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Samuel E. Star

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Samuel Star is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in New York. He is a member of the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment. Mr. Star specializes in providing services to creditors in Chapter 11 and out-of-court workout situations.

With more than 25 years in the restructuring business, Mr. Star has gained diverse industry experience, including airlines, automotive, chemicals, consumer products, energy and financial services. He is a leader in advising all types of creditor constituencies.

Mr. Star has provided in-court testimony on various topics, including financing and valuation issues. Chapter 11 and out-of-court restructuring cases that Mr. Star has been involved with include Abengoa US, Abitibi Bowater, Adelphia Business Solutions, Arcapita Bank, Avianca Airlines, Caesars Entertainment, Cengage Learning, Cone Mills, Corus Bankshares, Dana Corporation, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Endeavour International, Friendly’s Restaurants, Graceway Pharmaceuticals, Grubb & Ellis, GS Industries, Harry & David, Horsehead, Journal Register Company, Lehman Brothers, Lionel, Momentive Performance, New Century Financial, Northwest Airlines, Ormet Corporation, Reichhold Industries, SageCrest Finance, Smurfit Stone Container, Spansion, The Education Resources Institute, The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, U.S. Airways, Vantage Drilling and Visteon.

Mr. Star is also a frequent speaker for various organizations on matters impacting the rights of unsecured creditors. His speaking engagements have included “Modern Day 363 Sale Best Practices” at the American Bankruptcy Institute Winter Leadership Conference in December 2015, “Emergent Topics Facing Indenture Trustees and Bondholders” at the Beard Distressed Investing Conference in November 2015, “Understanding Pension Plan Liabilities” at the SRZ Distressed Investor Conference in November 2014, “Chapter 11 Asset Sales: What’s The Government Got To Do With It?” at the American Bar Association in April 2013, “Addressing Legacy Liabilities in Chapter 11 Cases” at the American Bankruptcy Institute in November 2012, “Restructuring Project-Financed Power Plants” at FBR in September 2011, “Litigation in Complex Bankruptcies” at the AIRA Advanced Restructuring and Plan of Reorganization Conference in November 2010, “Retail Industry Trends – Online Retailing, Credit Markets” at the North American Retail Industry Credit Group in July 2010, “Cross Border Defaults and Other Current Topics” at the The Association of Corporate Trustees and “North American Distressed Debt Market Outlook 2009” at Debtwire.

Thought leadership published by Mr. Star includes “Interview, Selection, Retention and Role of Financial Advisors” in The Role of Creditors’ Committees in Chapter 11 Bankruptcies, Aspatore Books, 2008; “Actions Individual Creditors Can Take” in The Credit Executives’ Guide to Business Restructuring, FTI Consulting, 2006 and “New Chapter 11 Information – Sharing Rules Present Challenges” in Daily Bankruptcy Review Viewpoint, 2006.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Star was a Managing Director at Ernst & Young Corporate Finance.

Mr. Star holds a B.S. in Accounting from the State University of New York at Albany. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York.

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