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In times of crisis, Brent is often called upon by companies and their stakeholders to identify and implement innovative solutions to solve critical business problems. He regularly advises businesses and their stakeholder constituencies during periods of financial challenge and/or special situations, including in the negotiation and implementation of complex commercial transactions, the acquisition and disposition of distressed assets, and the prosecution and defense of complex commercial litigation.
Brent has particular experience counseling official and unofficial committees across a wide array of industries, including real estate, construction, hospitality, telecommunications, retail, manufacturing, and technology. He has served as counsel to the official creditors’ committee in such widely known cases as Century 21 Department Stores LLC, General Nutrition Centers, Inc., Modell's Sporting Goods, Big M (dba Mandees, Annie Sez, and Afaze), Ritz Camera I and II, Signature Styles (dba Spiegel, Newport News, and ShapeFx), Orchard Brands, Steve & Barry’s, The Sharper Image, Princeton Ski Shops, Montgomery Ward, CompUSA, and Footstar.
Brent has been a member of the board of directors for several nonprofits, including Commonpoint Queens, one of the largest social service agencies in Queens, New York. As a director for the agency, Brent helped to further its mission with pragmatic problem-solving skills and by building consensus among diverse stakeholders.
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