Mark H. Nys represents large recreational vehicle manufacturers, automobile dealerships and direct and indirect lenders in litigation involving catastrophic loss, negligence, product liability, warranty, lemon law and auto financing disputes throughout California. Mr. Nys also regularly represents sureties in consumer claims against motor vehicle dealership bonds. He also handles issues involving cargo and employment liability, as well as contract negotiations, general legal counsel, and insurance coverage.
In addition to appropriate court admissions, Mr. Nys is a licensed California real estate broker and serves as a trusted legal advisor to credit unions and other financial institutions in bank operations and lender liability litigation.
In the construction industry, Mr. Nys represents owners, developers, general contractors and subcontractors and design professionals in both residential and commercial construction, construction defect and complex construction transactional matters. He provides guidance in both public and private works projects, counseling clients on construction financing, mechanics’ liens, stop notices, and enforcement actions. Mr. Nys also regularly represents sureties in claims against contractor license bonds.
To help navigate California’s maze of regulations, Mr. Nys is often called upon to provide contractors with advice on matters pertaining to employment law, including counseling on compliance with immigration laws and the Form I-9 employment eligibility verification process. He works closely with clients to assess employer compliance with any and all federal statutory immigration requirements. Most recently, he has completed extensive training programs which covered topics of I-9 enforcement, including recent INS sweeps, industries targeted and persons effected, updated I-9 case law, new I-9 forms and regulations, creative I-9 solutions for difficult situations, criminal I-9 enforcement, typical charges and recent criminal cases across the country. He also counsels on avoidance of discrimination, including advice to corporate clients, document abuse, recruiting considerations, terminations and reductions in force, and balancing national security and discrimination concerns.
In addition, Mr. Nys defends mobile home parks and homeowners’ associations from liability arising from resident litigation. He is also experienced in litigating intellectual property disputes, and is licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Originally from Santa Maria, California, Mr. Nys graduated from Claremont McKenna College in 1985 with a B.A. in Chemistry. Graduating Phi Beta Kappa, Mr. Nys was a 4-time NCAA All-American in both singles and doubles tennis. He then attended the University of California at Irvine, where he received his Graduate Certificate in Hazardous Materials Management before moving on to California Western School of Law and earning his Juris Doctorate in 1997.