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Gene Markin

Associate
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Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648

Gene Markin is an Associate in Stark & Stark’s Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation Groups where he concentrates his practice on complex litigation matters involving copyright protection and infringement, trademark and trade dress infringement and enforcement, trade secret litigation, false advertising, domain name disputes, unfair competition, class actions, fraud and consumer fraud, shareholder and partner disputes, and breach of contract. 

Mr. Markin represents individuals and businesses in all aspects of intellectual property litigation in federal district courts, appellate courts, and state courts. Mr. Markin also represents trademark owners and challengers in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) as well as in domain name disputes in Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) Complaints before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and in other country-specific proceedings. 

He also has extensive experience litigating multi-million dollar construction defect cases involving faulty workmanship and negligent installation of exterior building envelope components. Successfully prosecuting and defending claims arising out of negligent construction, breaches of fiduciary duty by sponsor-appointed board members, violations of the New Jersey Condominium Act, the Planned Real Estate Development Full Disclosure Act, the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, the Contractor’s Registration Act, and the New Jersey Home Improvement Practice Regulations, Mr. Markin has substantial experience dealing with a multitude of complex insurance issues that arise in litigation, including policy interpretation and analysis, liability coverage disputes, and declaratory judgment actions.

While attending law school, Mr. Markin was a member of the Drexel Law Review as well as the Drexel Law National Trial Team and competed in several competitions across the country. He was also honored with the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association James J. Manderino Award for Trial Advocacy. 

Mr. Markin is an active contributor to the firm's Litigation Blog. You can read his most recent blog post online here

Education

J.D., Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, 2010
cum laude

B.S., The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2006
cum laude

Bar Admissions

New Jersey
Pennsylvania
United States District Court, District of New Jersey

Professional Organizations

New Jersey State Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Burlington County Bar Association

Mercer County Bar Association

Union League of Philadelphia

Publications

Notable Matters

  • Collected over $15 million in settlements for a premier condominium development in Jersey City that was plagued with pervasive water damage as a result of negligently designed and installed EIFS, masonry, panel cladding, roofs, balconies, railings, windows and doors, and structural foundation supports.
  • Recovered $4 million, including settlements and judgment at trial, for a Union City based condominium client that involved pervasive water infiltration in a high-rise building clad with brick, EIFS, and a window wall system.  
  • Obtained a $2.5 million verdict against a negligent builder who used substandard materials, inadequate flashing, and shoddy workmanship to build a six-story residential condominium building in Hudson County that suffered from pervasive water leaks, mold growth, and steel deterioration. 
  • Won an appeal that overturned and reversed the trial court’s dismissal of an almost $30 million dollar construction defect case based on an association’s decision to file suit without first complying with a pre-litigation voting requirement in its by-laws, but that the Appellate Division said was able to be ratified by the membership after the complaint had already been filed.

Honors & Awards*

  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association James J. Manderino Award for Trial Advocacy