Samuel Star is a Senior Managing Director in the Turnaround & Restructuring practice and specializes in providing services to creditors in Chapter 11 and out-of-court workout situations. He has over 25 years in the restructuring business as a leader in advising all types of creditor constituencies. Mr. Star’s industry experience includes airlines, automotive, chemicals, consumer products, energy and financial services.
Mr. Star has provided in-court testimony on various topics, including financing and plan confirmation issues. Chapter 11 and out-of-court restructuring cases that Mr. Star has been involved with include Abengoa US, Arcapita Bank, Avaya, Caesars Entertainment, Gibson Brands, High Ridge Brands Co., Horsehead, Lehman Brothers, PG&E, Sears, Toys R Us and Verity Health System.
Mr. Star is also a frequent speaker for various organizations on matters impacting the rights of unsecured creditors. His speaking engagements have included “The Importance of Plan Feasibility”, ABI Mid-Level Professional Development Program in November 2019, “Current Issues Facing Unsecured Creditors’ Committees” at the ABI Winter Leadership Conference in December 2018; “Corporate Restructuring Outlook in 2017” at the Bryan Cave Corporate Trust/Distressed Investing Roundtable; “Modern Day 363 Sale Best Practices” at the ABI Winter Leadership Conference in December 2015.
Thought leadership published by Mr. Star includes “Chapter 22 Filings Deserve a More Nuanced Narrative”, ABI Journal 2019, “For Better or Worse, Prepackaged and Pre-Negotiated Filings Now Account for Most Reorganizations” in the ABI Journal in 2018.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Star was a Managing Director in Ernst & Young’s Corporate Finance practice.
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