MIAMI – March 21, 2016 – Mark D. Bloom, shareholder and co-chair of the Global Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring Practice at international law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A., has been reappointed for a second two-year term as Chair of the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation.
The Foundation is a qualified 501(c)(3) organization established by the American College of Bankruptcy to promote the ends of justice through educational and charitable activities. Its primary mission is to provide financial support in the form of grants to legal aid programs that provide pro bono bankruptcy services for indigent consumer debtors across the country. In 2015, the Foundation issued grants totaling $320,000 to 34 legal services organizations operating in 17 states and the District of Columbia.
Bloom was first appointed Chair of the Foundation in 2014. Since his induction as a Fellow of the College in 1998, Bloom has served in a number of leadership roles as a member of its Board of Regents, 2003-2007; Director, 2007-2010; and Vice President, 2010-2014.
“The past several years have seen unprecedented growth for the Foundation,” Bloom said. “Over the last four years donations from College Fellows have doubled, and since 2007, we have been able to increase the total amount of our grants six times over, from $53,000 to $320,000. Our goals for the future are even more ambitions, and I am honored to continue to serve the College and advance the work of the Foundation.”
Based in Greenberg Traurig’s Miami office, Bloom has over 30 years of diverse experience which 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. He is listed in the Florida, U.S., and Global editions of Chambers’ Guide to Leading Lawyers, and is a frequent author and speaker on issues of multi-national insolvency and reorganization.