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Helana Robbins Huddleston

CPA, CIRA, Director, CohnReznick Advisory -Transactional Advisory Services

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Professional Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors
  • ACG Chicago, Inc., NextGen Committee and Food Conference Committee
  • DePaul University, Board of Finance
  • Women’s Association of Venture and Equity

Helana Robbins Huddleston is a director with CohnReznick Advisory who specializes in providing clients with restructuring, litigation, and transactional services. She has expertise in financial due diligence, restructuring, cash flow budgeting, financial auditing, internal control evaluation, and business process improvement.

Helana has advised in buy-side and sell-side transactions, bankruptcy proceedings, and internal control/Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. She has led buy-side financial due diligence engagements with strategic and financial buyers for companies with sales ranging from $20 million to $10 billion. She has advised within a variety of industries, including financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, logistics, marketing, media, and professional services. She has assisted clients with analyzing separation costs, realizing synergies, and executing transition service agreements.

On sell-side engagements for sales of numerous international assets and for the 363 sale of a business, Helana has been instrumental in managing the various buyers’ requests and questions, as well as for advising on sales and purchase agreements and on appropriate accounting entries. In addition, she has provided accounting and consulting services to financially troubled companies with sales ranging from $80 million to $350 million.

Helana has also advised senior secured creditors in and out of bankruptcy proceedings. Her advisory work includes cash management, financial projections and modeling, operational cost improvement and cost reductions, and internal control processes. In 2011, she received the Turnaround of the Year Award for the restructuring efforts achieved at Young Broadcasting, LLC..


  • B.S., Accountancy – DePaul University
  • B.S., Finance – DePaul University

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