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Biography

In his over 20 years of practice, Mark has specialized in restructuring and insolvency work and complex commercial litigation. He has appeared in bankruptcy and federal district courts throughout the country. Most recently, he has represented secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy matters related to real estate, energy, health care, telecommunications and retail, among other industries. Prior to joining Frost Brown Todd, Mark was a partner at several national law firms.

Mark is a former prosecutor for Dallas County and writes and speaks frequently to local and national groups on bankruptcy topics.

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Experience

Legal Work Highlights 

A major financial institution in a real estate bankruptcy (Northern District of Texas)

A committee of unsecured creditors in a health care bankruptcy (Southern District of Texas)

A publicly listed REIT in a complex hospitality bankruptcy (Northern District of Illinois)

A major financial institution in a real estate bankruptcy (Central District of California)

A private equity firm in a retail/real estate bankruptcy (Western District of Texas)

A major financial institution in an agribusiness bankruptcy (District of Nevada)

An international oil and gas company in an energy bankruptcy (District of Delaware)

A major financial institution in a real estate bankruptcy (Southern District of Texas)

A major telecommunication company in a bankruptcy (Eastern District of Texas)

A major financial institution in a telecommunications bankruptcy (U.S. Virgin Islands)

A group of major financial institutions in an energy bankruptcy (Northern District of Texas)

Education

Law School

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., 1994

Undergraduate School

University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1991

Bar Membership

Mark is licensed to practice in the following state:

Texas

Courts

Mark is admitted to practice before the following courts:

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

Named among “The Best Lawyers in America” for Bankruptcy and Creditors/Debtors Rights and Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2011-2021)

Named a “Texas Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters for Bankruptcy Law (2005-2006)

Named among the “Best Lawyers in Dallas” in the Bankruptcy and Workout category by D Magazine (2019)

Rated AV Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Bar Association, the Book Board, member; former co-chair of Bankruptcy and Insolvency Litigation Committee

American Bankruptcy Institute

American Jewish Committee, Dallas Regional Board