Mark D. Bloom: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Mark D. Bloom

Co-Chair, National Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring Practice
Miami,  FL  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring
  • Financial Regulatory and Compliance Group
  • Retail
Contact InfoTelephone: 305.579.0537
Fax: 305.579.0717
University Yale University, B.A., Political Science
Law SchoolUniversity of Maryland School of Law, J.D., with honors
Admitted1979, Maryland; 1980, Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Professional & Community Involvement

•Board Member, INSOL World, Editorial Board, 2014-2016
•Board Member, International Insolvency Law Review, Editorial Board
•Co-Chair, INSOL International Annual Regional Conference on International Insolvency, May 2012
•Member, International Insolvency Institute
•Chair, American College of Bankruptcy Foundation, 2014-2016
•fellow, American College of Bankruptcy, 1998-Present
•Chair, American College of Bankruptcy Foundation, 2014-Present
•Vice President, 2010-2014
•Director, 2007-2010
•Board of Regents, 2003-2007
•Board Member, Camillus House of Miami, Board of Directors
•Founding Chair and Master of Ceremonies, Leukemia Society of America Annual Barristers' Bash
•Past Director, Zoological Society of Florida
•Past President, Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida

BornPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, September 25, 1953

Mark D. Bloom's diverse experience, spanning more than 30 years, includes all areas of U.S. and cross-border financial restructuring, reorganization and bankruptcy, involving the representation of debtors, trustees, secured and unsecured creditors, and official committees and purchasers of troubled companies and their assets, both in and out of bankruptcy court. Mark was inducted as a fellow in the prestigious American College of Bankruptcy in 1998, and currently serves as Chair of the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation. Mark has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1993, and is also listed in both Chambers USA Guide and the K&A Restructuring Register of America's Top 100 Restructuring Professionals.

Areas of Concentration

•Cross-border insolvency
•Distressed company financing and transactions
•Creditor rights litigation

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

08.25.15 58 Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2016
08.19.15 135 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2016
06.23.15 13 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Trend Legal Elite
06.23.15 Six Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Trend Legal Elite
06.11.15 95 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
06.11.15 48 Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
06.09.15 18 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Recognized in 2015 Edition of The Legal 500 United States Guide to Outstanding Lawyers
06.08.15 100-Plus Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2015 Guide to Outstanding Lawyers
05.27.15 33 Greenberg Traurig Miami Shareholders Recognized in 2015 Chambers USA Guide
05.22.15 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in the 2015 Chambers USA Guide

Published Articles

06.09.14 Questions Left Unanswered In High Court's Arkison Ruling
03.31.14 A Continuing Trend Toward Limiting Bankruptcy Court Power
01.01.07 Chapter 15: The US Cross-Border Insolvency Law
05.01.06 Reforming Latin American insolvency law


03.12.14 U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Limits of Bankruptcy Judge's Equitable Authority Under Section 105(A)
12.17.13 Second Circuit Adds Eligibility Requirement for Chapter 15 Cases
11.14.13 Fifth Circuit Holds That Stern Eliminates Bankruptcy Court's Power to Decide Non-Core Actions by Consent
09.06.13 Seventh Circuit sides with Sixth Circuit in Stern Split
12.11.12 Ninth Circuit Weighs in on Stern: Absent Waiver, Non-Claimant Defendants Entitled to Final Adjudication in District Court
11.01.12 Sixth Circuit Reinvigorates Stern v. Marshall Debate
07.22.10 The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
03.31.10 Third Circuit Rules that Plan of Reorganization Proposing a Sale of Assets Free and Clear of Liens Need Not Allow Secured Lenders to Credit Bid at the Sale

Articles, Publications, & Lectures


•Co-Author, Submission to Jurisdiction in Insolvency Claims and Availability of Cross-Border Anti-Suit Relief - The BVI and U.S. Perspective on the Privy Council Decision in Stichting Shell Pensioenfonds v. Krys and Another, INSOL World, Winter 2015
•Author, Chapter 15: Appeals Court Imposes Requirement That Foreign Debtor Have Property in United States as Condition to Eligibility, INSOL World, March 2014
•Co-Author, Reforming Latin American Insolvency Law, Cross-Border Restructuring and Insolvency Handbook, Practical Law Company, 2006/2007
•Co-Author, Questions Unanswered In High Court's Arkison Ruling, Law360, June 9, 2014
•Co-Author, A Continuing Trend Toward Limiting Bankruptcy Court Power, Law360, March 31, 2014
•Co-Author, Chapter 15: The U.S. Cross-Border Insolvency Law, Cross-Border Restructuring and Insolvency Handbook, Practical Law Company, 2007/2008
•Co-Author, 6th Circ. Reinvigorates Stern v. Marshall Debate, Law360, November 26, 2012
•Co-Author, Perkins v. Haines: Eleventh Circuit Protects Return-of-Principal Transfers, ABI Committee News, Commercial Fraud Committee, April 2012
•Quoted, Bankruptcy Lawyers Fear the Stalking-Horse Bidding System in Wilmington, DE, is on the Ropes, The Daily Deal, February 12, 2004
•Co-Author, Saybrook Manufacturing: The Death of Cross Collateralization and the Mootness Doctrine, Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser, September 1992
•Contributing Author, Norton Bankruptcy Law Treatise


•Speaker, Secured Creditors and Insolvency Proceedings, INSOL International Santiago One Day Seminar, Santiago, Chile, November 20, 2014
•Speaker, International Insolvency and Creditor Rights, NYSBA International Section Seasonal Meeting, Hanoi, Vietnam, October 23-26, 2013
•Speaker and Panelist, Retail: The King is Dead - Long live the King! Ninth World Quadrennial Congress, INSOL International, The Hague, The Netherlands, May 19-22, 2013
•Speaker, A Funny Thing Happened to Me on the Way to the BVI: Lessons in the Restructuring and Sale of a Multinational Business, International Fellows Meeting, INSOL, May 2012
•Speaker, Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code: Cross-Border Restructurings and Insolvencies, Seasonal Meeting, NYSBA International Section, Singapore, October 2009
•Speaker, Tracing and Recovering Assets Across Borders, New York Seminar, INSOL, June 2007
•Speaker and Moderator, Issues in Cross-Border Turnarounds: Dorothy, We're Not Just in Kansas Anymore! Annual Conference, Turnaround Management Association, 2001
•Speaker, Prepackaged Insolvencies Under U.K. Law, INSOL Seminar, Mexico City, Mexico, April 2010
•Speaker and Panelist, The Evolution of Bank Insolvencies, Caribbean Insolvency Conference, ABI, Boca Raton, FL, February 2010
•Speaker, United States Bankruptcy Law: Chapter 11 Reorganizations, Insolvency Conference, FIDE, Madrid, Spain, October 2009
•Speaker, Sale and Assignment of Assets Under U.S. Bankruptcy Law, INSOL, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 2009
•Speaker, Restructuring and Investing Conference, Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors, Shanghai, China, October 21-24, 2007
•Speaker, Recent Changes in U.S. Bankruptcy Law, Lecture Series and Clinics on American Law and Practice, ALI-ABA, Beijing and Shanghai, China, June 2006
•Speaker, The United States Court System and Bankruptcy Jurisdiction and United States Bankruptcy Law - The Chapter 11 Reorganization Process, Conference on U.S. Commercial Law & Litigation, ALI-ABA, Shanghai, China, June 2005
•Speaker and Moderator, Offshore Incorporation - Which Way is the Tide Heading? Conference of the Americas, INSOL, Las Vegas, September 2003
•Speaker and Moderator, Handling a Bankruptcy With Pending Criminal Investigations and Proceedings, Winter Leadership Conference, ABI, Palm Springs, December 2003
•Speaker, Reorganizing in a Fishbowl: Representing Debtors in High Profile Chapter 11 Cases, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, San Francisco, CA, October 1999
•Speaker, Chapter 11: What's Hot, Annual Spring Meeting, American Bankruptcy Institute, 1999

Panel Presentations

•Panelist, It's A Small World After All: Cross Border Insolvency and Chapter 15, Bankruptcy & Restructuring Conference, AIRA, Orlando, FL, June 2009
•Panelist, Rights of Secured Creditors Under U.S. Insolvency Law and Practice, INSOL World, Santiago, Chile, 2014
•Panelist, Hurry Up and Wait: New Strategies and Potential Roadblocks in Pre-Packaged Bankruptcies, Turnaround Management Association Convention, Orlando, FL, October 2010
•Panelist, Negotiating Out - A Turnaround Lesson, Turnaround Symposium, Harvard Business School, April 2007
•Panelist, Increasing Diversity of Stakeholders, Annual Conference, INSOL, Cape Town, South Africa, March 2007
•Panelist, Hot Topics, American College of Bankruptcy, Washington, D.C., March 2004
•Panelist, Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Privilege and Confidentiality in Complex Chapter 11 Cases, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, San Diego, CA, October 2003
•Panelist, Multijurisdictional Bankruptcy Practice and the Interface with State Ethics Laws, Annual Meeting, American Bankruptcy Institute, April 2002


•Featured, Sealing the Deal series, Law360, December 2013
•Program Chair, Views from the Bench: Valuation Issues, VALCON, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 2008
•Roundtable Participant, Latin America Restructuring, Americas Restructuring & Insolvency Review, Financier Worldwide, 2007

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy, 1993-2016
•Selected Lawyer of the Year, 2010
•Listed, Florida Trend magazine, 2004-2013, 2015
• Hall of Fame, Bankruptcy & Workout, 2015
• Hall of Fame, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2009-2013
• Legal Elite, Insolvency and Restructuring, 2004-2008
•Listed, Chambers Global, Bankruptcy/Restructuring (USA), 2013-2015
•Listed, Who's Who Legal - The International Who's Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers, 2011
•Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyer, 2013-2015
•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, National - Insolvency and Restructuring, 2003-2015
•Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2009-2015
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2015
• Top 100 Lawyers in Florida, 2013 and 2015
• Top 100 Lawyers in Miami, 2010-2015
•Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers, Law Firm of the Year in Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation - Bankruptcy, 2013
•Listed, Lawdragon 3000, Leading Lawyers in America, 2010
•Recommended, PLC Which Lawyer Guide, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2008-2009
•Listed, The K&A Restructuring Register, America's Top 100
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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Reported CasesSignificant Representations: Represented Trigeant Ltd and affiliates in Chapter 11 reorganization involving $100 million sale of Texas oil refinery and disposition of cross-border claims (S.D. Fla.); Represented Fine Air Services Corp., an international air cargo operator, and its affiliates in $275 million Chapter 11 reorganization. (S.D.Fla.); Represented B.V.I. Liquidator in Bozel, S.A. and the Luxembourg-based debtor in the Chapter 11 reorganization. (S.D.N.Y.); Represented BankUnited Financial Corporation and affiliates in Chapter 11 cases and related litigation. (S.D.Fla.); Represented General Development Corporation and affiliates as debtors in Chapter 11 reorganization of public company with 330,000 creditors and $4 billion in claims. (S.D.Fla.); Represented Revolving Lenders in Fontainebleau Las Vegas and related litigation. (S.D.Fla.); Represented DIP Lender/Purchaser in Sheldon Good Associates. (S.D.N.Y.); Represented Secured Lender/Purchaser of Versace Mansion in Casa Casuarina (S.D.Fla.); Represented Equity One in Winn Dixie Stores Chapter 11 cases. (M.D.Fla.); Represented Chapter 7 Trustee for Southeast Banking Corporation, returning 119% dividend to creditors from proceeds of litigation settlements with Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and liquidation of other assets. (S.D.Fla.); Represented Radice Corporation and affiliates as debtors in Chapter 11 reorganization of $400 million, NYSE-listed real estate development company with multiple subsidiaries. (S.D.Fla.); Represented Styling Technology Corporation and affiliates as debtors in Chapter 11 proceedings. (D. Arizona); Represented Gerald Stevens, Inc., nationwide flower retailer, in Chapter 11 proceedings. (S.D.Fla.); Represented Burt Reynolds and Burt Reynolds Productions as debtors in Chapter 11 reorganizations. (S.D.Fla.); Represented the CIT Corporation as secured creditor in Chapter 11 reorganization of Mulberry Phosphates, Inc. (M.D. Fla.); Represented Shearson Lehman Hutton as creditor in Chapter 11 reorganization of Koger Properties, Inc. (M.D. Fla.); Represented The Bank of New York as Indenture Trustee in Chapter 11 case of JumboSports, Inc. (M.D. Fla.); Represented Cobb Partners in acquisition of assets from Pan Am bankruptcy. (S.D.N.Y.); Represented BayView Financial as largest secured creditor in Chapter 11 reorganization of Consolidated Freightways. (C.D. California)

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Mark D. Bloom

333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400
MiamiFL 33131


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