Marc in His Own Words

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Marc serves as Senior Counsel to Levenfeld Pearlstein and practices in the areas of corporate restructurings, liquidations, and real estate workouts. He has significant experience representing lenders and debtors in reorganization cases, workouts, turnarounds, and bankruptcy proceedings. He handles all aspects of Chapter 11 cases including pre-bankruptcy planning, negotiating and drafting first day motions, and negotiating and confirming plans of reorganization.  Marc also has been responsible for post-confirmation matters such as claims resolution, prosecution, or defense of avoidance action and other adversary litigation.

His experience includes real estate workouts and out-of-court restructurings. Marc has successfully represented parties seeking to purchase or sell assets through bankruptcy or other out-of-court proceedings.  He has represented various creditors’ committees, assignees in assignments for the benefit of creditors, and bankruptcy trustees. Marc has extensive experience representing public and privately-held, middle-market and Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, insurance companies, retailers, real estate developers, and manufacturers in bankruptcy cases throughout the country.  Recent Chapter 11 cases in which he has been engaged to represent either the Debtor or Committee include Hartmarx, Wickes, Inc., and Jays Foods LLC.  Recent engagements on behalf of lending clients include Evans Oil Company, LLC, and R & M Aviation, Inc.

A former Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Bankruptcy Law360, Marc also is the author of a chapter entitled “Equitable Remedies” in the 2009 edition of the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education publication titled “Creditors’ Rights in Illinois.”

Northern Illinois University, College of Law, J.D., 1981
Loyola University of Chicago, B.A., 1975, Political Science
Bar Admissions
Illinois, 1981
Court Admissions
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
American Bankruptcy Institute
President of the Board of Trustees, Vernon Area Public Library District
Make a Wish Illinois, Corporate Contributions Committee, 2009-2012
Turn Around Management Association
Board of Trustees, Temple Chai, Long Grove, IL - Strategic Planning Chairperson 2016 - present
Member of the Federal Trial Bar for the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Chairman, Chicago Bar Association Bankruptcy & Reorganization Committee, 1989-1990


What is your favorite way to spend your commuting time?
My favorite way to spend time on my train commute is to read. I download books on my iPad and get lost reading, modern best sellers. It’s a good way to escape and wind down from the stress of the day.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
My guilty pleasure is eating ice cream or frozen yogurt. In fact, I would rather go out to get ice cream than to go out to dinner. All of my friends share the same running joke with me asking whether we are going to dinner or Dairy Queen.
What was your very first job?
My very first job was the summer I turned 15 and I was an usher at the old Broadway Theater on Sheridan Rd. For those who don’t remember, movie houses used to have ushers who would open and close doors when movies began and ended, swept popcorn from the floor and took tickets.

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