Mark Mitchell’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, with emphasis on creditors’ rights and bankruptcy matters, as well as probate, trust and guardianship litigation.  He represents creditors, borrowers and fiduciaries in a variety of financially distressed matters, including bankruptcies, loan workouts, commercial foreclosures and receiverships, assignments for the benefit of creditors, and judgment enforceability actions.  Additionally, Mr. Mitchell represents litigants in complex probate, trust and guardianship matters. 

Previous Professional Experience

Prior to joining Rogers Towers, Mr. Mitchell was an associate at the law firm of Akerman Senterfitt in Jacksonville, Florida, from 2006 to 2011.  After graduating law school, Mr. Mitchell served as a law clerk to the Honorable George L. Proctor, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Florida, from 2004 through 2006.

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Presenter, Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Seminar, Enforceability of Waivers of the Automatic Stay, August 2015
  • Presenter, IMN Florida Banking Conference, Obtaining and Enforcing Deficiency Judgments, February 2015
  • Presenter, Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar “Boot Camp”, Piercing Trusts in Bankruptcy, November, 2014
  • Presenter, Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Seminar, Credit Bidding in Chapter 11, August 2014
  • Presenter, IMN Florida Banking Conference, Maximizing Monetary Return from Financially Distressed Borrowers, February, 2014
  • Presenter, Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Seminar, Discovery in Bankruptcy: Contested Matters and Adversary Proceedings, October 2013
  • Presenter, IMN Florida Banking Conference, Enforcing Personal Guaranties, February, 2013
  • Author, The Florida Bar Journal, “Recent Changes to Florida’s Wage Garnishment Exemption”, November, 2012
  • Presenter, MoneyWise Week, Bankruptcy and Asset Protection, May, 2012
  • Presenter, Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Seminar, Cram-Down in Chapter 11 Business and Consumer Cases, October, 2011
  • Author, The Florida Bar Newsletter, State-to-State, “Taxing Asset Sales in Chapter 11”, Spring 2010

Representative Matters

Education

  • Samford University, B.A. 2001
  • University of Arkansas, J.D. cum laude, 2004

Bar Association Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
    • Business Law Section, Member
    • Bankruptcy/ UCC Committee, Member
      • Subcommittee on Revisions to Florida’s Proceedings Supplementary Statute, Member
      • Subcommittee on Revisions to Florida’s Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act, Member
  • Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association
    • Past President, 2011
    • Board Member, 2008 to Present
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Member

Awards and Distinctions

  • Florida Super Lawyers®, “Rising Star” (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights), 2013 – 2015
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (Commercial Litigation), 2018-2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law), 2019-2020
  • Member, University of Arkansas Law Review, 2003-2004

Professional and Community Involvement