Concentrating in the representations of secured creditors, lenders, investors, and committees, Mark Kaufman has also represented debtors in significant Chapter 11 cases, including as lead counsel of one of the nation�s most significant utility bankruptcies. As co-chair of the firm�s Municipal Reform & Innovation practice, Mr. Kaufman also advises financially distressed municipalities, special purpose districts and related government entities, including consideration of filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy.Mr. Kaufman has served as President of the Bankruptcy Section of the Atlanta Bar Association and is a Director and recently served as Chairman and President of the Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute in 2007 and 2008 respectively. He also chaired Georgia's Bankruptcy Bench and Bar Conference. Mr. Kaufman has participated in Leadership Georgia, served as a member of the Georgia Citizens Conference on the Judiciary and chaired several committees of the Atlanta Bar Association, including a task force to evaluate the performance of the Atlanta Municipal Court.Mr. Kaufman has received several recognitions, including being named to the 2006 through the current 2013 Editions of Best Lawyers in America, where he is featured for bankruptcy and creditors� rights law. Mr. Kaufman has also been recognized as one of only 406 lawyers to have a biography in the 2012 Edition of the International Who's Who of Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers. Chambers USA has included him (from 2003-current) in their Client�s Guide to America�s Leading Lawyers for Business, recognizing Mr. Kaufman�s achievements in its bankruptcy and creditors� rights section. In 2012, Mr. Kaufman was ranked by Chambers USA as one of Georgia's leading lawyers for bankruptcy and restructuring. Mr. Kaufman is also listed in the 2013 Edition of Who�s Who in America and the 2013 Edition of Who's Who in the World. In addition, Mr. Kaufman has been named as a Georgia Super Lawyer by Atlanta Magazine in 2003-2011, and as one of Georgia Trend magazine�s Legal Elite in 2003-2011.Mr. Kaufman has frequently spoken nationally and locally to bar and key financial groups on bankruptcy and restructuring topics.
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