CohnReznick Increases Investment in Transactions & Turnaround Advisory Practice


Integrated Team Enhances Services in Post-COVID Marketplace

New York, NY – CohnReznick LLP, one of the leading advisory, assurance, and tax firms in the United States, today announced the combination of several synergistic teams under the Transactions & Turnaround Advisory umbrella. The integrated practice, brings together the firm’s transactional, restructuring and dispute resolution, valuation, and project finance advisory teams to meet increasingly complex client needs. Claudine Cohen, a seasoned transaction advisor, will lead the combined group as Managing Principal.

As companies and financial sponsors look to what is next in the immediate post-COVID-19 marketplace and beyond, they will face challenges and critical decisions that impact stakeholder value. These can include M&A opportunities, financing new capital projects, business and asset valuations, restructuring to improve performance, bankruptcy negotiations, and exit management. From start-up to wind-down, and throughout an organization’s life cycle, these opportunities or roadblocks can significantly influence the path forward for a business and occur with specific nuances for each industry.

In addition to Cohen, Transactions & Turnaround Advisory leadership includes, Patricia McGarr(valuation), Marshall Phillips (project finance), Kevin Clancy and Cynthia Romano (restructuring and dispute resolution), and Margaret Shanley (transactions).

”We integrated our teams to allow for on-demand mobilization of seasoned professionals who will collaboratively design and execute a path forward with clients, helping them navigate complex situations or make a game-changing decision,” said Cohen, who was recognized last year by the Global M&A Network as one of its Top Women Dealmakers.  “Now more than ever during these uncertain times, we plan to help clients achieve optimal outcomes that protect and grow stakeholder value with a service approach founded on impact, insight and integrity.”

The growth and elevation of this area of Advisory is the most recent milestone in CohnReznick’s investment in expanding the advisory solutions critical to today’s clients. Last year, the firm brought in eight industry veterans, significantly expanding the Restructuring & Dispute Resolution practice to be prepared for client needs in the event of an economic downturn.


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