Fraud, Asset Misappropriation, Forensic Accounting
Real Estate Lender vs. Borrower
MCA was engaged by the lender in a non-dischargeability case against an individual Debtor for judgment of $17 million. MCA investigated historical activity and actions of the debtor, its principals and related entities, and provided expert report and testimony illustrating fraudulent financial statements and unauthorized use of loan proceeds. MCA’s independent and objective work researching the facts assisted the court in concluding that the debt was, in fact, non-dischargeable to the debtor.
Business Damage Determination and Assessment with Trial Support
Subprime Lender vs. Borrower
MCA was appointed as a state court receiver over the business and operations of a subprime automotive dealer/lender that included a vehicle leasing and sales operation in Phoenix. The case relied upon MCA’s expertise in the automotive industry to investigate vehicle title transactions and movement throughout several states in order to prove fraud and other violations on the part of the company’s owners. MCA assisted in asset recovery and obtaining judgments against former owners for the benefit of creditors.
Interim Chief Financial Officer
MCA served as Interim Chief Financial Officer for this national aerospace parts manufacturer for approximately 10 months, on behalf of an institutional majority shareholder. MCA led business improvement plans and enhanced financial reporting. MCA supported the business sale process including due diligence, negotiations, and closing.
National Media Publisher
MCA was retained by the lender to this publisher of shopping-related, free newspaper publications with operations in Pennsylvania, New York, Arizona, and Texas. MCA led the acquisition of these options though a restructuring on behalf of the lender. MCA served as Chief Restructuring Officer through a Chapter 11 process in order to effectuate the acquisition. MCA successfully sold the publications over a two year period, providing a full recovery to the lender.