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Mark Robens joined Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler, P.A. as an associate in 2014, after graduating from Stetson University College of Law. At Stetson, Mark was awarded the Alexander L. Paskay Award for excellence in bankruptcy law, the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award, a Certificate of Concentration in Advocacy, and the Leadership Certificate. He also served as a Judicial Intern with the Honorable Catherine Peek McEwen, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and with the Honorable Gregory Holder, Florida Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court. Mark was a member of the Stetson Law Review, the J. Reuben Clark Society, and the Stetson Law Parents. Mark represents both debtors and creditors in bankruptcy, assignments for the benefit of creditors, and workouts.

 
EDUCATION
  • St. John Vianney College Seminary, B.A. magna cum laude, 2004
  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 2013
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • The Florida Bar (all state courts)
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS
  • Listed as Florida “Rising Star,” in the area of bankruptcy/insolvency practice in “Florida Super Lawyers” 2016-2021
  • Listed as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch 2021
  • Recipuent, Certificate of Appreciation, Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association 2019
  • Recipient, Pro Bono Award, Supreme Court of Florida 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,2018
  • Recipient, Judge Alexander Paskay Bankruptcy Award, 2013
  • Recipient, William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award, 2013
  • Recipient, Leadership Certificate, 2013
  • Certificate in Concentration in Advocacy
  • Judicial Intern, Hon. Catherine Peek McEwen, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Florida
  • Judicial Intern, Hon. Gregory Holder, Florida’s Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
  • Member, Stetson Law Review
MEMBERSHIPS AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
  • Member, Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Member, Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Volunteer, Bay Area Legal Services
  • Volunteer, St. Michael’s Legal Center for Women and Children
  • Former Foster Parent
PUBLICATIONS
REPRESENTATION
  • In re Aero-Marine Technologies, successfully confirmed joint plan that resolved several million dollars in debts.
  • Arizona Pet Stylist, successfully defended client in litigation involving alleged breach of contract claims by PEO company
  • In re Callaway, represented Chapter 7 Trustee on objection to exemptions that had a favorable result for the estate.
  • In re Falestiny, successfully defended clients against claims of bad faith in filing bankruptcy petition
  • Fruitticher v. Beach Community Bank (In re Fruitticher), successfully represented client in an appeal in which the district court reversed and remanded a judgment declaring a debt nondischargeable.
  • Healy v. Davidovich (In re Town Star Holdings), represented liquidating agent in litigation against former directors and officers for breaches of duties that resulted in favorable distributions to estate.
  • In re Kraz, LLC, successfully confirmed cramdown plan after contested confirmation, including third party injunction. Successfully represented the client in an adversary proceeding on the amount of a claim.
  • Nature’s Calling, Inc., successfully defended client in litigation involving alleged breach of contract claims by PEO company
  • In re O’Donnell, successfully represented client in an objection to discharge under 11 U.S.C. § 727.
  • Rector v. Callaway (In re Callaway), successfully represented client in an adversary proceeding to judgment on non-dischargeability claim
  • In re Rover Technologies, LLC, successfully represented a minority shareholder in challenging debtor's effort to extinguish equity interest
  • In re Studio 28, successfully confirmed plan of reorganization
  • Troupe v. Hendershott (In re Hendershott), successfully represented client in an adversary proceeding to judgment on non-dischargeability claim
REPORTED DECISIONS

In re Defoor Centre, LLC, 634 B.R. 630 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2021)

Bank of America, N.A. v. Elnicki, 2020 WL 6870740 (M.D. Fla. Sept. 22, 2020)

Branch Banking and Trust Company v. Kraz, LLC, 626 B.R. 432 (M.D. Fla. 2020)

Newcom v. U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (In re Newcom), 619 B.R. 758 (M.D. Fla. 2020)

In re Apex Road Commerical, LLC, 2019 WL 10734070 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. June 28, 2019)

Fruitticher v. Beach Community Bank (In re Fruitticher), 2019 WL 1082355 (N.D. Fla. Mar. 7, 2019)

Kraz, LLC v. Branch Banking and Trust Company (In re Kraz), 582 B.R. 812 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2018)

Branch Banking and Trust Company v. Kraz, LLC, 2017 WL 2894137 (M.D. Fla. July 6, 2017)

Kraz, LLC v. Branch Banking and Trust Company (In re Kraz), 570 B.R. 389 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2017)

In re HWA Properties, Inc., 544 B.R. 231 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2016)

In re Kraz, LLC, 539 B.R. 887 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2015)

In re Rover Technologies, LLC, 2015 WL 4247232 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. July 10, 2015)