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Mark S. Bostick

Mark S. Bostick
Attorney

t: 510.834.6600
f: 510.808.4644
mbostick@wendel.com

Education

University of San Francisco, School of Law; J.D.

University of California, Berkeley; B.A., Rhetoric

Admissions

State Bar of California

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Mark has more than 35 years of experience focused on insolvency law, representing trustees, debtors, creditors and other interested parties in all forms of insolvency proceedings and out-of-court workouts. In 2018 he served as the Chair of the Bankruptcy Section for the Alameda County Bar Association and as Co-Chair of the Committee of Lawyer and Trustee Representatives of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California.

Prior to entering private practice in 1983, Mark clerked for the Honorable Robert L. Hughes, Bankruptcy Judge (Oakland) and former Chief Judge for the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for Ninth Circuit.

  • In re Golden, 789 F.2d 698 (9th Cir. 1986) holding that a bankruptcy trustee may recover un-reinvested homestead sale proceeds despite the lack of objection to the debtor’s exemption claim.
  • In re Serrato, 214 B.R. 219 (Bankr. N.D. Cal. 1997) finding that an unsecured debt of $1 existing on date of transfer is sufficient to avoid fraudulent transfer under 11 U.S. C. §544(b)

Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California

  • Committee of Lawyer and Trustee Representatives of the United State, 2015 – 2019

California Bankruptcy Forum

Alameda County Bar Association

  • Bankruptcy Section, Executive Committee

San Francisco County Bar Association

National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees

American Bankruptcy Institute

  • Selected for inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers magazine, 2006-2019
  • AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell. AV is a registered certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure’s standards and policies.

Publications

Syllabus for Bankruptcy for Litigators 101(A)

Syllabus for Bankruptcy for Litigators 101(A)

03/01/2017 | Mark S. Bostick

Syllabus available upon request.  To get a copy, email Mark Bostick at mbostick@wendel.com.

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How to Avoid Needlessly Exposing a Client’s Assets to Creditors in an Estate Plan or Trust

How to Avoid Needlessly Exposing a Client’s Assets to Creditors in an Estate Plan or Trust

10/30/2015 | Mark S. Bostick

  INTRODUCTION Estate planners often recommend that their clients hold title in community property or in a trust in which the real property interests are held as community property.  They…

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Startup Entrepreneurs Should Plan for Success But Prepare for Failure: Do You Have a Plan B?

Startup Entrepreneurs Should Plan for Success But Prepare for Failure: Do You Have a Plan B?

09/11/2015 | Mark S. Bostick

Absent luck and preparation, failure equals disaster – it is folly to assume otherwise… When a startup participant (i.e., company founder, investor, officer, director) prepares a business plan for success,…

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Events

Bankruptcy 101A for Litigators 2016

Bankruptcy 101A for Litigators 2016

11/10/2016 | Alameda and Contra Costa County Bar Associations

Bankruptcy attorney Mark Bostick presented this survey of bankruptcy principles, law, and strategy for non-bankruptcy attorneys, particularly civil litigators, in front of a joint presentation for the Alameda County Bar…

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How Trusts and Estates Attorneys Can Avoid Exposing Clients’ Assets to Creditors in Estate Plans

How Trusts and Estates Attorneys Can Avoid Exposing Clients’ Assets to Creditors in Estate Plans

04/08/2015 | East Bay Trusts and Estates Lawyers

Wendel Rosen Bankruptcy attorney Mark Bostick will be a guest speaker at East Bay Trusts and Estates Lawyers Brown Bag meeting on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Mark will discuss how trust and…

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News

Wendel Rosen Sees 22 Attorneys Named as 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Wendel Rosen Sees 22 Attorneys Named as 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

07/08/2019

Wendel Rosen LLP, the largest law firm in the East Bay representing businesses throughout the state, announces that 22 attorneys have been named to the 2019 edition of Northern California…

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Wendel Rosen Sees 26 Attorneys Named 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Wendel Rosen Sees 26 Attorneys Named 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

07/10/2018 | Wendel Rosen LLP

OAKLAND, Calif., July 10, 2018 – Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP announces that 26 attorneys have been named to the 2018 edition of Northern California Super Lawyers, including two…

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Education

University of San Francisco, School of Law; J.D.

University of California, Berkeley; B.A., Rhetoric

Admissions

State Bar of California