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Dunkle, Mark F.
116 W. Water Street Dover, DE
Phone: (302) 678-3262
Fax: (302) 678-9415


Lawyer Overview

MARK F. DUNKLE joined Parkowski, Guerke & Swayze in 1996 as a Director, concentrating his practice in the areas of commercial and residential real estate planning and zoning approvals and transactions, hotel finance and development, land use litigation and eminent domain.
Mr. Dunkle serves as Special Counsel to the Delaware Department of Transportation for condemnation and land acquisitions and is the Chair of the Governor's Magistrate Screening Committee.  He is past President of the Kent County Bar Association, past Secretary of the Terry-Carey 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 also served as a member of the Kent County Comprehensive Plan Update and Technical Advisory Committee.
In the land use development field, Mr. Dunkle has represented Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Sheraton Hotel, the Mills Corporation, Robino Companies and Daisy Construction, among others, in complex approval and land acquisition matters.  He successfully litigated in the Delaware Supreme Court the right of eminent domain condemnation for wetlands mitigation and routinely handles complex, multimillion dollar land transactions throughout all three Delaware counties.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys and a Member of the Real Property Section of the Delaware State Bar Association. 

Mr. Dunkle frequently lectures on Delaware land use law and has published several articles in that 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 in Georgia, Delaware and Pennsylvania.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Employment Law
  • Government Regulations
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Eminent Domain

West Practice Categories

Commercial Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning, Eminent Domain, Workers' Compensation Law, Commercial Leasing, Limited Liability Companies, Government Relations & Lobbying, Wetlands & Wild Lands, Condemnation, Condominiums & Cooperatives, Conveyancing, Landlord/Tenant, Mortgages & Foreclosures, Residential Real Estate, Title Insurance, State Government, Workers' Compensation Appeals, Workers' Compensation Defense


Bar Admissions

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

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • Kent County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association
  • Governor's Magistrate Screening Committee
  • Delaware Department of Transportation (Special Counsel)
  • Terry-Carey Inn of Court (Past Secretary)
  • Delaware Board of Bar Examiners
  • Capital City Rotary Club
  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys (Fellow)


  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia, 1985
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1982

Published Works

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