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Marc B. Merklin

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Biography

Marc is currently Managing Partner of the firm. He focuses on general business counseling, commercial law and business reorganizations. He represents creditors, debtors, committees and trustees in Chapter 11 reorganizations, as well as borrowers in loan transactions and bankruptcy and commercial litigation. Marc also works on the sale and acquisition of financially distressed companies.

Marc is nationally Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification, a nonprofit organization created to recognize attorneys who are experts in the bankruptcy and creditors’ rights fields.

Marc is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated through Martindale-Hubbell.

  • Biography

    Marc is currently Managing Partner of the firm. He focuses on general business counseling, commercial law and business reorganizations. He represents creditors, debtors, committees and trustees in Chapter 11 reorganizations, as well as borrowers in loan transactions and bankruptcy and commercial litigation. Marc also works on the sale and acquisition of financially distressed companies.

    Marc is nationally Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification, a nonprofit organization created to recognize attorneys who are experts in the bankruptcy and creditors’ rights fields.

    Marc is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated through Martindale-Hubbell.

  • Professional & Civic Activities
    • Marc is a member of the Akron, Cleveland Metropolitan, Ohio State, and American Bar Associations and is a graduate of Leadership Akron, Class XIV.
    • National Board Member, Jewish Community Centers Association of North America
    • Chair, Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce
    • Past President: Shaw Jewish Community Center of Akron
    • Past President: Akron Bar Association
    • Past Board Chair: Child Guidance & Family Solutions
    • Past Board Chair: United Way of Summit County
    • Past Board Chair: Akron Community Foundation
    • Past Board Chair: County of Summit, Alcohol Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services Board
    • Karl S. Hay Community Service Award – Brouse McDowell
    • Outstanding Service Award for Lawyers under 40 – Ohio State Bar Association
    • Glauberman Leadership Award – Shaw Jewish Community Center
    • Isroff Young Leadership Award – Akron Jewish Community Federation
    • Distinguished Leadership Award – Leadership Akron Alumni Association
    • President’s Award – Shaw Jewish Community Center
    • Distinguished Service Award - Akron Jaycees
    • Past Recipient: Distinguished Service Award and Community Builder Award - United Way of Summit County
    • Past President: Jewish Community Board of Akron
  • Articles & Presentations
  • Distinctions
    • Case Western Reserve University Society of Benchers Inductee — June 2018
    • The Best Lawyers in America© through a peer-review survey as listed in the Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation Law, and Litigation - Bankruptcy Law sections — 2006-2019
    • Ohio Super Lawyers® through a peer- and achievement-based review conducted by the research team at Super Lawyers, a service of Thomson Reuters legal division — 2008-2018
    • Named a Best Lawyers® Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Akron — 2015, 2016 & 2018
    • Named a Difference Maker by Cleveland Jewish News - 2017
    • Top 50 Cleveland Super Lawyers — 2013- 2016
    • Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers — 2010-2016
    • Cleveland’s Legal Leaders™ – Top Rated Lawyer in Bankruptcy, and General Practice — 2013
    • Top Rated Midwest Lawyer — 2013
    • Top Rated Lawyer in Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy — 2013