S. Mark White is recognized as an expert in zoning and planning/land use law. He has represented clients at every level from city, state and local governments, as well as major private developers, many of whom are involved in environmental permitting proceedings and takings litigation. Mark received his B.A., magna cum laude, in History and Political Science from Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas, and holds a J.D. and Master of Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a former President of the board of directors of the nonprofit community development group Westside Housing Organization, and is a member of the North Carolina and Missouri Bars, the American Institute of Certified Planners, and the American Planning Association. Mark is the co-author of the American Planning Association's model land development code (A 21st Century Land Development Code), and is a frequent speaker at the national meetings of the American Planning Association, the American Center for National and International Law, the Congress of New Urbanism, the University of Wisconsin, and various other professional organizations.