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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.
GLAS is a global, independent, conflict-free provider of loan agency and corporate trustee services. We provide a front office approach to typically back office services and have expertise in handling complex transactions proactively, with speed and flexibility whilst focusing on customer service. GLAS is solution-driven with extensive experience working alongside our clients as an Agent on unitranche transactions. We are the Agent of choice on restructuring transactions where there is a need to change the Agent or Trustee. We are based in London, with offices in Paris, Frankfurt, New York, New Jersey, Sydney, Brisbane and Singapore.
Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones
Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP (PSZJ) is the nation’s leading corporate restructuring boutique, with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Wilmington (DE), New York, and Houston. PSZJ attorneys are experienced in representing all major constituencies in bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court workouts, including debtors, committees, trustees, bondholders, asset-purchasers and third-party plan proponents. PSZJ also handles sophisticated business litigation and transactional matters as part of its renowned practice and, last year, the firm was named U.S. News & World Report’s "Law Firm of the Year" in Bankruptcy and Reorganization Law.
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, investigating potential causes of action, assessing settlement strategies, securing recoveries, 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:
· Laureen Ryan (Disputes and Investigations, New York)
· Julie Hertzberg (Restructuring and Turnaround, Detroit)
· Elizabeth Dean (Disputes and Investigations, San Francisco)
· Jodi Ehrenhofer (Restructuring and Turnaround, Chicago)
· Karen Engstrom (Disputes and Investigations, Phoenix)
· Andrea Gonzalez (Restructuring and Turnaround, Chicago)
· Joanne Hewitt-Schembri (Restructuring and Turnaround, London)
· Erin McKeighan (Restructuring and Turnaround, Chicago)
· Patricia Murphy (Restructuring and Turnaround, New York)
· Lisa Price (Restructuring and Turnaround, Atlanta)
· Suzanne Stuckwisch (Disputes and Investigations, San Francisco)
· Cari Turner (Restructuring and Turnaround, Dallas)
Brown Rudnick LLP
Brown Rudnick is an international law firm with offices in key financial centers across the United States and Europe, and lawyers serving clients around the globe. We are recognized for our market-leading practices covering several targeted industries, including bankruptcy and corporate restructuring, litigation and arbitration, life sciences, technology, white-collar defense and government investigations, civil fraud, special situations, corporate finance, strategic capital, distressed debt, intellectual property, real estate, M&A, and cross-border deals and disputes.
Brown Rudnick is a nationally recognized leader in bankruptcy, corporate restructuring, and mass-tort litigation. The Firm regularly represents official committees, ad hoc committees, debtors, and other key parties in many of the nation’s largest and most complex bankruptcy and restructuring cases.
For more information, please visit https://brownrudnick.com/practice/bankruptcy-corporate/.
Development Specialists, Inc
Development Specialists, Inc. (DSI) is one of the leading providers of management consulting and financial advisory services, including turnaround consulting, financial restructuring, litigation support, fiduciary services and forensic accounting. Our clients include business owners, private-equity investors, corporate boards, financial institutions, secured lenders, bondholders and unsecured creditors. For almost 45 years, DSI has been guided by a single objective: maximizing value for all stakeholders. With our highly skilled and diverse team of professionals, offices in the U.S. and international affiliates, and an unparalleled range of experience, DSI has built a solid reputation as an industry leader.
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.
BMC Group has been a premier claims and noticing agent for over 20 years. Always leveraging technology, our case management and virtual data room solutions deliver cost efficient quality. Value added services include public securities and solicitation expertise as well as complex disbursements excellence. We are proud to be the only claims agent with our own top-tier virtual data room platform (SmartRoom™), available in multiple languages. With offices around the world, BMC Group provides global 24/7 support resources. We deliver the expertise, technology, tools and services required to ensure timely and accurate data for informed decision making. Please call 1.800.655.1129 or visit bmcgroup.com.
CR3 Partners is a national turnaround and performance improvement firm serving organizations and stakeholders across a broad range of industries during times of transition, opportunity, or distress. Our team consists of seasoned executives and industry veterans who bring a profound bias for action and exceptional results with a keen focus on turnaround management, restructuring, and operational improvement services. From our offices in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and Richmond CR3 Partners infuses agility, passion, experience and value creation into everything we do. To discover how we can transform the future of your business, please visit us at www.cr3partners.com.
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.
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.
SC&H Capital is an investment banking and advisory firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), distressed M&A, employee stock ownership plans (ESOP), and business valuations for middle-market companies. Our Special Situations practice within SC&H Capital is nationally recognized as a leader in producing financing and going concern sale solutions that maximize value for financially troubled companies. With decades of experience, our team has completed more than 600 transactions, including approximately 300 approved by more than 70 bankruptcy courts, and preserved approximately 60,000 jobs.?Our proven, comprehensive marketing process provides clients with debt and equity financing and entirety sale solutions in a defined time frame, both in and out of bankruptcy court. Serving numerous industries including manufacturing, technology, healthcare, business and professional services, and wholesale distribution, we are recognized for delivering relevant market insights and a tailored approach to help businesses achieve their true strategic value. 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.
Stretto delivers a full spectrum of case-management services, depository solutions, and technology tools to fiduciaries. We offer a comprehensive suite of corporate-restructuring and consumer-bankruptcy capabilities along with multi-faceted deposit and disbursement services. Stretto leverages deep-industry expertise and market insights to provide an unparalleled portfolio of solutions. Our team seamlessly integrates streamlined workflows and best-in-class technology to orchestrate the administrative process and create harmony for professionals and their teams. For more information about Stretto, visit www.stretto.com.
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.
BDO is a leading provider of professional services to clients of all sizes in virtually all business sectors. Our team delivers a comprehensive range of assurance, accounting, tax, and advisory services, complemented by a deep industry knowledge gained from nearly 100 years working within local communities. As part of the international BDO network, we’re able to provide seamless and consistent cross-border services to clients with global needs.
Jones Walker LLP
To maintain balance in a rapidly shifting economic, legislative and regulatory landscape, debtors, creditors, lenders, and other parties affected by insolvencies need sophisticated, seasoned legal counsel. With offices across the southeastern United States and in select cities nationwide, the Jones Walker LLP bankruptcy and creditors’ rights team focuses on the needs of clients while providing effective representation in courts nationwide. Our attorneys regularly represent clients in all transactional and litigation aspects of business bankruptcy and insolvency matters. The Jones Walker bankruptcy and creditors’ rights team has multiple Fellows in the American College of Bankruptcy and attorneys who are board certified by the American Board of Certification in Business Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights.
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, covering Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, 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, receivership 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.
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.
Accordion is a private equity-focused financial and technology consulting firm. Working at the intersection of sponsors and management teams, Accordion partners with clients at every stage of the investment lifecycle – providing the full spectrum of value creation and stabilization support. The firm’s services include operational and technical accounting, strategic financial planning and analysis, CFO-driven transformation, CFO technology, transaction execution, public company readiness, interim leadership, and, with its 2021 acquisition of Mackinac Partners, turnaround and restructuring. With a focus on hands-on, results-oriented execution, Accordion’s turnaround and restructuring professionals work alongside key stakeholders to help resolve business-threatening events, and implement the changes needed to improve EBITDA, turn around business performance, optimize the capital structure, and deliver on the value thesis.
Since the Firm’s inception in 1933, Buchalter has established itself as a full-service law firm that provides counsel to clients at all stages, and helps them navigate any legal challenges and decisions they may face. Our clients are engaged in a diverse global economy governed by complex laws and regulations, and trust us as advisers and business partners.
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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.
Goodwin Procter LLP
Goodwin is a global, AmLaw 25 law firm with a history of working on groundbreaking matters, and an increasingly focused approach to working with clients in the financial, private equity, real estate, technology and life sciences industries. Our more than 1,600 corporate and litigation attorneys, resident in 13 offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia, leverage their specific experience and assemble full-service teams to advise clients in these and adjacent industries. Goodwin’s sophisticated and full-service Financial Restructuring Group is fully equipped to help clients with the most complex high profile restructurings and distressed opportunities. Information may be found at https://www.goodwinlaw.com/services/practices/financial-restructuring.
McGuireWoods LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 1,100 lawyers in 21 offices worldwide. It ranks among the top 10 law firms in the Financial Times' prestigious North America Innovative Lawyers report. The firm has been recognized 15 times on BTI Consulting's "Client Service A-Team" — elite firms singled out for client service excellence based on unprompted feedback from clients in major companies. Its full-service public affairs arm, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC, offers infrastructure and economic development, strategic communications and grassroots advocacy, and government relations solutions. For more information, visit www.mcguirewoods.com.
Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP
Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP is a full service, AV-rated commercial law firm with 20 areas of practice and 80+ attorneys. The firm is based in New York with offices on Long Island and in New York City as well as in Florida and provides a wide range of legal services to businesses, corporations and individuals worldwide.
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.
Sierra Constellation Partners
SierraConstellation Partners (SCP) is a national interim management and advisory firm serving middle-market companies and their partners and investors that are navigating their way through difficult business challenges. Built on a foundation of core values, our team of former CEOs, COOs, CFOs, private equity investors, and investment bankers, apply their real-world experience, operational mindset, and hands-on approach to deliver effective operational improvements and financial solutions.
Our team has decades of experience operating and advising companies to help them restore value, regain creditor confidence, and capitalize on opportunities.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Stikeman Elliott is one of Canada’s leading business law firms and is recognized for top tier services in each of our core practice areas. We are regularly retained by domestic and international companies in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, financial services, insurance, technology, infrastructure, retail, agribusiness and communications.
Stikeman Elliott is consistently ranked by Chambers Global, IFLR 1000, Legal 500, Lexpert and other publications as among Canada’s leading tax, corporate-commercial, M&A and corporate finance firms, frequently dominating league tables in a variety of practice areas and sectors.
We have prominent cross-border expertise, as the first Canadian firm to open offices in London and New York, and extensive experience in the U.S., Europe, and Asia Pacific as well as in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa. Our 460 lawyers include many of Canada’s most prominent business practitioners and litigators, and our depth across practice areas enables clients to benefit from efficient, expert teams of lawyers at all levels. The firm has also invested heavily in cutting-edge knowledge management and project management systems to enable us to provide the highest quality legal advice.
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.
Pamela Benzan Arbaje/Guzman Ariza
Monica Blacker/BAX Advisors LLC
Leyza Blanco/Seqour Law
Solymar Castillo Morales/ Goldman Antonetti & Cordova LLC
Bodie Colwell/Preti Flaherty
Aisling Dwyer/Maples and Calder
Leanne Gould/Gould Consulting Services
Stuti Jain/Deutsche Bank AG
Viola Jing/Allen & Overy
Margie Kaufman/Christmas Tree Shops
Sejal Kelly/Omni Agent Solutions
Jennifer Kimble/Lowenstein Sandler
Eloise Matsui/Stephenson Harwood
Michelle Pickett/PwC Canada
Rebecca Redwine/Hendren Redwine & Malone, PLLC
Christina Sanfelippo/Cozen O'Connor
Tara Schellhorn/Riker Danzig
Kristina Stanger/Nyemaster Goode PC
Nancy Valentine/Miller Canfield
Cheryl Wesler/Wesler & Associates CPA PC