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Mark D. Hildreth

Partner, Financial Institutions Practice Co-Administrator
240 South Pineapple Avenue
10th Floor
Sarasota, FL 34236


Suellen Kerrigan
Direct941.366.6660 x2486

Mark D. Hildreth practices in the areas of creditors' rights, loan enforcement and business litigation including business bankruptcies, foreclosures and workouts, contract disputes and lender liability defense.  His clients include banks and other financial institutions, court appointed receivers, leasing companies, commercial landlords and other types of creditors and parties in insolvency or collection situations.  Mark is a co-administrator of Shumaker's Banking and Financial Institutions industry practice group.

In 1992, Mark was one of the first attorneys in the nation to receive Board Certification in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification and has maintained his board certification since that time.

In 2015, Mark served on sub-committees of the Business Law Section of The Florida Bar studying and recommending revisions to Florida's Proceedings Supplementary statute and to Florida's Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act, and has worked on other sub-committees of the Business Law Section's Bankruptcy and UCC committee throughout his career.  He has served as a panelist at the American Bankruptcy Institute's 17th Annual Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop and the ABI/Stetson 41st Annual Paskay Memorial Bankruptcy Seminar.  Mark has also been a speaker and moderator for discussion panels at the IMN Special Assets Workshops in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Mark is admitted to practice in all of Florida's Federal District Courts as well as in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.


  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)
  • Florida Bankers Association (FBA)
  • Florida Bar Business Law Section, Bankruptcy and Uniform Commercial Code Committee
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • The Foundation for Church of the Palms Presbyterian (U.S.A.), Board of Directors, 2009-2010; Board President, 2011-2014
  • Gulf Coast Leadership Institute, Class of 2013

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Alternate biographies




  • J.D., Florida State University, 1984
  • B.A., Florida State University, 1981

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Florida, 1984
  • All Federal District Courts Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Federal District Court Eastern District of Michigan