Mark D. Sassak

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Troy, MI

Deneweth, Dugan & Parfitt, PC
 | 1175 West Long Lake Road, Suite 202
Troy, MI 48098
Phone: 248-290-0400
Fax: 248-290-0415
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Business (50%),
  • Surety (30%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney and architect Mark D. Sassak is a member at the law firm of Deneweth, Dugan & Parfitt, P.C. Since joining the firm, he has provided counsel to a wide range of business clients, including real estate developers, material suppliers, contractors, architects, construction managers and engineers on a variety of matters related to construction law. From the initial stages of a project until its completion, clients from the Detroit metropolitan area, surrounding southeastern Michigan and the Midwest know that they can turn to Mr. Sassak for professional guidance.

Mr. Sassak began his professional life as a licensed architect in 1990 after earning both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan. In 1995, he began his legal career after earning his Juris Doctor from The University of Michigan Law School and his admission to the State Bar of Michigan. Armed with the knowledge and experience he gained as a professional architect, Mr. Sassak provides his clients with a unique perspective on construction law matters.

Attorney Sassak's background has made him a valuable member of the legal community. He is a regular lecturer at both colleges of architecture and law schools in the Detroit area. In addition, he has published a number of works of interest to both architects and attorneys on topics such as design-build issues and intellectual property law. His abilities and extensive knowledge of both sides of construction law issues have garnered him much recognition. He holds a "Good" Avvo rating and is peer-rated as BV Distinguished* according to Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Construction Litigation
  • 30%Surety
  • 20%Business Litigation


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Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2020

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About Mark Sassak

Admitted: 1995, Michigan

Professional Webpage:


  • Michigan Law & Policy Review, Associate Editor, University of Michigan Law School, 1994 - 1995
  • Thomas A. Langius Scholarship

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Licensed Architect, State of Michigan, 1990

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1995
  • Michigan, 1995
  • Member, Michigan Construction Advisory Committee of the American Arbitration Association
  • State of Michigan, Licensed Architect, 1990
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Oakland County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member, Forum on the Construction Industry
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • SMB Real Property Law Section, Member
  • SMB Litigation Section, Member
  • State Bar of Michigan, Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Guest lecturer on construction law topics at the Michigan State College of Law, Guest Lecturer, 2009
  • Design-Build Issues in Michigan, Lorman Educational Services
  • Speaker, Contracts for Design Services, HalfMoon Seminars
  • Guest Lecturer, Legal Issues in Architecture, Lawrence Technological University, School of Architecture
  • Guest Lecturer, Legal Issues in Architecture, University of Michigan, College of Architecture & Urban Planning
  • Author, Intellectual Property and the Architect
  • Co-Author, Design Build Issues Under Michigan Law
  • Construction Law topics, Guest Lecturer, Michigan State College of Law, 2008-2010

Educational Background:

  • Master of Architecture, University of Michigan College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 1988
  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Michigan College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 1986

Industry Groups

  • ABA Forum On The Construction Industry
  • ABA Section Of Intellectual Property
  • ABA Section Of Real Property
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association
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Office Location for Mark D. Sassak

1175 West Long Lake Road
Suite 202
Troy, MI 48098

Phone: 248-290-0400

Fax: 248-290-0415

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Last Updated: 1/17/2019

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