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Mark J. Parachini

Mark Parachini is an associate in Lathrop Gage’s Environmental group. He represents clients in a wide variety of practice areas including contractual negotiations, fiscal counseling and business litigation. He regularly supports clients with regulatory and administrative compliance, negotiates with the Environmental Protection Agency and other state and local governmental entities, and assists in litigation of environmental claims, including under the federal Superfund law. Mark has assisted clients in negotiating and managing multimillion-dollar remediation projects, which includes creating appropriate financial mechanisms that ensure project efficiency and maximum cost effectiveness. 

Mark has particular experience advising clients on CERCLA cost recovery and contribution claims. In several cases, he has reviewed hundreds of potentially responsible parties (PRPs) and performed extensive analysis to determine the viability of potential recovery claims.  Mark has assisted clients in analyzing evidence including EPA104(e) information requests and other historical records to determine PRP liability. He has also assisted clients with negotiating and drafting consent decrees and advised them in preparing to seek reimbursement related to settlements.

Prior to attending law school, Mark received a Bachelor of Accounting degree. He later obtained a CPA license and an MBA, all while working full-time as a Senior Accountant for the University of Missouri. Mark’s path to becoming a lawyer helps to inform his advice to clients, as he has particular experience in analyzing and assessing the financial implications of a company’s business and legal decisions. He uses those skills daily to strive for maximum efficiency with optimum results.

Mark went on to attend the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, graduating summa cum laude and receiving a J.D. with emphasis in urban, land use and environmental law. During law school, Mark worked as a summer associate for Lathrop Gage. He also served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Brian C. Wimes at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri and as a staff member for the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review.

Court Memberships

  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri

Honors

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law Dean’s Honor List, 2012-2015
  • Judicial Intern for the Honorable Brian C. Wimes at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, 2014
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review
  • CALI Award recipient
  • Marvin and Patricia Rich Corporate Law Prize

Professional Affiliations

  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • International Farm Transition Network, Certified Farm Transition Coordinator
  • Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City
  • KCMBA, Environmental & Energy Committee 
  • Professor Bob Downs Scholarship Golf Tournament Committee - UMKC Law School 
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Assistant

Denise Forrester
816.460.5840

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Education

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2015

Chadron State College, MBA, 2011

Peru State College, B.S., 2007