Mark A. Kurtz

Director

302.651.7596
302.498.7701 (fax)
kurtz@rlf.com
Mark Kurtz focuses on commercial transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, including bankruptcy Section 363 sales and master limited partnership (MLP) asset drop-down transactions; financings, including secured transactions, securitization and structured finance transactions; and cross-border transactions.  Mark has substantial experience handling the sale and acquisition of businesses.  He also provides advice and legal opinions regarding limited liability companies, limited partnerships, corporations and other Delaware entities in the areas of formation, authority and security issues.  Prior to joining the firm’s Business Department, Mark’s practice involved corporate bankruptcy, restructuring and other insolvency-related matters, and he continues to advise clients on bankruptcy-related transactions.
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  • Represented industry-leading manufacturer of fuel containers and other products in sale of its business pursuant to chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code
  • Represented conflicts committee of general partner of a publicly traded master limited partnership in connection with acquisition by the MLP of midstream oil and gas assets
  • Provided legal opinions for large food distributor in connection with entry into bank credit facilities and issuance of debt securities
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Mark Kurtz focuses on commercial transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, including bankruptcy Section 363 sales and master limited partnership (MLP) asset drop-down transactions; financings, including secured transactions, securitization and structured finance transactions; and cross-border transactions.  Mark has substantial experience handling the sale and acquisition of businesses.  He also provides advice and legal opinions regarding limited liability companies, limited partnerships, corporations and other Delaware entities in the areas of formation, authority and security issues.  Prior to joining the firm’s Business Department, Mark’s practice involved corporate bankruptcy, restructuring and other insolvency-related matters, and he continues to advise clients on bankruptcy-related transactions.

In law school, Mark was an associate editor for the Washington University Global Studies Law Review and worked for the Federal Trade Commission, where he assisted Commissioner Harbour with consumer protection and competition issues.

Experience

  • Represented industry-leading manufacturer of fuel containers and other products in sale of its business pursuant to chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code
  • Represented conflicts committee of general partner of a publicly traded master limited partnership in connection with acquisition by the MLP of midstream oil and gas assets
  • Provided legal opinions for large food distributor in connection with entry into bank credit facilities and issuance of debt securities

Presentations

  • "ABA's LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities Fall Committee Meeting," November 4, 2011
  • Default and Enforcement Provisions, UCC Article 9 Secured Transactions Revisited Seminar (Sterling Education Services), November 1, 2011

Education

  • J.D., Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, 2005
  • M.B.A., Washington University Olin School of Business, 2005
  • B.A., Colgate University, 1998

Admitted to Practice

  • Delaware, 2005
  • New Jersey, 2005
  • United States District Court, District of Delaware
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey

Experience

  • Represented industry-leading manufacturer of fuel containers and other products in sale of its business pursuant to chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code
  • Represented conflicts committee of general partner of a publicly traded master limited partnership in connection with acquisition by the MLP of midstream oil and gas assets
  • Provided legal opinions for large food distributor in connection with entry into bank credit facilities and issuance of debt securities

Education

  • J.D., Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, 2005
  • M.B.A., Washington University Olin School of Business, 2005
  • B.A., Colgate University, 1998

Presentations

  • "ABA's LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities Fall Committee Meeting," November 4, 2011
  • Default and Enforcement Provisions, UCC Article 9 Secured Transactions Revisited Seminar (Sterling Education Services), November 1, 2011