Mr. Bogdanowicz concentrates his practice in the areas of business and corporate and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on bankruptcy and creditors' rights.

Mr. Bogdanowicz concentrates his practice in the areas of business transactions and corporate and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on bankruptcy and creditors' rights. He has represented both secured and unsecured creditors (including landlords, trade creditors and utilities) in all aspects of chapter 11 cases and has specific experience involving the intersection of bankruptcy and creditors' rights law with employee benefits law. He regularly represents purchasers of businesses and assets out of distressed situations, whether in bankruptcy auctions under Section 363 or outside of court under state law. He has assisted clients in structuring and negotiating transactions so as to minimize the adverse effect of potential fraudulent or preferential transfer claims. Mr. Bogdanowicz is often involved in rendering legal opinions in the bankruptcy context, including true sale and non-consolidation opinion letters.

Mr. Bogdanowicz received his A.B., cum laude, from Harvard University in 1995 and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 2000 where he was the Articles Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review.
 
Mr. Bogdanowicz is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and serves on the Advisory Board of ABI’s Central States Bankruptcy Workshop. From 2008 through 2015, Mr. Bogdanowicz served on the ABI’s Labor and Employment Committee, which he co-chaired from 2014-15. He has published the following articles on the subject of the treatment of pension funds in bankruptcy: “Legal Rights and Economic Realities: The Uncertain State of Public Pensions After Stockton,” American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Vol. XXXIV, No. 2, February 2015; "Pension Funds Are Protected Post-BAPCPA...Or Are They?," Norton Bankruptcy Advisor, July 2007 (West Publications); "Creditors' Rights and Public Pensions: A Post-BAPCPA Overview (A Post-Script)," National Association of Public Pension Attorneys Newsletter, May 2007 (with Mary Beth Braitman & Terry A.M. Mumford); and "Creditors' Rights and Public Pensions: A Post-BAPCPA Overview," National Association of Public Pension Attorneys Newsletter, November 2006 (with Mary Beth Braitman & Terry A.M. Mumford).
 
Mr. Bogdanowicz has published the following articles in various other areas of bankruptcy: “Fixing Our Infrastructure May Require Fixing the Bankruptcy Code: Preference Actions Threaten Municipal Contractors,” Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Vol. XXXV, No. 9, September 2016 (with Lisa Gretchko); “How to Represent the Client that Wants its Contract Rejected,” American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Vol. XXXIII, No. 8, August 2014 (with Lisa Gretchko); “An Alternative Basis for Administrative Expense Priority, Adequate Protection,” American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Vol. XXXII, No. 11, December 2013; "Mechanics Liens, Public Projects and the Code: An Uneasy Coexistence," American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, April 2012; "Reaching Membership Interests in LLCs After LaHood"; American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Vol. XXX, No. 3, April 2011; "Section 546(e) Provides Defense to Former Equity-Holders in Private-Company LBOs," American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Vol. XXIX, No. 1, February 2010; and "Bildisco Rising: the Rejection of Public CBAs under Vallejo II," American Bankruptcy Institute Labor and Employment Committee Newsletter, January 2010.
 
Mr. Bogdanowicz is a frequent lecturer on various bankruptcy and creditors' rights issues at financial services and other industry group seminars.
 
Mr. Bogdanowicz is admitted to practice before the state courts of Illinois, Indiana and Tennessee, as well as the Federal District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois, the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, the Middle District of Tennessee, the Eastern District of Michigan and the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Mark A. Bogdanowicz

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