Michael has over 30 years of experience in bankruptcy, financial distress, accounting, and tax related matters. Michael has provided consultation and expert witness services in the areas of restructuring, bankruptcy, insolvency, valuation, fiduciary duties and governance issues, related party transactions, fraudulent transfers, fraud investigations, forensic accounting and investigatory services, and commercial damages modeling. He has served in these capacities in bankruptcy, federal and state courts and in arbitrations and has served as an arbitrator.
Michael has served in court-appointed capacities such as Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy trustee, bankruptcy examiner, court-appointed expert witness, receiver and was a financial analyst with the United States Trustee Program, providing specialized assistance on certain topics.
Michael has been retained as financial advisor to debtors-in-possession, trustees, secured creditors, committees, and other parties-in-interest. In addition to the core bankruptcy services, his experience has included structuring and feasibility of plans of reorganization, disclosure statement issues, valuation of businesses and divisions, solvency analyses and studies, assessment of reasonably equivalent value, adequate capital concerns, and preference and fraudulent transfer claim disputes. He has provided interim management turnaround services to companies in a wide range of industries.
Michael has experience with taxation issues arising in complex business bankruptcy cases, such as the treatment of cancellation of indebtedness income, attribute reduction, preservation of NOLs, consolidation and tax refund issues, and the development of bankruptcy tax strategies.
Michael has been retained to provide valuation services and lost profits calculations in disputes involving sales agreements, contracts, shareholder and partner agreements, leases, employment contracts, non-compete clauses, trade infringement, and wrongful competition.
American Bankruptcy Institute
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors
Turnaround Management Association