CLLA Member, Ted Gavin is a Managing Director and Founding Partner of Gavin/Solmonese LLC and is leader of the firm’s Restructuring and Fiduciary Services Practice. Ted specializes in complex bankruptcy matters, representing Debtors and Creditors as financial advisor, asset sale advisor, restructuring officer or in other responsible party roles. In addition, he is frequently appointed liquidating trustee, litigation trustee or plan administrator for post-confirmation liquidating trusts. Mr. Gavin is an expert on rapid asset sale processes under section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code and other matters pertinent to Creditors’ representations such as SPM gifts/carve-outs and evaluation of claims against insiders. Ted’s engagements have included responsibilities as bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy Financial Advisor to debtors and creditors committees; bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy interim management appointments; business viability assessments; mergers and acquisitions; business integrations and strategic sales; corporate strategy and policy development and implementation; e-commerce and marketing strategy development; process re-engineering; and enterprise resource planning (ERP) system implementation and assessment. Ted is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Bankruptcy Institute, and served as Co-Chair of the Financial Advisors & Investment Banking Committee (2010-2012) and Co-Chair and Education Director of the Ethics Committee (now the Ethics & Professional Compensation Committee, 2008-2010). Ted is a 30th Anniversary Circle Member of the ABI, a member of the ABI Mid-Atlantic Endowment Committee and served as a Co-Chair of the ABI Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop from 2010 through this writing. Ted writes the “Turnaround Tactics” blog for Forbes and has written extensively for such publications as the ABI Journal, The Journal of Corporate Renewal, Business Credit Magazine, Credit & Collections Risk Magazine, ABF Journal, ABL Advisor and the Daily Bankruptcy Review, among others, and is a Contributor for the ABI Journal “Last In Line” column, which address issues relevant to unsecured creditors and financial advisors, respectively. Ted served on the ABI National Ethics Standards Task Force and led the group’s Committee Solicitation Protocols Subcommittee. Ted is also a member of the Association of Certified Turnaround Professionals, the Turnaround Management Association, the Commercial Law League of America and is an Associate Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
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