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TMA Global Elects David Cohen, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, 2016 President

October 28, 2015

TMA Global Elects David Cohen, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, 2016 President
J. Scott Victor transitions to TMA Chairman; Additional Board Positions Announced

CHICAGO, October 28, 2015 – TMA Global, the largest organization dedicated to corporate renewal, announced the election of David Cohen, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, as 2016 President. The announcement was made during The TMA Annual Conference on October 6th in Scottsdale, Arizona. Cohen’s term will begin on January 1, 2016.

“I am eager to begin my term as president and am honored by the opportunity. The TMA has really expanded its reach the past few years and I intend to add to the momentum.” said Cohen. “As president, I will work with our global chapters to focus on growth in Central America, an area I feel has great opportunities for both TMA and the industry professionals that reside there.”

Cohen is a senior practitioner in Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP’s Toronto office and one of Canada’s leading restructuring and insolvency lawyers. He is an executive member of the National Financial Services Industry Group and practice coordinator for the Distressed M&A Practice. Cohen has been recognized for restructuring/insolvency in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2012-2014. David is a member of the CCH Corporate Law Advisory Board and was a visiting instructor in Bankruptcy Law at Osgoode Hall Law School for five years up to 2001.

Current TMA President J. Scott Victor, SSG Capital Advisors, LLC, will transition to Chairman in 2016 and Hon. Kevin J. Carey, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Delaware, will transition to Immediate Past Chair.

Joining Cohen, Victor, and Judge Carey on the 2016 TMA Executive Board are:

Corporate Secretary - Milly Chow, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
VP - Certification – Bob Schleizer, CTP, BlackBriar Advisors LLC
VP - Chapter Relations - Jeffrey Hampton, Saul Ewing LLP
VP - Communications – Annette Jarvis, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
VP - Conferences - Mette Kurth, Fox Rothschild LLP
VP - Education – Rich Infantino, CTP, Deloitte CRG
VP - Finance - Kevin Krakora, CTP, KPMG, LLP
VP - International Relations – John Nestel, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
VP - Membership - Jonathan Reimche, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Member at Large – Duncan Bourne, CTP, Wynnchurch Capital Ltd.
Member at Large – Scott Eisenberg, Amherst Partners LLC
Member at Large – Jukka Pekka Joensuu, Corenet
Chapter Presidents Council (CPC) Chair – Teresa Kohl, SSG Capital Advisors, LLC
Chapter Presidents Council (CPC) Vice-Chair – Derek Meek, Burr & Forman LLP
Chapter Resource and Response Council (CRRC) Chair - Richard Bochicchio, TD Bank NA
Chapter Member-At-Large – Aaron L. Hammer, Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP
Chapter Member-At-Large – Allen G. Kadish, DiConza Traurig Kadish LLP
Chapter Member-At-Large – James E. Van Horn, McGuireWoods LLP
Ex-Officio Member - Gregory Fine, CAE, TMA Global CEO

Each of these board members is also part of the 2016 TMA Board of Trustees. The following 33 members and 4 alternates are additional Board of Trustees representatives (the roster will be rounded out by the 2016 roster of Chapter Presidents):

Board of TrusteesSteven Agran, CTP, MorrisAnderson
Michael Appel, Appel Associates LLC
Michael Beal, McNair Law Firm PA
Noel Boeke, Holland & Knight LLP
Kelly Bourassa, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
Tyrone Courtman, PKF Cooper Parry Group Ltd.
Hon. Mary Grace Diehl, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Georgia
Van Durrer, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Amy Edgy Ferber, Jones Day
Matthew English, CTP, Arch + Beam
Lukas Fecker, Innovation Brain
David Fraimow, LBC Credit Partners Inc.
Frank Grimaldi, Gordon Brothers Group LLC
Brent Hazzard, GE Capital
William Henrich, Getzler Henrich & Associates LLC
Harold Israel, Goldstein & McClintock LLP
Michael Klein, Cooley LLP
Jeffrey Knopping, Cowen and Company
Suzanne Koenig, SAK Management Services LLC
Sharon Kopman, Hackman Capital Partners
Carl Lane, CTP, Willow Tree Consulting Group LLC
Leonardo Lins Morato, Mayer Brown LLP
Omar Mirza, Clarien Bank Limited
Thomas Pabst, HYPERAMS LLC
Peter Pfeiffer, McGladrey LLP
John Salmas, Dentons Canada LLP
Edward Sanz, CTP, Anderson Bauman Tortellot Vos & Co.
James Shein, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
Lunelle Siegel, BBVA Compass
Heidi Sorvino, Hodgson Russ LLP
Scott Stuart, Esquify, Inc.
Bryce Suzuki, Bryan Cave LLP
Judy Weiker, Manewitz Weiker Associates LLC

Board Alternates
Aaron L. Hammer, Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP
Allen G. Kadish, DiConza Traurig Kadish LLP
Derek Meek, Burr & Forman LLP
James E. Van Horn, McGuireWoods LLP


About TMA Global

TMA Global ( is the leading organization dedicated to turnaround management, corporate restructuring, and distressed investing. Established in 1988, TMA has more than 9,000 members in 52 chapters worldwide, including 32 in North America. Members include turnaround practitioners, attorneys, accountants, investors, lenders, venture capitalists, appraisers, liquidators, executive recruiters, and consultants, as well as academic, government, and judicial employees.