Mark A. Bloomquist
Firm: Meagher & Geer, P.L.L.P.
Address: 33 S. 6th Street, Suite 4400
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Membership: Professional Affiliations•Minnesota State Bar Association •Legislative Committee •Past Chair, Construction Law Section •American Council of Engineering Companies - Minnesota Chapter •Professional Registration Committee and Membership Committee
University: Stanford University, B.A., 1979, William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1987
Admitted: 1987, United States District Court, District of Minnesota; 1987, Minnesota; 1988, Wisconsin; 2014, United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin; 1992, United States Supreme Court; 2006, North Dakota; 2012, Court of the Shakopee M
Biography: Mark provides legal services to design professionals, contractors and product manufacturers. He also represents attorneys, financial advisors, title companies and other professionals in civil litigation and before government licensing agencies.Clients like us because we understand their industries - and can quickly get up to speed. We work to understand their exposure and then recommend whether to settle, move for a summary decision or go to trial. Because of our decisiveness, our clients can get on with their business.Mark is past Chair of the Construction Law section of the Minnesota State Bar Association and currently serves on its Legislative Committee. He is a past board member of the Minnesota chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies and currently serves on its membership and professional registration committees.At a recent seminar Mark spoke on the subject of motion practice in Minnesota state courts. He recently published an article in The Hennepin Lawyer entitled, “How a Bill Becomes a Law: What You Did Not Learn in Civics Class.”Mark is married, with three young adult children. He loves youth sports and has served the St. Louis Park Little League and Babe Ruth programs as League President and Senior Babe Ruth Coordinator. When it is not snowing, he is a regular bicycle commuter. Outside work, he enjoys Nordic skiing, dogs and quartet singing.Community Activities•Minnesota Twins Season Ticket Holder Advisory Committee, Member •Northern Pines Harmony Brigade, Founding Board Member and Show Chairman •Minnesotans United for All Families, Volunteer Professional Recognitions•2014 President's Award, American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota (ACEC/MN) •Selected for inclusion in the Minnesota Super Lawyers list, (only five percent of the lawyers in the state were selected), 2013-2015 •Awarded the highest possible Martindale - Hubbell Peer Review Rating, AV Preeminent ( AV is a registered certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale - Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies) Publications•Author, How a Bill Becomes a Law: What You Did Not Learn in Civics Class The Hennepin Lawyer (September 2014) •Featured in article, Mark Bloomquist: An Attorney with a View on the Future Engineering Minnesota, Vol. 47 No. 7 (2012) •Author, Engineering and Construction Innovations, Inc. v. L.H. Bolduc : New Developments in the Construction Anti-Indemnity Statute” Minnesota Defense (Fall 2011) •Author, Construction Litigation Desk Reference, State by State Compendium Chapter on North Dakota Law, DRI (2010) •Quoted in article, Lawyers at Work: Stimulus spending will lead to a boom in business down the road for some practitioners by Barbara L. Jones, Minnesota Lawyer (March 30, 2009); Finance and Commerce (April 1, 2009) •Author, of Chapter 26 titled Joinder and Consolidation in The Construction Contracts Book - How to find common ground in negotiating the 2007 industry form contract documents (2008) •Contributor to article, Housing is a bust, but construction law is booming by Dan Heilman, Finance and Commerce (October 23, 2008) •Featured in article, Attorney Mark Bloomquist Took A Unique Path To Legal Work 16 Engineering Minnesota, Vol. 44 No. 5 (2008) • The Role of Expert Witnesses in Architectural Copyright Litigation 75 Hennepin Lawyer, No. 10 (November 2006) • Standard Form Documents: Do They Meet Client Needs and Expectations? written for American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, the Sheraton Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts (May 8-9, 2003) • The Design Professional's Role in Termination of the Contractor 17 Construction Lawyer, No. 2 (April 1997) • Minnesota Law of Indemnity in Construction Contracts: Two Steps Closer to Clarity 17 Minnesota Defense, No. 4 (Fall 1996) • Limitations of Actions Involving Improvements to Real Property: Scope & Applicability of Minnesota Statutes 541.051 13Minnesota Trial Lawyer, No. 3 (1988) Presentations/Speaking Engagements•Panelist, Executive Leaders of the American Council of Engineering Companies Monthly Breakfast Meeting, St. Paul, MN (January 2015) •Motion Practice: Minnesota State Courts, Hennepin County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Minneapolis, MN (November 2014) •Indemnification and Recent Changes in MN Statutes, Continuing Education Seminar for Design Professionals, Dennis J. Linder & Associates (October 2014) •Indemnification Bill Informational Seminar, ACEC/MN, Minnetonka, Minnesota (June 2014) •Understanding General Liability and Professional Liability Insurance Coverage, Halfmoon LLC, Eagan, Minnesota (December 2011) •Liability of Practicing in Other States, Webinar, Cobb Strecker Dunphy & Zimmermann, Minneapolis, Minnesota (August 2011) •The Mechanic Lien Statement, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota (October 2008) •Designer-Led Design-Build: What the Design Professionals Should Know, Lorman Education Services Seminar, Bloomington, Minnesota (October 2008) •The Contracting Web - The Players, Their Roles, Responsibilities and Liabilities, Minneapolis, Minnesota (November 2007) •Ethical Issues for Structural Engineers, Council of American Structural Engineers/Minnesota, Doubletree Hotel, St. Louis Park, Minnesota (January 2003) •So... You're Going to be a Witness, Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers, Radisson Hotel South, Bloomington, Minnesota (December 2002) •Creation, Transmission and Protection of Electronic Documents, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota (December 2000) •Enforcement and Application of the ADA in the 21st Century, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, 1998 Construction Law Institute, Marriott Hotel, Minneapolis, Minnesota (April 1998) •Legal Issues for Building Contractors, University of St. Thomas, Center for Real Estate Education (March 1998) •What to do When the Other Party Threatens to Terminate a Contract, National Business Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota (October 1996) •Engineers' Potential Liability Under Environmental Legislation, Consulting Engineers Council, Minnetonka, Minnesota (March 1996) •What to do When Contract Performance is Delayed, National Business Institute Construction Seminar, Minneapolis, Minnesota (November 1992) PublicationsMarch 16, 2015 Construction Law Update Minnesota Legislature Passes Anti-Indemnification Law to Benefit Construction Design Professionals Elizabeth Poeschl, Mark Bloomquist September 1, 2014 How a Bill Becomes a Law: What You Did Not Learn in Civics Class The back story behind a six-year initiative to protect design professionals from uninsurable indemnity obligations Mark Bloomquist November 1, 2011 Mark Bloomquist authors New Developments in the Construction Anti-Indemnity Statute article Mark Bloomquist NewsJuly 7, 2015 Meagher & Geer Congratulates 18 of its Lawyers Named to the 2015 Minnesota Super Lawyers List January 23, 2015 Meagher & Geer Sponsors Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers Event January 16, 2015 Mark Bloomquist Speaks at Executive Leaders of the American Council of Engineering Companies Meeting November 17, 2014 Mark Bloomquist and Kathleen Ghreichi Present Civil Motion Practice in MN State and Federal Courts Hennepin County Bar Association CLESeptember 1, 2014 Mark Bloomquist authors article in The Hennepin Lawyer How a Bill Becomes a Law: What You Did Not Learn in Civics ClassJuly 7, 2014 Meagher & Geer Congratulates 18 of its Lawyers Named to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers List May 15, 2014 Mark Bloomquist Receives ACEC/MN President's Award July 8, 2013 Meagher & Geer Congratulates 19 of its Lawyers Named to the 2013 Minnesota Super Lawyers List August 20, 2012 Mark Bloomquist Featured in Engineering Minnesota Article March 30, 2011 William Mitchell Sponsorship September 3, 2009 Bloomquist Appointed to MSBA Committee April 1, 2009 Mark Bloomquist Pictured in Article Lawyers at Work October 23, 2008 Housing is bust, but construction law is booming June 6, 2008 Mark Bloomquist Elected EventsApril 28, 2015 The Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers (MnSPE) Engineering Encounters/Engineers Week November 17, 2014 Civil Motion Practice in Minnesota State and Federal Courts Hennepin County Bar Association New Lawyers Section CLEMay 20, 2014 MnSPE Engineers at Play! April 30, 2014 HCBA Bar Memorial A Special Session of District Court Remembering Attorneys Who Passed AwayJanuary 31, 2014 ACEC/MN 2014 Engineering Excellence Awards American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota Crowne PlazaSt. Paul Riverfront11 East Kellogg Blvd.St. Paul, MN 55101February 22, 2013 The 49th Annual Engineers Week Awards and Recognition Banquet and Silent Auction October 8, 2012 American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota (ACEC/MN) Fall Welcome/ExpoFebruary 24, 2012 Meagher & Geer Sponsors Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers Event September 23, 2010 Mark Bloomquist is Seminar Presenter: Know what you're getting into before you sign your next AIA contract Millennium Hotel Minneapolis