Mark Voigtmann is an innovative, business-minded attorney who partners with clients to complete construction projects and resolve real estate disputes. He leads the firm's construction law and real estate litigation group.

Construction and Industrial Automation Law

As a construction attorney, Mark assists clients with virtually every phase of the construction process, from negotiation and drafting of project agreements to litigation and arbitration of complex defect, delay and insurance coverage claims. He has particular experience with industrial automation projects and has represented such clients throughout North America.

Mark is the author of "The Automation Legal Reference: a Guide to Legal Risk in the Automation, Robotics and Process Industries," published by the North Carolina-based International Society of Automation. He also co-authored a set of contract documents created for a "reconsidered" model for integrated project delivery (IPD) used in two $100 million hospital projects (and is coordinating a companion research project designed to implement ongoing improvements to the model). Mark serves as an arbitrator on the American Arbitration Association's national construction panel.

Real Estate Litigation

Mark also has many years of experience representing clients in complex real estate litigation matters, including in title insurance coverage and defense proceedings, and foreclosures.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana


Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
J.D. magna cum laude (1990)

University of Missouri
B.J. in Journalism (1978)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Lessons from the Hot Stove: Construction Projects with Problems
    Moderator, Construction Summit, Indianapolis, 2019
  • The Legalities of Maintenance and Service Contracts
    Speaker, Burrow Global, Houston, 2019
  • Introduction to Construction Contract Review
    Speaker, Webinar, 2018
  • How to Manage Legal Risk on a Shoestring
    Speaker, Webinar, 2017
  • Not All IPD Projects are Lean
    Speaker, Lean Construction Institute, Webinar, 2016
  • The New and Improved Consensus Docs 300
    Speaker, Lean Construction Congress, Boston, 2015
  • Implementing Integrated Project Delivery: Theory Meets Reality
    Speaker, Notre Dame University, 2015
  • The Automation Legal Reference: A Guide to Legal Risk in the Automation, Robotics and Process Industries
    Author, International Society of Automation, 2013
  • 21 Legal Takeaways for the Automation Industry
    Author, Control Engineering Magazine, 2013
  • Know Your Project Delivery Method
    Author, Control Engineering Magazine, 2010
  • Litigating Construction Cases in the United States
    Speaker, Ferrovial, Madrid, 2010
  • Responsibilities for Functional Safety for Machine and Process Control
    Speaker, CSIA, 20019
  • Negotiating Take It or Leave It Contracts
    Author, Control Engineering Magazine, 2008
  • Overview of Intellectual Property Licensing Issues
    Speaker, CSIA Annual Executive Conference, 2004
  • A Contractor's Legal Toolkit
    Speaker, CSIA Annual Executive Conference, 2003
  • Mold Law 101
    Speaker, ASHRAE, 2003
  • We Don't Have a Contract We Just Have This Purchase Order. How Do We Know Who's Right?
    Speaker, Indiana Construction Industry Conference, 2002
  • A Legal Survival Kit for Facilities Managers
    Speaker, Indiana Physical Plant Administrators Association, 2002
  • Who Wants to Be a Construction Lawyer?
    Speaker, Indiana Construction Industry Conference, 2001
  • Everything You Need to Know About Liens in an Hour or Less
    Speaker, Mechanical Contractors Association of Indiana, 2001
  • Realities of Civil Litigation Can Frustrate Many
    Author, Indiana Business Journal, 1996
  • Law in Plain English
    Author, Indiana Business Journal (column),1994-99
  • The Short History of a Rule of Evidence That Failed
    Author, 23 Indiana Law Review 927, 1990

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Control Engineering — Editorial Advisory Board
  • American Bar Association — Forum on the Construction Industry

Firm Leadership

  • Leader, Real Estate & Construction Practice Group, 2020-present


  • Best Lawyers®— Construction Law, 2011-22; Construction Litigation, 2012-22; Real Estate Litigation, 2012-22 (Real Estate Litigation Lawyer of the Year, 2019); and Commercial Litigation, 2009-11
  • Martindale-Hubbell — Top Ranked Lawyer in Construction Law, Peer Review Rating: AV®
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020
  • American Society of Business Publication Editors, 30th Annual Excellence Awards — Silver winner for regular columns by a contributing writer for publications with a circulation of 80,000 or more (Mark authors "Legalities: Engineering and the Law" for Control Engineering), 2008

Awards Methodology

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