also served as a bankruptcy trustee
for more than 20 years. Morrison
represents diverse clients across
a range of bankruptcy matters,
including Chapter 11 proceedings,
and receiverships, with an emphasis
on the healthcare and media sectors.
Trache represents debtor and creditor
clients in corporate restructuring
matters throughout the country.
BlackRock Kelso Capital Corporation
has completed a transaction with
Gordon Brothers Group to launch
Gordon Brothers Finance Company
(GBFC), a majority-owned portfolio
company of BlackRock Kelso in
which Gordon Brothers Group owns
a minority interest. As part of the
transaction, GBFC acquired from GB
Credit Partners LLC its asset-based
lending business, as well as a loan
portfolio of about $269 million. The
existing management and investment
teams of GB Credit Partners have joined
GBFC, which will continue its focus
on asset-based lending, and the new
firm will have access to knowledge
and valuation expertise of the entire
Gordon Brothers Group platform.
Oren B. Haker has been named
a partner with Stoel Rives LLP in
Portland. He focuses on bankruptcy
and corporate restructuring and
reorganizations, as well as complex
commercial disputes. Haker represents
secured lenders, bondholders, and
trade creditors in both in-court and
out-of-court restructurings, strategic
investors in distressed companies,
Chapter 11 debtors, unsecured creditors'
committees, acquirers of assets in
Chapter 11 proceedings, and liquidating
trustees. He has represented clients
in the manufacturing, agricultural,
automotive, airline, healthcare,
energy, gaming, telecommunications,
media, banking, financial services,
and real estate industries.
Matrix Capital Markets Group Inc.
has announced the creation of Media
and Communications Group and named
Michael S. McHugh, a managing
director who recently joined the firm’s
Richmond, Virginia, office to lead the
unit. McHugh has more than 18 years of
M&A and financing advisory experience
in media and communications
industries, along with restructuring
and bankruptcy-related expertise.
Prior to his current position, McHugh
was a managing director with Waller
Capital Partners, based in New York.
Rachel Miller has joined Porter
Capital Corporation, headquartered
in Birmingham, Alabama, as a
business development officer.
Located in Houston, Miller represents
the company throughout Texas
and the surrounding states. Miller
has a background in the banking
industry. She possesses a strong
foundation in business development
and extensive knowledge of lending
procedures. She is a graduate of
the University of Mississippi.
Financial Recovery Services (FRS)
has appointed Ronald R. Sussman as
president to lead the firm’s expansion
plan, both within the United States and
internationally. Sussman, who was
previously a partner in the Corporate
Restructuring and Bankruptcy
practice at Cooley LLP, has extensive
knowledge and experience in business
litigation, corporate restructuring,
and finance. FRS is a claims recovery
and cost savings consulting firm
located in Hackensack, New Jersey.
Sussman is a former president
and chairman of TMA Global.
Greg C. Walker has joined MB
Business Capital, the asset-based
lending division of MB Financial
Bank, N.A., as a senior vice president.
Based in Bay Shore, New York, he
is responsible for new business
development in the northeastern
United States. Walker has more than 20
years of banking and specialty lending
experience, most recently with
Headwind Capital LLC, where he was
a founding partner focused on capital
market advisory solutions to the
middle market. He holds a bachelor’s
degree in finance from the Baruch
College Zicklin School of Business and
participated in Stanford University’s
Entrepreneurial Series studies. J
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