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Composed of the most respected turnaround professionals in the industry, AlixPartners is widely recognized for its long and successful record in helping companies resolve urgent situations and implement rapid change. Our professionals share a practical, results-oriented mind-set that understands that in these situations, failure is not an option. We work side by side with both management teams and stakeholders to provide a broad range of services to companies facing strategic, financial, and operational challenges. Recent engagements vary in size and complexity from mid-market to very large cross-border situations. We serve as the restructuring advisor and/or interim management for insolvencies, bankruptcies, and restructuring cases across a broad range of industries and countries.
We’re turnaround and restructuring experts, but because we’re business executives first, we understand how to build consensus, manage expectations, and control the restructuring to retain maximum value.
Alvarez & Marsal
Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) is a leading global professional services firm that delivers restructuring and turnaround, disputes and investigations, performance improvement and other advisory services to companies, investors, government entities and their counsel. A&M’s senior professionals bring operating, management, litigation and investigative expertise combined with top-tier consulting and specialized industry experience to meet the changing needs of clients.
A&M’s Restructuring and Turnaround professionals bring a distinct hands-on approach to complex operational and financial challenges requiring speed to execution, including serving in interim management and CRO roles, advising underperforming companies, advising creditor groups, acting in fiduciary roles, and providing claims management services.
A&M’s Disputes and Investigations professionals bring an independent, objective approach to solving problems, drawing on their deep skills and experience in litigation consulting, business investigations, forensic technology and expert testimony to provide clients with the solutions they seek to achieve their goals.
Connect with A&M by visiting www.alvarezandmarsal.com or by contacting:
- Jean Chow-Callam (Disputes and Investigations, Los Angeles and Asia)
- Elizabeth Dean (Disputes and Investigations, San Francisco)
- Jodi Ehrenhofer (Restructuring and Turnaround, Chicago)
- Andrea Gonzalez (Restructuring and Turnaround, Chicago)
- Julie Hertzberg (Restructuring and Turnaround, Detroit)
- Erin McKeighan (Restructuring and Turnaround, Chicago)
- Patricia Murphy (Restructuring and Turnaround, New York)
- Lisa Price (Restructuring and Turnaround, Atlanta)
- Laureen Ryan (Disputes and Investigations, New York)
- Suzanne Stuckwisch (Disputes and Investigations, San Francisco)
- Kimberly Smajlovic (Disputes and Investigations, Houston)
- Cari Turner (Restructuring and Turnaround, Dallas)
Prime Clerk is a leading bankruptcy and restructuring claims and noticing agent based in New York and was founded by veteran restructuring attorneys and consultants with the vision of bringing next generation technology, leading professionalism and reliable service into a stagnant industry. Prime Clerk delivers tailored, practical and client-collaborative solutions to bankruptcy administration.
FTI Consulting, Inc. is an independent global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes. With more than 900 professionals located in 14 countries and 45 offices, our Corporate Finance & Restructuring professionals work closely with clients, partnering with them throughout the value creation lifecycle to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex restructuring, business transformation and transaction challenges and opportunities. Our experts with impact take an industry-first approach, delivering critical solutions in industries, including real estate; retail; automotive; energy, power and products; mining and metals; financial institutions; healthcare; and telecom, media and entertainment.
Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC
Getzler Henrich & Associates is one of the nation’s most respected names in middle-market corporate restructuring, and has been providing operational and financial restructuring services, crisis and interim management, process improvement/Lean Sigma, sales and marketing strategy, and transaction advisory services since 1968. The firm serves a wide range of public and private companies from ‘old economy’ manufacturing-and-distribution businesses, to ‘new economy’ industries like technology and service firms. Its domestic and international clients range in size from $50 million to $1 billion.
Long admired for its results-oriented approach, the firm deploys rapid, pragmatic decision making and metrics-driven implementation services for its clients. Getzler Henrich professionals apply their years of experience in executive-level positions at major corporations to consistently and successfully guide companies through all phases of crises and growth.
Getzler Henrich (www.getzlerhenrich.com) is headquartered in New York, with offices located in the Southeast, New England, and the Midwest.
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Lowenstein Sandler is a national law firm with over 325 lawyers in New York, Palo Alto, New Jersey, Utah, and Washington, D.C.
We have built a reputation for pursuing every matter with creativity and passion. Our lawyers are guided by four core values:
- An intense devotion to client service
- An entrepreneurial approach to finding solutions
- The ability to anticipate rather than just respond to client needs
- Strong relationships based on mutual trust with our colleagues, our clients and our community
The firm represents leaders in virtually every sector of the global economy, with particular emphasis on investment funds, life sciences, and technology. Recognized for its entrepreneurial spirit and high
standard of client service, the firm is committed to the interests of its clients, colleagues, and communities.
Lowenstein Sandler’s Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization & Creditors’ Rights Department is widely regarded as a national leader, advising companies during turbulent periods with a proven track record of successful reorganizations and workouts across a wide spectrum of industries.
As a crucial advisor to numerous Fortune 500 companies, our attorneys have been involved in many of the nation’s largest Chapter 11 cases, out-of-court workouts and financial restructurings. We maintain a national profile through our representation of unsecured creditors’ committees, as well as individual secured and unsecured creditors. Lowenstein Sandler’s bankruptcy practice and its leaders are top ranked in the 2018 edition of the Chambers USA guide, and we are consistently ranked among the most active bankruptcy departments in the nation by The Deal.
Our representation spans across various industries, including retail, food, energy, chemical, healthcare, technology, media and telecommunications, municipal, manufacturing, paper and publishing,. We counsel a diverse group of creditors’ committees, including bondholders, financial institutions, trade vendors and
various labor unions.
We also represent debtors in Chapter 11 cases; investors in or purchasers of assets, securities or obligations of companies in Chapter 11; and indenture trustees, public debt holders, and others in the restructuring of publicly held debt and equity securities.
In Canada, PwC has more than 6,800 partners and staff in locations from coast to coast.
With more than 110 years of excellence in Canada, we provide industry focused professional services including audit and assurance, risk assurance, tax, deals and consulting in areas such as cybersecurity and privacy, human resources, digital transformation and forensics. We help resolve complex issues and identify opportunities for public, private and government clients.
As part of a global network of over 250,000 people in 158 countries, we help organizations and individuals create the impact they’re looking for, by delivering the best of our collective thinking, experience and solutions to build public trust and enhance value for our people, clients and communities.
PwC is one of the world’s largest providers of business recovery, turnaround and insolvency services. Our global network of more than 2000 highly skilled professionals in 144 countries can rapidly deploy across borders to assist stakeholders in troubled and seriously underperforming businesses. Our business recovery professionals are valued by clients for our ability to quickly identify problems, gain cooperation, develop viable solutions, and implement them with sensitivity and precision.
Tell us what matters to you, and find out more by visiting us at www.pwc.com/ca, or by contacting Michelle Pickett at 416 815 5002, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- SC&H Capital, an affiliate of SC&H Group, is an investment banking and advisory firm providing merger and acquisition (M&A), employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), special situations, and business valuation solutions to middle market and growth companies nationwide. SC&H Capital delivers investment banking and advisory services across numerous industries including technology, healthcare, manufacturing, business and professional services, and government contracting to help owners achieve their exit planning goals and liquidity objectives. In 2020, all of the Equity Partners’ team joined SC&H.To learn more visit www.schcapital.com.
Sequor Law is a Miami-based international law firm representing financial institutions, sovereign governments and state-owned enterprises, public and non-public companies, insolvency practitioners, and individual clients in the areas of asset recovery, financial fraud, insolvency, and financial litigation services.
Founded in 1970, Trenam Kemker has evolved to meet the changing needs of our clients. Our flexibility has allowed the firm to develop and retain clients, both large and small, across a wide range of industries including retail, real estate, development, banking, manufacturing, chemical, financial services and technology. Our ability to represent clients in all facets of their business, from litigation to complex business transactions, at reasonable rates has allowed us to grow at a rapid pace. Today, Trenam Kemker is a full service law firm with offices in Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida. We have approximately ninety lawyers practicing in many areas, all sharing the goal of working with clients to establish cost effective, highly sophisticated and responsive representation. Our attorneys value relationships over projects, and we strive in all instances to be not just lawyers, but reliable partners and trusted advisors to our clients.
Recognized as one of the top firms for client service, BakerHostetler is a leading national law firm that helps clients around the world address their most complex and critical business and regulatory issues. With six core national practice groups – Business, Digital Assets and Data Management, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Litigation, and Tax – the firm has nearly 1,000 lawyers located coast to coast. For more information, visit bakerlaw.com.
With more than 60 offices nationwide, BDO provides assurance, tax, and advisory services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. As the U.S. Member Firm of BDO International Limited, we leverage the international resources and relationships from 1,600 offices in over 160 countries to serve our clients wherever they may do business. At BDO, quality, independent service is paramount and is the key to our success in building strong, long-term client relationships. We embrace a hands-on, flexible service philosophy based on the attention of experienced professionals and a culture of openness, candor, and trust.
Gould Consulting Services
Gould Consulting Services provides counsel and their clients with forensic accounting, business valuation, financial advisory and expert services in commercial and bankruptcy disputes. Leanne Gould, CPA/ABV/CFF, ASA provided services as an expert in matters before federal, state and U.S. Bankruptcy Courts. Based in Atlanta, Georgia we serve clients nationwide. How can we help you and your clients? Give Leanne a call at 770.315.9627 or reach out to Leanne@GouldForensics.com.
With offices across the southeastern United States and in strategically selected cities nationwide, Jones Walker’s bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors'-debtors' rights practice has represented clients with interests, operations, and investments in a number of key economic sectors, including energy, financial services, hospitality, maritime, utilities, and real estate. Jones Walker’s team provides creditors, debtors, trustees, investors, lessors and lessees, pre-petition and post-petition lenders, and receivers with counsel in often complex bankruptcy and/or other insolvency matters, adversary proceedings, forbearances, judicial and non-judicial foreclosures, loan modifications and reviews, special liens, mediations and consumer-related litigation. We maintain a national and international footprint with the cases our team has covered. Because Jones Walker has attorneys in multiple disciplines in over 14 offices across the US, we deliver sophisticated legal counsel at competitive rates with three fellows in the American College of Bankruptcy, two Board Certified attorneys by the American Board of Certification in the areas of Business Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights, six attorneys recognized in Chambers in the bankruptcy arena, and one attorney who completed the American Bankruptcy Institute and St. John’s University School of Law Bankruptcy Mediation Training.
Miles & Stockbridge P.C.
Miles & Stockbridge P.C. is a leading law firm with more than 200 lawyers practicing in eight offices within the mid-Atlantic region. The firm represents businesses of various sizes, from national and global companies to local and emerging businesses. The firm has a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers with extensive experience in handling distressed loans, restructurings and workouts for both lenders and borrowers. Lawyers in our Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy practice represent debtors, creditors and equity investors in bankruptcy cases and insolvency proceedings; however, representation of secured creditors remains a focus of our practice. We have substantial experience in all types of insolvency litigation, including preference and fraudulent conveyance litigation, as well as complex business litigation, commercial litigation and enforcement proceedings. To ensure that we continually develop the best resources and expertise needed in representing our clients, we have established our Finance & Capital Markets, Manufacturing & Distribution, and Real Estate Industry Teams.
Miller Canfield has one of the leading commercial real estate workout and foreclosure practices in the country as well as talented bench of creditors’ rights, workout and restructuring professionals in the Midwest, including in Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. Focusing on assets in the Midwest, the firm has represented special servicers, investment banks, commercial banks and investors in billions of dollars’ worth of non-performing loans. Our dedicated team of professionals has handled workouts for the City of Detroit, automotive, agriculture, manufacturing and in real estate for all property types and has litigated some of the industry’s leading cases. Our team’s deep knowledge of real estate law combined with our workout, bankruptcy and litigation experience makes us uniquely capable of developing the most effective strategies to enforce our clients’ rights in alignment with their business objectives. We are committed to providing our clients with unparalleled client service, finding the most efficient and cost-effective way to meet our client’s needs while maximizing recovery. Our workout, creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and foreclosure and bankruptcy practice is backed by more than 250 attorneys and paralegals across all practice areas and industry teams, including specialties in agriculture, automotive, tax and environmental law. For over 165 years Miller Canfield has effectively represented numerous financial institutions—some for more than a century and other business clients. Meet Miller Canfield at www.millercanfield.com.
SM Financial Services Corporation
SM Financial Services Corporation offers innovative alternatives to bring cases to a timely and successful conclusion. Providing a professional and efficient choice for trustees, attorneys, creditors’ committees, secured lenders, turnaround/restructuring professionals and business advisors with immediate funds for difficult-to-liquidate assets by purchasing notes, judgments, preference claims (even those under $5,000), mortgages, receivables, financial paper and remainder assets as well as providing funding for trustee litigation and managing debt collection in wind-down situations.
Summit Investment Management, Inc.
Summit Investment Management is a private investment firm headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with over 30 years of experience investing in under-preforming and distressed debit, corporate restructuring, complex opportunistic credits and joint ventures. Since its inception, Summit has invested more than $1.5 billion across a spectrum of industries and capital structures. Summits current portfolio includes commercial and industrial loans, cash flow credits, asset-based loans, equity investments and commercial real estate loans, as well as environmentally challenged properties and other esoteric asset classes.
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a leading advisory, tax and assurance firm whose specialized professionals guide clients through an ever-changing business world, helping them win now and anticipate tomorrow.
Our integrated team of highly experienced and credentialed bankruptcy and restructuring professionals offer clients balanced perspective and comprehensive solutions in distressed situations. Combining decades of bankruptcy, litigation, forensic accounting, valuation, and crisis management advisory experience, a mastery of financial implications, and a deep understanding of the legal landscape, Baker Tilly delivers creative solutions that resonate, educate and persuade in the boardroom or the courtroom.
DeMarb Brophy LLC
Located in Madison, Wisconsin, but with a regional presence, DeMarb Brophy LLC brings together attorneys who excel in their varied areas of practice under one roof. The chemical symbol in our logo is the symbol for caffeine. Not only do we love a good cup of coffee, but we practice law fully caffeinated. You will not wait for us. DeMarb represents businesses and other interested parties in Chapter 11 bankruptcies, state court receiverships, sales of business assets and out-of-court business reorganizations. Rebecca DeMarb often serves as the receiver for operating and liquidating businesses, as well as in real estate matters. Working diligently to meet the needs of her clients, Rebecca is hands-on, responsive, and focused on bringing diverse interests together to reach acceptable solutions that are cost-effective and make solid business sense. She brings a polished work-product and a no-nonsense approach to her streamlined, lean and efficient practice.
Godfrey & Kahn S.C.
Godfrey & Kahn has provided high-level service and creative legal solutions to its clients for over 60 years. The Business Finance, Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice Group's experience and skill makes us one of the premier business debtors' reorganization firms in Wisconsin. Our attorneys have years of experience in all aspects of commercial and creditors' rights law, including the refinancing and reorganization of insolvent companies.
JAMS doesn't just resolve disputes—we solve problems.
JAMS successfully resolves and manages business and legal disputes by providing efficient, cost-effective and impartial ways of overcoming barriers at any stage of conflict. JAMS offers customized dispute resolution services locally and globally through a combination of industry-specific experience, first-class client service, top-notch facilities and highly trained panelists.
Founded in 1979, JAMS is the world’s largest private alternative dispute resolution (ADR) provider. Our panel includes more than 400 retired state and federal court judges and attorneys with proven track records and extensive practice area and industry expertise. JAMS neutrals and clients are supported by more than 200 associates, including ADR systems design experts and case managers with decades of experience.
Pullman & Comley, LLC
Pullman & Comley has earned a reputation as one of the preeminent providers of legal services in New England, serving clients throughout Connecticut, the Northeast, and internationally. The firm's Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights and Financial Restructuring practices represent clients in all major industries and have been involved in some of the most complex and significant reorganizations in Connecticut over the past 20 years. We serve the needs of creditors, debtors, investors, financial organizations and purchasers for both in-court and out-of-court restructures, and represent creditors' committees and bankruptcy trustees in bankruptcy reorganizations and liquidations. We also bring together the talent and experience of the firm's bankruptcy team with those of our litigation, finance, real estate, tax and securities attorneys to provide bankruptcy, eviction, foreclosure, loan restructuring, loan refinancing, conveyancing and closing services.
Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP
Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP has served the business community for over 135 years. With offices in Morristown, Trenton, Midtown Manhattan, White Plains and Stamford, Riker Danzig is regional trial counsel, national defense counsel, and local deal counsel to clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to middle-market businesses. Riker Danzig's experience and knowledge in bankruptcy litigation, corporate reorganization, real estate restructurings, and nonbankruptcy insolvency proceedings allow us a strong practice on a national platform. Drawing upon the resources of our bankruptcy expertise, as well as the firm's varied litigation, corporate, healthcare, real estate, environmental and public finance expertise, the firm has earned a nationwide reputation for its representation of secured creditors, debtors, indenture trustees, creditors’ committees, Chapter 11 and 7 trustees, landlords, asset purchasers, equipment lessors, bondholders, private equity groups, receivers and assignees for the benefit of creditors, as well as third party plan proponents (i.e., takeovers) in all aspects of litigation under the Bankruptcy Code.
Thornton Grout Finnigan, LLP
Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP (“TGF”) is a Canadian law firm with an office located in the financial district of Toronto, Ontario, with a focus in two areas: (i) insolvency and restructuring, and (ii) commercial litigation. TGF is a mix of senior restructuring and litigation lawyers with a full range of experience gained by years of practice, both inside and outside major full service law firms, combined with talented and energetic younger lawyers who thrive in the entrepreneurial environment of a specialty firm.
The firm’s reputation and expertise is reflected in the series of high profile retainers it has enjoyed over the years and its wide range of clients, including financial institutions, regulatory agencies, publicly traded and private companies and officers and directors. TGF delivers practical, business- oriented advice in a dynamic and time sensitive environment. Its mandates reflect TGF’s unique position in the delivery of the highest quality restructuring and litigation services to clients in a specialized market.
TGF has ongoing relationships with tax, corporate, real estate, pension/employment and securities lawyers within Canada and in a number of jurisdictions worldwide who are utilized on a regular and reciprocal basis. The quality of these relationships and the flexibility of a highly-focused firm allows TGF to build a team on a case-by-case basis with people who are considered to be the most experienced and appropriate to retain as part of the team, subject always to the client’s prior approval.
Troutman Pepper is a national law firm known for its higher commitment to client care. With more than 1,100 attorneys in 23 U.S. cities, we combine the resources of a large firm with the personal engagement of a trusted adviser. Our Finance and Restructuring practices help clients across industries navigate a wide variety of sophisticated financing matters and provide clients in distressed situations with creative solutions that prioritize recovery or return on investment. The firm represents a wide range of clients in insolvency situations and offers tools to their clients to reduce crises or prevent them from arising.
Jasmine Ball/Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Camille Bent/Baker Hostetler LLP
Monica Blacker/BAX Advisors LLC
Leyza Blanco/Sequor Law
Solymar Castillo-Morales/Goldman, Antonetti & Cordova LLP
Dawn Cica/Carolyn Cica Chtd.
Jane Downey/Moore Taylor Firm
Jodi Dubose/Stichter, Ridel, Blain & Prosser, P.A.
Aisling Dwyer/Maples and Calder
Judith Elkin/Judith Elkin PLLC
Eloise Kate Fardon/Stephenson Harwood
Judith Fitzgerald/Tucker Arensberg PC
Melissa Hager/Morrison & Foerster LLP
Ericka Johnson/Womble Bond Dickinson LLP
Margie Kaufman/Getzler Henrich & Associates
Jennifer Kimble/Lowenstein Sandler
Marti Kopacz/Brant Point Advisors
Lauren McKelvey/Odin, Feldman, Pittleman PC
Jennifer McLemore/Williams Mullen
Jennifer Meyerowitz/Summit Investment Management, Inc.
Christine Pullo/Prime Clerk
Christina Sanfelippo/Fox Rothschild LLP
Tara Schellhorn/Riker Danzig
Soraya Texiera/Minas Geras
Nancy Valentine/Miller Canfield
Keri L. Wintle/Duane Morris LLP
Blanche Zelmanovich/Ernst & Young LLP