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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 Costa Mesa. 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 the firm is U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 "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, 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)
· Jean Chow-Callam (Disputes and Investigations, Los Angeles and Asia)
· 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)
· Joshua Taylor (Restructuring and Turnaround, Singapore)
· 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.
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.
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.
SC&H Capital is a FINRA registered investment banking firm focused on middle market companies. Our special situations team has completed nearly 600 transactions around the United States, including more than 250 successful transactions in 70 bankruptcy courts. Businesses in financial distress, entangled in litigation, or with unique financing needs turn to us to quickly produce debt and equity financings or outright sales. We have a proven track record of very quickly producing the best results via a competitive process, and of doing so more quickly than others. SC&H is trusted by bankruptcy lawyers, CROs and lenders around the U.S. as a go-to source that will produce excellent results and act with the highest integrity
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.
Keen-Summit Capital Partners LLC
Keen-Summit Capital Partners LLC is a real estate brokerage, workout and investment banking firm specializing in special situations, restructurings, bankruptcies and receiverships. Keen-Summit Capital Partners LLC represents property owners, retail and commercial tenants, commercial and industrial businesses, investors, developers, and creditors across various industries. Clients benefit from its reputation for excellence and integrity, extraordinary industry experience, in-depth market knowledge, time-tested business approach, deep industry relationships, workout and bankruptcy expertise, and exceptional execution capabilities.
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.
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.
Buchalter Law Firm
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.
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.
Goodwin is a global, AmLaw 50 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 1,200 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
Macinac Partners, LLC
Mackinac Partners is a nationally recognized turnaround, restructuring and financial advisory firm serving companies and their stakeholders across a wide spectrum of industries and sizes. Mackinac Partners provides clients with C-level and seasoned professionals who have strong track records of creating value, driving new growth and reducing risks. Our core services include turnaround and interim management, restructuring, bankruptcy support, M&A advisory, performance improvement, corporate security, investigations and forensics, litigation support and dispute advisory services. We deliver innovative solutions that allow clients to overcome liquidity and operational challenges, improve business performance, achieve new growth, reduce risks, and drive value for stakeholders.
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.
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.
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.
Liz Austin/Pullman & Conley
Camille Bent/Baker Hostetler LLP
Monica Blacker/BAX Advisors LLC
Rebecca DeMarb/DeMarb Brophy LLC
Aisling Dwyer/Maples and Calder
Judith Elkin/Judith Elkin PLLC
Eloise Kate Fardon/Stephenson Harwood
Hon. Melissa Sue Glynn/EY
Margie Kaufman/Christmas Tree Shops
Jennifer Kimble/Lowenstein Sandler
Heidi Lipton/Rock Creek Advisors
Eloise Matsui/Stephenson Harwood
Evelyn Meltzer/Troutman Pepper
Richa Roy/Cyril Armarchand Mangaldas
Jennifer McLemore/Williams Mullen
Christina Sanfelippo/Fox Rothschild LLP
Laura Stone/Broadhurst LLC
Nancy Valentine/Miller Canfield
Cheryl Wesler/Trustee Resource Group