The George Washington University,
J.D., with honors, 1987
University of Kansas,
B.S., with distinction, 1984
American Bankruptcy Institute
Board of Directors, 2000-2006
Chair, Uniform Commercial Code Committee, 2000-2005
Co-Chair, Young Members’ Committee, 1996-2000
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
Vice President/President Elect, 2000-2001
Abengoa Bioenergy US Holding, LLC Unsecured Creditors’ Committee
PNC Bank, N.A.
US Bank, N.A.
United Van Lines, Inc./ Mayflower Transit, Inc.
Named Lawyer of the Year for Litigation - Bankruptcy by The Best Lawyers in America (by BL Rankings), 2022
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (by BL Rankings), 2007-2024
Named Lawyer of the Year for Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law by The Best Lawyers in America (by BL Rankings), 2016, 2018, 2020, 2024
Listed in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (by Thomson Reuters), 2005-2021
St. Louis Top 50, 2011-2019
Missouri & Kansas Top 100, 2010-2013; 2018-2019
2011 Michael R. Roser Excellence in Bankruptcy Practice Award
American College of Bankruptcy
Thompson Coburn LLP
Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri
Executive Committee, 2009-Present
Board of Directors, 2007-Present
Vice Chair, 2012-2015
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’s practice focuses on the representation of 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 2022 "Lawyer of the Year" in St. Louis for Litigation - Bankruptcy Law and the 2024 "Lawyer of the Year" in St. Louis for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law by The Best Lawyers in America (by BL Rankings). He is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (by BL Rankings), as well as in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (by Thomson Reuters). He is a frequent speaker on bankruptcy and creditors' rights topics and the author of numerous articles on such subjects.
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