Mark D. Bloom

Mark D. Bloom

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Mark D. Bloom is Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice. Mark’s diverse experience, spanning more than 40 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 is the President of the prestigious American College of Bankruptcy, having been inducted as a Fellow in 1998. For more than ten years, he has served the College in a variety of leadership roles, as a Director, Vice President, and 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 the Florida and National listings of the Chambers USA Guide and in 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 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 has served on the Editorial Boards of both INSOL World and the International Insolvency Law Review.

Concentrations

  • Bankruptcy and reorganization
  • Cross-border insolvency
  • Distressed company financing and transactions
  • Creditor rights litigation
  • Corporate trust services
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Capabilities

Experiencia

  • Debtors in 1 Global LLC Chapter 11 cases. (S.D. Fla.)
  • BankUnited Financial Corporation and affiliates in Chapter 11 cases and related litigation. (S.D.Fla.)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • Fine Air Services Corp., an international air cargo operator, and its affiliates in Chapter 11 reorganization of $275 million in public debt. (S.D.Fla.)
  • Gerald Stevens, Inc., nationwide flower retailer, in Chapter 11 cases and series of asset sales for publicly traded corporation. (S.D.Fla.)
  • Styling Technology Corporation and affiliates as debtors in Chapter 11 cases and series of asset sales for company with public debt and equity. (D. Arizona)
  • Radice Corporation and affiliates as debtors in Chapter 11 reorganization of $400 million, NYSE-listed real estate development company with multiple subsidiaries, public debt and equity. (S.D.Fla.)
  • Burt Reynolds and Burt Reynolds Productions as debtors in Chapter 11 reorganizations.
  • Objecting Noteholders in PT Bakrie Telecom (Indonesia) Chapter 15 case involving US$770 million in debt. (S.D.N.Y.)
  • Debtors in Nighthawk Energy PLC et al. Chapter 11 cases (D. Del.), and in connection with related cross-border ancillary proceeding of London Stock Exchange-listed parent in U.K.
  • Dissenting Portuguese shareholders Pharol and Bratel in Oi, S.A., (Brazil) Chapter 15 cases. (S.D.N.Y.)
  • Multiple creditors in Hanjin Shipping (Korea) Chapter 15 case. (D.N.J.)
  • V.I. Liquidator and Luxembourg-based debtor in Bozel, S.A. Chapter 11 case and sale of equity interests in Brazilian and French subsidiaries. (S.D.N.Y.)
  • DIP Lender/Purchaser in Sheldon Good Associates. (S.D.N.Y.)
  • Revolving Lenders in Fontainebleau Las Vegas Chapter 11 case and related litigation and appeals. (S.D.Fla.)
  • Representation of Indenture Trustee in out-of-court restructuring of Santa Rosa Bay Bridge Project.
  • Representation of Indenture Trustee for $300 million in secured debt in the successful Chapter 11 reorganization of Anchor Glass, a Tampa-based manufacturer of glass bottles for beverage industry. (M.D. Fla.)
  • Representation of Indenture Trustee in Chapter 11 case of JumboSports, Inc. (M.D. Fla.)
  • Chapter 7 and 11 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.)
  • Official Committee of Equity Holders in Hear USA Chapter 11 cases and sale of assets producing return to holders of public equity. (S.D. Fla.)
  • BayView Financial as largest secured creditor in Chapter 11 reorganization of Consolidated Freightways. (C.D. California)

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Chambers USA, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2003-2019
  • Listed, Chambers Global, Bankruptcy/Restructuring (USA), 2013-2019
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2009-2019
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy, 1993-2020
    • Selected, "Lawyer of the Year," Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Miami, 2010, 2019
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2019
    • "Top 100 Lawyers in Florida," 2013 and 2016
    • "Top 100 Lawyers in Miami," 2010-2016
  • Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, "Top Lawyer," 2013-2019
  • Listed, Florida Trend magazine, 2004-2013, 2015-2019
    • "Hall of Fame," Bankruptcy & Workout, 2015, 2009, 2013, 2016-2019
    • "Legal Elite," Insolvency and Restructuring, 2004-2008
  • Member, Winning Team, Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Awards, “Chapter 11 Restructuring, Mid-Market Segments (100-250)” for the judicial restructuring of Oi S.A., 2019
  • Listed, Who’s Who Legal - The International Who’s Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers
  • Listed, The K&A Restructuring Register, "America’s Top 100"
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5.0

°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.

  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy, 1998-Present
    • President, 2018-2020
    • Chair, American College of Bankruptcy Foundation, 2014-2018
    • Vice President, 2010-2014
    • Director, 2007-2010 active; Ex Officio, 2014-Present
    • Board of Regents, 2003-2007
  • Member, International Insolvency Institute, 2014-Present
  • 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
  • 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

Educación
  • J.D., with honors, University of Maryland School of Law
  • B.A., Political Science, Yale University
Admitida para practicar como abogado en
  • 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 Colorado
  • 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
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