Daily News: July 5, 2016

Deloitte Names New Corporate Restructuring Group Leaders

Kirk Blair, a Deloitte Advisory partner with Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, was named Deloitte Advisory Corporate Restructuring group leader. He succeeds William Snyder, who will leave Deloitte in July to pursue other ventures.

In addition, Michael Epstein, a Deloitte Advisory principal with Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics, was named Deloitte’s global managing director for restructuring services. He succeeds Andrew Grimstone, Deloitte UK partner, who will remain as head of Deloitte’s special situations advisory teams globally.

Mike Rohrig, Deloitte Advisory partner and financial transactions practice leader with Deloitte & Touche said, “Kirk’s and Michael’s extensive experience and exceptional track record in helping clients with their bankruptcy and restructuring matters make them outstanding choices to lead our practice to continued growth. I’m excited to see them continue building upon the successful foundation that William has helped shape.”

Based in New York, Blair has more than 25 years of experience working on financial restructuring, bankruptcy reorganization, and bankruptcy accounting and compliance matters, 15 of which were spent at Deloitte. He has served on some of the largest bankruptcies and restructurings that have occurred in the past decade. He is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Turnaround Management Association, and the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors.

Based in Boston, Epstein has 27 years of experience helping clients with financial restructuring, turnaround management, asset management, bankruptcy reorganization and performance improvement matters. Earlier in his career, Epstein was U.S. CEO of a European-based software company and in 2007, he co-founded CRG Partners Group, which Deloitte US acquired in 2012. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute.