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Mark F. Dunkle

Mark F. Dunkle
Location: Dover, Delaware
P: 302-678-3262
F: 302-678-9415

Practice Areas

Real Estate & Land Use

Land Use and Zoning
Business Litigation
Government Regulations
Corporate and Commercial Law
Eminent Domain

MARK F. DUNKLE, a Director at the firm, joined Parkowski, Guerke & Swayze, P.A., in 1996, concentrating his practice on real estate and land use, environmental law and permitting, business litigation, government regulations, corporate and commercial law, and eminent domain.

Mr. Dunkle has represented Dogfish Head Brewery, Tidewater Utilities, Chesapeake Utilities, Mountaire Corporation, LS Power, Home Depot, Wal-Mart, AXIA Management, the Mills Corporation, Calpine Corporation, juwii solar inc., and Silicato Development, among others, in complex land use approval and land acquisition matters. He successfully litigated in the Delaware Supreme Court as a matter of first impression the right of eminent domain condemnation for wetlands mitigation and routinely handles complex, multimillion-dollar land transactions throughout all three Delaware counties.

Mr. Dunkle serves by appointment of the Delaware Supreme Court as a member of the Supreme Court Rules Committee. He also serves on the executive committee of the Greater Kent Committee. He is a member of the Real Estate Section of the Delaware State Bar Association, and has served on the Delaware Board of Bar Examiners. He is the immediate past Chair of the Delaware Chapter of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. By nomination of the Governor and confirmation by the Delaware Senate, he served two terms on the State Public Integrity Commission. He is the past Chair of the Governor’s Magistrate Screening Committee, past President of the Kent County Bar Association, past Secretary of the Terry-Carey American Inn of Court, past President of the Capital City Rotary Club, and a past editor of In Re, the Journal of the Delaware State Bar Association. Mr. Dunkle has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell Peer View Ratings.

Mr. Dunkle frequently lectures on Delaware land use law, and has lead seminars on Land Use and Zoning for the National Business Institute. He has also published several articles in that practice area, including “Aesop on Annexation” published in Delaware Lawyer.

Mr. Dunkle graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia in 1982, received his J.D. from Emory University School of Law in 1985, and is admitted to practice law in Delaware, Virginia, Georgia, and Pennsylvania.

Bar Admissions

Georgia, 1985
Delaware, 1988
Pennsylvania, 2007
U.S. District Court District of Delaware, 1989
U.S. Supreme Court, 1994


1985 – J.D. – Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
1982 – B.A. – University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Published Works

Mark F. Dunkle, “Aesop on Annexation” , Delaware Lawyer, Fall 2000, pp. 29-31

Professional Associations and Memberships

Delaware State Bar Association
Kent County Bar Association
State Bar of Georgia
Delaware Court on the Judiciary, Investigative Panel, past member
Terry-Carey Inn of Court, Past Secretary
Delaware Board of Bar Examiners, past member
Capital City Rotary Club, past President
American College of Mortgage Attorneys, past State Chair

Representative Land Use Approvals and Related Transactions

309 MW Natural Gas Turbine Power Plant Project In Dover Delaware
$60 million Medical Campus Dover Delaware – Approvals and Financing
$30 million Senior Independent Living Facility in Kent County Delaware
Brew Pub and Distillery Rehoboth Beach Delaware
Brewery Expansion and Rezoning for Warehouse facility Milton Delaware
Cloud Computing Data Center and Related Environmental Air Permits Middletown Delaware
225 Unit Mixed Use 260,000 SF Apartment/Retail Center, Middletown Delaware
Hot Mix Plant Approvals for sites in Dover and Farmington Delaware
Sand and Gravel Borrow Pit Expansions Georgetown Delaware
Natural Gas Vehicle Refueling Station and Corporate Offices Georgetown Delaware
DAFB Jet Fuel Storage and Supply Depot Expansion Approvals Dover Delaware



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