Jeffrey Lewis


Mr. Lewis is a Director and member of Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Restructuring Group. He has been involved in restructurings of private and public securities in Chapter 11 and out-of-court, distressed M&A transactions and recapitalizations since 1996. Mr. Lewis’ experience includes representing debtors, creditors, and investors in large- and middle-market domestic and cross-border companies. He is based in the firm’s Chicago office.

Among other engagements, Mr. Lewis recently advised Wingspan Portfolio Holdings on the sale of Wingspan Portfolio Advisors and Dimont & Associates on an out-of-court restructuring; an ad-hoc group of bondholders of Residential Capital in its Chapter 11 case; and TCFC Finance Co. on the financing of its lease to Vail Resorts. His other experience includes advising a group of secured lenders to Kerzner International Ltd.; advising the creditors of Gramercy Realty on a 900-property REIT; advising Citicorp Global Markets on the sale of real estate debt securities from KBS REIT I/AFR; and advising Barzel Industries and Tactical Intermediate Holdings on the sale of their assets in Chapter 11 proceedings.

Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Lewis led the New York restructuring practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Corporate Advisory and Restructuring LLC. His prior engagements include Fruit of the Loom, Ltd., Harnischfeger Industries, Inc., Huffy Corp., Lincoln Industries, Inc., Reliance Acceptance Group, Roney Palace Hotel, Sea Containers Ltd., SLI, Inc., Smurfit-Stone Container Corp., Trailmobile Corp., Totes Isotoner Corp., and VTL Group.

Mr. Lewis received a B.A in Government and B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Texas, and an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.

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