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Hon. Robert A. Mark

United States Bankruptcy Judge

Current Position

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Miami, FL 33128

Class: XI (2000)Circuit: Eleventh


Brandeis University, B.A. (1973)
Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D. (1978)

Professional Career

Appointed to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida (1990); Chief Judge (1999-06)
Attorney (1979-90); Partner, Chair of Bankruptcy Department, Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson, Miami, Florida (1984-90)
Law Clerk, U.S. District Court Judge Sidney M. Aronovitz (1978-79)


National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges: Program Planning Committee (1999); Board of Trustees of NCBJ Endowment for Education
National Bankruptcy Review Commission, Panelist, Public Hearings on Consumer Issues and Future Claims
American Bankruptcy Institute
Florida Bar, Judicial Liaison, Business Law School (1995-96)
State of Florida Eleventh Judicial Circuit Committee on Professionalism, Judicial Representative
Mount Sinai Hospital, Young Presidents Club
Miami Jewish Home and Hospital: Founder and Member of Board of Directors; Institutional Review Board


"Automatic Perfection Language in Financing Orders: Magic Wand or Cinderella's Coach?" Apr 1999 American Bankruptcy Institute, Annual Spring Meeting
"The Doctrine of Necessity: A Judicial Perspective," Aug 1998 American Bankruptcy Institute, Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop, Daufuskie Island, South Carolina
"The Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1994: The Effect of Local Legal Culture on the Predicted Impact of Selected Provisions," Oct-Nov 1995 paper prepared for materials presented at the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, New Orleans, Louisiana
Collier on Bankruptcy Contributing author