Mark D. Bloom

Mark D. Bloom

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Mark D. Bloom is Co-Chair of the Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice. Mark’s diverse experience, spanning more than 30 years, includes all areas of U.S. and cross-border financial restructuring, reorganization and bankruptcy, involving the representation of debtors, trustees, secured and unsecured creditors, and official committees and purchasers of troubled companies and their assets, both in and out of bankruptcy court.

Mark was inducted as a Fellow in the prestigious American College of Bankruptcy in 1998, and currently serves as Chair of the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation. Mark has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1993, and is also listed in both Chambers USA Guide and the K&A Restructuring Register of America's Top 100 Restructuring Professionals.

Mark was inducted into International Insolvency Institute in 2014, and also has been an active member of INSOL International for 15 years, co-chairing its Annual Regional Conference on International Insolvency in 2012.  He has written and published extensively and lectured on five continents for INSOL, ALI-ABA, the International Section of the New York State Bar Association and other organizations, and at the Harvard Business School, on areas of interest to insolvency professionals, particularly including cross-border recognition and international comity and cooperation. He served on the Editorial Boards of both INSOL World and the International Insolvency Law Review.

Concentrations

  • Cross-border insolvency
  • Distressed company financing and transactions
  • Creditor rights litigation
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Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented Trigeant Ltd and affiliates in Chapter 11 reorganization involving $100 million sale of Texas oil refinery and disposition of cross-border claims (S.D. Fla.)
  • Represented Fine Air Services Corp., an international air cargo operator, and its affiliates in $275 million Chapter 11 reorganization. (S.D.Fla.)
  • Represented B.V.I. Liquidator in Bozel, S.A. and the Luxembourg-based debtor in the Chapter 11 reorganization. (S.D.N.Y.)
  • Represented BankUnited Financial Corporation and affiliates in Chapter 11 cases and related litigation. (S.D.Fla.)
  • Represented General Development Corporation and affiliates as debtors in Chapter 11 reorganization of public company with 330,000 creditors and $4 billion in claims. (S.D.Fla.)
  • Represented Revolving Lenders in Fontainebleau Las Vegas and related litigation. (S.D.Fla.)
  • Represented DIP Lender/Purchaser in Sheldon Good Associates. (S.D.N.Y.)
  • Represented Secured Lender/Purchaser of Versace Mansion in Casa Casuarina (S.D.Fla.)
  • Represented Equity One in Winn Dixie Stores Chapter 11 cases. (M.D.Fla.)
  • Represented Chapter 7 Trustee for Southeast Banking Corporation, returning 119% dividend to creditors from proceeds of litigation settlements with Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and liquidation of other assets. (S.D.Fla.)
  • Represented Radice Corporation and affiliates as debtors in Chapter 11 reorganization of $400 million, NYSE-listed real estate development company with multiple subsidiaries. (S.D.Fla.)
  • Represented Styling Technology Corporation and affiliates as debtors in Chapter 11 proceedings. (D. Arizona)
  • Represented Gerald Stevens, Inc., nationwide flower retailer, in Chapter 11 proceedings. (S.D.Fla.)
  • Represented Burt Reynolds and Burt Reynolds Productions as debtors in Chapter 11 reorganizations. (S.D.Fla.)
  • Represented the CIT Corporation as secured creditor in Chapter 11 reorganization of Mulberry Phosphates, Inc. (M.D. Fla.)
  • Represented Shearson Lehman Hutton as creditor in Chapter 11 reorganization of Koger Properties, Inc. (M.D. Fla.)
  • Represented The Bank of New York as Indenture Trustee in Chapter 11 case of JumboSports, Inc. (M.D. Fla.)
  • Represented Cobb Partners in acquisition of assets from Pan Am bankruptcy. (S.D.N.Y.)
  • Represented BayView Financial as largest secured creditor in Chapter 11 reorganization of Consolidated Freightways. (C.D. California)

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy, 1993-2017
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2017
    • "Top 100 Lawyers in Florida," 2013 and 2016
    • "Top 100 Lawyers in Miami," 2010-2016
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2009-2017
  • Listed, Chambers Global, Bankruptcy/Restructuring (USA), 2013-2016
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, National - Insolvency and Restructuring, 2003-2017
  • Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, "Top Lawyer," 2013-2016
  • Listed, Florida Trend magazine, 2004-2013, 2015
    • "Hall of Fame," Bankruptcy & Workout, 2015
    • "Hall of Fame," Insolvency and Restructuring, 2009-2013
    • "Legal Elite," Insolvency and Restructuring, 2004-2008
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, "Law Firm of the Year" in Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation – Bankruptcy, 2013
  • Listed, Who’s Who Legal - The International Who’s Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers, 2011
  • Listed, Lawdragon 3000, "Leading Lawyers in America," 2010
  • Recommended, PLC Which Lawyer Guide, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2008-2009
  • Listed, The K&A Restructuring Register, "America’s Top 100"
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Board Member, INSOL World, Editorial Board, 2014-2015
  • Board Member, International Insolvency Law Review, Editorial Board, 2014-2016
  • Co-Chair, INSOL International Annual Regional Conference on International Insolvency, May 2012
  • Member, International Insolvency Institute
  • Chair, American College of Bankruptcy Foundation, 2014-Present
  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy, 1998-Present
    • Vice President, 2010-2014
    • Director, 2007-2010 active; 2014-Present ex officio
    • Board of Regents, 2003-2007
  • Board Member, Camillus House of Miami, Board of Directors
  • Founding Chair and Master of Ceremonies, Leukemia Society of America Annual Barristers’ Bash
  • Past Director, Zoological Society of Florida
  • Past President, Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., with honors, University of Maryland School of Law
  • B.A., Political Science, Yale University
Admissions
  • Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida