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Mark E. MacDonald

Attorney (Retired)

Reno, NV 89509

Class: II (1991)Circuit: Fifth


Northwestern University, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa (1964); J.D., Order of the Coif (1967)
Board of Editors, Northwestern University Law Review (1966-67)
Board of Editors, Law & Society (1966-67)
Admitted to Illinois Bar (1967)
Admitted to Texas Bar (1985)


American Bar Association: Business Bankruptcy Committee (1975-07); Chair, Executory Contracts (1983-88); Chair, Secured Creditor Subcommittee (1988-93); Chair, Chapter 11 Subcommittee (1993-94)
American Bankruptcy Institute, Member (1983-); Director (1983-90)


"Post-Confirmation Jurisdiction From a Debtor's Perspective: How to Maintain What You Retain," ABA Litigation Section Bankruptcy Committee 2004 Author, MacDonald & Hardman
"Mirant: Expanding the Use of § 105(a) Injunctions," ABI Journal 2004 MacDonald & Hardman
"Using Voting Trusts as a Control Device in Workouts and Chapter 11," Journal of Corporate Renewal 2004 MacDonald & Hardman
"Defending Fraudulent Conveyance Actions Arising From Payments Settling Disputes Over Corporate Control," ABA 2001 MacDonald & MacDonald
"Analyzing Rational Bargain Zones in Mass Tort Cases Using the Restructuring Toolkit 2.0™," Norton Bankruptcy Adviser 2003 MacDonald & MacDonald
"Analyzing Rational Bargain Zones Using the Restructuring Toolkit™," ABI Journal 2003 MacDonald & MacDonald
Co-Creator of Restructuring Toolkit™
"Confirmation By Cramdown Through The New Value Exception In Single Asset Cases," 1 Am. Bankr. Inst. Rev. 65 1993 Author
"Chapter 11 As A Dynamic Evolutionary Learning Process In A Market With Fuzzy Values," Ann. Surv. Bankr. Law 1993-94 Author
"Bankruptcy and Lien Opinions," 2 Drafting Legal Opinion Letters, John Wiley Sterba ed. 1992 Author
"Leveraged Buyouts And Fraudulent Transfers," 2 Acquisitions and Divestitures 31.001 Bus. Laws Inc. 1992 ed. Author
"Prepackaged Chapter 11 Plans: The Alternative To 'Free Fall' Bankruptcy," Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice (1991) Author reprinted Advanced Business Bankruptcy Course, State Bar of Texas (1992)
Numerous panels and outlines (Prentice Hall, Norton, Practising Law Institute, American Bar, State Bars of Texas, Oklahoma, Virginia, Illinois, Michigan, Florida and Idaho).
Numerous other articles published with The Bankruptcy Strategist, American Bankruptcy Law Journal, Mercer Law Review and others.


Listed in Best Lawyers in America
Euromoney, World's Leading Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers