Mark assists clients in corporate and debt reorganizations and distressed mergers and acquisitions. In particular, Mark guides clients in Chapter 11 restructuring proceedings, whether the party is a lender, vendor, debtor or strategic buyer.
Although Mark is best known for his work on behalf of asset-based secured lenders and trade vendors, he most recently represented a system of rural critical-access hospitals in a Chapter 11 restructuring proceeding.
Mark began his career as the law clerk for federal bankruptcy Judge Frank W. Koger during the Food Barn Stores Inc. bankruptcy in Kansas City, Mo. Building on that early grocery experience, Mark has focused a substantial portion of his practice during the past decade on food industry and agricultural Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. This has involved matters from “field to table” and everywhere along the supply chain, including issues under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) and the Packers and Stockyards Act (PASA).
Among Mark’s accomplishments are these:
In addition to the food industry, Mark’s restructuring experience includes healthcare (surgical specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, critical-access hospitals and medical equipment leasing); transportation (trucking and capital equipment and terminal rental adjustment clause leases, also known as TRAC); and energy (oil, natural gas, coal, ethanol and wind; exploration, production and pipelines).
Mark is active in the local bar, having served as co-chair of the Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Committee for the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Local Rules for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Missouri. Mark is board certified in business bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification.*
*The American Board of Certification’s business bankruptcy certification program is accredited by the American Bar Association. Neither the Supreme Court of Missouri nor the Missouri Bar reviews or approves certifying organizations or special designations.