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Mark Melickian

Mark Melickian focuses on creditor-side representations in chapter 11 commercial bankruptcy cases although his experience also includes debtors and other interested parties in commercial bankruptcy and out of court insolvency matters.  He works toward the economic heart of the problem for his clients in both litigation and transactional matters.

Mark has successfully represented financial institutions, indenture trustees, trade creditors, asset purchasers, investors, commercial real estate interests, corporate officers, and other parties in interest in dozens of chapter 11 cases throughout the country.  One significant focus of his practice is the representation of committees and trustees in bankruptcy cases – over the past two decades, he has counseled dozens of official and unofficial bankruptcy committees in chapter 11 cases around the country, as well as liquidating and litigation trustees charged with pursuing assets for the benefit of estate creditors.  Mark also has significant experience with the management and disposition of commercial vehicles and equipment and commercial real estate properties and other assets in distressed debt and bankruptcy situations, including experience gained in-house with Navistar Financial Corporation, where he handled a wide variety of complex corporate, transactional, bankruptcy, and commercial litigation matters for the financial affiliate of commercial vehicle manufacturer Navistar, Inc.

Mark has written extensively on bankruptcy and insolvency law and other topics, having contributed materials on these subjects to American Bankruptcy Institute JournalBankruptcy Strategist, Wiley Bankruptcy Law UpdateGinsberg & Martin on BankruptcyNorton Bankruptcy Law Adviser, the Cornell University Legal Ethics Library, and professional conferences and seminars over the past two decades.  For several years, he wrote a monthly legal affairs column for Student Lawyer, an America Bar Association publication, for which he received the Peter Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism from the Chicago chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Over the past two decades, Mark has committed significant time to pro bono matters, public interest law and not-for-profit concerns, including serving on the board of directors of Chicago’s Public Interest Law Initiative and of San Francisco’s Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, a national public policy organization dedicated to the reduction of gun-related violence in our communities.  He and his son are dedicated White Sox fans, and he dedicates time to coaching his daughter’s fast pitch softball teams.

Webinar Participation:

The Nuts & Bolts of a Chapter 11 Plan


Premiere Date: 01/30/2019 2:00pm

Negotiating and Drafting Cash Collateral/DIP Financing Orders


Premiere Date: 11/08/2018 3:00pm

Bankruptcy Claims Trading


Premiere Date: 10/11/2018 3:00pm

Representing Asset Purchasers in Bankruptcy


Premiere Date: 09/13/2018 3:00pm

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Planning and Running Effective Board Meetings


Premiere Date: 08/13/2018 11:00am

The Intersection of Bankruptcy and… Labor/Employment Law


Premiere Date: 03/05/2018 2:00pm