Mark joined the Firm in 2009 as an experienced lawyer who primarily represents receivers, bankruptcy trustees, and debtors/creditors in all chapters under the Bankruptcy Code. He also practices in the areas of business reorganizations, loan restructuring, and business transactions. From 1983 to 1986 Mark was a judicial law clerk to United States Bankruptcy Judge Robert L. Berry and from 1986 to 1987, he was a judicial law clerk to United States Bankruptcy Judge Paul B. Lindsey. He was an attorney with the Office of the United States Trustee for the Western District of Oklahoma from 1987 to 1997.
He has been admitted to practice in the Oklahoma Supreme Court and all Oklahoma District Courts, as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of Oklahoma, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of Oklahoma, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He is a member of the Oklahoma County Bar Association and the Oklahoma Bar Association. Mark volunteers with Lawyers for Children, is a member of the Montana State University Alumni Association and the Pride Parents (Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band Parents' Association). Mark has received an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell. Mark is also an adjunct professor at Oklahoma City University School of Law.
Mark graduated from Montana State University in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science. He received his Juris Doctorate Degree in 1982 from Oklahoma City University School of Law.
Prior to entering the private practice of law, Mark worked for the Department of Justice. In order to maintain his security clearance, he was required to undergo periodic background investigations, which at the time were conducted by F.B.I. special agents. At the conclusion of one such investigation, the agent told Mark that in all his years of conducting background investigations, he had never encountered someone who led such a seemingly unexciting life. Having achieved the zenith with respect to the mundane, Mark’s security clearance was renewed in record-setting time.