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James M. Lukenda

James M. Lukenda

Huron Business Advisory
Managing Director
New York, NY, USA


Jim provides assistance to clients with troubled debt restructurings, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, litigation and claims analysis, fraud investigations, and other financial consulting and bankruptcy assignments.

His experience spans numerous industries including financial services, heavy manufacturing, retailing, electronics, consumer products and distribution, construction and contracting, communications and publishing, real estate, and hospitality.

Jim’s extensive experience includes:

Financial Forensics

  • Analysis of a multimillion dollar construction contract and lost profits claim from a troubled state highway contract;
  • Financial records disentanglement assignment to locate misappropriated funds;
  • Analysis of inventory procedures and record keeping to explain product shortages and operating losses;
  • Investigation of trading pattern velocity and investment portfolio mismanagement of a not-for- profit institution.

Bankruptcy & Restructuring

  • Expert testimony on issues of business plans, liquidations, avoidance actions, substantive consolidation, and other reorganization and bankruptcy issues;
  • Development and evaluation of strategic business plans on behalf of debtors and creditors including the evaluation of customer and product profitability, store and plant profitability, overhead structure, and industry viability;
  • Analysis for providing expert testimony on business performance, lost profits, and claims for damages;
  • Preparation of valuation reports including enterprise value and liquidation analyses;
  • Negotiation and evaluation of out-of-court debt restructuring proposals.

Representative Engagements

  • Nortel Networks Inc. – Debtors
  • Northwest Airlines, Inc. – Debtors
  • The Delaco Company – Chief Restructuring Officer and President of the reorganized company
  • WP Steel, LLC – Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors
  • American Community Newspapers – Secured Lenders
  • Hillsborough Holdings Corporation – Official Bondholders Committee
  • Conran's – Advisor to Board of Directors
  • JWP Inc. – Bonding Surety
  • Lomas Mortgage USA, Inc. – Acquirer of Portfolio
  • Olympia & York – Committee of Tower B Bondholders
  • Petrie Retail, Inc. – Equity Investors and DIP Lender
  • Phar-Mor, Inc. – Chapter 11 Acquirer
  • Pocket Communications, Inc. – Debtors
  • Revstone Industries, LLC – DCRO
  • Robert Maxwell Group – Joint Administrators

Education and certification

  • BSBA, cum laude, Georgetown University School of Business Administration
  • Certified Public Accountant (New Jersey and New York)
  • Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor
  • Certified in Financial Forensics
  • Instructor, AIRA coursework, Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor and Certification in Distressed Business Valuation

Professional associations

  • Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors, Board of Directors (1992 to present), President (2002 to 2003), Chairman (2004 to 2005)
  • INSOL International, Board of Directors (1999 to 2003)
  • Association for Corporate Growth, New Jersey Chapter, Treasurer
  • American Institute of Certified Public Account

Volunteer Associations

  • Montclair Cooperative School – Board of Trustees
James M. Lukenda is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Role of Financial Advisors, CROs and Investment Bankers in Out-of-Court Restructurings (PowerPoint slides) - Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2017, Thursday, February 02, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Preliminary Restructuring Documentation and the Role of Financial Advisors - Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2017, Monday, February 06, 2017
The Roles of Financial Advisors, and Corporate Governance - Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2017, Monday, February 06, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Preliminary Restructuring Documentation and the Role of Financial Advisors - Preliminary Restructuring Documentation and the Role of Financial Advisors , Monday, February 06, 2017
The Roles of Financial Advisors, and Corporate Governance - The Roles of Financial Advisors, and Corporate Governance , Monday, February 06, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Preliminary Restructuring Documentation and the Role of Financial Advisors - Preliminary Restructuring Documentation and the Role of Financial Advisors , Monday, February 06, 2017
The Roles of Financial Advisors, and Corporate Governance - The Roles of Financial Advisors, and Corporate Governance , Monday, February 06, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Preliminary Restructuring Documentation and the Role of Financial Advisors - Preliminary Restructuring Documentation and the Role of Financial Advisors , Monday, February 06, 2017
The Roles of Financial Advisors, and Corporate Governance - The Roles of Financial Advisors, and Corporate Governance , Monday, February 06, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2017, Saturday, February 11, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2018, Wednesday, January 31, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2018, Wednesday, January 31, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2018, Wednesday, January 31, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2018, Wednesday, January 31, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2018, Wednesday, January 31, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2018, Wednesday, January 31, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2018, Wednesday, January 31, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings and Workouts 2018, Wednesday, January 31, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
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