Second Wind Consultants, Inc.
Aaron Todrin is the President of Second Wind Consultants, Inc. (“SWC”), a business consultancy that specializes in transactional based debt workouts. SWC has transformed Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code from a liquidation tool to a business preservation model that operates as an efficient and effective alternative to Chapter 11 reorganizations, ABCs, or other turnaround methodologies. Businesses are preserved through the transaction, debt is wiped off the assets, and creditors recover maximum value in the face of extreme financial distress, or even business closure.
Mr. Todrin is also an active attorney - he practiced in the Federal Bankruptcy Courts in Boston, Massachusetts for six years, which is the source of his firsthand exposure to the inefficiencies and downright failures of the Bankruptcy Code. He has led SWC in conducting approximately 1,600 Article 9 Reorganizations in the last 11 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from American University in Washington, D.C., and the J.D. from New England Law in Boston, MA.
Robert DiNozzi serves as Director of Business Alliances and Growth for Second Wind Consultants, overseeing brand strategy and all value-added relationships with lenders, investors, business intermediaries and other stakeholders. Prior to Second Wind, Mr. DiNozzi spent 18 years in Hollywood as a feature film producer and executive, overseeing the creative development and structured finance of film projects at MGM, Paramount, Warner Brothers, Walt Disney, Universal and other studios and production entities including Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment and Kopelson Entertainment.
Michael Parker (Moderator)
Norton Rose Fulbright
For more than 20 years, Michael Parker has focused his practice on bankruptcy and insolvency-related litigation and workouts in a broad range of industries. He has considerable experience representing large and small buyers of distressed assets in bankruptcy court and federal district court.
Michael has represented individuals, groups, corporations, private funds and private equity buyers in their acquisitions of distressed commercial assets, including hospitals and health care assets, and their defense of avoidance actions. He has helped financial institutions and other secured lenders maximize the value of their positions and return on capital in bankruptcy sales under section 363 of the bankruptcy code and through opposition to, or negotiation of, plans of reorganization. He regularly represents a Real Estate Investment Trust ("REIT") with hundreds of millions of dollars in assets, in the REIT's efforts to position itself to maximize its recovery on distressed, commercial, and real property assets in the REIT's portfolio. He represents plan, liquidation, Chapter 11, and Chapter 7 trustees in complex bankruptcy and commercial litigation disputes, contract counterparties, and large unsecured creditors in their attempt to maximize recovery and minimize damage.
Previously, Michael served as a briefing attorney for the Honorable Ronald B. King, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Texas; as a law clerk for Hon. John Cornyn, Associate Justice of the Texas Supreme Court (now a U.S. Senator); and as a law clerk for Hon. Lloyd Doggett, Associate Justice of the Texas Supreme Court (now a U.S. Representative).