Matthew Dundon founded the firm in 2016. He has been a global credit, litigation and distressed investment leader for over 13 years (research head at Miller Tabak Roberts Securities 2006-2010, and portfolio manager at Pine River Capital and Advent Capital 2010-2016), including dozens of litigation-intensive investments and trading opportunities. Corporate finance lawyer and analyst 1998-2006. University of Chicago JD, University of California at Berkeley BA.
Mr. Hurwitz leads the firm’s efforts in media and entertainment opportunities, and participates more broadly in the firm’s restructuring, distressed investing and special credit opportunities businesses. As a firm principal, he shares with Matthew Dundon in the general management of the firm. He joined the firm after long a career as a senior business and legal executive in the entertainment industry. He holds a JD from Georgetown Law Center and a BA from Middlebury College.
Heather Barlow is a veteran restructuring advisor, acting for creditors, lenders and debtors in large and midsize complex restructuring matters as well as serving in liquidating trustee and independent director capacities. She has previously worked as an an investment banker (at firms such as CIBC World Markets and Chase Manhattan Bank) and as an asset manager and credit research professional (at Harbert Management Corporation). She earned both her B.A. and M.P.A. from New York University.
Alex is a senior restructuring and distressed debt professional with a particular focus on the energy industry. In addition to his work for Dundon Advisers, he is an independent director of merchant power provider GenOn. He was a long-time portfolio manager with Sandell Capital Management and earlier worked as a credit analyst with Bank of America and Lehman Brothers. He holds a BS from Boston College and an MBA from NYU.
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Mr. Preis is a senior member of the firm’s team deployed across a diverse range of its engagements that can benefit from his nearly two-decade history in investment banking, highlighted by work at Houlihan Lokey from 2006 to 2018. He holds a BA and MBA from the University of Virginia.
Eric seeks and executes corporate and institutional investor mandates in restructuring and loan origination in our key industrial and thematic focus areas. He joined the firm from a senior restructuring investment banking role at the Miller Buckfire unit of Stifel, and previously was a senior high yield and convertible bond analyst focused on technology issuers at predecessors of Stifel and INTL FC Stone Credit. He was a Director of the firm from 2019 to 2020, and a Senior Director from 2020 to 2022. He holds a BA from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an MBA from CUNY Baruch College.
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Veteran investment and finance adviser in China with deep corporate and governmental relationships. Co-founder of COFACE China, one of the pioneers of Chinese export credit finance. Beijing native with a combined Chinese and Western education (MBA from Western University in Ontario, Canada).
Portfolio manager, investment consultant and attorney with a specialty in Russia, Eastern Europe and German-speaking Europe. Previously with Cadwallader and Wilson Sonsini law firms. JD Univ. of Chicago Law School, BA Middlebury College.
Mr. Friedler has been an executive, advisor and thought leader in operations and investing since the inception of the crypto and blockchain industries.
Key employment and consulting roles including Global Blockchain Lead for ABInBev with partners IBM, ChainYard, TrustYourSupplier, Accenture, Maersk, Hadera and Consensys. He served as head of business development of leading security token platform, Swarm.fund. He’s been an advisor and investor in several platforms and projects including BitAngels, Cappasity, Cashbet, Harmony Protocol, XTrade, Vertex Market, Aegis Custody, CoinAgenda. He’s the founder of consultant Gigex and founding organizer of leading crypto meetup series CryptoMondaysSF.
His career outside of blockchain/cryptocurrency includes founding GameDaily, acquired by AOL/Time Warner, V-Cast, acquired by Verizon, and service as Senior Director at Oracle Data Cloud and Marketing Cloud and interim president of rideshare company iCars.
Mr. Friedler holds a BA from Hamilton College.
Laurence has been an investment banker and value-added/public-interest-aligned real estate investor for nearly 20 years. He is also a principal of Forty Six North Advisors and Renew Utah. His notable prior experience includes McKinley Realty Partners, RBC, Morgan Stanley, and Lennar. Georgetown JD, University of California at Berkeley BA.
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Alan is a senior adviser focused on agriculture and logistics. He is a 30-year veteran of business and policy in the food sector, and in addition to his work with Dundon has commercial interests in Pacific Northwest produce operations and leads produce industry trade groups.
Abraham Wickelgren is advises Dundon clients on antirust matters. He is also the Bernard J. Ward Centennial Professor at the University of Texas Law School. He is the co-editor of the American Law and Economics Review, has been on the editorial boards of the Journal of Industrial Economics and the International Review of Law and Economics and is a former member of the board of directors of the American Law and Economics Association. Mr. Wickelgren received an A.B. from Harvard College, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. Mr. Wickelgren was an assistant professor at Northwestern and has been a visiting professor at Duke and Yale.
Demetri is a senior adviser to the firm in business development, legal and compliance and the sourcing and execution of engagements in Canada. He is a 30-year veteran of the financial industry with senior legal and legal/structuring roles at O’Melveny & Myers, BNP Paribas, JP Morgan and White & Case. AB Columbia, LLB/BCL McGill.
Ms. Zavina-Tare is a thought leader and a key part of the team’s execution capacity in real estate, gaming, lodging and leisure restructuring engagements. In addition to extensive clientele as an independent industry consultant, she has held senior executive positions in industry (including Summit/Power Mountain and Gansevoort Hotel Group) and progressively senior positions in financial services relating to her industry focus (Credit Suisse, American Express). She began her career as investment banker at Merrill Lynch. She holds an AB from the University of Chicago and an MBA from Harvard.
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Mr. Rivzi is lead consultant in the firm’s financial restructuring practice. His professional background is highlighted by service as a restructuring Managing Director at FTI Consulting and in executive roles with real-estate related businesses. He hold a BS from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton), and an MBA from Columbia.
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Michael Garbe, CPA
Mr. Garbe leads the execution of forensic accounting and other financial investigation scopes of work, primarily in its restructuring business. He has been working in the field for over 40 years. He hold a BS in Accounting from California State University, Northridge.
Ms. Kimm primarily works with the firm’s litigation asset management clients and also supports the restructuring practice’s retention and fee application workflow. She practiced transactional and litigation law in-house at an international corporation and at New York law firms. She holds a BA from NYU and a JD from IU Bloomington.
Mr. Tucker is a veteran fixed income business development and sales professional. He is a member of the firm’s restructuring group and sources borrowers and lenders for non-conventional lending opportunities. He holds a bachelor degree from Iona College.
Mr. Rooney is an associate director of the firm who divides his time between the firm’s asset management and restructuring engagements. He holds a BS and MBA from Boise State University and a JD from the University of Texas at Austin Law School.
Mr. Hill is a senior associate working in the firm’s restructuring and asset management practices. He joined the firm from fixed income research specialist Komodo. Before business school he spent five years in progressively more responsible fixed income roles for Informa Global Markets. He holds an MBA from the Tepper School at Carnegie Mellon and a BS in Business from Keene State University.
Mr. Short is a senior associate in the firm’s restructuring and asset management groups. Before business school he was an intelligence officer in the US Navy. He holds a BA from the University of Florida and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School.
Mr. Barash is a senior associate focused on antitrust and other economics analysis for our restructuring clients. Mr. Barash is also an economics PhD candidate at the University of Texas, Austin. He was previously employed at the Analysis Group and Capital One. He holds a BS in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Southern California.
Ms. Delwar joined the firm as an associate in 2021. She holds a master’s degree in finance from Georgetown University and a B.S.B.A from Florida Atlantic University. Before joining the firm she was a graduate teaching assistant at Johnson and Wales University/Nova Southeastern University.
Danielle Paluszek joined the firm as an associate in 2021. She holds a BS and MS (Market Intelligence) from the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University. She was formerly employed with Discovery Inc.’s Animal Planet network.
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Mike joined the firm in June 2021. He holds a BA in Economics from Boston College.