Mark A. Carter

Partner
  • 2015 – 2018 Leading Lawyer (Law Bulletin Publishing)

Mark A. Carter is an astute legal counselor for businesses with a concentrated focus on finance and lending transactions, acquisitions and dispositions, contract development and commercial transactions and business insolvency.

Throughout his career, Mark has counseled public and private companies, start-up businesses, insolvent enterprises and financial institutions on a wide range of business transactions and objectives. He has represented clients in such diverse industries as food and beverage, steel fabrication, meat and food wholesale, paper and paper products, motor fuel and c-store, and dealerships and construction, among others. He regularly advises board members, managers and partners, regarding their duties and obligations and other corporate governance matters.

Mark is dedicated to accomplishing a result in accordance with the client’s goals and aspirations. He approaches each client relationship with a common guiding principle: “Your investment is our investment and your business needs are our business needs.” That principle consistently shines through in the quality of service and solutions Mark delivers to his clients.

Mark is an active member of the Institute of Illinois Business Law, both as Chair of its Dissolution of Entities Subcommittee and Member of its Limited Liability Companies Subcommittee. When he’s not focused on client work, Mark works with several not-for-profit groups to address community needs and enjoys attending sporting events and time with family.

Bar Admissions

  • State of Illinois

Court Admissions

  • United States District Courts
    • Northern District of Illinois
    • Northern District of Indiana
    • Central District of Illinois
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • for the Seventh Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • Institute of Illinois Business Law
    • Chair – Dissolution of Entities Subcommittee (2017 to Present)
    • Member – LLCs Subcommittee (2015 to Present)
  • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Business & Securities Law Section Council
    • Chair (2015-2016)
    • Secretary (2014-2015)
  • Chicago Bar Association
    • Bankruptcy and Reorganization Committee
    • Business Law Committee
  • American Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Committee on LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Associations
  • American Bankruptcy Institute

Professional Experience

  • Lawrence Kamin, LLC
    • Partner 2017- Present
  • Adelman & Gettleman, Ltd.
    • Partner: 1996-2017
    • Associate: 1990-1996

Education

  • University of Illinois, College of Law (1988)
  • University of Illinois, College of ACES
    • High Honors (1985)

Community Service

  • Naperville Fair Housing Advisory Commission,
    • (2005-2013)
      Past Chair

Special Appointments

  • The Honorable Richard N. DeGunther, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Western Division
    • Judicial Law Clerk (1988 to 1990)
  • City of Naperville Fair Housing Advisory Commission
    • Appointed Member (2005 – 2013)
    • Past Chair (2008-2009)

Counseled Meat Importer on Risks and Obligations and Documented the Transactions.

Advised a U.S. affiliate of an international wholesale meat importer located in Illinois in connection with a loan transaction: formulated processes and documentation for use by the company along the inventory supply chain starting at off shore points of delivery; documented treatment of inventory in CAD transactions; prepared covenants for company businesses.

Documented Credit Facility with Steel Fabricator.

Documented an $8 million credit facility for the lender to an operator of a large steel galvanizing facility in Indiana.

Represented Lender in the Successful Workout of Credits with a Multi-State Nursing Home Operation.

Represented the lender on the restructuring of a $12.50 million credit facility with a nursing home owner operating facilities throughout Wisconsin, New Jersey, Indiana, Illinois and South Carolina.

Successfully Guided Ownership Through a Transaction with the FDIC, as Receiver for a Failed State Bank.

Accomplished the restructuring of a twelve (12) building, 400-unit condominium development in a $12.50 million loan settlement with the FDIC following the lender’s default on performing loan: Negotiated and formulated an agreement with the FDIC on loan obligations; supervised related litigation with HUD and private parties.

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