Biography

Mark C. Winings advises financial institutions and other businesses in a broad range of financing and commercial lending transactions. He also represents clients in real estate transactions and other commercial and corporate matters. He strives to build strong relationships and become a trusted partner and counselor to each client he serves. Mark's goal is to always deliver excellent, efficient service and help his client achieve a successful outcome.

Mark served on the Board of Aldermen of the City of Clayton, MO from 2011-2020 and holds other leadership positions in the City of Clayton. He is a former Chairman of the Firm's Recruiting Committee.

Mark was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016-2022.

Mark resides in Clayton with his wife Rula and their four children.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., 1994)
    • The Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology, book review editor and member of Executive Board
  • The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.S., with high honors, 1991)
    • Accounting

Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant, Illinois

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Mortgage Attorneys
  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Admissions

  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar

Charitable & Civic Activities

  • Board of Directors, Harvester Church of the Nazarene (2007-2010, 2021-present)
  • Alderman, City of Clayton, MO (2011-2020)
  • Member, City of Clayton Parks and Recreation Commission (2008-2011, 2013-2014, 2016-2020)
  • Member, Treasurer, Clayton Recreation, Sports and Wellness Commission (2018-2020)
  • Member, Clayton Charter Advisory Task Force (2017-2019)
  • Board of Directors, Clayton Century Foundation (2012-2014, 2016-2018)
  • Member, City of Clayton Plan Commission and Architectural Review Board (2014-2016)
  • Trustee, City of Clayton Non-Uniformed Employees Retirement Fund Board (2011-2013)
  • Trustee, City of Clayton Uniformed Employees Retirement Fund Board (2011-2013)
  • Chairman, Harvester Church of the Nazarene Capital Campaign (2009-2012)
  • Chairman, Finance & Administration Committee, Harvester Church of the Nazarene (2007-2010)

Honors & Awards

  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016-2022 for Banking & Finance Law and Corporate Law
  • Selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars® 2008

Firm Committees

  • Former Chairman, Recruiting Committee
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