Shanté George

Shanté George

Principal, CIRA · +1 (212) 792 4952

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Shanté George joined Baker Tilly in 2016 and is a principal in the firm’s forensic, litigation and valuation services practice. She has extensive experience advising companies, unsecured creditors, lenders, bankruptcy trustees and examiners in both bankruptcy and out-of-court proceedings. Shanté leads engagements in the development and implementation of engagement strategy; challenging and developing business plans and comprehensive, long-term multi-divisional financial models; analyzing and preparing cash flow projections; conducting claims analyses; and assessing feasibility issues.

In the News

  • Leads large teams in conducting complex forensic and financial analyses relating to the evaluation potential causes of action, reasonably equivalent value, Ponzi schemes, asset misappropriation and tracing, earnings manipulation, and other forensic accounting matters 
  • Served as a financial advisor to the Chapter 7 trustee of a $60 million real estate investment vehicle. Conducted forensic investigation of financial statements and general ledger activity; analyzed and calculated damages associated with fraudulent transfers; provided litigation support services in connection with issuing the complaint; and testified during the trial, resulting in a favorable judgment for the Chapter 7 trustee
  • Investigated potential causes of action as a financial advisor to the Disinterested Directors of the Seadrill Limited Board of Directors. Responsible for the review, analysis, and sensitivity of financial projections; the assessment of the debtors’ historical financial condition; and a review of market commentary to assess capital adequacy and ability to pay
  • Led solvency-related workstream as advisor to the Governance Committee of the Board of Directors of Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc. (CEOC). Analyzed the financial condition of CEOC; assessed capital adequacy and ability to pay; and investigated and analyzed the financial impact of certain financing transactions and alleged fraudulent transfers involving CEOC related parties
  • Managed a team as financial advisor to the Unsecured Creditors Committee of Reader’s Digest in analyzing and identifying critical issues with management’s business plan assumptions and creating leverage for negotiating favorable settlement terms with the secured lenders
  • Investigated related-party transactions with more than 20 affiliates occurring over a six-year period as financial advisor to National Air Cargo, Inc., an air-based freight forwarder operating in the US and South America
  • Managed several buy-side due diligence engagements involving analyzing the quality of earnings, challenging business plans, assessing the sufficiency of internal controls, identifying and assessing the impact of potential synergies
  • Conducted claims assessments and prepared economic valuations as an adjudicator of the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, member
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, member
  • Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors, member
  • International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, member
  • Turnaround Management Association (New York chapter), board member and chair of Programming Committee
  • Crain’s New York Business Notable Women in Accounting and Consulting, 2019
  • American Bankruptcy Institute 40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders in Insolvency Practice honoree, 2018
  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, 40 Under Forty honoree, 2018
  • The M&A Advisor, 40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders award, 2015