Stephen Darr, CIRA, CDBV


Managing Director

Mr. Darr has more than 30 years of experience providing accounting, auditing and financial consulting services to business organizations, many of which are experiencing significant financial and operating difficulties. His industry experience includes law and professional services firms, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, energy, automotive, real estate/construction, mortgages/derivatives, telecommunications, and manufacturing and distribution.

 Mr. Darr’s experience also includes providing litigation support and expert testimony in bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy matters involving preference and fraudulent conveyance actions, professional liability claims, patent infringement, royalty and intellectual property disputes, construction claims, wrongful employment discharge and lender liability and business tort claims. He has testified in

U.S. Bankruptcy Court proceedings in Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont on a wide range of bankruptcy matters, including feasibility of business plans, allowability of creditors’ claims, best-interests test for unsecured creditors, fraudulent conveyance claims, preference actions, solvency, debtor-in- possession financing, substantive consolidation issues, cash collateral arrangements, valuation, equitable subordination, reorganization tax issues, and key employee retention plans.

+     Representative examples of Stephen’s engagement experience include:

  • Serve as Chief Restructuring Office for a Pharmaceutical Company, responsible for overall operations of the business.
  • Served as Chief Financial Officer for two series of investment trusts investing in collateralized debt obligations; total assets under management in excess of $4 Billion. Directed successful IPO’s for both funds.
  • Chairman of the Board of $100 Million international, publicly held manufacturer. Directed the business for approximately 15 months; negotiated settlements between and among the majority and minority shareholders, developed confidential offering memorandum and sale procedures, assisted potential purchasers’ due diligence, and negotiated sale of Company.
  • Legal Data Systems, Inc. – served as Chapter 11 Trustee for approximately two years while stabilizing operations, maintaining relations with user group and developing next-generation computer software; directed sale process and negotiated sale of Company.

+     Education and Certification

  • M.B.A., University of Chicago
  • B.B.A., Boston College
  • Certified Public Accountant - Massachusetts, New Hampshire
  • Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor
  • Certification in Financial Forensics
  • Certification in Distressed Business Valuation
  • FINRA Series 7, 24, 79

+     Professional Associations

  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy

About AIRA

AIRA is a nonprofit professional association serving the bankruptcy, restructuring and turnaround practice area. AIRA's membership consists of accountants, financial advisors, investment bankers, attorneys, workout consultants, trustees, and others in the field of business turnaround, restructuring and bankruptcy. AIRA members are among the most trusted and sought-after professionals in matters dealing with limited capital resources and deteriorating operating performance.

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