Matt Bordwin is Principal and Managing Director of Keen-Summit Capital Partners. Keen, the winner of the Turnaround Management Association's (“TMA”) 2016 Mid-Size Company Transaction of the Year Award, specializes in negotiating lease modifications along with the marketing and disposition of real estate. With a particular expertise in workouts and restructurings, Keen works on all real estate types (retail, industrial, commercial, office, hospitality, etc.) nationwide. In his 21+ year career he has worked with well-known clients such as Arthur Andersen, Blockbuster, SunEdison, Fruit of the Loom, and Montgomery Wards. Matt is a graduate of Tufts University and Fordham Law School. He has previously been a member of the National Board of Directors of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the National Board of Trustees of the TMA.
Steve Coulombe is a Managing Director with The Berkeley Research Group. Steve has 20 years of advisory experience and significant expertise advising retail companies, having worked on restructurings for Circuit City, A&P, RadioShack, Quiksilver and WetSeal. Steve has led multiple complex revitalization and restructuring assignments, serving as interim CFO and CRO. Steve also has deep experience implementing store rationalization, cost optimization, working capital improvements and right-sizing capital structures.
Bringing 20 years of experience in the disposition and valuation of retail and consumer products, Becky Goldfarb oversees all aspects of retail asset valuations to ensure the highest degree of quality and client service. Before assuming her current role as managing director of retail inventory in 2011, Becky served as a director of analysis for six years and was responsible for the financial analysis of retail dispositions across all industry sectors. Prior to joining Gordon Brothers, Becky served as Director of Analysis for The Ozer Group, LLC from 1997 until the company was acquired by Gordon Brothers in 2005, and was responsible for creating and maintaining financial reporting templates as well as overseeing and performing analysis for retail and wholesale dispositions and valuations. Australian born, Becky and her family have made their home in Reading, Massachusetts.
Richard Goldman is a Senior Legal Content Specialist with Debtwire where he is responsible for tracking dozens of high profile in-court and out-of-court restructurings across various industries and sectors,including retail, E&P, healthcare, minerals and mining, and automotive. In his role, Richard is responsible for analyzing the reorganization and litigation strategies, as well as key judicial opinions, that shape today’s Chapter 11 landscape. Prior to joining Debtwire in 2015,Richard was a restructuring and litigation attorney, practicing in the New York offices of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Togut, Segal & Segal LLP, where he represented debtors, official committees,lenders, purchasers and trustees in several high-profile restructurings. Richard holds a BS from Cornell University and earned his JD from Brooklyn Law School where he graduated cum laude.
Erica D. Klein focuses her practice on brand management, and protection and enforcement of intellectual property. Ms. Klein has extensive experience structuring IP transactions, regularly negotiating IP transfer agreements, license agreements, investment and financing documents, and numerous other commercial agreements implicating IP rights. Ms. Klein routinely counsels clients on trademark, copyright, m/e-commerce, social media, data privacy/protection, and unfair competition matters. While Ms. Klein represents clients in a wide variety of industries, her practice concentrates most particularly on fashion and consumer goods, food/beverage, hospitality, entertainment and broadcasting. Ms. Klein has been repeatedly recognized by New York Super Lawyers.
Michael A. O’Hara is the founder and managing member of Consensus. Mr. O’Hara has advised a wide range of companies from early stage consumer products companies, to publicly traded retailers to leading multi-national commercial lenders. Recently, Mr. O’Hara has played a leading role in Consensus’s engagements for Easy Spirit, EvoShield, Peds Hosiery, Olympia Sports, Spence Diamonds, Aerosoles, Love Culture, Conway Department Stores, XCEL Brands, Frederick’s of Hollywood, Danier Leather, Gemvara and Sequential Brands Group.
Mr. O’Hara also has extensive experience serving in a fiduciary capacity, having served as a board member for several companies including Footstar, Inc., Arena Brands, Inc., HMX Group and Casual Male Corp.
Mr. O’Hara is a graduate of the Duke University School of Law and Boston College, where he graduated with the Scholar of the College, Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude designations. Mr. O’Hara is FINRA Series 7, 24, 63 and 79 certified and is a member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Adam C. Rogoff represents a diverse range of corporate debtors, official and ad hoc creditors’ committees, secured creditors, asset purchasers and other significant parties in complex workouts and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. He has extensive experience in the retail industry, having represented both national and regional department stores and specialty retailers in distress, including Casual Male Corp., Bradlees Stores Inc., and R.H. Macy & Co. Among other aspects of his distressed retail engagements, he has negotiated the sale of hundreds of leases and liquidation of nearly $1 billion of inventory. Mr. Rogoff has been recognized by Chambers and Legal 500.