Michael has over 20 years of experience providing advice on a wide range of special situations transactions. He has advised middle-market debtors and creditors on numerous in-court and out-of-court restructuring transactions and has focused on distressed companies as both an investment banker and a principal investor. Prior to joining Stout in 2016, he spent 13 years in Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Restructuring Group. He is also a former attorney, having begun his career as a transactional lawyer with Irell & Manella.
What Michael most enjoys about your career… To be an effective special situations advisor, you need to understand the company’s specific business issues, capital market options, motivations of the key creditors, and the bankruptcy context that deals are negotiated in whether in- or out-of-court. This leverages many of my personal strengths and interests and provides a platform for continued professional growth.