- Senior Managing Director, Leader of Interim Management
- Corporate Finance
- T: +1 212 651 7169
- F: +1 212 841 9350
- Three Times Square
- 9th Floor
- New York, NY, 10036
- United States
- T: +1 212 247 1010
- F: +1 212 841 9350
- B.A., Political Science, State University of New York, Binghamton
- J.D., Boston University School of Law
- Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP)
- National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)
- Interim Management
- Performance Improvement
- Restructuring / Turnaround Services
- Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT)
Michael Katzenstein is Leader of the Interim Management Practice. Mr. Katzenstein specializes in-court and out-of-court restructurings and has led engagements across many industries including traditional and new media, entertainment, technology, bio-technology, telecommunications and other subscriber-based businesses and investment funds and fund liquidations. He has decades of cross-border restructuring experience and is called upon to advise in many of the largest and most complex situations.
Mr. Katzenstein's roles have included: CRO of the Zohar funds, Cayman funds in Chapter 11; CRO of Global Cloud Exchange, an international carrier; Chapter 11 financial advisor to OneWeb, a global satellite operator; Chapter 11 financial advisor to Internap, a data services provider; Chapter 11 financial advisor to Fuse Media, traditional and new media; Chapter 11 financial advisor to Synergy Pharmaceuticals, a specialty drug company; Chapter 11 financial advisor to Fusion Telecom, telecom services; Chapter 11/CCAA financial advisor to Nortel, $4 billion cross-border bondholders, global telecoms equipment enterprise; CRO and Interim CEO, SFX Entertainment, global live events enterprise; CRO Digital Domain, special effects and media company; CRO and Interim CEO GSI Group (now Novanta), global photonics and precision-based equipment and systems; Chapter 11 financial advisor to Official Committee of Creditors of Nextel International, international telecommunications; Chapter 11 financial advisor to Official Committee of Creditors of M*Modal, a medical transcription business.
Mr. Katzenstein is regularly called upon to lead and assist in implementing strategy for companies in financial or operating distress or transition. His clients include large and mid-sized corporations and many major financial institutions and hedge funds.
Mr. Katzenstein served as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Caribbean Asset Holdings, cable television, ILEC and competitive wireless operations in the U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands and St. Maartin. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and member of the executive and audit committees at RCN, a business/enterprise CLEC and broadband services provider in major U.S. markets. Mr. Katzenstein also served on the Board of Directors and audit committee at Sun-Times Media Group, which owned and operated more than 30 newspaper titles in the greater Chicago market and the Board of Directors at GSI Group. Mr. Katzenstein is a Post-Effective Liquidating Trustee for the Sun-Times estate and serves as monitor for the benefit of claimant trusts in the first St Vincent's hospital restructuring.
Mr. Katzenstein has served on many occasions, as a consulting or testifying witness on industry and corporate governance issues and has significant testimony experience, including in his capacity as CRO or financial advisor in restructuring proceedings. He began his career as a mergers and acquisitions and securities lawyer and was a partner in a New York law firm.