Mark E. Freedlander Partner

Mark is chair of the firm’s restructuring & insolvency group and has been advising clients about creative, business-oriented solutions to matters involving financial distress for the past 25 years. Mark is a goal driven problem solver whose clients benefit from the creative, pragmatic and strategic perspective that he brings to each engagement.

Mark has represented a broad spectrum of client interests including:

  • counseling companies in various states of financial distress inside (including bankruptcy, state and federal receiverships and assignments for the benefit of creditors) and outside of court proceedings;
  • counseling acquirers of distressed assets and businesses inside and outside of court proceedings;
  • counseling fiduciaries, including trustees, receivers, chief restructuring officers, assignees and boards of directors;
  • counseling secured and unsecured holder of funded debt at various layers in a borrower’s capital structure;
  • counseling major suppliers and customers;
  • counseling official committees of unsecured creditors; and
  • counseling holders of ownership interests.

During his career, Mark’s engagements have involved a substantial number of different business sectors. He has led recent restructuring engagements in the following business sectors - automotive; metals, plastics, tool & die and other manufacturing; coal mining; oil & gas; healthcare; restaurant franchises; transportation and logistics.


Representation of an original equipment manufacturer in the Takata bankruptcy cases (U.S. BK DE).

Representation  of a state court receiver for the largest utility recycling company in the U.S. (Washington).

Representation of an acquirer of a paper mill operator out of a state court receivership (Wisconsin).

Representation of the liquidating trustee to Intermet Corporation and its affiliated debtors (US BK DE).

Representation of the official committee of unsecured creditors of Max & Erma’s, Inc. restaurant chain (US BK WDPA).

Representation of the acquirer of substantially all assets out of the Schutt Sports, Inc. bankruptcy (US BK DE).

Representation of Weirton Steel Corporation as debtor in possession (US BK NDWV).

Representation of emergence lender from Appvion, Inc. bankruptcy (US BK DE).

  • Capital University Law School, JD, 1993
  • Miami University, BS, 1990

Member, Bankruptcy Division, Allegheny County Bar Association

Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association

Member, American Bankruptcy Institute

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2006-2024; Litigation - Bankruptcy, 2019-2024, Woodward/White, Inc.

Selected for inclusion in America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Pennsylvania, Chambers USA, 2015-2023

Selected for inclusion in The Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers, 2020, 2022

Named to Pennsylvania "Super Lawyers," Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2006-2007, 2009-2019

Named to "Outstanding Bankruptcy Lawyers Under the Age of 40," Turnaround & Workouts, 2004

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