The American College of Bankruptcy would like to acknowledge and thank the following firms for their commitment of $750 for 2023:
Cornerstone is a boutique financial advisory services firm specializing in restructuring and bankruptcy services, interim management services, valuation services and forensic accounting and investigative services. Cornerstone was founded in 2006 by two former partners of Ernst & Young LLP.
Cornerstone has substantial experience in restructuring and bankruptcy matters serving lenders, creditors and equity participants in both formal and informal proceedings.
Felderstein Fitzgerald Willoughby Pascuzzi & Rios specializes in bankruptcy and insolvency matters, representing companies in financial distress or their creditors. Our clients are debtors, private and public debt and equity holders, trade creditors, creditors' committees, equity committees, trustees, examiners, landlords, lenders, financial institutions, and purchasers of assets from troubled companies. Located in Sacramento, California, the Firm provides efficient and responsive legal representation to our clients, solving complex bankruptcy reorganization and related litigation issues in Northern California and throughout the United States. www.ffwplaw.com
Howard Weg is a nationally known business restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy attorney with 40 years of experience in representing companies and holders of secured, unsecured, subordinated and convertible debt and equity interests, guarantors, purchasers and investors, in large and medium size companies. His clients include troubled companies, investment funds, high net worth family offices and their portfolio companies, lenders, bondholders, and others. Howard has worked at large international law firms as well as many years at his own prominent 15 lawyer boutique. He has significant experience in many areas, including real estate (industrial, office, hospitality, retail, multifamily and single family), energy, entertainment and media, restaurants (QSR and general dining), franchising, healthcare, and others. His focus is on structuring and restructuring of debt and equity transactions, guarantees, investments, distribution, licensing and other commercial arrangements to protect against future problems or to resolve an already troubled situation efficiently. In his post-law firm roles, in additional to his role as a restructuring lawyer, he is also taking on a number of nonlegal positions, including independent director, business advisor to troubled companies and their boards, consultant to investment funds, chief restructuring officer, liquidator, receiver, mediator and others
Tavenner & Beran, PLC is a female owned Richmond, Virginia based boutique law firm, representing debtors, creditors, committees and trustees in all aspects of commercial bankruptcy and creditors’ rights and one of the few firms nationwide in which all of its members are Fellows of the American College of Bankruptcy. The two founding members have combined bankruptcy experience of over fifty-five years and are former law clerks to the retired Chief Bankruptcy Judge Douglas O. Tice Jr. (ACB Class XV). Tavenner & Beran has thoughtfully constructed a team that is capable of quickly adapting to the needs of any business, no matter the size, location, or industrial sector. Its internal size is by design and the firm prides itself on partnering with its clients and other professionals to present an effective team approach to any legal issue. The firm has played significant roles in many of the large and/or complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases throughout Virginia. In addition, firm members have been appointed as corporate receivers; Ms. Tavenner also has served for numerous years (and continues to serve) as a member of the panel of Chapter 7 trustees and Ms. Beran serves a SubChapter V trustee for both the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia. The firm has been ranked in Chambers USA since 2016 as well as in numerous consecutive editions (including the most recent) of The Best Lawyers in America. The firm focuses on diversity and also strives to give back to its community, with both members having served in leadership capacities in almost every bankruptcy-related organization in Virginia, as well as nationally with the College, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) organization