Mark is a Partner in ArentFox Schiff’s Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Group. He represents clients in connection with municipal bond transactions and workouts, as well as municipal and commercial bankruptcies.
Mark’s practice is focused on distressed municipal bonds, including structuring creditor-friendly financings, complex workouts both in and out of courts, and bankruptcy. His work also included representing creditors of distressed corporate borrowers.
Mark’s municipal bond work involved bond-financed projects in a broad cross-section of distressed industry sectors, including student housing, economic development, education, healthcare, and municipal infrastructure. Mark has substantive expertise in laws and regulations applicable to these sectors, including state law governing municipal debt issuances, commercial law, secured creditor remedies, intellectual property law, healthcare and pension matters, and constitutional issues implicated in municipal bankruptcies.
Mark has worked on a broad variety of municipal bond matters. His prior work included representation of holders of municipal bonds and bond trustees, as well as insurers of municipal general obligation and revenue project bonds. Mark has acted as purchaser’s counsel in complex distressed municipal bond issuances, which included developing sophisticated creditor protections in the event of the issuer’s bankruptcy.
Mark has worked on large municipal bankruptcies, including the San Bernardino and Detroit Chapter 9 bankruptcies and the ongoing Puerto Rico bankruptcy under PROMESA. Mark’s bond recovery work included the exercise of equitable and statutory remedies, including mandamus relief, as well as complex workouts and settlement negotiations.
Mark’s distressed credit work extends into commercial litigation and bankruptcy matters. He has represented clients in complex contractual disputes, Chapter 11 bankruptcies, complex commercial fraud cases, partnership disputes, and healthcare regulatory matters.
Mark’s intellectual property work has included patent, trademark, and copyright infringement matters, intellectual property licensing, anti-counterfeiting litigation and seizures, and domain name disputes.
Prior to law school, Mark worked as a mechanical engineer for several years. He designed and built industrial production machinery, track and field and strength-training equipment, and theatrical scenery. He also taught a first-year design course at Columbia University School of Engineering.