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Mina-Amir-Mokri

Mina Amir-Mokri

Mina Amir-Mokri has deep experience in the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation. She has represented executives, public and private companies, tax exempt organizations and various bankruptcy constituencies in the design and drafting of executive compensation arrangements, stock option and other equity plans, retirement plans, employment agreements, severance plans and agreements, and other benefits provisions. […]
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David Bagley

David Bagley

David M. Bagley is a Principal at MorrisAnderson and assists companies in transition as a consultant, interim manager and financial advisor. He regularly takes on positions as CEO, CRO and CFO for companies in the following industries: restaurants & franchise, manufacturing, hospitality, transportation, distribution, wholesale and multi-store retail, catalog mail-order, finance, computer technology and software. […]
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William Barrett

William Barrett

Mr. Barrett has 29 years of experience as a corporate restructuring lawyer, guiding companies and their constituents through financially challenging situations, including out-of-court workouts, bankruptcy cases, assignments for the benefit of creditors, and receiverships. Mr. Barrett has represented unsecured creditors and secured lenders in middle market chapter 11 cases, including negotiating cash collateral and DIP […]
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James T. Bentley

James T. Bentley

James T. Bentley is a special counsel in the New York office, where he represents financial institutions, private equity firms, multi-employer benefit funds and others in reorganizations and out-of-court workouts. He advises clients on financings, acquisitions, corporate restructurings and workouts. James litigates creditors’ rights issues, including claim challenges, cash collateral, withdrawal liability, stay relief, and […]
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Eric Blythe

Eric Blythe

Eric is an associate in Mintz Levin’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Commercial Law Group.  Eric’s practice focuses primarily on commercial law and corporatere organization through representation of debtors, creditors, bond trustees and bond insurers.  Prior to joining the firm, Eric served as legal counsel at the Massachusetts State House.  While there, he worked on issues such […]
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Jonathan Brand

Jonathan T. Brand

Jonathan T. Brand is a managing attorney at Lakelaw in Chicago, Illinois. Jonathan  provides expert advice and counsel in the areas of bankruptcy, chapter 11 reorganizations, commercial litigation, and related transactional matters, and regularly represents debtors, trustees, and creditors in a variety of complex insolvency matters. He also assists clients with out-of-court workouts, assignments for […]
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Michael A. Brandess, Esq.

Michael A. Brandess, Esq.

Michael A. Brandess, an associate in his firm’s Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Creditors’ Rights practice group, is consistently recognized for his dedicated and zealous representation of his clients, finding the most efficient and creative solutions, securing his clientele the most value for their claims.  Michael’s practice focuses on the representation of asset purchasers in complex bankruptcy […]
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Christopher M. Cahill

Christopher M. Cahill

Mr. Cahill is counsel with Lowis & Gellen LLP, in Chicago, Illinois.   He guides secured lenders, creditors, debtors, creditors’ committees, potential purchasers and others through bankruptcy cases, out-of-court workouts, assignments for the benefit of creditors, and receiverships.  Mr. Cahill has substantial mega-case experience at national law firms representing very large debtors, and has counseled and […]
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Allyson V. Cofran

Allyson V. Cofran

Allyson Cofran is an Associate and member of Stark & Stark’s Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights Group where she concentrates her practice in bankruptcy, replevins and collections. Ms. Cofran frequently counsels cooperative, condominium and homeowners associations in collection matters concerning property owners with post-petition delinquent assessments. Ms. Cofran consults clients on compliance with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and […]
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Brad Daniel

Brad Daniel is a Director at BMC Group, an information management firm specializing in financial and legal transaction support. He has 25 years of restructuring experience, with a broad exposure to all aspects of bankruptcy case administration and reorganized-company/trustee support. His expertise in both bankruptcy legal matters as well as systems integration and rapid application development […]
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Jonathan-Friedland

Jonathan Friedland

Jonathan Friedland is a partner with Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer, LLP. Although based in Chicago, he is licensed to practice in Arizona, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York. He views his job very simply: to make clients money whenever possible and to protect their interests at every turn. Jonathan holds the highest possible rating […]
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Gregory M. Gartland

Gregory M. Gartland is of counsel in Winston & Strawn LLP’s Chicago office specializing in restructuring, insolvency, business reorganization, and financial transaction related matters. Mr. Gartland represents agents, lenders, private equity funds, investors, banks, and other financial institutions in all aspects of insolvency related matters, including out of court work outs, Chapter 7, 11 and […]
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Lawrence-V.-Gelber

Lawrence V. Gelber

Lawrence V. Gelber is a partner in the Business Reorganization group of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, practicing in the areas of distressed M&A and financing, corporate restructuring, creditors’ rights, debt and claims trading, and prime brokerage insolvency/counterparty risk, with a focus on representation of investment funds and other financial institutions in distressed situations. His […]
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David E. Gordon

David Gordon focuses his practice on bankruptcy and creditors rights litigation and has experience representing secured and unsecured creditors, trustees, examiners, equity committees, and other parties-in-interest in Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings. David also has significant non-bankruptcy litigation experience in both state and federal courts.  David regularly represents lenders in foreclosure confirmation proceedings, complaints for appointment […]
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David Gottlieb

David Gottlieb

David Gottlieb, CPA, is a partner and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency services leader in Crowe’s Financial Advisory Services. Based in Los Angeles, he has more than 32 years of experience providing bankruptcy, insolvency, litigation support, and forensic accounting services. He has worked with clients in professional services, manufacturing, import-export, wholesale and retail sales, healthcare, hospitality, […]
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Jonathan Guy

Jonathan Guy

Jonathan Guy has extensive experience as lead counsel in complex commercial and bankruptcy litigation matters in trial and appellate courts throughout the United States.  He has represented clients in numerous industries, including commodity trading, energy, real estate, telecommunications, manufacturing and healthcare.  Mr. Guy has most recently been ranked in Chambers USA 2012 as a leading […]
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Paul-Hage

Paul R. Hage

Paul is a partner in the Insolvency & Reorganization Practice Group at Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C. in Detroit, Michigan.  He specializes in representing debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, unsecured creditors’ committees, asset purchasers and trustees in reorganizations, liquidations and other insolvency proceedings nationwide. Paul earned his Bachelor’s degree from James Madison College at […]
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Aaron L. Hammer, Esq.

Aaron L. Hammer, Esq.

Aaron L. Hammer is widely regarded as one of the leading insolvency professionals of his generation, with a reputation for finding practical, efficient solutions to his clients’ problems.  As leader of his firm’s Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Creditors’ Rights practice group, he has represented clients on every side of the table in corporate bankruptcies and workouts […]
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Jason B. Hirsch

Jason B. Hirsch

Jason Hirsh is a partner in Litigation Group of Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC, where he focuses on protecting the assets of business owners as well as institutional clients.  Jason works to bring a distinct level of energy and dedication to each matter. Jason’s practice is dedicated to complex business litigation, representing clients in corporate, real estate, and […]
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Jen Howard

Jennifer Howard

Jennifer L. Howard is an attorney at Baker Donelson where she represents banks, captive finance companies and other financial institutions in connection with project finance, equipment leasing and equipment finance transactions.transactions.
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David Johnson

David Johnson is a career change agent who has served as interim manager or financial advisor on over $5 Billion of distressed middle market transactions. In his nearly 20 years as a change agent, David has served as an advisor, board member, interim manager, investor and operator at organizations ranging in size from pre-revenue startups […]
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Howard Korenthal

Howard Korenthal is a Principal and Chief Operating Officer at MorrisAnderson and Associates, Ltd.  He has over 30 years of experience  assisting financially distressed and  underperforming companies in senior management, interim management and financial advisory roles,  and  has been instrumental in over 200 turnaround and restructuring projects and complex chapter 11 proceeding. Howard has extensive […]
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George Kuney

George Kuney

Prior to joining the faculty in 2000, Professor Kuney was a partner in the San Diego office of Allen Matkins Leck Gamble & Mallory LLP where he concentrated his practice on insolvency and reorganization matters nationwide.  Before that he received his legal training with the Howard, Rice and Morrison & Foerster firms in his hometown […]
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Robert D. Leavitt

Robert D. Leavitt

Robert D. Leavitt, J.D., LL.M., is Of Counsel to Lowis & Gellen where he focuses his practice on general commercial, corporate and financial transactions, banking, commercial lending, and real estate.  Mr. Leavitt has been practicing law for over twenty-five years, much of it in senior law department roles in major companies, including as General Counsel. […]
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Dave Madden

Dave Madden

David Madden is an attorney with Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP in Chicago, Illinois.  He concentrates his practice in restructuring and creditors’ rights, commercial and probate litigation, and business transactions.
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Gary-Marsh

Gary W. Marsh

Gary Marsh focuses on general commercial litigation and bankruptcy, workouts and debtor/creditor law.  He represents creditors and debtors in Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings, out of court restructurings and debtor/creditor tigation.  He also represents court appointed receivers, examiners and trustees. Mr. Marsh has extensive experience in representing creditors in and out of bankruptcy court in enforcing their […]
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Patrick Maxcy

Patrick Maxcy is a partner in the Chicago office of international law firm Dentons practicing in the firm’s Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy group.  Patrick regularly represents lenders, insurance companies, financial institutions and other significant stakeholders in Chapter 11 bankruptcies, out-of-court restructurings and cross-border proceedings.  Among others things, Patrick counsels clients on bankruptcy and insolvency matters […]
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Richard E. Mikels

Richard E. Mikels

Rick is Chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Commercial Law Practice. With over 35 years of experience in commercial law, workouts, and reorganizations, he maintains a national practice, focusing on insolvency issues, business restructurings, and mediations. Rick serves as an adjunct professor of law at Boston University School of Law. He is recognized for […]
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Tommy M. Onich

Tommy M. Onich

Tom has acted as advisor and has served as Chief Restructuring Officer, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer in a diverse range of distressed organizations where he successfully directed a number of complex and difficult corporate renewals in a broad range of business sectors. These include; structural steel, garment manufacturing, yacht building, agricultural equipment […]
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Michael P. Richman

Michael is a partner in the Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights practice group of Hunton & Williams LLP, based in their New York office. With more than 30 years of legal experience, he is experienced in all aspects of chapter 11 bankruptcy practice. Michael has earned a reputation as one of the nation’s leading bankruptcy […]
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Steven A. San Filippo, CTP

Steven A. San Filippo

Steve is a certified turnaround professional with a broad range of turnaround and restructuring expertise. He has over 30 years of professional experience and has overseen bankruptcy cases nationwide, serving as chief operating officer, chief financial officer, and chief restructuring officer, financial advisor, crisis manager, trustee, and assignee for the benefit of creditors. Steve has […]
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Erik Schneider

Erik Schneider practices in the areas of bankruptcy, corporate restructuring, distressed investment and creditors’ rights. He represents secured and unsecured creditors, debtor-in-possession lenders, acquirers, plan sponsors and others in complex Chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings. He also advises investment funds in bank debt and bankruptcy claims trading matters, including the drafting and negotiation of […]
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Michael Schwarzmann

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 […]
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Adam D. Stein-Sapir

Adam co-founded Pioneer, a bankruptcy trade claim investment fund, in 2009.  Adam and the team have invested in nearly 100 bankruptcy cases.  In support of these investment activities, he has developed a unique expertise in analyzing all aspects of commercial bankruptcy cases. Adam, representing Pioneer, has served on Unsecured Creditor Committees and Plan Trust Advisory […]
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Anne Rasho Vanderkamp

Anne Rasho Vanderkamp

Anne Vanderkamp has significant experience providing litigation support and investigative services for trial lawyers, in-house counsel and trustees throughout the dispute process. She has advised clients and counsel in expert witness assignments related to bankruptcy, construction claims, fraud allegations, lost profit and damage issues, post-merger and acquisition disputes and shareholder disputes. Anne’s industry experience includes […]
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David Warfield

David Warfield is a Partner in the St. Louis office of Thompson Coburn, LLP and the Co-Chair of its Financial Restructuring Practice Group. He has represented all types of stakeholders in distressed businesses, including debtors, secured creditors, creditor committees, liquidating trustees, receivers and asset purchasers. He is a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy […]
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David Weinstein

David R. Weinstein

David R. Weinstein has practiced law in the areas of bankruptcy, insolvency and creditor-debtor relationships for over 30 years.  David founded the Weinstein Law Firm in Encino, California after having practiced in small, medium and large law firms.  Mr. Weinstein blends all those experiences with the personalized service he can give directly to clients in […]
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Aaron Wernick

Aaron Wernick

Aaron Wernick practices in the areas of bankruptcy, corporate restructuring, distressed investment and creditors’ rights. He represents debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, debtor-in-possession lenders and others in complex Chapter 11 and cross-border insolvency cases. Aaron earned his J.D., cum laude, at Boston University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Review of […]
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