Sam utilizes his nearly 20 years of experience to advise clients through the turnaround, reorganization and restructuring processes. He has advised clients of all sizes on how to navigate workouts, receiverships, and bankruptcies in numerous industries including real estate. Sam’s expertise includes the pursuit and recovery of funds for fraud victims.
Sam has extensive experience in advising clients in a number of capacities, including the management of assets held by a receiver/assignee through the asset sale process. Sam’s experience includes the sale of a $56 million manufacturer and online retailer of kitchen cabinets, the successful pursuit of multi-million-dollar fraudulent transfer claim, and a $6 million recovery for victims of a fraud scheme.
Sam is a recognized and active leader in the turnaround industry who regularly teaches and lectures on receiverships, real estate, and lending litigation issues. Sam is the co-editor of the Debtor-Creditor Handbook; has served on the board of the Minnesota chapter of the Turnaround Management Association; and is the former chair of both the Hennepin County Bar Association Real Property and the Debtor/Creditor Remedies sections. Sam also served on the committee that drafted the revised Minnesota statute on Receiverships and Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors, both of which were signed into law in 2012.
Prior to joining the Lighthouse Management Group, Sam was an attorney in Minneapolis, where he was recognized as a Minnesota Super Lawyer and Minnesota Rising Star. Before pursuing his legal career, Sam was a producer for the Twin Cities sports radio station KFAN and for ABC/ESPN, where he earned a sports Emmy nomination for his work on ESPN baseball broadcasts. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and obtained his juris doctor from what is known as the Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Sam resides in Minneapolis with his wife and two children.