James T. Markus Named ABI President-Elect

James T. Markus Named ABI President-Elect

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April 15, 2011 Alexandria, Va. — The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) announces that James T. Markus of Markus Williams Young & Zimmermann LLC (Denver) has been selected by the ABI Board of Directors to be President-Elect. He will become president for a one-year term, beginning with ABI’s Annual Spring Meeting in 2012. An ABI member since 1994, Markus has served as ABI’s Vice President–Education, is the founder and chair of ABI’s Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference and has been a frequent speaker at ABI conferences.
Markus is a co-founder and member of Markus Williams Young & Zimmermann LLC, and is certified by the American Board of Certification as a Business Bankruptcy Specialist. His practice focuses on the representation of secured creditors, lessors, asset purchasers, official committees, debtors and trustees in commercial transactions, distressed-debt transactions, workouts, restructurings and chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
Markus is also a former director, president and chairman of the American Board of Certification, and is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. Named a “Colorado Super Lawyer” in bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights by Super Lawyers magazine, Markus is also a founding board member and chapter president of the Turnaround Management Association's Rocky Mountain Chapter. He received his B.S.E. in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his J.D. from University of Michigan Law School.
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