Clients choose Marc for his exceptional understanding of bankruptcy proceedings, his outstanding communication skills, and his ability to drive multiparty negotiations.


Marc’s deep experience as an operating trustee for Chapter 7 and 11 cases, as well as his work as litigation counsel for the Tax Division of the Department of Justice, make him a uniquely qualified and trusted advisor for clients in bankruptcy and state and federal tax matters.

Known as an excellent communicator, Marc is a Chambers USA-rated attorney who brings a wealth of inside knowledge of the bankruptcy system to bear on behalf of his debtor, creditor, lender and committee clients. His work as a bankruptcy trustee and a receiver in state court cases, as well as his role as operating trustee for numerous multifamily real estate projects, provides him with an experienced perspective of how diverse cases play out.


Energetic and adept at managing multiparty litigation, Marc represents debtors, creditor committees, lenders and other parties. Aided by his experience as a Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 operating trustee, Marc's clients benefit from his ability to leverage assets to their highest and best use, preserving value for those he represents.

Marc represents secured creditors and private lenders in bankruptcy cases, helping clients marshal assets. He has crafted joint plans of reorganization, and led litigation over asset sale and exploitation.

A frequent speaker, writer and lecturer both locally and abroad, Marc has a tangible passion for his local community, particularly in education, as well as international affairs, as evidenced by his work with George Washington University.

Active in a wide range of professional organizations, Marc was recently elected as the President of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees.

A member of the Studio Theater, one of the most exciting theatre companies in Washington, DC.

Very astute in representing parties in complex negotiations in reaching resolution and settlement of issues that seem at first blush unresolvable.

News & Insights


Co-Author, “Dealing with Difficult Debtors,” NABTalk, the publication of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Summer 2014

Co-Author, “Bankruptcy Auctions Present Opportunities to Acquire Energy Assets with Limited Risk,” SLS Insight, August 18, 2014



Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in its Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2015 - 2024

Washington DC Super Lawyers, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, 2012 - 2017, 2021, 2023 - Present

Recognized in 2015 with the Founders Award from World Affairs Council

The Best Lawyers in America©, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation-Bankruptcy, 2011 - 2024

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Women Business Collaborative, Leaders Council

The Counsellors

District of Columbia Bar Association

American Bar Association

Virginia Bar Association

Walter Chandler Inn of Court, "Master"

National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees

American Bankruptcy Institute

George Washington University Law School Mentoring and Recruitment Program

George Washington University Museum Board Member

George Washington University's Columbian College Council

Studio Theater, Washington, DC Board Member

Real Estate Committee and Investment Committee

Honorary Producer of "Anyone Can Whistle," "Merchant of Venice," "Hair," "Sweeney Todd," and "Cradle will Rock" at George Washington University

Actor in "Rain Poncho" and "Laramie Project"


  • Pennsylvania, 1974
  • District of Columbia, 1981
  • Maryland, 1984
  • Virginia, 1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1977


George Washington University, J.D., 1973

Georgetown University, M.L.T., 1984

George Washington University, B.A., 1970

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