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Preparing for Post-Pandemic “New” Normal

04.2.21

Watching the economy blossom as we emerge from Covid’s lockdown reminds me of a great quote: “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln While we’re in the early days of recovery, it’s not too early for companies and lenders to […]

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Receiver in $300MM SEC Investigation

03.23.21

A federal judge appointed Stapleton receiver of a bankrupt San Francisco Bay Area real estate developer with over $300MM in liabilities. Our in-house, diverse team of restructuring professionals, asset managers, forensic accountants and receiver have taken control of the company’s operations and numerous properties. The company is subject to an SEC action involving over $100 million […]

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Quintin Brown Earns CIRA Designation

03.17.21

We are pleased to announce that Quintin Brown, Associate Director in our Financial Advisory group, has earned his Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (CIRA) designation from the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors (AIRA). The AIRA established the CIRA program in 1992 to recognize by public awareness and certification those individuals who possess a high […]

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Plan of Reorganization Filed for Menswear Retailer

02.19.21

Like most upscale retailers, Fresno-based Patrick James’ performance declined suddenly with COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. The 58-year-old menswear company with 11 stores in California, Nevada and Arizona filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in October 2020 and hired Stapleton Group as its financial advisor. Our team, led by Managing Director Michael Bergthold, quickly negotiated Debtor-in-Possession (DIP) financing to […]

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Reap Payoffs on Troubled Agriculture Loans

01.18.21

With the global Pandemic stressing operations of agriculture businesses, we are helping lenders throughout the Western U.S. assess their options for troubled credits. Our team of agribusiness and real estate experts knows its way around farms, dairies, vineyards, crops and massive fields of flowers. Lenders rely on us to optimize their return of capital by […]

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Lenders – Book a Return of Capital from Hotel Debtors

12.2.20

As the Pandemic’s strong grip gets tighter and tighter, we have been fielding a lot of calls from lenders with hotel debtors. How can they recoup their principal when the courts are swamped and travel restrictions persist? Move Fast (the opposite of COVID-time) In our two decades of professional experience representing lenders with troubled loans, […]

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Stapleton Group Helped Bank Recover $33.5MM

10.29.20

After discovering a $10+ million over-advance on a borrower’s line of credit, a bank retained Stapleton Group as its Financial Advisor to investigate, and then to help optimize its financial recovery. The borrower was a 45-year old, family-owned food wholesaler serving national accounts from operations in multiple states. Its liquidity problems started after installing a […]

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Stapleton Group Opens Denver Office, Adds Rick Dutkiewicz

10.22.20

Stapleton Group is pleased to announce the opening of a Denver, Colorado office and that Rick Dutkiewicz has joined the team as a Director. Stapleton’s new office is in response to its increased activity in the Rocky Mountain, Midwest and Southwest regions. Dutkiewicz will work closely with Senior Managing Director and Colorado-native David Kieffer to […]

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Seasoned Turnaround Professional, Mike Bergthold, Joins Stapleton

08.14.20

Stapleton Group is pleased to announce that Mike Bergthold joined the team as a Managing Director to support increasing demand for the firm’s comprehensive strategic advisory and restructuring services. As one of the largest independent providers of financial advisory and professional fiduciary services in the Western U.S., Stapleton has completed more than 250 engagements exceeding […]

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Stapleton Group Expands Team in Response to Strong Demand

05.27.20

Stapleton Group announced it has expanded its team with three key hires and promoted Jake Diiorio to managing director. Michael Husted has joined Stapleton as a director specializing in operations; Joan Hadeed as associate director, Financial Advisory Services; and Emily Chen as associate director, Accounting Services. Stapleton, one of the largest independent providers of financial […]

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