Chad J. Shandler Appointed to Lead CohnReznick's Restructuring and Litigation Advisory Team
New York, NY – January 18, 2017 – CohnReznick LLP, one of the leading accounting, tax, and advisory firms in the United States, announces that Partner Chad J. Shandler, CPA, has been named National Director, Restructuring and Litigation Advisory for CohnReznick Advisory.
For nearly 25 years, Chad has established himself as a leader in the restructuring industry providing financially troubled companies, trustees, secured creditors, and creditor groups with creative solutions to maximize value by advancing restructuring alternatives, developing financial and operating plans, and negotiating with stakeholders. In litigation matters, he has been retained as an expert to plaintiffs and defendants involving lost profit, breach of contract, anti-trust, and fraudulent conveyance. Chad has conducted investigations and analyzed situations involving asset acquisition and divestitures and merger transactions, board of directors’ decisions, preferential and fraudulent transfers, Ponzi schemes, investor fraud, parent/subsidiary relationships, embezzlement, and corporate mismanagement. Chad’s engagements have provided him with the opportunity to work across several industry sectors including senior living and healthcare, higher education, not-for-profit, manufacturing, telecommunications, retail, and publishing.
“During his eight years as a Partner at CohnReznick, Chad has directed many of the Firm’s largest and most complex restructuring engagements; projects that have built his reputation as a leader in the bankruptcy and restructuring community,” said Keith Denham, Managing Principal and National Director, CohnReznick Advisory. “In his expanded role, Chad will drive the development and execution of a strategic plan that builds upon the practice’s commitment to world-class client service.”
Chad will lead the Restructuring and Litigation Advisory Practice from the Firm’s headquarters in Manhattan while continuing in an active client-service role. His expertise in bankruptcy, restructuring, and litigation matters has qualified him as an expert witness in bankruptcy court, led to his being appointed as a Special Fiscal Agent in the Superior Court of New Jersey, and positioned him to serve as a Chief Restructuring Officer, liquidating trustee, and plan administrator of numerous entities. He is a frequent lecturer on restructuring, litigation, and healthcare issues, including appearing on FOX Business News.
Prior to joining the Firm in 2009, Chad was a Managing Director at Traxi LLC, a boutique special situation advisory firm based in New York where he was responsible for leading bankruptcy and restructuring projects. He previously held numerous roles in the Corporate Restructuring Group at Arthur Andersen LLP rising quickly to the level of Senior Director.
Chad earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Honors in Management from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis and is a member of Olin’s Alumni Board. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New Jersey State Society of Certified Public Accountants, Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors, and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He is a past Chair of the Jewish Federations of North America (f/k/a United Jewish Communities) National Young Leadership Cabinet and the UJA-Federation of New York’s Board of Directors and Finance Committee. He currently serves as a member of the Jewish Federations of North America Emergency Committee and UJA-Federation of New York’s Accountability Committee.
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