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Michael Schwarzmann

Michael Schwarzmann has over 17 years experience providing advisory services to companies and their constituents, utilizing his legal and financial background to assist in identifying issues and implementing meaning value-added solutions. Michael has assisted clients in developing and evaluating business and turnaround plans, analyzing financial and operational performance, and formulating successful strategies to preserve or improve asset values for stakeholders. Michael’s industry experience includes: health care, manufacturing, agricultural, construction, restaurants and franchising, energy, travel and investment banking. Representative client groups include companies, shareholders, lender groups, unsecured creditors and other stakeholders on financial, operational and strategic issues. Michael earned a Masters in Business Administration from the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles, a Bachelor of Science degree from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, and a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.

Articles by Michael Schwarzmann

Beneath the Surface: Understanding Income Statements

An income statement, one component of a set of financial statements, provides a snapshot of a company’s profitability over a specific period of time by deriving net income from sales. While an income statement may help its user obtain a general sense of whether the company was profitable or not, it should not be relied […]

Beneath the Surface: Finding Truth in Debtor’s Balance Sheets

Editor’s Note: If you are interested in this topic, we would also like to recommend this Finance and Accounting webinar. A balance sheet provides a snapshot of a company’s financial condition as of a specific date by presenting three components: assets, liabilities, and equity.[i]  While a balance sheet may help its user to evaluate a […]

File Early and Often: Filing and Amending Claims in a Bankruptcy Case

Bankruptcy claims do more than simply determine the amount of money a creditor is owed or can receive as a distribution. Claims also can generate clout, and clout enables a creditor to sit on a creditor committee, have more leverage in negotiations, and claim a higher-priority right to payment – that is, to skip ahead […]