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Mark G. Stingley

Partner

, Bryan Cave LLP
Kansas City

Tel

1 816 391 7649

Fax

1 816 855 3649
mgstingley@bryancave.com
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Mark G. Stingley

Partner


Kansas City



One Kansas City Place
1200 Main Street, Suite 3800
Kansas City, Missouri 64105-2122

Phone:

1 816 391 7649

Fax:

1 816 855 3649

email:

mgstingley@bryancave.com

Mr. Mark Stingley, a graduate of William Jewell College in 1974 and the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law in 1977, is the Global Head of the Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights Client Service Group for Bryan Cave LLP.  He now sits on the Board of Trustees of William Jewell College.  He represents both a number of lending institutions in litigation and insolvency matters as well as debtors in workout and bankruptcy related matters.  In addition, he has represented a number of commercial and lending clients in real estate and commercial litigation cases in both state and federal courts in a number of other jurisdictions.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.  He further is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law where he teaches a course entitled “Debtor-Creditor Relations”.  He has contributed to chapters in two Thomson West books entitled “Strategic Alternatives for Distressed Businesses” and “Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation”.  He further has co-authored a chapter in the Missouri CLE Desk Book on Bankruptcy entitled “Executory Contracts and Leases”, and spoken many times on bankruptcy subjects including at the national meetings of the Commercial Finance Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, and the American Bar Association Business Law Section.  He just completed service as the Education Director for the Secured Creditors Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute and is a member of the National Board of Directors of the American Bankruptcy Institute, and serves on the ABI’s Education Committee.  He also is on the board of the Turnaround Management Association, Missouri affiliate.  He was one of 130 professionals, academics and judges appointed nationally to one of the 10 Advisory Committees reporting to the ABI’s Chapter 11 Reform Commission.  In his case he was appointed to the Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases Committee.  He has also served annually as co-moderator of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute since 1992.  He further has been listed annually as “Best of the Bar” in Kansas City, a “Super Lawyer” in Missouri and Kansas, and in “Best Lawyers in America”.  In connection with his “Super Lawyers” selection, he was selected as one of the top 100 lawyers in Missouri and Kansas and one of the top 50 lawyers in Kansas City.  Finally, he has been named by “Best Lawyers in America” as the 2014 Kansas City bankruptcy litigation “Lawyer of the Year”.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Missouri State Affiliate of the Turnaround Management Association, Board of Directors

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Selected to the American College of Bankruptcy, Class of 2014
  • Best Lawyers' in America, 2014 Kansas City Bankruptcy-Litigation, "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Kansas City Business Journal, "Best of the Bar"
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law Category
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Adjunct Professor
  • ABI/UMKC Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute, Annual Co-Moderator
  • Member of the “Advisory Committee on Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases” to the ABI Chapter 11 Reform Commission
  • Member of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s national board of directors
  • Member of a subcommittee of the Missouri Bar’s Commercial Law Committee charged with writing a new receivership statute
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of William Jewell College

Mr. Mark Stingley, a graduate of William Jewell College in 1974 and the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law in 1977, is the Global Head of the Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights Client Service Group for Bryan Cave LLP.  He now sits on the Board of Trustees of William Jewell College.  He represents both a number of lending institutions in litigation and insolvency matters as well as debtors in workout and bankruptcy related matters.  In addition, he has represented a number of commercial and lending clients in real estate and commercial litigation cases in both state and federal courts in a number of other jurisdictions.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.  He further is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law where he teaches a course entitled “Debtor-Creditor Relations”.  He has contributed to chapters in two Thomson West books entitled “Strategic Alternatives for Distressed Businesses” and “Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation”.  He further has co-authored a chapter in the Missouri CLE Desk Book on Bankruptcy entitled “Executory Contracts and Leases”, and spoken many times on bankruptcy subjects including at the national meetings of the Commercial Finance Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, and the American Bar Association Business Law Section.  He just completed service as the Education Director for the Secured Creditors Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute and is a member of the National Board of Directors of the American Bankruptcy Institute, and serves on the ABI’s Education Committee.  He also is on the board of the Turnaround Management Association, Missouri affiliate.  He was one of 130 professionals, academics and judges appointed nationally to one of the 10 Advisory Committees reporting to the ABI’s Chapter 11 Reform Commission.  In his case he was appointed to the Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases Committee.  He has also served annually as co-moderator of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute since 1992.  He further has been listed annually as “Best of the Bar” in Kansas City, a “Super Lawyer” in Missouri and Kansas, and in “Best Lawyers in America”.  In connection with his “Super Lawyers” selection, he was selected as one of the top 100 lawyers in Missouri and Kansas and one of the top 50 lawyers in Kansas City.  Finally, he has been named by “Best Lawyers in America” as the 2014 Kansas City bankruptcy litigation “Lawyer of the Year”.

Select Representations

Mr. Stingley’s representations include:

  • Lead counsel in a case in which he represented a national bank in a check endorsement warranty action brought in Federal District Court in Kansas City, Mo.
  • Lead counsel in representing a  title insurance company in a declaratory judgment action regarding the priorities created by inconsistent statutes in the state of Missouri.
  • Served as the Chapter 11 trustee of the Chapter 11 Estate of a defense contractor, Libby Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Lead counsel to the creditors committee in one of the largest truck line bankruptcies in the United States. As creditors committee counsel, he litigated numerous actions brought against various defendants in adversary proceedings.
  • Lead counsel for a commercial lending institution in an action in federal court in Philadelphia, Penn., over an alleged breach of contract.
  • Lead counsel in defending officers and directors of a company in a Chapter 11 proceeding in an action brought in Chicago, Ill., in which it was alleged that the officers and directors breached their fiduciary duties.
  • Lead counsel in representing the primary asset based lender, in the nationally fourth largest retail hardware vendor’s Chapter 11 case.
  • Lead counsel to several $100 million plus annual revenue companies in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases filed in Kansas City, Mo.
  • Lead counsel in representing a national hedge fund that was the largest creditor of and which ultimately provided exit financing out of a Chapter 11 case to a Central Florida based telecommunications company.
  • Lead counsel in out of court workout negotiations for several $100 million revenue companies located in different Midwestern States.
  • Lead counsel of a commercial bank in a Chapter 11 proceeding involving a debtor that owned a 250-300 store chain of convenience stores that resulted in a sale of the store chain as a going concern.
  • Lead counsel for a securitization with an $80 million dollar exposure in a large insurance company Chapter 11 liquidation.
  • Lead counsel to receiver in a federal receivership sale that realized $131,500,000 to the secured lender.

Bar and Court Admissions

Missouri, 1977

United States Courts of Appeals for the Eighth and Ninth Circuits

United States District Courts for the District of Kansas and Western District of Missouri

Education

University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D., with distinction, 1977

William Jewell College, B.S., magna cum laude, 1974

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Missouri State Affiliate of the Turnaround Management Association, Board of Directors

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Selected to the American College of Bankruptcy, Class of 2014
  • Best Lawyers' in America, 2014 Kansas City Bankruptcy-Litigation, "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Kansas City Business Journal, "Best of the Bar"
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law Category
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Adjunct Professor
  • ABI/UMKC Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute, Annual Co-Moderator
  • Member of the “Advisory Committee on Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases” to the ABI Chapter 11 Reform Commission
  • Member of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s national board of directors
  • Member of a subcommittee of the Missouri Bar’s Commercial Law Committee charged with writing a new receivership statute
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of William Jewell College

Education

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D., with distinction, 1977
  • William Jewell College, B.S., magna cum laude, 1974

Admissions

  • Missouri, 1977
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Eighth and Ninth Circuits
  • United States District Courts for the District of Kansas and Western District of Missouri