George Washington University,
J.D., with honors, 1987
University of Kansas,
B.S., with distinction, 1984
American Bankruptcy Institute
Board of Directors, 2000-2006
Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute Advisory Board, 2013-Present
Education Director, Bankruptcy Tax Committee (2016-Present)
American Bar Association
American College of Bankruptcy
The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Co-Chair, Bankruptcy Committee, 1994-1995
The Missouri Bar Association
The Illinois State Bar Association
Turnaround Management Association - St. Louis/Tri-State Chapter
Board of Directors, 1998-2006
Named Lawyer of the Year for Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law by Best Lawyers, 2016; 2018
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-Present
Listed in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2005-Present
St. Louis Top 50, 2011-2014
Missouri & Kansas Top 100, 2010-2013
2011 Michael R. Roser Excellence in Bankruptcy Practice Award
American College of Bankruptcy
Thompson Coburn LLP
Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri
Vice Chair, 2012-2016
Executive Committee, 2009-Present
Board of Directors, 2007-Present
Chair, Helping Hands Auction, 2010, 2011, 2015
The Lighthouse for the Blind – St. Louis
Board of Directors, 1996-2011
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
Mark represents clients in financial restructurings, out-of-court workouts and bankruptcy cases. As co-chair of the Firm's Financial Restructuring Group, Mark has advised all types of parties in these matters, including lenders, creditors, bondholders, creditors' committees, receivers and asset purchasers.
Mark has been named the Best Lawyers® 2016 St. Louis Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law "Lawyer of the Year". He is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, as well as in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers. He is a frequent speaker on bankruptcy and creditors' rights topics and the author of numerous articles on such subjects.
Speaker, ABI Live Webinar: Tax Credit Projects in Distress
Speaker, Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference, "Eight Circuit Bankruptcy Case Update"
Omaha, Nebraska August 2014
Speaker, ABI Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute, "Current Business Developments and Trends in Insolvency Practice"
Kansas City, Kansas September 2014
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