Bryan Segedi, formerly of Ernst & Young, and Anne Taylor, formerly of Deloitte, have been named to Conway MacKenzie’s board of directors as independent directors. Segedi spent more than 30 years with Ernst & Young LLP, ascending to deputy global vice chair of Assurance services, where he was responsible for more than 77,000 professionals and $12 billion in global revenues. Taylor recently retired from Deloitte, where she was a vice chairman and managing partner of the Houston office, after a 30-year career. She was the first woman...

The Hon. Kevin J. Carey has announced that he will retire from bench effective August 31 after 19 years, the past 14 of which he served as a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge for the District of Delaware. A former TMA Global president and chair, Carey said he expects to remain active in the industry after he leaves the court.

Carey was appointed to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on January 25, 2001, and while serving there was designated by the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals to also serve as a visiting judge in the...

Christopher Arnett and Nicholas Grossi, CTP, have been promoted to managing director at Alvarez & Marsal. Arnett and Grossi are members of the firm’s Restructuring & Turnaround group in Dallas and Chicago, respectively. Arnett has more than 16 years of restructuring experience and among his primary areas of concentration are bankruptcy planning and implementation, business plan assessment, strategic analysis, valuations, plan formulation, and negotiation of financial restructurings. Grossi specializes in cash flow forecasting and...

10 TMA Members Are New Fellows in the American College of Bankruptcy

Hon. Kevin J. Carey, former TMA Global president and chairman, is among 36 bankruptcy and insolvency professionals who will be honored as Fellows in the 30th class of the American College of Bankruptcy during ceremonies at the Hotel Del Coronado, near San Diego, on March 15.

Carey is a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge for the District of Delaware. Other TMA members among the new Fellows being recognized for their professional excellence and exceptional contributions to the...

Tom Buck, CTP, has joined GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of B. Riley Financial, as a principal and member of the Bankruptcy & Restructuring practice. He oversees operations in the firm’s New York office. With 20 years of experience advising companies, lenders, and creditors, Buck was most recently a principal with EisnerAmper. He has handled operational turnarounds, financial restructurings, divestiture transactions, merger integration, enterprise improvement, and orderly liquidations. He holds an MBA from Wake...

Scott Stuart began losing his fear of failure at an unlikely time: in the middle of a streak of courtroom wins as a young lawyer in 1989 at the Finkel Goldstein law firm in New York.

An older attorney who noticed his success pulled him aside and told him not to keep count, warning that there will be times when cases don’t work out in his favor.

“You can’t always be Muhammad Ali,” the lawyer told him, referring to the champion boxer, Mr. Stuart recalled in a recent interview with WSJ Pro Bankruptcy.

The moment helped teach him that “if you fear failure, you can’t...

Edward P. Bond, a founding member of New Jersey accounting firm Bederson LLP, received a Lifetime Leadership Achievement Award during the Turnaround Atlas Awards recently at the Metropolitan Club in New York City. His firm also received an award in the private equity turnaround (small cap) category. Bond’s career spans 50 years, a tenure that includes serving as managing partner and chairman and overseeing a department specializing in bankruptcy and forensic accounting at Bederson LLP. He has provided fiduciary, forensic accounting, insolvency and...

Chiron Financial LLC has opened a new European headquarters in Paris to be led by Alban Meteyer, a vice president with the middle market investment banking firm. The new office serves businesses in western continental Europe, including France, the U.K., the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Belgium, in industry sectors that include green energy, oil & gas, shipping, agriculture, consumer products, and manufacturing.

Fox Rothschild LLP has merged with Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC, a 23-attorney Chicago law...

A&G Realty Partners has established a new Healthcare Property Division and named Peter J. Lynch, a Los Angeles-based principal at the firm to head the unit. Maximizing real estate assets allows healthcare companies to drive down costs and better position themselves for survival or growth, the firm said in a news release. In addition to its Los Angeles office, the Melville, New York-based firm maintains offices in Chicago and Philadelphia.

Chris Carmosino and Ken Bloore have joined Gordon Brothers’ Valuations...

Shara C. Cornell has joined McDonald Hopkins LLC as an associate in the firm’s Chicago office. She has six years of experience representing secured and unsecured creditors in restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings, including large Chapter 11 bankruptcies. Cornell holds an LLM in bankruptcy and a law degree from St. John’s University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University.
 
Robert J. Frezza has joined Ankura as senior managing director based in New York. Frezza has more than 33 years of...