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Mark Silverman


Dykema Gossett

Co-team leader of Dykema’s Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities Special Servicer Group

Commercial foreclosure and workout experience across many sectors

Recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers as a Rising Star since 2015

Mark Silverman is a creative and out-of-the box thinker practicing in the areas of creditors’ rights, loan workout, bankruptcy, and loan enforcement on behalf of large, mid-sized, and small banks, financial institutions, fintech companies, and the nation’s largest CMBS special servicers. He is a member in Dykema’s Chicago office, where he is a co-team leader of the firm’s Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities Special Servicer Group, Chair of the nationwide Technology Advisory Committee, and a valued member of the Financial Industry Group. 

Silverman’s practical and pragmatic approach allows him to aggressively and efficiently advise his clients in connection with: 

  • commercial foreclosures 
  • receiverships 
  • complex loan enforcement matters relating to ABL, C&I and specialty finance credits both in and outside of bankruptcy court 
  • asset-based and non-asset-based loan workouts 
  • post-judgment collection matters 
  • equity and real property receiverships 
  • bankruptcy litigation 
  • lender liability defense litigation 
  • fraudulent conveyance litigation 
  • breach of fiduciary duty litigation 
  • complex commercial litigation 
  • class action litigation 
  • contract disputes  

Silverman’s significant commercial foreclosure and workout experience spans many sectors including hospitality and hotel, retail shopping centers and strip malls, commercial office and mixed-use centers, multi-unit apartment and condominium complexes, busted residential developments, medical facilities, industrial, golf courses, and airports. 

Mark helps his creditor clients navigate negotiating loan sales, negotiating forbearance agreements, liquidating collateral, assignments for the benefit of creditors, 363 sales, foreclosure sales, and other loan restructuring issues.  He also regularly advises clients on litigation risk and bankruptcy implications of ABL, C&I, and CRE loan transactions. 

He has also been recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in the field of Creditor Debtor Rights, Business Litigation and Bankruptcy since 2015. 


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About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).