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JOHN COLLEN is a partner with SmithAmundsen LLC, where his practice areas include bankruptcy and creditors' rights, and commercial litigation. He has more than 25 years of experience handling Chapter 11 reorganizations, out of court work-outs, creditors' rights litigation, and transactions involving troubled business entities. Mr. Collen handles these matters on behalf of debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors' committees, shareholders, receivers, trustees, landlords, and asset buyers. His clients operate in a variety of industries, including real estate, retail, manufacturing, printing and graphics, airlines, toys, telecommunications, broadcast, health care, music, transportation, entertainment, floor covering, and power generation. Mr. Collen serves as an adjunct professor of law in the Bankruptcy LLM Program at St. John's University Law School in New York and is a member of the American College of Bankruptcy. He received his A.B. degree, summa cum laude, from Dartmouth College and his J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center.
MARK D. KIMBALL is the founding shareholder of MDK Law, a firm emphasizing corporate, commercial, and property law and consulting in matters involving federal and international taxation. Mr. Kimball is admitted to practice in Washington, New York and Texas. He is an adjunct professor of law at Eotvos Lorand and Masaryk universities in Europe, and has served as a law school guest lecturer at Seattle University School of Law. Mr. Kimball has presented at conferences and continuing education events of the Escrow Association of Washington; the Washington State Bar Association; and at legal and political science academic conferences in the United States, Latin America and Europe. He earned his J.D. degree and LL.M. (taxation) degree from the University of Washington, and also holds an LL.M. degree, in transnational commercial practice, from Europe.
JOHN PAUL PARKS is a sole practitioner in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he practices in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, and business law. He previously has lectured on estate matters for professional groups, including the Southern California Tax and Estate Planning Forum, National Business Institute, and the Institute for Paralegal Education. Mr. Parks is a member of the Scottsdale Bar Association; the Scottsdale Estate Planners; and is a former agent with the Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund, Inc. in Orlando, Florida. He was the principal draftsman of the Florida Not-For-Profit Corporation Act that became effective in 1991, and is a past member of the State Bar of Arizona's Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct (the Ethics Committee). Mr. Parks is admitted to practice in Arizona, California, Florida, and the District of Columbia. He earned his B.B.A. and J.D. degrees from Stetson University, and his LL.M. degree from the University of Miami.