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BMS provides receivers and other fiduciaries with tailored depository services through our network of banking partners and end-to-end case administration software for your receivership engagements. With decades of experience in the industry, our services are designed to ensure your success by keeping your expenses down and allowing you to maximize value to the estate.

Our banking services are offered with absolutely no monthly fees and no charges for common banking transactions including wire transfers and stop payments. In addition, all deposits are FDIC insured and we offer master signature cards to allow quick opening of new accounts. Plus, you’ll work with a single team of banking experts at BMS regardless of which banking partner holds your deposits.

Learn more of our services by visiting the BMS website or contacting one of our team members directly:

Brian Soper | VP, Corporate Restructuring

brian.soper@bmsadvantage.com

(847) 334-9442

Morgan Wisbey| Director, Insolvency Services

morgan.wisbey@bmsadvantage.com

(949) 333-5400


East West Bank is a top performing commercial bank with exclusive focus on the U.S and Greater China markets.  With assets of $35.3 billion and a market capitalization over $8 billion, East West Bank is ranked among the 25 largest banks in the U.S and the largest independent bank headquartered in Southern California.  We have been nationally recognized as being among the top 15 of “America’s 100 best banks” since 2010.  East West Bank is the largest U.S. Bank serving the Asian community and one of only a few U.S. banks with a banking license in China. The Bank operates in more than 130 locations across the U.S. and Greater China, including in the United States markets of California, Georgia, Nevada, New York, Massachusetts, Texas and Washington.

East West Bank has a best-of-class Global Transaction Services group that offers a full suite of treasury management products to corporate America. 

Seven years ago, the bank formed a Specialty Deposit Services Group to support the unique needs of fiduciaries.  The Specialty Deposit Services (SDS) team provides the expertise and commitment to handle the unique needs of the court appointed fiduciary.  We pride ourselves on our private-banking-level of service with a team of knowledgeable and responsive relationship managers and customer support specialists who can customize products and services for the court appointed professional, disputed depository relationships, litigation escrows, disbursement accounts, interpleader accounts, or accounts where a blocked or control agreement is mandated. 

SDS is a team of seasoned professionals dedicated to supporting the needs of our specialty clients.  When an individual is appointed by the court to perform the role of a fiduciary, a key function is how the entity will be banked moving forward.  SDS works with the client to design and develop the necessary banking arrangements.  These arrangements can be as simple as opening a new depository account or as detailed as arranging for other Treasury Management products such as Positive Pay, Controlled Disbursements, Foreign Exchange and Electronic Banking.  The SDS team, with over 75 years of combined experience has developed a streamlined, efficient on-boarding process to expedite the account set-up process.

Typically clients of the SDS team are: Trustees, CRO’s, Receivers, Liquidating Agents, Class Action disbursements. The SDS team insures that all fiduciary accounts are in compliance with any regulatory authorities such as the United States Trustee or any specific court order.  We have a client support team focused solely on these fiduciary accounts.  We have provided depository services for accounts for small entities as well 

Contact: Richard Arbuckle, Senior Vice President and National Sales Manager'

Richard.arbuckle@eastwestbank.com      Phone: 404-308-9843

www.eastwestbank.com

PwC’s Forensic Services team of experienced professionals is dedicated to meeting the challenges caused by fraud, legal, regulatory and economic crime challenges. Our Global Licensing Management & Contract Compliance specialists work with you to build resilient strategies and solutions to protect what matters most: reputation and value. For more information visit www.pwc.com/us/forensics


Todd Ranta 

Partner, Forensic Services 

       (214) 754 4513 

       todd.c.ranta@pwc.com 

Keith Kaiser 

Director, Transaction Services 

       (312) 298 2811 

keith.kaiser@pwc.com


Conference App Sponsor

Yip Associates is a forensic accounting firm serving clients from its Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and Boca Raton, Florida offices and New Jersey and New York offices. The firm is led by Maria M. Yip, CPA, CFE, CIRA, a seasoned forensic accountant and a bankruptcy trustee in the Southern District of Florida.  Yip Associates has an extensive team of experienced professionals focused on forensic accounting, complex financial investigations, valuations, bankruptcy litigation and compliance, and bankruptcy taxation planning and compliance. The firm’s professionals serve routinely as expert witnesses in matters in State and Federal court as well as arbitrations. Yip Associates is also retained by governmental agencies including the Securities and Exchange Commission, Florida’s Office of Financial Regulation, the United States Attorney’s Office as well as the Office of the Federal Public Defender. The firm works on both civil and criminal matters.  Yip Associates has successfully assisted clients with multi-jurisdictional financial investigations, complex business disputes and litigation support. The firm has a global reach extending beyond the Americas to the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.  The firm’s team has the language skills and cultural understanding to effectively execute on international engagements.  Members of the team are fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese).  

 Yip Associates team members hold several designations, including Certified Public Accountants (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE), and Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (CIRA). 

For more information contact:

MARIA M. YIPCPA, CFE, CIRAMIAMI
One Biscayne Tower, Suite 2690 
2 South Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33131
305.787.3750  T 305.569.0550 F 1.888.632.2672

 myip@yipcpa.com

NAFER Platinum Level Sponsor

FTI Consulting is an independent global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. Individually, each practice is a leader in its specific field, staffed with experts recognized for the depth of their knowledge and a track record of making an impact.

For more information regarding FTI Consulting, Contact: 

Ronald F. Greenspan, Senior Managing Director, Co-Leader Real Estate

633 W. 5th Street, Suite 1600

Los Angeles, CA 90071-2027

(213) 689-1200

ron.greenspan@fticonsulting.com

NAFER Media Sponsor


DailyDAC’s Opportunistic Deal Database™ provides a  small universe of paying subscribers with information about assets for sale in receiverships, bankruptcy, Article 9, due to plant closings, and by private parties in urgent situations.  Subscribers include private equity funds, family offices, auction houses, professional service providers, and other opportunistic buyers.  Members of NAFER are invited to advertise their asset sales for free on the ODD by submitting to https://www.dailydac.com/submit/deal.php.

DailyDAC’s Premium Public Notice Service provides receivers and other fiduciaries the ability to reach a larger audience of about 25,000 subscribers to DailyDAC’s free weekly e-newsletter, for a fraction of the cost of a newspaper ad.  For more information, please contact Christopher Cahill at ccahill@financialpoise.com or Stephanie Strait at sstrait@financialpoise.com.

DailyDAC is part of the Financial Poise™ family, which helps investors and business owners/executives by providing trustworthy, easily digestible information in plain English.   Members of NAFER are invited to contribute original content to Financial Poise’s Commercial Bankruptcy Suite™ of websites(Commercial Bankruptcy Alternatives™;Commercial Bankruptcy Investor™; and Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation™). 

Christopher M. Cahill, Chief Executive Officer

DailyDAC, LLC d/b/a Financial Poise™

Office: 312-628-7193 | Cell: 312-437-8349

1954 First Street, Suite 178 Highland Park, IL 60035

ccahill@financialpoise.com

NAFER Gold Level Sponsor

With its roots in premier software and case administration, Epiq is the only global technology solution partner that can provide expert service across the entire lifecycle of a matter. We deliver clarity and consistent results for fiduciaries through our combination of unmatched industry experience and services and best-in-class technology.  Our software programs are designed with the flexibility necessary to manage cases under the state and federal statutes, including bankruptcy, receivership and assignment for the benefit of creditors. Our services, which include case websites, call center, online claims portal, strategic communications and consulting, enhance the technology offering to provide a full service solution.

Epiq Unity, a browser-based, user-friendly application, enables you to oversee your fiduciary matters on the go from any device, anywhere. Using Epiq Unity is easy, all you need is the URL, a password and access to the internet.

Jill Bauer


Managing Director

jbauer@epiqsystems.com

(913) 621-9920


Alicia Den Beste Vice

President, Sales & Client Services

adenbeste@epiqsystems.com 

(770) 664-2290


Kurtzman Carson Consultants (KCC) serves as a claims and noticing agent for corporate restructuring and receivership matters. Every day, we work with debtors, attorneys, financial advisors, official committees and fiduciaries to streamline the administration process. Through our affiliate, Computershare, we offer comprehensive depository and escrow services.

Computershare has extensive experience in holding and distributing funds on behalf of our clients managing $5 to $8 billion in daily deposits. Our team distributes more than $1 trillion in cash and stock while acting as an escrow, depositary or subscription agent. Features of our services include:

We have the strength and diversification of a large corporation with the flexibility and attention of your local provider. We provide clients with a variety of investment and deposit options for their funds, including unique government-backed investment vehicles with competitive rates. In addition, deposit accounts are not subject to incurring bank, maintenance, transfer fees or withdrawal penalties. Our banks do not require a minimum balance or term lock due to the size of our relationships.

Our reputation is imperative, therefore we only partner with highly rated financial institutions that have Tier 1 rates and service. Our banking partnerships and the synergies created by being a full-service depository, escrow and claims agent affords clients financial security as well as cost-efficient solutions.

We provide clients with a seamless handling of the funds from deposit to disbursement. Our process includes opening the account, holding assets, and distributing the funds as directed.  

Rebecca Cook

rcook@kccllc.com

310-220-9325


NAFER Silver Level Sponsors

Rachlis Duff Adler Peel & Kaplan, LLC is a boutique Chicago law firm of seasoned litigators with substantial big-firm experience and a record of achieving exceptional results. Our firm handles sophisticated commercial litigation matters for Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, emerging businesses, and individuals. We pride ourselves on providing efficient, high-quality legal representation. In addition to prosecuting and defending all types of business litigation, including class actions, our firm possesses depth in the areas of insurance coverage, franchising, federal equity receiverships, intellectual property, trade secrets, employment, and corporate formation and transactions.

Kevin Duff serves as a federal equity receiver and counsel to receivers. He has significant experience in litigation involving Ponzi scheme and other similar illegal, illicit, fraudulent, and sham transactions, including pursuing a spectrum of remedies to recover money and other assets from defendants and third-parties in such circumstances. Mr. Duff and RDAPK have represented international lenders, developers, underwriters, mortgage portfolio traders and managers, property owners, and hedge fund and other investors in securities, intellectual property, finance and banking, and real estate litigation matters. 

For more information contact:
Kevin Duff
kduff@rdaplaw.net
(312) 733-3390

    

The Trustee Resource Group (TRG) is led by Thomas Tibble, CPA, and a Chapter 7 Panel Trustee in the Western District of Michigan who has also served as receiver in Michigan courts.Trustee Resource Group has three distinct departments, each focused on a specific area of bankruptcy and receivership: insurance, tax and accounting. By having those specialized departments working closely together, we are able to share and coordinate ideas and strategies across the board to bring you more efficient, comprehensive solutions.  Along with appreciating our integrated approach, you’ll also like the fact that TRG is quick and responsive. There is no big bureaucracy to unravel to get the answers you need.  Seneca is a specialty property and casualty insurance company with an eclectic product mix that reflects our open-minded approach to new opportunities; including those in receivership and bankruptcy. We have an experienced underwriting and claims team – which allow us to take a creative approach to providing insurance solutions.  We prefer lines of business that require underwriting and claims expertise – and that are normally avoided by the main street insurance companies.   Seneca provides excellent service, quick turnarounds, underwriting expertise and broad insurance coverage solutions.  

For more information about Trustee Resource Group contact:  

Jessica Cox, jac@trusteeresourcegroup.com, 877-237-8167

For more information on Seneca contact:

Ben Piening at bpiening@senecainsurance.com, 312-596-6686


Valid8 was born from the pain required to analyze a $200 million fraud case where both internal and audited financial data were unreliable. Recognizing that many accounting processes beyond investigations such as audit, lending, bankruptcy/restructuring, and M&A due diligence need modern, more advanced data techniques, we created Valid8.  Designed for professionals that establish independent, objective opinions about financial operations. Whether you're a lender, auditor, financial investigator, bankruptcy/restructuring specialist, or M&A analyst, establishing an independent objective point of view requires assessing vast quantities of bank and ERP transactions from a variety of sources making fast comprehensive financial knowledge nearly impossible until now.  Valid8 solutions and innovations recognized as world class, recently named a Techstars '17 company.

For more information on Valid8, contact: 

Chris McCall, Cofounder & CEO

Valid8, Techstars '17

c.mccall@valid8.cash

(303) 362-3161


NAFER Bronze Level Sponsors

AuctionAdvisors is a full-service auction and marketing company. From real estate sales to business liquidations, our team of experienced professionals has been serving the receiver community for more than a decade.  Based in New York, with a broad national network and corporate offices in key markets, we provide creative and customized disposition solutions for each transaction that we undertake. 

Founded in 2004 by Oren Klein and Joshua olshin, our reputation has been built on our ability to implement a hands-on approach to each sale and deliver maximum value.  We sell over 90% of the assets which we bring to market - at or above the target value.   

AuctionAdvisors strives to set the industry standard for service and responsiveness, and we look forward to working with you.  

We are proud to be sponsor of the NAFER Conference and active members of the NAFER Community. Come meet us at our booth in the Exhibitor section during the conference.

Oren Klein & Joshua Olshin 
AuctionAdvisors 

Main Office: 1350 Avenue of the Americas Second Floor New York, NY 10019 Office: 212-375-1222 

www.AuctionAdvisors.com


Brutzkus Gubner’s Trustee and Fiduciary Practice is well known for its creativity and responsiveness in dealing with troubled businesses and their creditors. The attorneys of Brutzkus Gubner have acted as and represented Bankruptcy Trustees, Receivers or Assignees for Benefit of Creditors and the firm prides itself on working closely with all constituent groups to achieve practical business solutions while minimizing costs and expenses. 

For more than 25 years, David Seror has been a member of the Panel of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees for the Central District of California. His emphasis is acting as fiduciary, either as Trustee, Receiver or Assignee for the Benefit of Creditors, or representing such fiduciaries in federal and state Courts.

David Seror

(818) 827-9000 Main


   CLA is a professional services firm delivering integrated wealth advisoryoutsourcing, and public accounting capabilities to help clients succeed professionally and personally. This allows us to serve clients more completely and offer our people diverse career opportunities.  We believe professional relationships can be personal and those connections can last for generations. Watch our video to discover how we can help — every step of the way.  

For more information, contact:

Marion A. Hecht, CPA, CFE, CFF, CIRA, MBA 

Principal, Forensic Investigation, Receivership & Litigation

Direct 571-227-9613, Mobile 202-701-3921 
marion.hecht@CLAconnect.com


Miller Kaplan Arase LLP is a certified public accounting firm that performs tax, consulting, accounting, auditing, business management, and advisory engagements for businesses, tax-exempt organizations, individuals, and funds of money established to resolve claims. 

We have extensive experience in the specialized tax, consulting, and accounting needs of qualified settlement funds, trustees, and receivers. Since 2005, partners in our firm have served as the Tax Administrator for SEC fair funds. Additionally, we have obtained important rulings on high profile distributions including the National Mortgage Settlements and SEC fair fund distributions. 

Founded in 1941, we have grown into one of the Top 100 accounting firms in the United States – trusted for our expertise, reliability, efficiency, and personalized service. Our clients enjoy easy access to the partners, responsiveness, and flexibility in the scope of our engagements. Like the Receivers, we are honored to serve our firm values of excellence, integrity, and service, which drive our work every day.

Please visit Millerkaplan.com for more information, or contact us through our partner below:

Julia Damasco

Partner

Juliadamasco@millerkaplan.com

(650) 726-4100



Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services firm of CPAs and consultants, wealth advisors and corporate investigators dedicated to providing clients proactive ideas and solutions to help them prosper professionally and personally.

  • Asset investigations
  • Background investigations
  • Fraud and forensic accounting
  • Surveillance
  • Digital and computer forensics 
  • Insurance defense
  • Business valuation
  • Business interruption claims
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Medical fraud audits
  • Fire origin and cause investigations
  • Business intelligence (asset investigation, due diligence)
  • Embezzlement investigations
  • Bankruptcy consulting
  • Divorce litigation
  • Turnaround and receivership

Rehmann’s cross-functional team approach gives clients direct access to a professional in any available service. Rehmann is ranked as the 30th largest firm in the United States, with nearly 800 associates. Rehmann is an independent member of Nexia International, offering clients a global approach. Find us online at rehmann.com.    

Chip Hoebeke, CPA

Director of Turnaround and Receivership

Rehmann

616.975.4100

Toll Free 866.799.9580

chip.hoebeke@rehmann.com


SM Financial Services Corporation offers innovative alternatives to liquidations and wind-downs and provides a professional and efficient choice for trustees, attorneys, creditor’s committees, secured lenders, turnaround/restructuring professionals and business advisors.

Our comprehensive services can help bring cases to a timely and successful conclusion. We have the expertise to effectively value assets and efficiently pursue all available avenues of recovery, assuming the risk for our clients. At SM Financial Services Corporation, clients work directly with the firm principals.

We address the total liquidation and wind-down process by:

               Purchasing Financial Assets, Judgments, Preferences, Notes, Accounts Receivable, etc.

               Managing Receivables and Claims in Wind-Down Situations

               Purchasing and/or Collecting Non-Performing Medical Receivables

               Funding Trustee Litigation

               Processing Class Action Claims

               Supervising Auctions and Sales of Real Estate, Machinery/Equipment, Inventory and IP

               Serving as Receiver, Special Fiscal Agent, Assignee for the Benefit of Creditors and Liquidating Trustee

For more information please contact:

Jane Mitnick 

jmitnick@smfinancialservicescorp.com


Tranzon Asset Strategies provides an extensive range of services for real estate and capital assets across the country. Specializing in the sale of property at auction, we also provide conventional brokerage and advisory services. Our clients include receivers, insolvency professionals, trustees, lenders, government agencies, corporations and private sellers.  We have extensive experience working with federal receiverships, and have sold assets across the country for the receivership community.  

Based on our expertise with all different property types, we develop a strategy that will bring the maximum value to our client.  Our goal is to provide the best possible results in the shortest possible time.  We have a company history going back to 1963, with 3 generations of auctioneers, 750+ combined years of experience throughout the team, and a proven track record of success.  On average, Tranzon Asset Strategies has successfully sold and closed over 90% of all properties, ranging from commercial, industrial, retail, hospitality, multi-family, high-end residential, development land and financial instruments. 

Our mission is to provide innovative solutions in asset disposition through competitive bidding by utilizing the experience and expertise of our partners, our broad market knowledge and a core belief in the principles of client satisfaction and customer service. With strong ties to the communities in which we do business, long-term relationships and extensive market coverage, Tranzon Asset Strategies is positioned to provide the highest level of service for our clients.

For more information, please contact:

Mike Walters

949.727.9036

mwalters@tranzon.com


Wiand Guerra King is a securities and financial services firm in Tampa, Florida and Pal Alto, California that is consistent recognized as one of the top law firms in the country by U.S. News.  The firm provides representation throughout the United States in complex litigation and regulatory matters, including civil and criminal white-collar litigation, business and securities litigation, and receiverships.  The firm has a significant Receivership Practice, comprised of Burton W. Wiand, Michael S. Lamont, Jared J. Perez, and Jordan D. Maglich, in which its lawyers regularly serve as receivers and receivers’ counsel and represent individuals and entities impacted by receiverships. The firm has experience in state and federal court receiverships involving the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Florida Office of Financial Regulation, among others.  WGK lawyers have successfully litigated numerous receivership issues in arbitration as well as state and federal courts.

Receivership Training Camp Sponsor

Dottore Companies is a specialized receivership and mediation firm with offices in Cleveland, Ohio and Washington DC. The leadership team draws from decades of business experience to guide complex cases toward fast and fair resolution. Armed with proprietary methods, a robust partnership network, and a savvy approach to problem solving, Dottore protects asset value while maximizing recovery for all involved. The Dottore team also leverages core receivership and mediation skills to serve private equity firms seeking third-party assistance in acquisition strategies and on-site transition services.

Process Advantages:  In each case, Dottore receivers and mediators act as true neutrals to achieve balanced solutions through comprehensive analysis, research and negotiation.

Our process advantage includes:

Dottore court-appointed receivers have reached successful settlements in hundreds of cases in Northeast Ohio and across the U.S. In virtually any case, Dottore steps in to streamline business and legal processes and fights to ensure that a positive outcome is reached every time.

Dottore conducts mediation services on a broad spectrum – from pragmatic decisions to emotionally charged situations. We encourage any individual in the early stages of conflict to choose Dottore to greatly reduce attorney fees and costs, save time, and find resolution as soon as possible.

Dottore expedites mergers and acquisition processes for private clients – typically equity funds and individuals with high net worth – through pre-deal consulting and on-site tactical services.

With a unique blend of negotiating expertise, an informed perspective and a leading business network, our Third-Party Acquisitions division works to achieve peace of mind and the highest possible returns for our clients.

For more information please contact:

Mark Dottore 

mark@dottoreco.com



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