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D. Kirk Marker is an associate in Ice Miller’s Real Estate and Construction Groups. In addition to his juris doctor, Kirk is a certified Construction Documents Technologist (CDT) and LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP).

Kirk's real estate practice focuses on real estate acquisitions, dispositions, development, financing and leasing. He regularly drafts, negotiates and analyzes commercial purchase and sale agreements, loan agreements, subordination agreements, mortgages, notes, leases, licenses, easements and CC&Rs. All of Kirk's real estate transactions include a due diligence component identifying and curing title and environmental issues, as well as corporate due diligence including the review of operating and partnership agreements.

In addition to Kirk's real estate experience, he has extensive experience in construction and development. Prior to law school, Kirk worked for a regional construction company where he served in several positions, including project engineer, project manager, senior project manager, preconstruction manager, project executive, BIM technology manager and civic/municipal division manager.

Kirk managed multiple projects concurrently with an average of 35 contracts on each project accounting for hundreds of millions in construction projects, which provided him substantial transactional and construction scope review knowledge. He also has advanced, resource-loaded, CPM scheduling experience using Microsoft Project, Primavera Suretrak, Primavera Contractor, Primavera P3 and Primavera P6.

Kirk is experienced in managing multiple construction project types (including zoological, religious, educational, commercial, municipal, federal and industrial) and multiple delivery methods (including design-bid-build, construction manager as advisor, construction manager at risk and design-build).

During law school, Kirk was a judicial extern for the Honorable Justice Judith Ann Lanzinger at the Supreme Court of Ohio, as well as the Honorable Chief Judge Edmund A. Sargus, Jr. at the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Kirk served as a teaching assistant for the Legal Research and Writing Program. Kirk also received the CALI Award for Excellence (top student) in several classes.


Speaking Engagements
  • HalfMoon Education Inc., AIA Contract Document Workshop Seminar "The Primary AIA Contract Documents" – 2018
  • Builders Exchange of Central Ohio, BX WIN “Construction Law Basics” – 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
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