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Distressed & Turnaround Investment Forum

OCTOBER 28, 2020

Virtual Conference


The agenda for the VIRTUAL CONFERENCE will be posted soon.  For more information, please contact the conference organizer:

Don Buford, Founder & CEO, iiBIG 
Phone: 212-300-2521 | Email:




Welcome to DAY ONE: iiBIG’s VIRTUAL 6th Distressed & Turnaround Investment Forum: Introductions


State of the Distressed & Turnaround Industry

  • What impact is Covid-19 and other factors having on domestic and global distressed debt investing? How does Federal CARES ACT  factor into distressed investing?
  • During the last recession (2007-2010) distressed investing soared.
  • Now, with the Covid-19-induced recession, how long will opportunities last this time?


  • Robert Milam, Director, Summit Investment Management, Denver, CO


  • Steven Fleming, US Business Recovery Services Leader, PwC – New York, NY
  • Ross Gatlin, CEO & Managing Partner, Prophet Equity – Southlake, TX
  • Steven R. Gerbsman, Principal, Gerbsman Partners San Francisco, CA
  • Brett Hickey, Founder & CEO, Star Mountain Capital New York, NY

Sponsored by:


Maximizing Enterprise Value in Challenging Times:
Crisis Management and Communications Strategies in Trying Times


  • Steven R. Gerbsman, Principal, Gerbsman Partners – San Francisco, CA


  • Stephen T. O’Neill, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP Palo Alto, CA
  • David G. Rosenbaum, Founder & Managing Shareholder, Rosenbaum IP Deerfield, IL

Sponsored by:

Gerbsman Partners




    Investing, Lending and Work-outs in the Distressed Middle-Market in 2020 & 2021

    Bank and Non-bank Lenders, Distressed Investors, Restructuring and Work-out Attorneys and Consultancies Discuss Opportunities in Distressed & Turnaround Situations brought about by Covid-19, and other factors. How does the Federal Reserve’s Main Street Loan Program (MSLP), and other Federal and State Relief Programs affect middle-market companies in this environment?


    • Robert P. Sweeter, Shareholder, Polsinelli LLP Nashville,TN


    • Scott Eisenberg, Managing Partner, Amherst Partners, LLC  Birmingham, MI
    • Robert Goldstein, Partner, Rally Capital AdvisorsChicago, IL
    • Robert Milam, Director, Summit Investment Management  Denver, CO
    • Ira Perlmuter, Founder & Managing Partner, T-5 Equity Partners – North Brunswick, NJ
    • Others TBA




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