales contracts utilized in day-to-day business as well as professional services contracts for engineers, architects, financial advisors and other professionals.

 

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Mark is rated AV-Preeminent  by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer review rating for professional excellence in legal knowledge and ability, communication skills and ethical standards.