Mark E. Freedlander Partner

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Mark is a seasoned leader at the helm of our Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group, bringing over 25 years of invaluable experience in guiding clients through complex financial distress matters. With a proven track record of delivering innovative, business-oriented solutions, Mark is renowned for his goal-driven approach to problem-solving. Clients rely on his creative, pragmatic, and strategic perspective, which he seamlessly integrates into every engagement, ensuring optimal outcomes.

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.

Throughout his career, Mark has navigated a diverse array of business sectors, lending his expertise to a multitude of industries. His recent restructuring engagements have spanned an extensive spectrum, including automotive, metals, plastics, tool & die, manufacturing, coal mining, oil & gas, healthcare, restaurant franchises, as well as transportation and logistics. Mark’s breadth of experience across these sectors underscores his versatility and depth of knowledge in guiding clients through multifaceted challenges.


  • 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).