Jane H. Downey is a partner with Moore Taylor in West Columbia, South Carolina. She is certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a specialist in bankruptcy and debtor/creditor law and also as a mediator and arbitrator. In addition, the American Board of Certification has certified her as a specialist in business bankruptcy. 

Downey represents creditors, debtors, and unsecured creditor committees in Chapter 7, 9, 11, 12, and 13 business and consumer cases, including bankruptcy litigation. She is on the list of mediators with...

Jeffrey R. Manning, CTP, is a managing director of CohnReznick Capital based in the Baltimore office. He has more than 30 years of experience across the corporate recovery marketplace with activities in investment banking, loan workout, operating restructuring, value investing, bankruptcy advising, and loan trading. The 2013 annual Turnaround Atlas Awards global program recognized him as one of the top 100 restructuring and turnaround professionals.

Prior to joining CohnReznick Capital, Manning was a managing director at BDO...

Karl R. Norton is a vice president with more than 15 years of banking experience with Comerica Bank in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has served Comerica’s Special Assets Group in West Michigan for nearly 14 years, handling workout deals from the Middle Market, Small Business, and Private Banking departments originated in the bank’s Outstate region.  

Norton is president of the West Michigan TMA Chapter and is active in his community, serving on the finance committee for First United Methodist Church and as a volunteer with Circles...

Daphne Firth is a co-founder and CEO of Solutiona Investimentos e Consultoria Ltda in São Paulo, Brazil. Solutiona is a master servicer of nonperforming loans (NPLs) in Brazil, specializing in the management of corporate middle-market secured loans. Firth oversees all aspects of the firm’s operations, including new business development, compliance, operating budgets, portfolio objectives, innovative acquisition structures, and portfolio acquisition pricing.

Before her move to Brazil, Firth was managing partner with Woodside...

Deirdre Carey Brown is of counsel with Hoover Slovacek LLP in Houston. Board certified in business bankruptcy law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, she focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on bankruptcy litigation and mediation. 

Brown consistently serves as lead counsel on matters involving commercial litigation; collections; business-to-business, landlord-tenant, and real estate disputes; construction litigation; and bankruptcy matters. Her bankruptcy experience spans contested matters in Chapters 7, 11, 12,...

Andrew M. Toft is a Denver attorney whose practice includes commercial and civil litigation, real estate litigation, commercial foreclosures and receiverships, commercial collections and loan workouts, post-judgment collection, creditors’ rights in bankruptcy, and Uniform Commercial Code Article 9 issues. He is an active member of the American, Colorado, and Denver Bar Associations.

Toft is a former president and board member of the TMA Rocky Mountain Chapter; held positions on a number of TMA Global committees and served on its...

Susan M. Smith is a senior managing director with GlassRatner Advisory and Capital Group LLC in Tampa, Florida. She has more than 20 years’ experience in financial advisory services, including turnaround management, bankruptcy and restructuring consulting, and litigation support. She has served as both financial advisor and interim CFO for companies in need of financial improvement.

Smith has provided expert testimony in insolvency, preference, and fraudulent transfer adversary actions, and has testified numerous times to support of her clients through...

David Enghauser is a senior vice president with MB Business Capital. Based in Chicago, he is responsible for underwriting new senior debt facilities of $5 million to $50 million typically used for acquisitions, recapitalizations, refinancings, debt restructurings, growth financing, debtor-in-possession financing, or turnarounds. With 20 years of banking experience, he works closely with a borrower’s management team and advisors to expedite the loan approval, legal documentation, and customer on-boarding processes.

Prior to joining...

Timothy G. Becker, CTP, founded Lighthouse Management Group Inc. in 1993 with Jim Bartholomew, CTP. Becker has more than 20 years of executive-level financial management experience working with distressed organizations to develop and implement pragmatic solutions. His client list includes public and private companies with annual revenues up to $600 million and in industries as varied as food production, transportation, retail, technology, energy, and real estate. He has served as both CEO and CFO of distressed companies...

Craig T. Lutterbein is a senior associate with Hodgson Russ in Buffalo, New York, and focuses his practice on bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and commercial litigation. He has represented debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, and other parties in U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, including the Southern and Western Districts of New York, and in New York state courts.

Before joining the firm, Lutterbein was an extern for Judge Burton R. Lifland of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. He was named the Robert M. Zinman Bankruptcy Scholar...