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Mark Mathias

Nicolet Law Office
  • Bankruptcy, Business Law
  • Michigan, Wisconsin
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Summary

Mark N. Mathias has been an attorney for over 30 years. The focus of his experience is bankruptcy, debt restructuring, commercial and consumer finance, contract law, and banking law and regulation. Mark's approach is not only as a legal advocate, but as an educator. He explains the law so the client makes an informed decision. Each client's situation is unique. For this reason, Mark finds creative solutions to help you figure out what you can do instead of just telling what you can't.

Before joining Nicolet Law Office, Mark worked as in-house counsel for financial institutions in Detroit and Chicago and was affiliated with Christianson & Freund, LLC (Freund Law Office). He was also a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee. He primarily focused on bankruptcy matters, debtor's and creditor's rights and commercial finance.

In addition to practicing law, Mark is a Senior Lecturer for the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire's College of Business (Legal and Regulatory Environmental) and for the University of Wisconsin System's online Master of Business program (Contract Law for Managers).

Practice Areas
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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Michigan
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Wisconsin
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Nicolet Law Office
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Bankruptcy (Ch. 7, 11, 12 & 13) and Chapter 128 debt relief, debt restructuring, and loan work outs for individuals, businesses and farmers. Also commercial finance and leasing.
Senior Lecturer, College of Business
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
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Teach " BSAD305 Legal and Regulatory Environment" to undergraduate business students and "MBA 788 Contract Law" to graduate students in the MBA Online Program.
Attorney
Freund Law Office
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Bankruptcy (Ch. 7, 11, 12 & 13) and Chapter 128 debt relief.
Chapter 7 Trustee
Chapter 7 Panel Trustee
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Administer Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases.
Attorney
Mark N Mathias Legal Counsel
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Private practice focusing on commercial finance and leasing transactions, debt restructuring, and loan workouts. Also provided assistance with financial institution regulatory compliance.
Senior Attorney and Vice President
Fleet Business Credit Corporation
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Middle market commercial equipment leasing, regulatory compliance, and contract drafting and review.
Chief Legal Counsel, Vice President and Corporate Secretary
Comerica Bank - Illinois
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Transferred to Chicago at request of parent company, Manufacturers National Corporation (nka Comerica, Inc.). Represented all areas of bank including commercial and consumer transactions, regulatory compliance, and corporate management.
Loan Control Officer and Legal Officer
Manufacturers National Bank
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Moved to Chicago at company's request. Developed and executed debt reorganization, refinancing and recovery strategies for under performing and defaulted transaction; represented the bank on commercial transactions, litigation matters and regulatory compliance issues.
Education
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
J.D. (1985)
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Honors: Graduated with Distinction. Member of the Law Review.
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Michigan State University
B.A. (1981) | Political Philosophy
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Professional Associations
Wisconsin State Bar - Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditors Rights Committee
Board Member
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American Bankruptcy Institute
Member
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Wisconsin State Bar  # 1044377
Member
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Michigan State Bar  # 37488
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Asset Valuation in Chapter 7 and 13 and Ethical Considerations
Wisconsin State Bar / Wisconsin Annual Bankruptcy Update
Fee Applications in Bankruptcy and Ethical Considerations
Wisconsin State Bar / Wisconsin Annual Bankruptcy Update
Members Strategies: Protecting Your Credit Union
The Wisconsin Credit Union League
Sailing Through Bankruptcy: Trustee Mathias' Dos & Don'ts
Wisconsin State Bar / Northwest Bankruptcy Institute
Bankruptcy Law and Procedure
The Wisconsin Credit Union League
The Lawsuit Lottery: The Highjacking of Justice in America
Wisconsin State Bar / Book Review
Drafter's Guide to Wisconsin's Condominium Documents
Wisconsin State Bar / Book Review
Successful Model Business Contracts and Agreements; Chapter 6 - Financial Contracts and Chapter 13 - Uniform Commercial Code
WEKA-Publishing
A Comparison of Federal and Michigan Approaches to Administrative Rulemaking
Cooley Law Review
Contact & Map
Nicolet Law Office
402 Graham Avenue
Suite 305
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Toll-Free: (800) 456-5956
Telephone: (715) 716-5031
Fax: (866) 908-1791