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Michael A. Cohen

Managing Director

Michael brings more than 20 years of substantive industry expertise to his role as Managing Director. As a former corporate-restructuring partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, LLP, he advised debtors, creditors, official committees, distressed-assets purchasers and boards of directors in all facets of the bankruptcy and restructuring process, both in and out of court. Michael has worked on numerous high-profile engagements including, NRG Energy, Solutia, Tronox and Hawker Beechcraft. Prior to joining Stretto, he co-founded the market’s leading firm specializing in analyzing, pursuing and defending preference actions. Leveraging a wide breadth of corporate-restructuring and case-management knowledge, Michael helps clients navigate all phases of the bankruptcy process and has an additional focus on assisting clients in understanding the value of their preference-action portfolio and in maximizing recoveries. He is a well-known and respected member of the national restructuring community and an active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Turnaround Management Association and the New York Institute of Credit.

Connect with Michael at or 714.716.1921.


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