I strive to provide clients with skillful, cost-effective, and results-driven representation. As an attorney, I constantly work to improve my skills, think more strategically, and excel at what I do.
Mark Chaney comes to Adams and Reese with extensive experience in complex commercial litigation matters concerning commercial and consumer lending, creditor’s rights, bankruptcy, corporate governance, oil and gas exploration, production and pipeline operations, and shipyard and vessel construction. He counsels clients on a broad range of issues, including out-of-court workout negotiation and documentation for banks and commercial lenders, state and federal court litigation, and bankruptcy matters.
Mark frequently works with out-of-state clients to understand Louisiana state laws and procedures concerning creditors’ rights, mortgages, commercial leasing and leasing, and Uniform Commercial Code security interests.
Mark aims to help his clients understand and navigate their issues, provide a fair and accurate assessment of the facts, and ensure efficiency while achieving a desirable result.
- University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., 2014, summa cum laude
- University of Mississippi, B.A., 2004
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
- United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
- United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
- United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
- United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
- United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Areas of Practice
- Louisiana Rising Stars® (by Thomson Reuters) Business Litigation, 2023
- Louisiana Rising Stars® (by Thomson Reuters) Business Litigation; Bankruptcy: Business, 2019–2020
- Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, 2021, 2023
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
- Louisiana State Bar Association
- New Orleans Federal Bar Association
- Shipyard involving a multi-million-dollar construction dispute with its marine transportation company customer
- Lender in connection with its sale leaseback transactions in the bankruptcy case of one of the world’s largest oil and gas marine transportation companies
- European utility in connection with a $100-million-dollar construction dispute that led to a filing of an Involuntary bankruptcy for the benefit of the utility
- Asset-based lender in connection with the Chapter 11 bankruptcy and reorganization of an oil field tool rental and services company
- Community bank involving its administration of a Native American tribe’s per capita distributions and related minor trusts