Edward A. Phillips is a managing director based in Philadelphia. With over 25 years of experience in finding solutions to problems in restructuring, insolvency, liquidation, and forensic accounting matters. Ed has represented various parties (debtors, creditors, and investors) and held a number of management and advisory roles in bankruptcy proceedings, out-of-court restructurings, and post-confirmation engagements.
In addition to his advisory work with distressed companies, he has assisted Chapter 11 creditors’ committees and secured lenders across a wide range of industries. He has served as a Chief Restructuring Officer, post-confirmation trustee, Chapter 11 trustee, elected Chapter 7 trustee, and receiver in multiple federal jurisdictions, Pennsylvania and the Delaware Chancery Court. Ed has provided acquisition due diligence services to buyers of distressed assets. He has testified on numerous occasions on avoidance actions, cash collateral disputes, plan feasibility, fraud, and other financial matters in dispute.
Ed was a principal author of The Chief Restructuring Officer’s Guide to Bankruptcy published by the American Bankruptcy Institute. He has spoken before professional and trade groups on troubled company issues, preference and fraudulent conveyance actions, and financial statement analysis. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP). Ed’s credentials also include Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (CIRA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). He belongs to the Turnaround Management Association where he is the past President of the Philadelphia/Wilmington Chapter and currently serves on the executive committee of TMA Global. He is also a member of the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ed holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Ohio State University, where he majored in finance.