Speaker Bio

Mr. Atkinson provides a variety of financial advisory, consulting, expert witness and fiduciary services to debtors, their lenders, unsecured creditors, post-confirmation trusts, plan administrators, board of directors, and avoidance action defendants. He has served as financial advisor, expert, or accountant with respect to bankruptcy and restructuring issues, including business stabilization, cash flow improvement, financial projections, strategic business plans, debt restructuring, reorganization plan development, analysis, feasibility and negotiation, pension issues, fraud investigation, solvency analyses, business valuation, detailed liquidation and payout analyses, substantive consolidation issues, asset liquidation, preference actions, and claims analyses. Mr. Atkinson has previously served as Chief Restructuring Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Trustee to troubled companies. He has vast experience in a wide range of industries including restaurants, retail, grocery and supermarkets, convenience stores, hospitality, food distribution, healthcare, manufacturing, energy, telecommunications, equipment leasing, utilities, construction, mining, wholesale distribution, publishing, real estate, and insurance.

Mr. Atkinson has led over 50 creditors’ committee cases and debtor cases in his career. He has served as financial advisor in bankruptcies including Nine West, Gymboree, Alpha Natural Resources, Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Circuit City, Linens ‘n Things, and Erikson Retirement Communities. Mr. Atkinson has represented over 30 post-confirmation trusts including those of Chi-Chi’s, ATA Airlines, Murray’s Inc., and United Petroleum.

Mr. Atkinson often provides expert witness services related business valuation, solvency, LBOs, intangibles, fraudulent conveyances, patent damages, preferences, business interruption, recharacterization of debt to equity, lost profits and plan feasibility. Mr. Atkinson has provided testimonies before 14 state and federal courts in various matters.


  • MBA, Loyola University
  • CPA License, Maryland
  • Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (CIRA)
  • Accredited Valuation Professional (ABV)
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)