Principal, Mark E. Noennig, obtained his J.D. with honors from the University of Montana in 1978. Mark was admitted to the Montana bar and U.S. District Court, District of Montana, in 1978, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, in 1991. He received his B.S. degree with distinction in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from Montana State University in 1970 and was a designs engineer for Chevron Oil Company from 1970 to 1973. Currently, he serves on the panel of commercial arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association. Mark served as a member of the Montana House of Representatives from 1999 to 2006, and was Chairman of the House Local Government Committee from 2001 to 2006. His community service includes the Yellowstone County Family Drug Court Steering Committee, the Montana Supreme Court’s Court Assessment Program Advisory Committee (child abuse and neglect), and past board member and president of the Family Tree Center (child abuse prevention). He was appointed by the Governor to the Montana State Banking Board and subsequently to the Montana Board of Investments, where he currently serves as the Governor-appointed chairman. Mark also serves on the City of Billings Board of Adjustments (zoning variances), as chairman for 2016.
Mark’s practice areas include Commercial Law, Real Estate Law, Mortgage Law, and Civil Litigation. Sample reported cases are F.D.I.C v. Shoop, 2 F.3d 948 (9th Cir. 1993) (one action rule prevents suit on second note before first lien is foreclosed) and Midfirst Bank, State Sav. Bank v. Ranieri, 257 Mont. 312, 848 P.2d 1046 (1993) (deficiency allowed upon foreclosure of Trust Indenture for rental property – no election of remedies bar when changing to judicial foreclosure). Author of “The De Facto Corporation Doctrine in Montana,” 39 Mont. Law Review 305.