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:
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).
Member, Bankruptcy Division, Allegheny County Bar Association
Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
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
Lenders Brace for Rise in Bankruptcies, McGuireWoods’ Mark Freedlander Tells Law360
September 23, 2022
Lawdragon Names Five McGuireWoods Partners Leading Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers
January 27, 2022
McGuireWoods Attorneys Recognized in 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
August 19, 2021
McGuireWoods Achieves Top Rankings in Chambers USA’s 2021 Leading Lawyers Guide
May 21, 2021