Mark D. Taylor - VLP Law Group LLP
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Mark D. Taylor

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008

Post-Great Recession distressed businesses, particularly small and medium sized businesses, abound.  After Dodd-Frank, bank lending and debtor-in-possession financing is rare.  The new world of bankruptcy is controlled by private equity and hedge funds, which have capital to cover operating shortfalls while a business sells all of its assets, usually to the private equity lender.  Small and medium sized businesses have suffered most, because without financing, business restructuring is an endeavor that is too costly.  Thus, distressed business are seeking financing, equity or acquisition partners.  The loan workout or strategic divestiture is the new "chapter 11" for these business.  Working with clients in these special situations brings the greatest challenges and the greatest rewards.

After nearly twenty-five years in big law practice, I have adjusted my practice to the systemic changes in bankruptcy, by finding a firm home where I can reduce my hourly rate back to the market.  In addition, I have been become a Certified Fraud Examiner.  This designation brings value to clients by allowing me assist them in investigations and special situations.  In addition, as a Ceritified Information Privacy Professional/US, I can assist clients with privacy issues, including HIPAA, HITECH and ACA issues. 

I have all of the credentials.  Law review, Coif, U.S. District Court clerkship, partnership at a major international law firm with BestLawyers and Super Lawyers recognition and an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale.  

 

Boise State UniversityBA 1981University of Utah -- S.J. Quinney College of LawJ.D. 1991
ACFEIAPPUniv. of Utah College of LawUtah Law ReviewUniversity of Utah College of LawBoise State UniversityBoise State UniversityCommonwealth of VirginiaVeterans AdministrationUniversity of Utah College of LawCommonwealth of VirginiaUS Bankruptcy Court, District of DelawareUS Bankruptcy Court, S.D.N.Y.US Bankruptcy Court, District of Maryland

Case History

In re WSG Arundel and Hanover — Represented noteholder, through special servicer, in bankruptcies of two suburban strip malls.
In re GT-Stellar TIC and VFF TIC — Represented noteholders, through special servicer, in bnakruptcy of multi-family housing complex.
In re Nexity Financial — Represented indenture trustee in bankruptcy of bank holding company.
In Bankers Financial — Represented indenture trustee in bankruptcy of bank holding company.
In C-BASS — Represented indenture trustee in bankruptcy of servicing and securitization company.
[Special situations] — Represented healthcare clients in strategic divestiture.
In re Wurzburg — Represented unsecured creditors committee in bankruptcy of family owned container manufacturer.
[Special situations] — Represented healthcare clients in forbearance negotiations and documentation.
[Special situations] — Represented healthcare clients in CMS change of ownership negotiations, documents and operations transfers.
In re Monarch Holdings — Represented unsecured creditors committee in bankruptcy of window well manufacturer.
[Special situations] — Represented healthcare clients in HHS OIG quality of care investigations.
In re Bill Heard Chevrolet — Represented unsecured creditors committee and liquidating trustee in bankruptcy of nation's largest GM dealership.
In re Shadow Stone, LLC — Represented special servicer of noteholder in connection with single asset commercial real estate bankruptcy
In re River City Renaissance — Represented special servicer in connection with bankruptcy of owner of urban multi-family housing.
[Special situations] — Prepared non-consolidation opinion letter in connection with commercial real estate loan.
In re Covenant at South Hills — Represented debtor continuing care retirement community in bankruptcy case.
[Special Investigation] — Represented client in OIG quality of care investigation.
[Criminal defense] — Represented individual charged with ten counts of embezzlement.
In re AmeriDebt — Chapter 7 and 11 trustee of nation's largest credit counseling agency.
[Criminal defense] — Represented individual charged with one count of embezzlement.
[Criminal defense] — Represent individual Medicaid provider charged with Medicaid fraud. 
In re Turf — Represented noteholder, through special servicer, in bankruptcy of family owned hotel.
In re Fairfax Crossing — Represented noteholder, through special servicer, in bankruptcy of real estate developer.

Office Location

1629 K Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006-1631
United States


Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Asbestos, Chapter 12, Commercial, Creditors' Rights, Debtors' Rights, Litigation, Out-of-Court Workouts, Workouts and Restructurings)
Litigation - Bankruptcy