Mark D. Hildreth: Lawyer with Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Mark D. Hildreth

Partner, Financial Institutions Practice Co-Administrator
Sarasota,  FL  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditors' Rights
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Federal Court Litigation
  • Financial Institutions
Mailing AddressP.O. Box 49948, Sarasota, FL, 34230
University Florida State University, B.A., 1981
Law SchoolFlorida State University, J.D., 1984
Admitted1984, Florida; All Federal District Courts Florida; United States Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals; United States Supreme Court; Federal District Court Eastern District of Michigan

Mark D. Hildreth practices in the areas of business bankruptcy, creditors' rights, foreclosure, workouts, assignments for the benefit of creditors, and business litigation. His clients include banks and other financial institutions, leasing companies, receivers, commercial landlords, real estate entities, and sureties.

Mark works with his clients on all types of loan enforcement matters throughout Florida including commercial foreclosures, complex workout and Chapter 11 bankruptcy situations as well as litigation involving various types of business law and creditors' rights. Mark also represents receivers and bankruptcy trustees on a select basis and handles cases involving assignments for the benefit of creditors.

In 1992, Mark was one of the first attorneys in the nation to receive Board Certification in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification. The American Board of Certification's programs are designed to identify and recognize those attorneys in consumer or business bankruptcy who have met or exceeded rigorous certification standards relating to experience, continuing legal education, integrity, and peer review; in addition to demonstrating a sophisticated understanding of the law in their specialty area. Mark has maintained his certification continuously since 1992.

Mark has chaired statewide Bankruptcy Practice and Procedure seminars for the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar and has served on various sub-committees studying revisions to Florida's Uniform Commercial Code and Receivership laws.

Mark is admitted to practice in all of Florida's Federal District Courts as well as in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Representative Matters

· In re Talisman Marina, 385 B.R. 329 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2008)

· In re Hancock Properties Management, Inc., 325 B.R. 662 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2005)

· Langan Eng'g & Envtl. Servs., Inc. v. Harris Constructors, Inc., 743 So.2d 1177 (Fla. 2d DCA 1999)

· Gotch v. Wald (In re Wald), 248 B.R. 642 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 1998)

· Saunders & Assoc. v. Ostrovsky (In re Ostrovsky), 224 B.R. 832 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 1998)

· In re Scarfia, 178 B.R. 857 (M.D. Fla. 1995) (surety representation)

· Warren v. Calania Corp., 178 B.R. 279 (M.D. Fla. 1995) (debtor representation)

· In re Calania Corp., 188 B.R. 41 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 1995)

· Greater Jacksonville Transp Co. v. Willis (In re Greater Jacksonville Transp. Co.),169 B.R. 221 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 1994)

· In re Greater Jacksonville Transp. Co., 172 B.R. 376 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 1994); 169 B.R. 221 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 1994) (debtor representation)

· In re Brink, 162 B.R. 355 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 1993)

· In re Chisolm, 157 B.R. 710 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 1993)

· In re Thurman, 121 B.R. 888 (Bankr. N.D. Fla. 1990)

· In re Southern Energy, Ltd., 98 B.R. 42 (Bankr. N.D. Fla. 1989)

· In re Willows Ltd. Partnership, 87 B.R. 684 (Bankr. S.D. Ala. 1988)

· Gold Leaf Corp. v. Hamilton Projects, Inc., 78 B.R. 1018 (Bankr. N.D. Fla. 1987); 73 B.R. 146 (Bankr. N.D. Fla. 1987)

· In re Seville Entertainment Complex of Pensacola, Inc., 79 B.R. 491 (Bankr. N.D. Fla. 1987); 73 B.R. 213 (Bankr. N.D. Fla. 1986)


· AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

· Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Professional and Community Affiliations

· American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)

· Lease Enforcement Attorneys Network (LEAN)

· Florida Bankers Association (FBA)

· Florida Bar Business Law Section, Bankruptcy and Uniform Commercial Code Committee

· The Foundation for Church of the Palms Presbyterian (U.S.A.), President


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Mark D. Hildreth

240 South Pineapple Avenue
SarasotaFL 34236


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