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Bassford Remele is a full-service litigation firm located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 1882, the firm represents local, national and international clients in all areas of civil litigation.

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Mark D. Covin

Shareholder

Email: mcovin@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1630

Fax: 612.746.1230

Mark Covin is a trial lawyer with more than 26 years of experience assisting clients in and handling complex commercial and multi-party cases.  He has litigated and represented clients in general liability, wrongful death, fire and explosion, commercial and residential construction, insurance coverage, commercial real estate, and subrogation matters. Mark routinely advises clients regarding defect claims, risk-shifting, contractual provisions, and pre-litigation case evaluation. Mark has successfully tried numerous cases throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin, and has argued numerous cases successfully at the appellate level.

Mark is a member of the Hennepin County and Minnesota State Bar Associations, the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, and the International Association of Arson Investigators.  He is licensed to practice in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and South Dakota.  Mark has also been a frequent lecturer at claim prevention and risk management functions concerning claim and litigation management and preparation in the areas of construction, insurance coverage, arson investigation, and real estate matters.

Mark maintains a civil trial practice in commercial litigation, large loss and fire investigations, construction litigation, including contractual indemnity and additional insured matters, insurance coverage, arson and fraud, and subrogation matters, as well as product liability, injury, and wrongful death litigation.  Mark has served on the Bassford Remele Management Committee, and is also a certified neutral.

 


Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Construction Litigation
Insurance Coverage
Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation
Product Liability
Arson and Fraud
Subrogation



Mark D. Covin

Shareholder

Email: mcovin@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1630

Fax: 612.746.1230

Education

Hamline University School of Law

J.D., 1991
Honors: Dean's List, Journal of Public Policy and Practice




Mark D. Covin

Shareholder

Email: mcovin@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1630

Fax: 612.746.1230

Bar Admissions

State Bars
Minnesota, 1991
Wisconsin, 1999
South Dakota, 2012

Federal Bars
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1991
U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota, 2012



Mark D. Covin

Shareholder

Email: mcovin@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1630

Fax: 612.746.1230

Honors and Awards

Selected as a “Rising Star” by Minnesota Law & Politics, 2003




Mark D. Covin

Shareholder

Email: mcovin@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1630

Fax: 612.746.1230

Professional Awards and Memberships

Minnesota State Bar Association

Construction Law Section


Wisconsin State Bar Association

South Dakota State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Associated General Contractors of Minnesota

International Association of Arson Investigators




Mark D. Covin

Shareholder

Email: mcovin@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1630

Fax: 612.746.1230

Representative Cases

Food Mkt. Merch., Inc. v. W. Bend Mut. Ins. Co., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 40770 (D. Minn. 2016).

Dakota Hotel Ventures, LLC v. David Baumann-Architect, Ltd., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 26497 (D.S.D. 2016).

Metro Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. v. Marti, 162 F Supp. 3d 868 (D. Minn. 2016).

ResCap Liquidating Trust v. CMG Mortg., Inc., (In re RFC & ResCap Liquidating Trust Actions), 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 83552 (D. Minn. 2015).

Bergen v. Grinnell Mut. Reinsurance Co., 946 F. Supp. 2d 867 (D. Minn. 2013).

Greenleaf Lofts on Nicollet Association v. Master Civ. & Constr. Eng'g, Court No. 27-CV-11-17757, 2013 Minn. Dist. LEXIS 97 (Hennepin Cnty. Minn. Apr. 17, 2013).

Gathje v. Schlemmer, Nos. 27-CV-08-18084, 27-CV-11-22642, 27-CV-11-24887, 2012 Minn. Dist. LEXIS 191 (Hennepin Cnty. Minn. Feb. 27, 2012).

CIC Partners v. Sunbeam Prods., No. CIV. 09-3274, 2012 WL 124982 (D. Minn. Jan. 17, 2012).

Burmeister v. Westerhouse, 2009 WL 234072 (Minn. App. Feb. 3, 2009).

Croal v. RCA Builders, Inc., 2008 Minn. Dist. LEXIS 81.

Burmeister v. Westerhouse, 2007 Minn. Dist. LEXIS 37

Thao v. St. Jude Medical, Inc., 2004 WL 1488860 (Minn. App. July 6, 2004).

Gorra v. Uptown Transfer, Inc., No. PD02-015937, 2003 WL 23484601 (Hennepin Cnty. Minn. June 2, 2003).

Heim v. Lee, 654 N.W. 2d 161 (Minn. App. 2002).

Winthrop Res. Corp. v. Spearhead Sys. Consultants (US), Ltd., No. CIV. 01-1004, 2002 WL 1127713 (D. Minn. May 29, 2002).

Cedar Woods Ass’n v. Concord Realty Inv. & Development, Inc., 1999 WL 451220 (Minn. App. July 6, 1999).

Carpenter v. Fortis Benefits Ins. Co., 1998 WL 462316 (Minn. App. Aug. 11, 1998).

Altimus v. Hyundai Motor Co., 578 N.W.2d 409 (Minn. Ct. App. 1998).

Hinze v. Mae Roland, Inc., No. C2-97-1496, 1998 WL 51466 (Minn. Ct. App. Feb. 10, 1998).

Carolan v. J. I. Case Co., 102 F.3d 344, 36 Fed.R.Serv.3d 1079 (8th Cir. 1996).

Eggleston v. Cecil Newman Corp., 1996 WL 453614 (Minn. App. Aug. 13, 1996).

Great American Ins. Co. v. Golla, 493 N.W.2d 602 (Minn. Ct. App. 1992).




Mark D. Covin

Shareholder

Email: mcovin@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1630

Fax: 612.746.1230

Representative Clients

Chubb Group of Insurance Companies

Cintas Corporation

Midwest Mutual Insurance Company

Watts Water Technologies, Inc.

West Bend Mutual Insurance Company




Mark D. Covin

Shareholder

Email: mcovin@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1630

Fax: 612.746.1230

Presentations

Presenter, Appraisal: Navigating Procedural and Legal Issues, (for Private Insurance Company), May 6, 2015

Co-Presenter, Cedar Bluff v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company – A Discussion of the Issues, MDLA Insurance Law Committee and MDLA Construction Law Committee, March 10, 2015

Presenter, ISO’s 2013 Revisions to its CGL Coverage Form, PLRB Claims & Insurance Conference, March 31 - April 1, 2015

Presenter, Recent Developments Impacting the Appraisal Process, (for Private Insurance Company), January 14, 2014

Presenter, Contractual Indemnity and Additional Insured Coverage, (for Private Insurance Company), August 12, 2010

Co-Presenter, Contractual Indemnity and Additional Insured Coverage, (for Private Insurance Companies), June 23, 2010

Presenter, Managing Major Fire Investigations, (for Private Insurance Company), December 11, 2009

Co-Presenter, New Issues and Practical Solutions: Managing Major Fire Investigations – A Global Perspective, (for Private Insurance Companies), August 27, 2009

Presenter, Recovering Damages and Handling Liens, the National Business Institute Insurance Subrogation Fundamentals Seminar, May 15, 2009




Mark D. Covin

Shareholder

Email: mcovin@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1630

Fax: 612.746.1230




Mark D. Covin

Shareholder

Email: mcovin@bassford.com

Phone: 612.376.1630

Fax: 612.746.1230

Mark Covin is a trial lawyer with more than 26 years of experience assisting clients in and handling complex commercial and multi-party cases.  He has litigated and represented clients in general liability, wrongful death, fire and explosion, commercial and residential construction, insurance coverage, commercial real estate, and subrogation matters. Mark routinely advises clients regarding defect claims, risk-shifting, contractual provisions, and pre-litigation case evaluation. Mark has successfully tried numerous cases throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin, and has argued numerous cases successfully at the appellate level.

Mark is a member of the Hennepin County and Minnesota State Bar Associations, the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, and the International Association of Arson Investigators.  He is licensed to practice in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and South Dakota.  Mark has also been a frequent lecturer at claim prevention and risk management functions concerning claim and litigation management and preparation in the areas of construction, insurance coverage, arson investigation, and real estate matters.

Mark maintains a civil trial practice in commercial litigation, large loss and fire investigations, construction litigation, including contractual indemnity and additional insured matters, insurance coverage, arson and fraud, and subrogation matters, as well as product liability, injury, and wrongful death litigation.  Mark has served on the Bassford Remele Management Committee, and is also a certified neutral.

 


Practice Areas


Commercial Litigation
Construction Litigation
Insurance Coverage
Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation
Product Liability
Arson and Fraud
Subrogation

Education


Hamline University School of Law

J.D., 1991
Honors: Dean's List, Journal of Public Policy and Practice

Bar Admissions


State Bars
Minnesota, 1991
Wisconsin, 1999
South Dakota, 2012

Federal Bars
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1991
U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota, 2012

Honors and Awards


Selected as a “Rising Star” by Minnesota Law & Politics, 2003


Professional Awards and Memberships


Minnesota State Bar Association

Construction Law Section


Wisconsin State Bar Association

South Dakota State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Associated General Contractors of Minnesota

International Association of Arson Investigators


Representative Cases


Food Mkt. Merch., Inc. v. W. Bend Mut. Ins. Co., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 40770 (D. Minn. 2016).

Dakota Hotel Ventures, LLC v. David Baumann-Architect, Ltd., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 26497 (D.S.D. 2016).

Metro Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. v. Marti, 162 F Supp. 3d 868 (D. Minn. 2016).

ResCap Liquidating Trust v. CMG Mortg., Inc., (In re RFC & ResCap Liquidating Trust Actions), 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 83552 (D. Minn. 2015).

Bergen v. Grinnell Mut. Reinsurance Co., 946 F. Supp. 2d 867 (D. Minn. 2013).

Greenleaf Lofts on Nicollet Association v. Master Civ. & Constr. Eng'g, Court No. 27-CV-11-17757, 2013 Minn. Dist. LEXIS 97 (Hennepin Cnty. Minn. Apr. 17, 2013).

Gathje v. Schlemmer, Nos. 27-CV-08-18084, 27-CV-11-22642, 27-CV-11-24887, 2012 Minn. Dist. LEXIS 191 (Hennepin Cnty. Minn. Feb. 27, 2012).

CIC Partners v. Sunbeam Prods., No. CIV. 09-3274, 2012 WL 124982 (D. Minn. Jan. 17, 2012).

Burmeister v. Westerhouse, 2009 WL 234072 (Minn. App. Feb. 3, 2009).

Croal v. RCA Builders, Inc., 2008 Minn. Dist. LEXIS 81.

Burmeister v. Westerhouse, 2007 Minn. Dist. LEXIS 37

Thao v. St. Jude Medical, Inc., 2004 WL 1488860 (Minn. App. July 6, 2004).

Gorra v. Uptown Transfer, Inc., No. PD02-015937, 2003 WL 23484601 (Hennepin Cnty. Minn. June 2, 2003).

Heim v. Lee, 654 N.W. 2d 161 (Minn. App. 2002).

Winthrop Res. Corp. v. Spearhead Sys. Consultants (US), Ltd., No. CIV. 01-1004, 2002 WL 1127713 (D. Minn. May 29, 2002).

Cedar Woods Ass’n v. Concord Realty Inv. & Development, Inc., 1999 WL 451220 (Minn. App. July 6, 1999).

Carpenter v. Fortis Benefits Ins. Co., 1998 WL 462316 (Minn. App. Aug. 11, 1998).

Altimus v. Hyundai Motor Co., 578 N.W.2d 409 (Minn. Ct. App. 1998).

Hinze v. Mae Roland, Inc., No. C2-97-1496, 1998 WL 51466 (Minn. Ct. App. Feb. 10, 1998).

Carolan v. J. I. Case Co., 102 F.3d 344, 36 Fed.R.Serv.3d 1079 (8th Cir. 1996).

Eggleston v. Cecil Newman Corp., 1996 WL 453614 (Minn. App. Aug. 13, 1996).

Great American Ins. Co. v. Golla, 493 N.W.2d 602 (Minn. Ct. App. 1992).


Representative Clients


Chubb Group of Insurance Companies

Cintas Corporation

Midwest Mutual Insurance Company

Watts Water Technologies, Inc.

West Bend Mutual Insurance Company

Presentations


Presenter, Appraisal: Navigating Procedural and Legal Issues, (for Private Insurance Company), May 6, 2015

Co-Presenter, Cedar Bluff v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company – A Discussion of the Issues, MDLA Insurance Law Committee and MDLA Construction Law Committee, March 10, 2015

Presenter, ISO’s 2013 Revisions to its CGL Coverage Form, PLRB Claims & Insurance Conference, March 31 - April 1, 2015

Presenter, Recent Developments Impacting the Appraisal Process, (for Private Insurance Company), January 14, 2014

Presenter, Contractual Indemnity and Additional Insured Coverage, (for Private Insurance Company), August 12, 2010

Co-Presenter, Contractual Indemnity and Additional Insured Coverage, (for Private Insurance Companies), June 23, 2010

Presenter, Managing Major Fire Investigations, (for Private Insurance Company), December 11, 2009

Co-Presenter, New Issues and Practical Solutions: Managing Major Fire Investigations – A Global Perspective, (for Private Insurance Companies), August 27, 2009

Presenter, Recovering Damages and Handling Liens, the National Business Institute Insurance Subrogation Fundamentals Seminar, May 15, 2009