Mark Elmore

Mark Elmore’s law practice focuses on all areas of bankruptcy, including both debtor and creditor representation. His experience includes ten years with Haynes & Boone, LLP, a prominent national law firm, a one-year secondment with a prestigious Wall Street investment bank, and a rotation through the Houston City Attorney’s Office as a volunteer prosecutor. Mark was named a “Rising Star” in the Texas Super Lawyer Rising Stars edition for 2006-2007 and 2010-2013.

Education

Texas Tech University School of Law, 1999 – 2002
  • Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude; Order of the Coif
  • Student Writing Editor, Texas Tech University Law Review
Texas A&M University, 1994 – 1998
  • Bachelor of Science, Rangeland Ecology and Management
  • Emphasis in Environmental Sciences

Selected Client Representation

  • Represented Hardage Hotels, I, LLC in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case involving seven hotels.
  • Represented Bombay Company in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case involving a national retail chain.
  • Represented Mirant Corporation and its affiliates in their Chapter 11 cases.
  • Represented the Chapter 11 Trustee in the Airbase Services, Inc. Chapter 11 case.
  • Represented EOTT Energy Partners and its affiliates in their Chapter 11 cases.
  • Represented Midland Loan Services, a division of PNC Bank, National Association, as special servicer for an $825 million CMBS loan, in the Innkeepers USA Trust bankruptcy cases.
  • Represented Bank of America, National Association as administrative agent and lender in the Crown Village Farm Chapter 11 cases.
  • Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors for Levelland/Hockley County Ethanol, L.L.C. in the Chapter 11 case of an ethanol plant in Texas.
  • Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Romacorp, Inc. Chapter11 case.
  • Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the MQS-Cooperheat Chapter 11 case.
  • Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the LD Brinkman Chapter 11 case.
  • Represented Rise Energy Partners in the acquisition of offshore California oil production platforms in the Pacific Energy Resources bankruptcy cases.
  • Represented Trinity Industries, Inc. in the Chapter 11 cases of certain of its customers throughout the country.
  • Represented purchasers of distressed assets in bankruptcies.
  • Represented lessors in bankruptcy cases across the country.
  • Represented creditors and trustees in preference and other avoidance actions in bankruptcy cases across the country.
  • Represented both plaintiffs and defendants in commercial litigation disputes.

Recent Speeches and Publications

  • Speaker, Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar, October 4, 2012
  • Co-Author, “Recent Developments in Distressed Asset Sales,” 8th Annual University of Texas Mergers and Acquisitions Institute, October, 2012
  • Co-Author, “Lehman Brothers: Priority of Collateral,” Bloomberg Law Reports – Bankruptcy, Vol. 4, No. 17, April 26, 2010
  • Co-Author, “Weathering the Storm: Savings Clauses: Fraudulent Transfer Issues in the TOUSA Bankruptcy Case,” October 2009
  • Co-Author, “Unspeakable Evil: Preference & Fraudulent Transfer Claims – What They Are and How to Manage Your Risk,” March 2009
  • Co-Author, “Weathering the Storm:  What is a Preference Demand Letter and What Do I Do With It?” March 2009
  • Contributing Environmental Editor, Norton Bankruptcy Law & Practice
  • Co-Author, “What Were They Thinking, What Was I Thinking, What Was Anybody Thinking?” September 2007
  • Guest Lecturer, SMU Commercial Lending Seminar, 2004-2006
  • Co-Author, “Choosing a Forum: A Review of Authorities from Selected Federal Circuits,” 2006
  • Co-Author, “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Better Yet, Where Can She File Bankruptcy: A Look at Venue in Bankruptcy Cases,” 2005
  • Co-Author, “Hope for the Best, but Prepare for the Worst:  Drafting Tips to Prepare for Bankruptcy,” 2004
  • Co-Author, “Operating a Business in the Vicinity of Insolvency,” 2004

Court Admissions

  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • DFW Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Texas Aggie Bar Association