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AlixPartners is a results-driven global consulting firm that specializes in helping businesses respond quickly and decisively to their most critical challenges—from urgent performance improvement to complex restructuring, from risk mitigation to accelerated transformation. These are the moments when everything is on the line—a sudden shift in the market, an unexpected performance decline, a time-sensitive deal, a fork-in-the-road decision. We stand shoulder to shoulder with our clients until the job is done, and only measure our success in terms of the results we deliver. We partner with you to make the right decisions and take the right actions. And we are right by your side. When it really matters.
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)
C Street Advisory Group
C Street was founded to provide clients with advice and expertise to navigate their most complex and unique situations. Our vision is to help clients achieve extraordinary results through strategy and communications, and by collaborating with executive teams and other professionals. C Street is comprised of a cohesive team with expertise in “bet the company” situations and vast experience solving clients' most important problems while maximizing value and opportunities. Our structure and approach allow us to be true partners to our clients in their most critical times.
C Street provides services in the following areas:
Special Situations, Bankruptcies & Restructurings
Purpose & Positioning
Across over 80 countries, Dentons helps you grow, protect, operate and finance your organization by providing uniquely global and deeply local legal solutions. Polycentric, purpose-driven and committed to inclusion, diversity, equity and sustainability, we focus on what matters most to you. www.dentons.com
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.
Grant Thornton Specialist Services (Cayman) Limited
Grant Thornton Specialist Services (Cayman) Limited’s practice specialises in asset recovery, forensic accounting, restructuring, fraud investigation, schemes of arrangement, voluntary liquidations, official liquidations, and distressed directorships. Our case portfolio includes some of the highest-profile cross-border cases in the Caribbean. Our team in Cayman of 22 staff has extensive experience and includes three licensed insolvency practitioners and twelve chartered/certified accountants.
Grant Thornton is a leading business adviser that helps dynamic organisations unlock value. Our brand is respected globally, as one of the major global accounting organisations recognised by capital markets, regulators, and international standards-setting bodies. Over the last three years, we are the fastest growing large accounting organisation, and we are constantly evolving and developing alongside our clients’ global scale and agility As a $7.2bn global organisation of member firms with over 68,000 people in over 145 markets, we have the scale to meet our clients’ changing needs, with the insight and agility that helps you to stay one step ahead. Privately owned, publicly listed and public sector clients come to us for our technical skills and industry capabilities but also for our different way of working. Our partners and teams invest the time to truly understand each business, giving real insight and a fresh perspective.
Hilco Global (www.hilcoglobal.com) is a privately held diversified financial services company and the world's preeminent authority on maximizing the value of assets for both healthy and distressed companies. Hilco Global financial services leverage a unique blend of deep restructuring and advisory experience with capital solutions and principal investing. Hilco Global delivers customized solutions to undervalued, high potential companies to resolve complex and stressed situations and enhance long-term enterprise value. Hilco Global operates as a holding company comprised of over twenty specialized business units that work to help companies understand the value of their assets and as needed monetize the value. Hilco Global has almost 4 decades of a successful track record of acting as an advisor, agent, investor and/or principal in any transaction. Hilco Global works to deliver the best possible result by aligning interests with clients and providing them strategic insight, advice, and, in many instances, the capital required to complete the deal. Hilco Global is based in Northbrook, Illinois and has 700 professionals operating on five continents with US offices located in Boston, Detroit, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, and internationally in Australia, Canada, UK, Germany, Netherlands, Mexico and throughout Asia.
McGuireWoods is a full-service firm providing legal and public affairs solutions to corporate, individual and nonprofit clients worldwide for more than 200 years collectively. Our commitment to excellence in everything we do gives our clients a competitive edge in everything they do. Our law firm, over its 189-year history, has earned the loyalty of our many longstanding clients with deep understanding of their businesses, and broad skills in corporate transactions, high-stakes disputes, and complex regulatory and compliance matters. Our wholly-owned affiliate, McGuireWoods Consulting, now in its 25th year, provides a unique — and uniquely potent — combination of state and federal government relations prowess, buttressed by world-class infrastructure, economic development, and advocacy expertise. Working together from 24 offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia, McGuireWoods and McGuireWoods Consulting share a dedication to diverse perspectives, impeccable service, and innovative delivery of practical, business-minded solutions.
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.
KCC is a leading claims and noticing agent providing administrative support services and consulting to companies undergoing corporate restructurings. KCC has set the standard for claims administration services, with innovative technologies and the most experienced staff in the market offering in-depth expertise and highly responsive client service. KCC provides claims administration, noticing, public securities services, strategic communications, document production, balloting and tabulation, disbursement services, and a suite of e-services on digital platforms. Additionally, KCC has integrated automated chapter 11 depository services, receivership, chapter 7, and subchapter V solutions and software in their continually expanding suite of services.
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.
Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP
Riker Danzig LLP has served the business community for 140 years. With offices in Morristown, Trenton, Roseland, and Midtown Manhattan, 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.
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.
SM Financial Services Corporation
SM Financial Services Corporation offers innovative alternatives to liquidations and wind-downs and provides a professional and efficient choice for trustees, receivers, attorneys, creditor’s committees, secured lenders, turnaround/restructuring professionals and business advisors.
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.
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.
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. The firm’s services span the entire CFO function within the private capital sector, including turnaround and restructuring, operational and technical accounting, strategic financial planning and analysis, CFO-driven transformation, CFO technology, transaction execution, public company readiness, and interim leadership. With a focus on hands-on, results-oriented execution, Accordion is widely recognized as the go-to PE consultancy and the premier digital-enablement partner for portfolio CFOs. In addition, Accordion has been recognized as an employer of choice for pioneering a better way to work in finance. Accordion has a total of 10 offices including its headquarters in New York and locations in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and South Florida.
Adams-Levine Surety Bonds & Insurance Solutions
Adams-Levine is a premier surety bond provider to the bankruptcy and restructuring community. Our primary focus is in bonds for Bankruptcy Trustees (Chapter 7, 11, 12, & 13), Plan Administrators and Receivers, as well as in Bank Depository Bonds. Also offered are Court Litigation (Appeal, Supersedeas, TRO), Fiduciary and Miscellaneous bonds. Contact us at AdamsLevine.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.
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.
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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Carl Marks Advisors
Carl Marks Advisors is focused on providing financial and operational advisory services to middle market businesses and their stakeholders. We are a collaborative partner delivering effective and durable results for our clients—whether they need solutions to complex problems or help navigating transition and growth. Our proactive, persistent approach breaks through roadblocks, identifies a viable path forward, and creates the alignment and momentum needed to achieve successful outcomes.
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.
Integra Asset Solutions
Integra Asset Solutions specializes in comprehensive valuation and liquidation services of commercial and industrial assets. We work with companies of all sizes and tailor the appropriate solution to convert any distressed, nonperforming, or surplus assets into cash. Our team has decades of experience in buying and selling assets and we truly know values! Let Integra be your trusted asset solutions partner.
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.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Katten is a full-service law firm with nearly 650 attorneys in locations across the United States and in London and Shanghai. Clients seeking sophisticated, high-value legal services turn to Katten for counsel locally, nationally and internationally. The firm’s core areas of practice include corporate, financial markets and funds, insolvency and restructuring, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, structured finance and securitization, transactional tax planning, private credit and private wealth. Katten represents public and private companies in numerous industries, as well as a number of government and nonprofit organizations and individuals. For more information, visit katten.com
Manolete Partners Plc is a UK based specialist insolvency litigation financing company. We fund or take assignment of insolvency claims. We have a strong national network of in-house lawyers who review case enquiries. We work with Insolvency Practitioners and their lawyers to progress those cases and maximise returns to creditors. Manolete has invested in over 750 claims nationally and completed over 500 cases delivering great value to insolvent estates.
Miller Canfield has one of the leading bankruptcy, insolvency and workouts practices in the country. Backed by more than 250 attorneys and paralegals across practice groups, our dedicated team of professionals’ deep knowledge of bankruptcy and insolvency law, combined with our vast litigation experience, make Miller Canfield 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 clients’ needs while maximizing recovery.
Mishcon de Reya LLP
Mishcon de Reya is well known and regarded for representing large corporate borrowers in complex debt restructurings in Southeast Asia. We work with liquidators investigating, tracing and recovering assets, and pursuing claims that arise out of major corporate collapses. In London, we have one of the largest litigation teams that are familiar with running complex commercial disputes and fraud cases, often with an international dimension. We are not constrained by commercial ties to large institutional clients; Mishcon de Reya is one of the largest independent firms able to act against financial institutions and professionals.
Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP
Moritt Hock & Hamroff is a 90-attorney full service commercial law firm, founded in 1980, that provides a wide range of legal services to businesses, corporations and individuals worldwide from its offices in New York City, on Long Island and in Florida.
Perun Consultants is a boutique firm specialising in providing high quality services in the areas of forensic accounting, corporate advisory, restructuring, turnaround and liquidation appointments. With offices in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Shenzhen and Singapore, our team of highly qualified and multi-lingual CPAs and finance professionals service clients throughout the Greater China, South East Asia, CIS and Middle East markets.
The firm was founded in 2017 and is led by Gwynn Hopkins, an insolvency practitioner and forensic accountant with more than 20 years of onshore and offshore experience working and leading teams in Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands.
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Saul Ewing is a full-service law firm that offers clients the national reach and sophisticated experience of a large firm and the local connections and value of a boutique firm. This combination of reach and local autonomy supports our clients with the clout of a mega-firm and the service hallmarks of a boutique. With one firm, our clients get a macro view of the law with a micro focus on their unique legal needs. With 16 offices in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, Saul Ewing serves businesses throughout the United States and internationally. We represent recognizable names in corporate America, exciting start-ups and an array of closely held and privately held companies, as well as nonprofits, governmental and educational entities.
Stephenson Harwood is a law firm with over 1300 people worldwide, including more than 190 partners. Our people are committed to achieving the goals of our clients - listed and private companies, institutions and individuals.
We assemble teams of bright thinkers to match our clients' needs and give the right advice from the right person at the right time. Dedicating the highest calibre of legal talent to overcome the most complex issues, we deliver pragmatic, expert advice that is set squarely in the real world.
Our headquarters are in London, with eight offices across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. In addition we have forged close ties with other high quality law firms. This diverse mix of expertise and culture results in a combination of deep local insight and the capability to provide a seamless international service.
The Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance is part of the Stephenson Harwood network and offers clients an integrated service in multi-jurisdictional matters involving permitted areas of Singapore law.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Stikeman Elliott is one of Canada’s leading corporate law firms, serving clients from offices in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver. Stikemans also has offices in New York and London and serves clients all over the world.
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.
White & Case LLP
White & Case is a global law firm with longstanding offices in the markets that matter today. Our on-the-ground experience, our cross-border integration and our depth of local, US and English-qualified lawyers help our clients work with confidence in any one market or across many.
We guide our clients through difficult issues, bringing our insight and judgment to each situation. Our innovative approaches create original solutions to our clients' most complex domestic and multijurisdictional deals and disputes.
By thinking on behalf of our clients every day, we anticipate what they want, provide what they need and build lasting relationships. We do what it takes to help our clients achieve their ambitions.
Adeola Akinrinade/Eisner Amper
Monica Blacker/BAX Advisors LLC
Leyza Blanco/Seqour Law
Solymar Castillo Morales/ Goldman Antonetti & Cordova LLC
Bodie Colwell/Preti Flaherty
Maneesha Dhir/DHIR and DHIR Associates
Hon. Mary Grace Diehl/U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Jodi Dubose/Stichter Riedel Blain & Postler, P.A.
Aisling Dwyer/Maples & Calder
Jo Hewitt/Alvarez & Marsal
Margie Kaufman/PKF Clear Thinking
Sejal Kelly/Omni Agent Solutions
Jennifer Kimble/Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
Kyla Mahar/Miller Thomson
Eloise Matsui/Omni Bridgeway
Jennifer McLemore/Williams Mullen
Christina Sanfelippo/Cozen O'Connor
Tara Schellhorn/Riker Danzig
Susan Seabury/Baker Tilly US, LLP
Nancy Valentine/Miller Canfield
Sonya Van de Graaff/Katten Paternoster House
Amy Vulpio/White & Williams