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MARK A.

GORDON
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48301 www.linkedin.com/in/markgordon729 Mobile: (248) 417-7637 Home: (248) 855-5920 markgordon729@gmail.com

IN-HOUSE LEGAL COUNSEL Bottom-line, business focused Attorney/CPA with extensive experience as an In-House Legal Counsel, is seeking a position in the metro Detroit, Michigan area as an In-House Legal Counsel due to former employers out-of-state relocation. Industrious, project oriented problem solver with JD, MBA, The University of Michigan. Legal experience is uniquely enhanced by a diverse, multi-disciplinary background including a strong knowledge of accounting and first-hand business operational experience with full P & L managerial responsibility. Strengths include managing projects with multiple participants, strategizing legal negotiations, ability to become versed in unfamiliar areas of law, and reliability, including completing quality projects on a timely basis. Excels in challenging and complex situations. Worked closely in previous position with the German parent companys Law Department, Treasury Department and Real Estate Department. Areas of expertise include: Bankruptcy Claims Put Agreements Commercial Contracts Confidentiality Agreements Factoring Agreements Guarantee Agreements Health Care Administrative Services Agreements Indemnification Agreements Intellectual Property Letter of Credit Facility Agreements License Agreements Litigation Settlement Agreements

Loan Agreements and Comfort Letters Prescription Benefit Services Agreements Purchasing General Terms and Conditions Real Estate and Equipment Leases and Subleases Real Estate and Equipment Purchase and Sale Agreements Rental Agreements Service Agreements Utility Purchase Agreements Vendor and Customer Agreements

BACKGROUND THYSSENKRUPP NORTH AMERICA, INC. (PARENT OF THE BUDD COMPANY), Troy, Michigan U.S.A. holding company for ThyssenKrupp AG, a $60 billion (sales) global steel and industrial conglomerate. Assistant General Counsel, ThyssenKrupp North America, Inc. and The Budd Company 1994 2013 Senior legal counsel for ThyssenKrupp North America and affiliated entities responsible for providing full legal support and direction on matters involving Commercial Transactions, Bank Loan Financing, Bankruptcy and Bankruptcy Claims Put Agreements, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Purchasing, Pension Trust Investments, Employee Benefit Plans (and PBGC), Healthcare Benefits, Tax Increment Financing Bond Offerings, Taxation and Political Action Committee matters. Responsibilities included conducting business and legal negotiations, business and legal planning, retaining and overseeing outside legal counsel, drafting documentation, supervising litigation, and coordination with business operations. Reduced outside legal counsel patent fees by 85% without adversely impacting sales. Negotiated bankruptcy Claims Put Agreement protecting pre-bankruptcy receivables owed by Delphi saving $6 million. Managed Tower, Delphi, GM and Chrysler bankruptcies in behalf of 30 creditors with successful results. Implemented successful program reducing legal fees for defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans, and improved compliance. Instituted use of a single national real estate law firm for cost savings and quality control purposes. Negotiated and managed $14.5 million Tax Increment Financing bond offering and letter of credit facility. Strategized bankruptcy of servicing company paying vendors resulting in avoiding $2.5 million obligation.

President and Chief Operating Officer, Budd Financial Corporation 19851994 President and Chief Operating Officer of $500 Million (assets) truck trailer and commercial leasing, rental and financing subsidiary with full bottom-line management responsibility. Managed 200 employees in headquarters office and in 9 truck trailer rental/sales and refrigerated ocean shipping container rental/sales branch locations. Implemented turnaround of an operation losing in excess of $10 Million per year into solid profitability. Maintained excellent banking relationships with lenders in administration of an $80 million commercial paper borrowing facility. Conducted extensive customer debt repayment and litigation workout negotiations. Personally negotiated and directed the successful divestitures of the trailer rental and refrigerated ocean shipping containers divisions. Vice President-Administration & Chief Financial Officer, The Budd Company Wheel & Brake Division 19891992 (Contemporaneous with serving as President of Budd Financial Corporation) Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer of $300 Million (sales) division which manufactured wheels and wheel-end components for passenger cars and trucks at three plant locations. Directed staff of 20 employees responsible for the Purchasing, Accounting, Acquisition Planning, Cost Estimating, Data Processing, Strategic Planning, Forecasting and Production Control functions, with broad exposure to all other areas of a manufacturing operation as second-in-charge of division. Position created in 1989 to effectuate turnaround in performance of administrative functions and eliminated in 1992 upon completion of task. Accomplishments include: Successfully performed mission of turning around the performance of administrative functions. Implemented a 10% (on $10 million of annual spend) purchasing cost reduction program. Transformed and rebuilt the Controllers Department into a top-rated accounting function geared toward assisting operations achieve maximum profitability. Restructured and turned around other functions to improve quality and efficiency. Assistant Comptroller-Tax Affairs (Initially Manager, Tax Administration), The Budd Company 19761985 Chief Tax Executive and Tax Officer of The Budd Company and all affiliated operations in the United States and Canada. Managed 15 employees. Responsibilities extended to areas of accounting, forecasting, cash planning, acquisition and divestitures, pension trust investments and strategic planning in addition to taxation matters. Remade department into a high quality performing and customer friendly operation. The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan School of Business Administration Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration Majors: Accounting and Finance The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan Graduate School of Business Administration Degree: Master of Business Administration Majors: Accounting and Finance The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan Law School Degree: Juris Doctor Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan Completion of Personal Financial Planning Program PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS State Bar of Michigan Admitted to Practice Law in Michigan Certified Public Accountant Registered in Michigan (Former) Certified Financial Planner Board CFP Designee Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants EDUCATION