Mark Hutcheson, JD, CMI, CRE, leads the firm’s Case Resolution Team. He has achieved the CMI designation of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT) and currently serves on IPT’s President on the Board of Governors. Mark was also the Chair of IPT’s CMI Designation Committee for Property Tax. In 2016, Mark was selected to receive the CRE designation from the Counselors of Real Estate.
Mark has over 25 years of experience representing clients in property tax disputes. His portfolio generally involves properties with complex valuation issues that require segregating intangible personal property from the taxable estate. He focuses on a wide range of property types, including: hotels and resorts, regional shopping centers, corporate headquarters, freestanding retail, industrial and manufacturing facilities, and special-use properties. Mark is a frequent speaker at professional seminars regarding ad valorem taxation, and he has authored several articles on property tax valuation that have appeared in both state and national publications. He has served as an instructor of courses on intangible personal property and the valuation of hotels for property tax purposes. Mark has presented cases at trial and on appeal before district and appellate courts throughout Texas, and has argued before the Texas Supreme Court. He is a licensed Senior Property Tax Consultant in Texas. Mark is admitted to practice in Texas and before the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, and he is a member of the Travis County Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas.
Prior to joining the firm, Mark gained trial and governmental relations experience as an attorney with the Austin office of Baker Botts. During his tenure at Baker Botts, the majority of his practice was devoted to complex civil litigation, and he represented publicly held corporations, energy companies, and other businesses in a variety of commercial disputes. The remainder of Mark’s practice involved lobbying activities before the Texas Legislature on behalf of several businesses and organizations, including the Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals. Mark served as a legislative assistant to former Speaker Gib Lewis and Representative Bob Glaze in the Texas House of Representatives, and he was an aide to Congressman Pete Geren in the United States Congress. Mark received his B.A. from the University of Texas in 1992, and he graduated magna cum laude from Baylor Law School in 1996. While in law school, Mark participated in a variety of trial and appellate advocacy competitions and served as Managing Editor of the Baylor Law Review. During college and law school, Mark served in the United States Marine Corps as a field radio operator in the infantry and was activated for Operation Desert Storm in 1991.