Bachara Construction Law Group Welcomes Mark Pionessa
Jacksonville, Fla., March 9, 2015 – The attorneys of Bachara Construction Law Group are pleased to announce the addition of Mark Pionessa as the firm’s newest associate. A Jacksonville native and 2013 graduate of the Florida Coastal School of Law, Pionessa is a member in good standing of The Florida Bar and is licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
“We are pleased to welcome Mark Pionessa to the Bachara Group,” said managing partner Chip Bachara. “Mark is a talented young lawyer and his real-world knowledge of the construction industry, along with his litigation experience, makes him a good fit for us and an asset to our clients.”
Prior to joining Bachara Construction Law, Pionessa was an associate at Wershow & Schneider, P.A., where he represented clients including the State of Florida Department of Revenue on a large volume of cases that required weekly court appearances and trials. He clerked for Regan Zebouni & Atwood, P.A., during law school.
Like other Bachara Group lawyers, Pionessa has a background in the construction industry. He represents the third generation of his family to have worked in the business, serving in a variety of positions ranging from laborer to construction office worker during his youth. That firsthand knowledge was relevant even in law school, when a clerkship brought him the opportunity to help prepare a complex case focused around construction defects and delay claims.
Pionessa earned both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Agribusiness from the University of Florida.