Mark Cervi, a senior director with Zolfo Cooper, has over 20 years of diversified business experience including 16 years specializing in restructuring. He has provided interim management and advisory services to distressed debtors, lenders and unsecured creditors in both bankruptcy cases and out-of-court situations. Mark has experience in all areas of the restructuring process including working capital management, financial planning, valuation, insolvency-related litigation, counterparty negotiations, bankruptcy reporting, claims management and the sale of assets.
Mark's most recent work includes advising Maxus Energy through its bankruptcy and on alter ego-related litigation; advising the secured lenders of Relativity Media to monitor their collateral and assist in the successful credit bid of the Relativity TV assets; advising the independent directors of Sabine Oil and Gas; advising the unsecured creditors committee of Standard Register; and advising the creditors committee of Chassix on its insolvency-related litigation.
Mark has also worked on various confidential out-of-court situations in energy / mining and in post-production media and entertainment, in which he advised the board of directors or senior lenders of the companies.
Notable engagements include serving as an advisor or associate director for the Chapter 11 proceedings of James River Coal, Pacific Energy Resources, The Wornick Company, Collins & Aikman, NRG Energy and Enron. He has also been a financial advisor in a multitude of smaller bankruptcy and out-of-court restructuring assignments. In each of these, Mark played a key role in leading administrative initiatives to support the overall restructuring.
Prior to joining Zolfo Cooper, Mark was a senior associate in the audit group with PwC and also provided tax and assurance services over a wide range of industries including manufacturing, retail, telecommunications, high-tech, entertainment, construction and other services industries.
Education, Certification & Professional Affiliations
- Graduate of the University of Southern California with a B.S. in accounting
- Certified Public Accountant in the state of California
- Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor