Mark has been working since 1982 as a business law and commercial litigation attorney. His primary emphasis is contract and real property law, with a special focus on creditor’s rights and commercial collections. This includes the continuum from complex financial transactions that involve sophisticated financing documents, security agreements, guarantees, trust deeds and the like, to open account agreements and undocumented agreements. Mark is particularly adept at the recovery of the client’s property or collateral and collecting judgments. When the circumstances warrant Mark pursues fraud claims and fraudulent transactions, including pursuing alter egos and successors.
Mark routinely represents creditors in bankruptcy court, whether to enforce their contract rights as a lender or landlord, seeking determinations that debts are not dischargeable or defending preference actions. Mark’s work in the real property area includes commercial landlord – tenant issues, title dispute issues, easement issues and financing transactions.
Mark’s goal is to use all of his education, skills and knowledge to problem solve. He realizes his clients are the experts in their business and that they need to make the decisions that work best for their situations. He wants them to understand the full process that will be involved in achieving the best result possible with identifying all of the options and costs involved.
Mark enjoys spending time with his wife, adult children and grand-children enjoying the great outdoors in the beauty of Utah and the American West. Mark enjoys skiing, biking, camping, carousing with the family dogs and music performance.
For another view of Mark’s practice, he invites you to view his website at www.swanlaw.net. He looks forward to listening to you and mutually creating a strategy to meet your needs.
Instructor for several Continuing Legal Education seminars related to Creditor’s Rights, Collections and Bankruptcy; past instructor of para-legal courses in Bankruptcy and Collections with Salt Lake Community College.
Commercial Law and Finance
Business and Contract Law
Creditor Bankruptcy Representation