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

Overview

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.

Experience

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 and the World Affairs Council. Additionally, he serves as chair of the firm's Bankruptcy and Creditor's Rights Group.

Active in a wide range of professional organizations, Marc was recently elected to the board of directors of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees.

Very involved as a board member of the GW MFA, a large health care provider in Washington, DC and board.

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

Speaking Engagements

Marc routinely speaks at continuing legal education programs, including programs in Arlington and Fairfax, Virginia and the District of Columbia. He was a speaker at the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees 2014 Spring Seminar. For the last several years, Marc has routinely lead the CLE program for the National Business Institute's seminar on bankruptcies and foreclosures.  Marc has also participated as an appellate judge in the American Bar Association's nationwide moot court competition.

Health Care Presentation, American Bankruptcy Institute, Spring 2019

Publications

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

Recognitions

Recognitions

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, 2011-2020

Washington D.C. Super Lawyers, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, 2012-2017

Recognized in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in its Bankruptcy/Restructuring

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

Member of the Board of Directors of the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates, Inc., an IRS §501(c)(3) not for-profit corporation that provides comprehensive medical care to residents of the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area

Admissions

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

Education

George Washington University, J.D., 1973

Georgetown University, M.L.T., 1984

George Washington University, B.A., 1970

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