Lee A. Sweigart
- Managing Director
- Corporate Finance & Restructuring
- T: +1 312.399.2419
- F: +1 312 759 8119
- 227 West Monroe Street
- Suite 900
- Chicago, IL, 60606
- United States
- T: +1 312 759 8100
- F: +1 312 759 8119
- B.S., Accounting, Indiana University
- B.S., Finance, Indiana University
- Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA)
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- Accounting Advisory
- Restructuring / Turnaround Services
Lee Sweigart specializes in advising clients in transition, restructuring and turnaround situations and through general business and accounting related disputes. Mr. Sweigart has more than 20 years of accounting and financial consulting experience, both as an advisor and interim executive.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, he was a founding member of Huron Consulting Group and prior to that, a member of Arthur Andersen’s Business Consulting practice.
Mr. Sweigart has served as Chief Restructuring Officer and Deputy Chief Restructuring Officer for a variety of companies, including FuelCell Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCEL), AcuSport Corporation and Aerospace Parts International, Inc. In these roles, he successfully implemented a number of restructuring initiatives, both in-court and out-of-court, including liquidity enhancement measures, permanent operating cost reductions, capital transactions and divestures of assets and business units.
Mr. Sweigart also has served as financial advisor to dozens of clients in both in-court and out-of-court situations, including IPC Systems, Inc, Atlas Industrial Contractors, LLC, Mid-American Elevator Co., IOIPay Corporation, Prommis Holdings, LLC, Heritage Sportswear, Inc., Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd., Troxell Communications Inc. Young Electric Sign Company and many others.
Mr. Sweigart also has significant experience assisting large companies navigate through the Chapter 11 process, including The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., Inc., Nortel Networks Inc., United Airlines, Northwest Airlines and Solutia Inc.
Mr. Sweigart has advised various senior lender groups with special situation credits and diligence including Boomerang Tube, LLC, Robbins Company and Capital Brands.
Mr. Sweigart also has significant experience in the preparation and negotiation of first-party property damage and business interruption claims. He has assisted companies with calculating economic losses resulting from various casualty events including accidental product contamination, malfunction of manufacturing equipment, failed information system implementations and the events of September 11, 2001.