Mark A. Angelov

Mark is a Partner in ArentFox Schiff’s Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Group. He represents clients in connection with municipal bond transactions and workouts, as well as municipal and commercial bankruptcies.
Mark Angelov, Partner, New York at Arent Fox

Mark’s practice is focused on distressed municipal bonds, including structuring creditor-friendly financings, complex workouts both in and out of courts, and bankruptcy. He also represents creditors of distressed corporate borrowers.

Mark’s municipal bond work involves bond-financed projects in a broad cross-section of distressed industry sectors, including higher education, industrial development/technology, student housing, economic development, health care, and municipal infrastructure.. He has substantive expertise in laws and regulations applicable to these sectors, including state law governing municipal debt issuances, commercial law, secured creditor remedies, intellectual property law, health care, and pension matters, as well as constitutional issues implicated in municipal bankruptcies.

Client Work

Mark works on a broad variety of municipal bond matters. His representations have included holders of municipal bonds and bond trustees, as well as insurers of municipal general obligation and revenue project bonds. He has acted as purchaser’s counsel in complex distressed municipal bond issuances that included developing sophisticated creditor protections in the event of the issuer’s bankruptcy.

Mark also has significant experience working on large municipal bankruptcies, including the San Bernardino and Detroit Chapter 9 bankruptcies. and the Puerto Rico bankruptcy under PROMESA. His bond recovery work includes the exercise of equitable and statutory remedies, including mandamus relief, as well as complex workouts and settlement negotiations.

Mark’s distressed credit work extends into commercial litigation and bankruptcy matters. He has represented clients in complex contractual disputes, Chapter 11 bankruptcies, complex commercial fraud cases, partnership disputes, and healthcare regulatory matters.

Mark’s health care work includes representation of providers in connection with sales transactions and reimbursement issues in both private and Medicaid-funded sectors. He previously represented a leveraged buyout purchaser of a premier medical imaging practice in a variety of litigation and regulatory matters.

Mark’s intellectual property work includes patent, trade secret, trademark, and copyright infringement matters, licensing, anti-counterfeiting litigation and seizures, and domain name disputes.

Previous Work

Prior to law school, Mark worked as a mechanical engineer for several years. He designed and built industrial production machinery, track and field and strength-training equipment, and theatrical scenery. He also taught a first-year design course at Columbia University School of Engineering.

Publications, Presentations & Recognitions

Mark's recent analysis with David Dubrow includes, "Municipal Bond Projects: Intellectual Property Risks," "COVID, the Economy, and the Municipal Market," and "P3 Student Housing: Structuring for Certainty in an Uncertain World."

From 2017 to 2023, Legal 500 US recognized Mark as a “next-generation lawyer” in ArentFox Schiff’s municipal bankruptcy and restructuring group. This group has also been recognized from 2014 to 2023 by Legal 500 US in the top tier nationally for its municipal bankruptcy work.



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