Mark Liscio is Co-Chair of the Bankruptcy & Restructuring Department at Kaye Scholer. For over 25 years, Mark has represented major financial institutions, steering committees of lenders, buy side investors, syndicate agents and private equity firms in complex debt restructurings and insolvency proceedings in a broad range of matters. Mark was lead counsel on behalf of a number of financial institutions and lender groups during the recent credit crisis in a broad range of cases and asset classes, including RMBS and CMBS facilities and other structured facilities. He has recently negotiated and structured a number of debt for equity conversions which have been implemented through pre-packaged and pre-arranged plans of reorganization.
- Represented syndicate agent and steering committee in the restructuring of a $795 million credit facility extended to a global outsourcing and data management company. Following the restructuring, the entity was de-leveraged by approximately $500 million.
- Represented the syndicate agent and steering committee in the restructuring and ultimate payment in full of a $555 million credit facility extended to Preferred Proppants, LLC, a North American mining company.
- Represented the administrative agent and steering committee in the out-of-court restructuring and debt for equity conversion of a global distressed defense contractor.
- Represented the administrative agent and steering committee in the restructuring of $825 million of first and second lien loans extended to Natural Products Group. Through a pre-packaged bankruptcy, the first lien pre-petition lenders acquired a majority of the equity of the reorganized entity. NPG was voted Restructuring Deal of the Year (Large Middle Market) in 2011.
- Represented the administrative agent in the restructuring and reorganization of U.S. Shipping, a Jones Act coastal shipping company, through a pre-arranged plan of reorganization. Kaye Scholer developed a novel ownership structure which allowed US-based non-resident investment funds to comply with Jones Act US citizenship requirement which facilitated a successful debt for equity conversion.
- Acted on behalf of the administrative agent and a group of four lenders in the restructuring of a $1.2 billion structured construction loan receivables facility extended to Rescap which was repaid in full.
- Represented a lender in connection with approximately $90 million in loans extended to a prominent New York-based for-profit educational institution.
Mark is also active in middle market workouts and insolvencies, and has represented ABL lenders in dozens of matters throughout his career. He has been involved in a broad array of industries over the course of his career, including media, cable, energy, insurance, retail, apparel, shipping, telecommunications and general manufacturing.
In Chambers USA 2014, Mark is recognized as a leading practitioner in Bankruptcy & Restructuring, where he is described as “very smart and sensitive to the legal, business and personal needs of the client. He gets consensus in very complex matters.” Mark is also recognized by Best Lawyers as well as Legal 500 2014 for his work in corporate restructuring.