Mark E. Freedlander Partner

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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).