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Mark G. Hall Director


Office: 802.658.2311

Mark Hall’s practice encompasses civil, regulatory, and appellate litigation, with a concentration in land use, environmental, real estate, and construction law. He represents a wide range of clients in various state and local administrative proceedings, including the Environmental Court, Public Service Board, Water Resources Board, and zoning boards throughout Vermont.

Representative clients in land use, environmental, and real estate litigation include: Champlain College, Inc., Commonwealth Title Insurance Co., Costco Wholesale Corp., Cumberland Farms, Inc., First American Title Co., Housing Vermont, Husky Injection Molding Systems, J.A. McDonald, Inc., Lathrop Limited Partnership, Lodging North, Inc., Northwest Regional Planning Commission, Retrovest Associates, Inc., South Village Limited Partnership LLP, T-Mobile, Northeast, LLC, University of Vermont, Vermont Gas Systems, Inc., Vermont Law School, and Westlake Development.

Professional + Community

American Bar Association

Chittenden County Bar Association

National Institute of Trial Advocacy

State of VT Supreme Court Professional Responsibility Board, Hearing Panel Member, 2009-present

Vermont Bar Association

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, Clean Water Economy Committee, 2015

First Night Burlington, Inc., past member of the Board

Green-Up Vermont, 2015 Chairman

Leadership Champlain Alumni Association

Leadership Champlain Alumni, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce

Professional Honors

Best Lawyers in America, 2018 to present.  Lawyer of the Year for Land Use and Zoning litigation for 2020, 2023.

Chambers & Partners (USA)  Leading Attorneys 2004 to present.

New England Super Lawyers, 2008 to present.

Litigation Counsel of America, 2011 to present; Senior Fellow, 2017-present.


Co-author of Vermont Land Use and Development Law (Act 250) in Toward Community Sustainability: Vermont’s Act 250, Serena Press, 1997

Vermont Editor, Aspen Press, “Fifty State Guide to Construction Law.” 2006-2011

Representative Matters

Champlain College, Inc.: Two large campus buildings in a residential neighborhood. Successfully defended the college in an appeal by a group of neighbors.

Residential Subdivision (southvillage.com): Represented the developer of 343-lot subdivision in obtaining master plan approval in contested, new urban style development.

Westlake Area Condominium: Large commercial project in downtown Burlington consisting of hotel/condominium/mixed use/parking garage

Recently obtained a civil trial judgment (including damages, interest, penalties, and attorney’s fees) in a construction lawsuit for a Canadian-based structural steel manufacturing company and a $667,000 settlement for a small child injured by foster parents.