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...

Andrew Blaesing, Matt Dossey, Peter (Che) Carrasquillo, and Catherine Kendall have joined Aurora Management Partners LLC in Charlotte, North Carolina. Blaesing and Dossey are associate directors, Carrasquillo is a senior consultant, and Kendall is marketing and administrative manager. Blaesing, who previously was an audit manager for Deloitte & Touche LLP, holds a master’s degree from the University of Georgia and is a CPA. Dossey, who also was previously an audit manager with Deloitte & Touche,...

Robert D. Abraham has joined Citizens Bank as a senior vice president of New Business Development for Citizens Commercial Banking. He has more than 29 years of business development and lending experience and was most recently vice president of business development at Freed Maxick ABL Services in New York and previously worked for institutions such as Citibank, LBS Bank, The Bank of New York, and Rosenthal & Rosenthal. Abraham holds a bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College and an MBA from the University of Hartford. In addition, Citizens Bank announced...

John Hyde has joined Graphic Arts Advisors (GAA) as a director and member of the firm’s senior team. He has over 25 years of experience in the print and graphic communications industry and has worked with numerous clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, family succession planning, restructuring, and orderly liquidation. Hyde founded Rampart Associates, a consulting firm focused exclusively on the printing and related industries, which was later acquired by the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL). He served as NAPL senior vice...

Marchand Boyd has joined East West Bank in Pasadena, California, as a vice president and relationship manager. He brings extensive knowledge of business innovation and depository solutions with specialized support services for the professional fiduciary.

Maria Chiang has joined Trade Finance Solutions Inc., which provides financing solutions in the U.S. and internationally, as senior vice president, business development. Based in Los Angeles, Chiang is responsible for originating business across the western United...