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Mark D. Northrup

Mark D. Northrup
Mark D. Northrup

About Mark

Mark Northrup focuses his practice on creditor-debtor relationships, including all aspects of insolvency, workouts, bankruptcy, receiverships, and business reorganization. He has represented clients in all aspects of Chapter 11 bankruptcies, including debtors, secured creditors, and creditors’ committees. Mark counsels entities affected by businesses in trouble and has been a frequent speaker at professional seminars for institutional credit managers and attorneys.

Representative Experience

  • Bankruptcy Plus
    • Represented the primary secured lender in a significant Chapter 11 hospital bankruptcy case. In re Astria Health et al.

    • Represented the primary secured creditor in a significant state court receivership case. In re VICIS, Inc.

    • Represented a national lender in the state court receivership of a multi-station radio broadcasting company. In re New Northwest Broadcasters, LLC.

    • Represented the secured lender in a complex $75 million Chapter 11 bankruptcy of a major real estate development. In re The Cascadia Project, LLC.

    • Represented the Unsecured Creditors' Committee in the Chapter 11 reorganization of a major Washington/Canadian paper products manufacturer. In re Port Townsend Paper Corporation.

    • Represented a senior subordinated secured lender in the complex Chapter 11 case of a large retail chain. In re Ernst Home Centers.

    • Represented the consortium of banks providing debtor-in-possession financing and holding primary revolving and term debt claims in a major regional retail Chapter 11. In re Pay 'N' Pak Stores.

    • Represented a major insurance company lender in the state court receivership of a large regional shopping mall. Equitable Life Assurance Society v. Titanic Associates et al.

    • Represented the debtor in a complex personal Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In re Lawrence Kates.

    • Represented the debtor, a Canadian telecommunications company with assets in the United States, in a complex cross-border Chapter 11 proceeding. In re Starcom Service Corporation.

    • Represented the debtor in the Chapter 11 case of an on-site, multi-state fuel delivery business. In re Mini-Takers U.S.A., Inc.

    • Represented the debtor in the Chapter 11 reorganization of a significant vendor to the aerospace industry. In re All Fab, Inc.

    • Represented the debtor in the Chapter 11 case of a commercial fish processing company. In re AlaskaCatch LLC.

    • Represented the debtor in a large Chapter 11 retail company bankruptcy. In re iFloor, Inc.

    • Acted as court-appointed receiver in a state court case involving collection of a $46 million judgment. 1st Technology v. Bodog Entertainment Group S.A.



  • J.D., Washington University School of Law, 1984
  • Ph.D., Brown University, 1976
  • B.A., Lawrence University, 1970

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1987
  • Illinois, 1985


  • Captain, Signal Corps, United States Army Reserve


Professional Plus
  • American Bar Association, member
  • Washington State Bar Association, member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, member
  • Executive Committee of the Washington State Bar Association Creditor-Debtor Section, member
  • WSBA Creditor-Debtor Newsletter, editor
  • Local Bankruptcy Rules Committee, Western District of Washington
  • Revision of the Washington State Receivership Statute, WSBA committee member
  • Washington Lawyers Practice Manual Committee of the King County Bar Association, past chairman


  • Recognized as a “Leader in Their Field” by Chambers USA for Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers
  • Selected for inclusion as a Washington Super Lawyer, 2000, 2008-2010, and 2016-present
  • Selected for inclusion in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine’s Top Lawyers list, July 2010
  • Selected for inclusion in Legal Leaders: Seattle’s Top Rated Lawyers of 2013 in Bankruptcy, Banking, and Finance
  • Rated AV® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell®

Insights from Mark

  • "363 Sales: Pertinent Issues and Alternatives,” Oregon State Bar, 2019 Northwest Bankruptcy Institute (Apr. 2019)