Robert J. Darefsky
- Senior Managing Director
- Corporate Finance & Restructuring
- T: +1 212 499 3690
- 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.S., University of Vermont
- M.B.A., University of Chicago
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP)
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants
- Turnaround Management Association (TMA), Global Board of Trustees
- Creditor Rights, Relations & Negotiations
- Lender Advisory
- Transaction Advisory
- Trustee & Examiner Services
- Retail & Consumer Products
- Real Estate
- Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT)
- Financial Services
Rob Darefsky specializes in providing financial and business advice to clients involved in corporate restructurings and capital market transactions. Mr. Darefsky has 35 years of experience, including industry expertise includes retail and consumer products; restaurants; insurance; telecom, media and technology; and financial institutions.
Mr. Darefsky currently leads more than 25 engagements where FTI Consulting serves as the back-up manager on a whole business securitization.
Mr. Darefsky’s transaction advisory services experience includes representing the interests of issuers, underwriters, guarantors and lenders. He provides up-front due diligence services and monitors existing facilities. Mr. Darefsky’s securitization experience includes those involving royalty and license streams; healthcare receivables; leasing (all ticket sizes); third-party loans; and film rights.
Mr. Darefsky’s restructuring experience includes involvement in more than 150 troubled company situations, ranging in size from local family businesses to some of the largest bankruptcy filings ever at the time. He has assisted in the management of troubled and bankrupt companies in restructuring operations, developing business plans and plans of reorganization, formulating capital structures and complying with Bankruptcy Court reporting requirements. He has also represented the interests of creditors in restructurings and bankruptcies, assisting them in maximizing recoveries on amounts owed. During the financial crisis, Mr. Darefsky represented the interests of swap counterparties in numerous financial guarantor restructurings and assisted in FTI Consulting’s representation of the Unsecured Creditors’ Committee of Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Darefsky was a Partner with the U.S. division of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Business Recovery Services practice.