Debtors and creditors rely on Mark’s sound business sense when it comes to analyzing and litigating business issues in and outside of bankruptcy and value his experience with financial services, telecommunications, hospitality, and real estate companies. 


Mark also provides bankruptcy support beyond litigation, such as true sale and non-consolidation opinions for securitization transactions. He has decades of experience protecting debtor and creditor rights in bankruptcy and related business litigation. Mark's work covers a range of industries, including telecommunications, banking, real estate, hospitality and agriculture.

Recognized by clients and peers for his experience in the area of bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights, Mark leads complex bankruptcy cases and business litigation for clients, including work for banking and financial services clients. His wide range of business litigation experience is a particular benefit when it comes to problem-solving issues facing those holding distressed assets, including lender liability defense.


Mark was a lead debtor's counsel for a billion dollar chain of 35 hotels in its Chapter 11 case and often represents a publicly-traded REIT in protection of its leasing and related investments.

Mark has represented national telecommunications companies in every facet of bankruptcy issues and litigation, particularly preference actions, around the nation. 

Mark handles a wide variety of business litigation for clients in state and federal courts around the country, managing cases from inception through appeal, including the Second, Fifth, Seventh and Eighth Circuit Courts of Appeal.

Adept at untangling complex matters, Mark manages cases with an eye toward cost-effectively bringing them to trial-readiness.

Mark has been named by Super Lawyers® as a top bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights attorney for the last five years.

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Consistently recognized by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers®, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights

Selected to the 2023, 2024 editions of Best Lawyers in America©

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American Bar Association

Kansas Bar Association

The Missouri Bar

State Bar of Texas

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association


  • Texas, 1983
  • Missouri, 1990
  • Kansas, 1990


Southern Methodist University, LL.M., 1984

University of Kansas, J.D., 1983

University of Kansas, B.A., with honors, 1980

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