Michael A. Tucker
- Senior Managing Director
- Corporate Finance
- T: +1 602 744 7144
- F: +1 602 744 7110
- Two North Central Avenue, # 1200
- One Renaissance Square
- Phoenix, AZ, 85004-4563
- United States
- T: +1 602 744 7100
- F: +1 602 744 7110
- B.S., Accounting, University of Illinois
- Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
- Certified Public Accountant, Arizona
- Certified Public Accountant, Missouri
- Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
- Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP)
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants
- Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors (AIRA)
- Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants
- National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
- National Association of Fraud Examiners
- Turnaround Management Association (TMA), Global Board of Trustees
- Corporate Finance
- Performance Improvement
- Restructuring / Turnaround Services
- Trustee & Examiner Services
- Litigation Support & Consulting Services
- Retail & Consumer Products
- Healthcare & Life Sciences
- Financial Services
- Real Estate
- Transportation & Logistics
Michael Tucker specializes in representing companies, creditors and parties of interest in restructuring and operational improvement situations such as formal bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court restructurings. Mr. Tucker has more than 30 years of experience. He has industry expertise in many areas including retail, manufacturing, distribution, healthcare, financial services, restaurant, real estate, gaming and transportation.
Mr. Tucker has provided services that include development and implementation of turnaround plans, development and review of business plans including strategic realignment of business units, identification and assistance with selling of business units, development and implementation of cash management programs, operational and financial reporting, debt restructuring and negotiations with parties in interest. He has been a management team member, a Chapter 11 trustee and a Plan Administrator. Mr. Tucker has assisted businesses and law firms in dispute and litigation matters. These services have included consulting on economic damages and financial and forensic issues, antitrust, breach of contract and warranty, business interruption, dealer termination, fraud investigations, accountants’ malpractice, lender liability, lost profits and business valuations.
Mr. Tucker’s company-side work includes Martifer Solar, the U.S. division of an international solar construction company where he acted as the Chief Restructuring Officer (“CRO”) and eventually interim Chief Executive Officer; Fuhu Inc., a leading children’s software maker and tablet company; Western Funding, a subprime auto loan company where he was the investment banker and sold the portfolio; Syntax Brillian, the manufacturer of Olevia TV and Vivitar cameras, where he acted as assistant CRO; Hastings Entertainment, a 130-store retailer of multimedia entertainment and related products; several home and business alarm/security providers, including a top 10 provider; a furniture manufacturer; several casinos in Nevada; a real estate lender that serviced $900+ million loan portfolio; Styling Technology Corporation, a beauty products distributor; MicroAge, a $6 billion computer distributor and integrator and Megafoods Stores, Inc., a supermarket chain with stores in Texas and Arizona.
Mr. Tucker’s work for secured lenders and bondholders includes a waste disposal services provider; a non-profit entity with 14 Arizona locations; a commercial real estate investment fund that owned more than 25 office buildings; an Arizona supermarket chain; two large Westin resorts; a 50 store fast-food chain; a casino; several franchise borrowers in the restaurant and convenience store industries with some operating several hundred units; a company engaged in design, manufacture and marketing of furniture lines for food service, office, hospitality, healthcare and education markets with international manufacturing; and UDC Homes, a regional home builder.
Mr. Tucker began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”). In 2002, FTI Consulting acquired PwC’s Business Recovery Services practice, where Mr. Tucker was a Partner.
Mr. Tucker holds various accounting certifications and is also certified in financial forensics. In addition, Mr. Tucker is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors, the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, the National Association of Fraud Examiners and the Turnaround Management Association.