Thanks to the support of its valued sponsors, IWIRC has been able to expand its membership benefits, increase its educational programs and networking events, as well as grow the number of local networks worldwide. IWIRC sponsors receive a valuable range of benefits including consistent exposure of their brands to over 1,000 members from all facets of the restructuring and insolvency industry.
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.
Privately held since 1983, 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. Its 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.
Furthermore, the firm’s Public Sector team provides strategic financial management, interim and project management, and performance improvement services to not-for-profits, federal, state, and local governments. Public Sector takes a progressive, pragmatic, and forward-looking approach to addressing complex problems in order to boost operational performance and maximize value.
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:
- Julie Hertzberg (Restructuring and Turnaround, Detroit)
- Kelly Stapleton (Restructuring and Turnaround, New York)
- Melissa Glynn (Public Sector, Washington DC)
- Laureen Ryan (Disputes and Investigations, New York)
- Suzanne Stuckwisch (Disputes and Investigations, San Francisco)
- Andrea Gonzalez (Disputes and Investigations, Chicago)
- Aruni Weerasekera (Disputes and Investigations, and Restructuring and Turnaround, Hong Kong)
Whether it’s helping a company protect investments-at-risk, deploying a new leadership structure, or reversing antiquated thinking, Gavin/Solmonese leads companies to measurable bottom line improvement. Gavin/Solmonese provides leadership for underperforming and troubled companies and their stakeholders, helping businesses maximize value for owners, investors, creditors and employees. Our Corporate Engagement & Public Affairs Group leads organizations through critical strategic thinking and tactical planning that creates better connections with consumers, decision makers and the media that quickly results in market share growth and higher profitability.
BMS | Bankruptcy Management Solutions, Inc. www.BMSAdvantage.com
BMS provides bankruptcy trustees and restructuring fiduciaries with UST-approved depository services for pre- and post-confirmation funds as well as software to assist in the administration of liquidating assets and distributing claims.
Depository Services: Open accounts with relative ease and enjoy the banking services offered through BMS’ section 345-approved partner banks.
- Chapter 7 trustees access fully integrated banking services through our CaseLink software and receive premium offerings such as electronic bank statements, remote check deposit, and customer service through in-house, concierge banking experts.
- Restructuring fiduciaries enjoy no bank fees, no-fee wire transfers, and the ability to conduct and view all banking transactions through our software interface.
For funds associated with Chapter 7 estates and pre-confirmation Chapter 11s, all deposits are collateralized.
Case administration software: Access all documents from courts through PACER; automate routine tasks; track receivables; calculate error-free distributions; and easily distribute funds to claimants. We offer specialized software for both Chapter 7 cases as well as for other types of restructuring & liquidation engagements.
BMC Group sets the industry standards of information management in insolvency and restructuring matters, mergers & acquisitions, class actions and mass tort cases. Our dynamic information management solutions are flexible to accommodate the ever-changing needs of the businesses and professionals we support.
BMC Group’s global network, superior technology, collaborative approach, precision and experience reduces turnaround times, ensures effective communication, eliminates redundancies and cuts administrative costs without sacrificing quality. We deliver critical information with speed and accuracy to empower decision makers. With more than 200 professionals throughout North America, Asia, and Europe, BMC Group is committed to your success.
Cole Schotz provides legal services throughout the United States from its offices in New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Texas, and Florida. We represent hundreds of businesses and individuals – many of whom have been clients for decades – as well as a number of Fortune 500 companies. Cole Schotz is known for the highly focused personal service it delivers. No matter how complex the legal challenge, you can be assured of dedicated service, 24/7 access to your legal team, and a relentless commitment to your success. We are your counselors as well as your business partners and most importantly, a trustworthy ally.
The Garden City Group, Inc. (GCG) voted #1 Claims Administrator by the New York Law Journal for two years in a row, specializes in providing our clients with comprehensive legal settlement administration services in class action settlements, Chapter 11 reorganization and legal notice programs, in a cost-effective manner. This includes launching websites by our in-house graphics group; manning our call centers, processing claims and managing all types of data with our state of art technology team. With over 1,000 employees in offices coast-to-coast, GCG is prepared to handle the most complex administrations. Contact us at 800-327-3664 or visit www.gcginc.com.
Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. ("GJB"), one of the largest boutique practices in Florida, provides clients throughout the nation with exceptional services in select areas of law, with offices in Miami and Fort Lauderdale and an affiliate office in Caracas, serving clients throughout the U.S. GJB practices in all Florida courts and handles federal proceedings nationwide as well as cross-border insolvency and litigation matters.
GJB focuses its practice in complex commercial litigation, franchise law and litigation, real estate, securities litigation, white collar litigation, class action litigation, employment litigation government law, and land use & zoning. Ours is a leading firm in bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership and workout engagements - representing debtors, trustees, committees, secured and unsecured creditors, and receivers. In addition, we provide skilled and strategic representation in cross- border insolvency, litigation, transactional matters, corporate law, banking, asset-based lending, healthcare, and telecommunications as well as in other transactional and regulatory areas. We also provide advice and consulting services in government affairs and counsel in municipal law.
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.
With roots in Florida communities dating back over 40 years, GrayRobinson has become known as one of the most dependable and fastest-growing law firms in the state. With years of considerable and commendable experience in over 60 practices, our attorneys know how to handle the myriad of issues that arise with your business. We leverage our capabilities through membership in specially-selected law firm affiliations to help provide legal services to companies, emerging businesses, lending institutions, local and state governments, developers, entrepreneurs and individuals across Florida, the nation and the world. Whether it is banking and finance, representation before the state and local government, intellectual property or litigation, the professionals in GrayRobinson’s 10 offices statewide are available to handle your corporate needs.
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.
Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP, established in 1980, is a full-service commercial practice firm which offers extensive experience in virtually all disciplines of law affecting businesses and the people who own them. The firm's 16 practice areas include: commercial foreclosure, construction, corporate, securities & financial services, creditors' rights & bankruptcy, employment, equipment & vehicle leasing, healthcare, landlord & tenant, litigation, not-for-profit, promotional marketing & advertising, real estate, tax, trademarks, patents & other intellectual property, trusts & estates, white collar defense and government investigations, compliance & internal investigations.
Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP has offices located in Garden City, Long Island and in New York City.
PwC helps organizations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 180,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax, consulting and deals services, including business recovery services.
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, or by contacting Michelle Pickett at 416 815 5002, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Adams-Levine is a premier surety bond provider to the bankruptcy and restructuring community. As a combined force for over 20 years, Adams-Levine provides surety bonds to court districts around the country. Our surety expertise is broad; however, 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 available are various types of Court (Supersedeas, Appeal, TRO), Fiduciary and Miscellaneous (Auctioneer) bonds. With offices in New York City and Houston, our service is fast, friendly and complete; only A-rated surety companies are used. You will be surprised by how expertly a surety bond can be obtained.
BDO Consulting’s Business Restructuring Services practice provides strategic advisory services to secured lenders, bondholders, unsecured creditors, debtors, stockholders, private equity firms and other investors within a myriad of industries. Our skilled professionals provide guidance on a multitude of complex issues and assist underperforming organizations or parties of interest through times of transition.
A Full Service Firm Providing:
• Restructuring & Turnaround
• Interim Management
• Forensic Accounting & Expert Testimony
• Creditor Advisory
• Real Estate Advisory
• Investment Banking & Business Valuation*
• Bankruptcy Litigation
• Bankruptcy Taxation
• Transaction Advisory & Due Diligence
• Profit Improvement & Post-Acquisition Integration
* BDO Capital, A FINRA Member Firm
Buchalter Nemer is a full-service business law firm that supports an array of industries –among them, aviation and aerospace, financial institutions, apparel and consumer goods, hospital and health, restaurants, private equity, technology, solar and green concepts and wineries– in regional, national and international markets, with recognized expertise in restructuring and insolvency.
Our founding principle - providing our clients with the best business solutions - continues to lead us. We value each client relationship, recognizing that their success is our success.
Frost Brown Todd is a full-service law firm of over 480 lawyers with nine offices across Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and West Virginia. FBT’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice Group is national in scope and its lawyers bring to bear a broad range of experience in the fields of creditors' rights, insolvency, workouts, Chapter 11 bankruptcies, receiverships, corporate reorganizations, corporate liquidations, D&O prosecution and defense as well as all related litigation. In the last five years alone, attorneys in FBT’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice have represented parties in insolvency matters in more than 25 states across the U.S. as well as in overseas matters.
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.
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, one of the country’s 200 largest law firms, has represented clients in hundreds of matters addressing all aspects of bankruptcy law, corporate reorganizations, in-court and out-of-court debt restructurings, asset protection and recovery, and debtor/creditor matters. The Vorys bankruptcy team includes a former president and chairman of the American Bankruptcy Institute and a former IWIRC director and Central Ohio IWIRC Network founding member. Members of our bankruptcy practice have been appointed receivers or acted as counsel for receivers in actions requiring the tracking of international stocks and assets. With seven offices, including four in Ohio, Vorys uses a multi-disciplinary approach to assemble the mix of experience and talent needed to ensure prompt recovery of the most value for the least cost for its clients.
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a nationally recognized, full-service accounting and advisory firm whose specialized professionals connect with clients and their businesses through refreshing candor and clear industry insight. With approximately 2,700 employees across the United States, Baker Tilly is ranked as one of the 15 largest accounting and advisory firms in the country. Headquartered in Chicago, Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 141 countries, with 28,000 professionals. The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms is $3.8 billion.
Christian & Barton, L.L.P., maintains a broad-based civil practice, serving clients throughout the United States. Our offices are located in Richmond, the capital of Virginia, and our clients range from Fortune 500 companies to closely-held businesses, and include governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals. Many firm clients are entrepreneurs engaged in high technology businesses, real estate ventures and expanding professional groups. Others engage in banking, communications, healthcare, insurance and transportation. One of Virginia's foremost firms, Christian & Barton traces its origins to 1926, when Andrew Christian and Robert Barton established a law practice to provide legal services at competitive rates while maintaining the highest professional standards. We strive to maintain these traditions while evolving to meet the needs of our clients. (www.cblaw.com)
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.
Barron Business Consulting provides clients with turnaround, interim management, operational, accounting and tax advice, as well as, strategic implementation. The company was founded in 1990 by Bernadette M. Barron. Bernadette is a hands-on professional with more than 25 years of senior managerial experience covering assignments in over 30 industries. The breadth of her experience is in middle-market companies with revenues ranging from under $5 million to more than $250 million. In addition to successfully guiding companies through a financial turnaround, she has taken companies through bankruptcy, liquidated corporate assets, negotiated equity and debt structures, reconciled accounting and tax records and has been actively involved in the acquisition and divestiture of corporate assets and companies. She has been actively involved in IWIRC, TMA and ABI and offers nationwide assistance. Bernadette can be contacted at email@example.com.
Odin, Feldman & Pittleman’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights attorneys represent corporate debtors, financial institutions, lenders, and creditors in all aspects of bankruptcy and debt restructuring. We work with our clients to devise creative and cost-effective solutions to the complex problems that arise in bankruptcy and distressed transactions. Based in Reston, Virginia, our attorneys frequently represent clients before the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, in addition to representing companies in bankruptcy and commercial litigation matters in the federal, state and municipal courts of Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Maryland.
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 has served the New Jersey business community for over 130 years. Our experience and knowledge in bankruptcy litigation, corporate reorganization, real estate restructurings, and nonbankruptcy insolvency proceedings allow us a strong practice on a national platform. In addition to our two New Jersey offices in Morristown and Trenton, the firm has an office in Midtown Manhattan. Riker Danzig serves as regional trial counsel and national defense counsel for some of the country's largest corporations in a wide variety of matters, while also representing many family-owned businesses and middle-market companies. The firm provides corporate counseling to numerous financial, commercial, manufacturing and service organizations and has highly-respected practices in trial and appellate litigation, bankruptcy and reorganization, insurance, governmental affairs, labor and employment, environmental law, real estate, intellectual property, tax, and trusts and estates.
As Germany's leading corporate restructuring and insolvency law practice we've been bringing entrepreneurial flair and specialist expertise to all aspects of transnational insolvency cases, for more than 35 years. We assist and steer through a wide range of complex international restructuring and refinancing matters involving companies in financial difficulties, or that are insolvent.
We are committed to design innovative solutions for in and out of court restructuring scenarios and refinancing concepts as we conduct security management for creditors on multiple cross-border levels.
The firm has a staff of more than 600 people, among them 95 lawyers, with 38 offices in Germany as well as international offices in London, Paris and Strasbourg.
In the area of business recovery and restructuring we specialize in:
- Reorganisation, including restructuring plans
- Risk and portfolio management, including trustee structures and creditor pools
- Distressed M&A, including non-performing loans
- Labour and employment law
- Transnational insolvency law
- Liability issues, including recharacterisation as equity, equity, equitable subordination and avoidance
Our cross-border practice group handles all Germany-related aspects of European, English and American business recovery and insolvency cases, with each team member focusing on particular jurisdictions, legal cultures and languages.
The Schultze & Braun insolvency administrators are appointed by around 50 percent of the German insolvency courts. Major cases that the firm has advised on include:
- Flow Tex, an international fraud case involving over 2bn in damages
- Phoenix, an international fraud case involving over €600 m in damages
- Daewoo Germany, Fairchild Dornier and Beluga Shipping
- Winterling and Rosenthal, a famous German porcelain producer
- Frankfurter Rundschau, a well-known German newspaper
- Saargummi, a global leader in manufacturing sealing systems for automotive applications
- Solar Millennium, planning and financing solar power plant around the world
- Windreich, the German leader for wind farm constructions
Lisa Beckerman/Akin Gump
Monica Blacker/Jackson Walker, LLP
Virginia Bogue/Howick,Westfall & Kaplan, LLP
Aisling Dwyer/Maples and Calder
Alison Elko Franklin/Dentons US LLP
Melissa Hager/Morrison & Foerster LLP
Stephanie Harper/Uberbase.com Inc.
Ericka Johnson/Womble Carlyle Sandrige & Rice LLP
Margie Kaufman/Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC
Jennifer Kimble/Prime Clerk
Elizabeth Lynch/Four Square Consulting LLC
Jennifer McLemore/Christian & Barton, LLP
Evelyn J. Meltzer/Pepper Hamilton LLP
Jennifer Meyerowitz/Olofson Technology Partners
Adina Pollan/Pollan Legal
Rachel Posner/Kekst & Co.
Christina Pullo/Prime Clerk
Sharon Roth/Walker Truesdell Roth & Associates
Tara Schellhorn/Riker Danzing Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP
Carren Shulman/Sheppard Mullin
Amanda Steele/Richards, Layton & Finger P.A.
Kate Stickles/Cole Schotz, OC
Nancy Valentine/Ice Miller
Melaney Wagner/Goodmans LLP
Aruni Weerasekera/Alvarez and Marsal
Andrea Yandreski/McKinsey Recovery Services
Blanche Zelmanovich/CBIZ Corporate Recovery Services