Edward T. Gavin

Gavin/Solmonese LLC

Edward T. Gavin is a managing director and founding partner of Gavin/Solmonese in Wilmington, Del., where he leads the firm's Restructuring and Fiduciary Services Practice and specializes in complex bankruptcy matters, representing debtors and creditors as financial advisor, asset-sale advisor, restructuring officer or other type of responsible party. In addition, he is frequently appointed liquidating trustee, litigation trustee or plan administrator over post-confirmation liquidating trusts. A Certified Turnaround Professional, Mr. Gavin is an expert on rapid § 363 asset-sale processes, SPM gifts/carve-outs and the evaluation of claims against insiders. His engagements have included responsibilities as bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy financial advisor to debtors and creditors' committees, bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy interim management appointments, business viability assessments, mergers and acquisitions, business integrations and strategic sales, corporate strategy and policy development and implementation, e-commerce and marketing strategy development, process re-engineering, and enterprise resource planning (ERP) system implementation and assessment. His roles have also included regulatory affairs management positions in FDA-regulated organizations, including the leadership of process re-engineering to remediate violations of FDA regulations. ABI Vice President-Development, Mr. Gavin has co-chaired ABI's Financial Advisors Committee (2010-12) and is a former co-chair and education director of ABI's Ethics and Professional Compensation Committee. He is a 30th Anniversary Circle contributor to ABI's Endowment Fund and co-chair of ABI's Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop, and he serves on ABI's National Ethics Standards Task Force. A contributing editor for the ABI Journal's "Last In Line" and "Financial Statements" columns, Mr. Gavin also writes the "Turnaround Tactics" blog for Forbes and has contributed to a number of publications. He attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, studying music theory and education.