Mark Carter Joins Hinshaw's Commercial Transactions Practice in Chicago

Seasoned Partner Brings Extensive Corporate, Commercial Transactions and Business Insolvency Experience

October 15, 2019

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP today announced that Mark A. Carter has joined the firm as a partner in the Commercial Transactions Practice in the Chicago office. With almost three decades of experience, Carter adds depth to Hinshaw's corporate governance, transactional and bankruptcy teams, bringing a specific focus on advising companies with regard to insolvency preparedness.

"Mark's significant experience in preparing companies for potential insolvency serves to broaden our corporate capabilities and positions us for any upcoming change in economic conditions," said Dean Parker, head of the Commercial Transactions Practice. "We're excited that he's joined our team here in Chicago."

Previously a partner at a Chicago-based business and securities law firm, Carter's addition compliments Hinshaw's strong corporate practice. He has advised public and private companies, start-ups and emerging businesses in a wide array of industries including food and beverage, telecommunications, financial services and construction. During his career, Carter has provided counsel on various corporate matters, including business acquisitions, equity investments and capital raises, corporate governance matters and contract documentation. He also has extensive experience documenting middle market loans for financial institutions and other secured lenders.

Carter's experience is rooted in Chapter 11 bankruptcy law, offering a valuable perspective for Hinshaw's clients, whether it is a business in distress or a high performing business with distressed partners or vendors. He has spent a large part of his career as a partner with a Chicago bankruptcy boutique firm handling "debtor side" Chapter 11 matters as well as "lender side" loan workouts and secured transactions. Carter adds a debtor side, transactional presence to Hinshaw's established bankruptcy and creditors' rights group.

Carter described how Hinshaw is an excellent fit for his practice, providing him with a national platform to grow his business and better serve his clients.

"I've known and worked with a number of Hinshaw's commercial transactions and bankruptcy attorneys over the course of my career and am thrilled to now be working with such an impressive and effective group of lawyers," Carter said. "The firm's presence in strategic locations across the U.S. and abroad offers exceptional support for my practice as well. I am excited about the added benefits my clients will enjoy."

A native of Chicago, Carter began his legal career as the law clerk to the Hon. Richard N. DeGunther, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois, Western Division. In addition to his law practice, Carter has served on the City of Naperville Fair Housing Advisory Commission, and is currently an active member of the Institute of Illinois Business Law, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association.

Carter received his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law and his B.S. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

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