ADAM SEARLES

Director
New York
asearles@zolfocooper.com
+1 212 561 4069

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Adam Searles has eight years of restructuring, financial advisory and accounting experience across numerous industries, including technology, energy, retail and financial services. His advisory experience includes assisting both debtors and creditors through workout situations and has covered all areas of the restructuring process including bankruptcy preparation and reporting, plan negotiations, 13-week cash flow modeling, due diligence, financial planning and sale of assets.

Professional Experience

Adam is currently advising Cenveo, a $1.4 billion leader in manufacturing and distribution of print products, with $1.2 billion in liabilities. 

Adam recently advised Avaya, a multinational technology company through its $8 billion restructuring and successful emergence from Chapter 11. Throughout the case, he managed various restructuring work streams, including segmentation of financials to assist in the M&A process, contingency planning, intercompany transactions review, liquidation analysis, domestic versus international profitability analysis, creditor recovery waterfall model and creditor negotiations.

Previously, Adam advised Milagro Exploration, an onshore Gulf Coast exploration and development company. His responsibilities included analyzing profitability on a well-by-well basis, maintaining the 13-week cash flow forecast, assessing in-court and out-of-court restructuring alternatives, preparing bankruptcy-related filings, ensuring reporting compliance, and assisting in negotiations and due diligence to sell substantially all of the company’s assets.

Other assignments include serving as advisor to the unsecured committee of American Apparel and the retiree committee of Alpha Natural Resources.

Adam began his career at KPMG as an auditor, where he specialized in providing services to investment management clients.

Education, Certification & Professional Affiliations

  • B.S. in business administration from the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona
  • M.S. in accounting from Hunter College of The City University of New York
  • Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York