IN THE NEWS
11/13/17 AIRA’s 16th Annual Advanced Restructuring and Plan of Reorganization Conference
Jeff Brandlin is moderating the panel “EB5 Lending – A Tale of Two Cities,” discussing opportunities, unintended consequences and emerging trends in the much publicized EB–5 financing universe.
10/4/17 CFCC Retail Roundtable: Lessons Learned and the Changing Landscape
Jeff Brandlin is moderating a panel of experts addressing the positive and negative effects of the current retail environment.
9/14/17 How Rich Chinese Use Visa Fixers to Move to the U.S., Bloomberg Businessweek
Brandlin contributed to this article on the process of obtaining EB-5 visas – and the associated risks.
8/8/17 The Multiplier Effect of Adjusted EBITDA
Committing to buy or finance a business based on a multiple of its adjusted EBITDA begs the question: “Are management’s adjustments legit?” Click the header for a couple of examples where bad adjustments did NOT crater the deals.
7/25/17 6th Annual NAFER Conference – October 18-20, 2017
Jeff Brandlin is a panelist presenting “Keys to a Cost-Effective Receivership: When to Hold ‘Em & Fold ‘Em,” and Brandlin is a proud sponsor of the annual conference.
06/14/17 Special Assets Management Association (SAMA) 2017 Annual Conference
Jeff Brandlin is a panelist presenting “The Anatomy of a Workout” and Martin Cauz is a panelist presenting “Consultant Financial Advisor Discussion.”
06/03/17 Los Angeles Professional Services’ Black & White Ball
Brandlin & Associates is a proud sponsor of this event; our congratulations to honorees Noel Ryan and Gail Bernstein.
04/19/17 1Q 2017 Representative Engagements
We represented senior lenders on wide-ranging engagements, including: Justifying an Over-advance; Quality of Earnings for Stapled Senior Financing; and, Litigation Support for $2.8MM Employee Fraud Civil Case.
04/05/17 CFCC: Anatomy of a Workout: Is there a new playbook?
Jeff Brandlin moderated a panel of experts discussing workout loan trends, risks of covenant light and aggressive loan structures and risk v. pricing trends.
03/30/17 Century City Bar Assn: 49th Annual Installation Banquet and Awards Ceremony
Brandlin & Associates was a proud sponsor of this annual event.
02/17/17 Investment Law Blog: What to do if you suspect your EB-5 project is in trouble
Jeff Brandlin co-authored the article highlighting the risks of EB-5 investment funds and warning signs for managers and investors.
02/14/17 Lextalk: EB-5 Loan Defaults & Immigration Program Under Trump
Jeff Brandlin and Mark Elletson were panelists discussing the economic and legal impacts of EB-5 loan defaults.
12/01/16 The Secured Lender: CFA’s 72nd Annual Convention Makes Its Mark on Miami
Jeff Brandlin is quoted in the article about his panel presentation, “I’m Not Concerned About Fraud” … Said No One Ever
11/10/16 Commercial Finance Association’s 72nd Annual Conference
Jeff Brandlin presented on the panel “I’m Not Concerned About Fraud” … Said No One Ever
10/13/16 2016 N.A.F.E.R. Annual Conference
Brandlin & Associates proudly sponsored the annual gathering of federal equity receivers
10/04/16 Fraud Doesn’t Always = Write-off
Read how a little bit of homework may help right the ship after a borrower commits fraud
06/01/16 Special Assets Management Association (SAMA) 2016 Annual Conference
Jeff Brandlin was a panelist presenting “The Anatomy of a Successful Workout” and Martin Cauz was a panelist on “Turnaround”
05/26/16 The Internet and Multi-Million $$ Sales Schemes
Learn how Brandlin & Associates helped uncover a complex Internet-based scam
04/12/16 Martin A. Cauz joins Brandlin & Associates as Managing Director
Veteran Financial Consultant Expands Practice to East Coast
01/14/16 Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors – 2016 Winter Conference
Jeff Brandlin was a panelist presenting “Value Growth Services in the Real World”
12/10/15 Brandlin & Associates News: What Does 2015 Activity Bode for 2016?
09/22/15 Fraud and Forensics: Piercing Through the Deception in a Commercial Fraud Case
Brandlin & Associates contributed chapter 2: “Red Flags and the Development of a Fraud Investigation”
06/25/15 Brandlin & Associates News: Rehab or Liquidate?
03/03/15 Brandlin & Associates News: How Do You Validate Your Investment Thesis?
11/06/14 Brandlin & Associates News: Deal-Closing Tools
09/15/14 Richard Lieu, CPA Joins Brandlin & Associates
07/06/14 Brandlin & Associates News: Our Bird’s Eye View
04/04/14 Commercial Finance Conference of California – Auditing Group
Jeff Brandlin presented “Forensic Accounting”
03/26/14 Brandlin & Associates News: From Investigation to Interim CFO
10/03/13 Brandlin & Associates News: Business in an Obamacare World
07/17/13 Brandlin & Associates News: Investing in the Digital Age
04/17/13 Special Assets Management Association (SAMA) 2013 Annual Conference
Jeff Brandlin was a panelist presenting “Identifying Hidden Assets”
01/22/13 Brandlin & Associates News: Smart Shoppers – Add-on Acquisitions
09/21/12 Foothill Unity Center’s 14th Annual Golden Plate Awards
Brandlin & Associates was a Sponsor
09/10/12 Brandlin & Associates News: Financial Statements – Art or Science?
06/02/12 2012 National Jewish Health – Black and White Ball
Brandlin & Associates was a Silver Sponsor
05/09/12 Special Assets Management Association’s 3rd Annual Conference
Jeff Brandlin was a panelist presenting “Fraud” and Brandlin & Associates was a Conference Panel Sponsor
03/26/12 Beverly Hills Bar Association Bankruptcy Section
Jeff Brandlin was a panelist presenting “Tips to Avoid the Next Ponzi Scheme”
03/21/12 Brandlin & Associates News: FCPA – Foreign Investment Risks
11/18/11 Commercial Finance Association’s 67th Annual Convention
Jeff Brandlin was a panelist discussing fraud on the panel “But He Had an Honest Face!”
09/13/11 Commercial Finance Conference of California
Jeff Brandlin was a panelist leading an interactive discussion on fraud – how to avoid it, detect it and deal with it.
05/26/11 Special Assets Management Association 2011 Annual Conference
Jeff Brandlin was a panelist presenting “Anatomy of a Fraud: From Discovery to Recovery”
05/16/11 Brandlin & Associates News: Bargain Shopping – Section 363
04/13/11 Brandlin & Associates is the Conference Bag Sponsor for ACG Arizona’s Southwest M&A Conference
02/18/11 Brandlin & Associates News: Sudden Onset Hiccups
02/01/11 Brandlin & Associates is a Platinum Sponsor of the CFCC (Commercial Finance Conference of California)
09/30/10 Brandlin & Associates News: The Sniff Test
06/22/10 Brandlin & Associates News: Black Mold
04/16/10 Brandlin & Associates News: An Ounce of Prevention
01/26/10 Brandlin & Associates News: Debtor Restructuring
08/11/09 Brandlin & Associates News: Troubled Asset Management
06/25/09 Brandlin & Associates News: Grand Theft Money
05/07/09 Brandlin & Associates Provides Expert Testimony for San Diego District Attorney in White Collar Fraud Case
“Three Alpine Investors Plead Guilty to Grand Theft Charges,”
The Alpine Sun
04/21/09 Brandlin & Associates News: Real Estate Asset Optimization
03/11/09 Brandlin & Associates News: Tracking Cash Flow
10/21/08 Brandlin & Associates News: Stormy Seas for PEGs
09/12/08 Brandlin & Associates News: Pre-Sale Planning
07/08/08 Brandlin & Associates News: Industrial Rental Solutions
JMH Capital
06/03/08 Brandlin & Associates News: Viability Analysis
05/06/08 Brandlin & Associates News: Building on Legacies
Sanders Capital
04/04/08 Jeff Brandlin and David Bell Present to CFCC – Audit Chapter
“Uncovering Landmines: Lessons Learned Conducting Forensic Accounting & Financial Due Diligence”
04/03/08 Brandlin & Associates News: Avoiding a Portfolio Company Midlife Crisis
03/28/08 Brandlin & Associates Sponsors USC Almost-Golf Open
12/14/07 Leang T. Ly Joins Brandlin & Associates as Consultant
10/05/07 Brandlin & Associates News: Accountable Financials
09/11/07 Brandlin & Associates News: A Dose of Skepticism
06/26/07 Brandlin & Associates News: Healthy Investing
Praesidian Capital
03/27/07 Brandlin & Associates News: Keys to Successful Investing
Key Principal Partners
01/30/07 Brandlin & Associates News: (vin’tij) Characterized by Enduring Excellence
Vintage Fund Management
10/31/06 Brandlin & Associates News: $300 Million Bank & Securities Fraud
09/13/06 Brandlin & Associates News: Expert Discovery; Investigations with Results
06/20/06 Brandlin & Associates News: Fact Finding Missions; Getting Back on Track
12/09/05 Jeff Brandlin Appointed Treasurer of The Southern California chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA)
06/06/05 Business Booming for Forensic Accountants
Brandlin & Associates profiled in Los Angeles Business Journal
04/19/05 Jeff Brandlin Presents to Turnaround Management Association
1/2005 Interfor Intelligencer
Brandlin & Associates highlighted in Winter/Spring 2004 issue
11/2004 Is a Certified Financial Statement All it’s Cracked up to be?
Jeff Brandlin authors article for Secured Lender.
10/21/03 Financial Fraud in the Electronic Age
Jeff Brandlin authors article for Trimingham America Inc.’s newsletter.
9/15/03 David Bell Joins Brandlin & Associates Team
LINKS

Brandlin & Associates continually seeks to remain abreast of technical trends and industry standards. We recommend the following organizations for their excellent knowledge bases (click on logos to link):

Brandlin & Associates is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of The Commercial Finance Conference of California (CFCC), the trade group for commercial finance companies, factors, banks and other financing agencies engaged in the asset-based financial services industry of California. The CFCC is a Regional Chapter of the Commercial Finance Association, serving the asset-based financial services industry on an international, national, regional, and local basis. www.com-fin.com The Turnaround Management Association (TMA) is the only international non-profit association dedicated to corporate renewal and turnaround management. Established in 1988, TMA has more than 9,000 members in 46 chapters, including 32 in North America, and one each in Australia, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Southern Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan and the UK, with a chapter in formation in Hong Kong/China. TMA members are a professional community of turnaround and corporate renewal professionals who share a common interest in strengthening the economy through the restoration of corporate value. www.turnaround.org
The Special Assets Management Association (SAMA) is a non-profit professional trade association dedicated exclusively to fostering the best practice in the workout arena through continuing education, mentoring, skill sharing and peer support. www.mysama.org The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants is the national, professional organization for all Certified Public Accountants. Its mission is to provide members with the resources, information, and leadership that enable them to provide valuable services in the highest professional manner to benefit the public as well as employers and clients.www.aicpa.org
The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is the premier association for and about professionals involved in middle-market corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. ACG offers a forum for quality programs, education and networking. ACG has nearly 7,000 members representing 5,000 companies in 46 chapters throughout North America, Europe and in Mexico. The Hong Kong Pearl River Delta Chapter-in-formation (April 2003) is its first initiative in China.www.acg.org The Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA) is the recognized leading national organization serving the needs of insolvency and reorganization accounting practitioners. The AIRA fosters an understanding of the insolvency and reorganization practice area, gains recognition for its specialized services, sponsors relevant education programs and administers the Certified Insolvency Reorganization Accountant (CIRA) certification program.www.airacira.org
The California Society of CPAs (CalCPA) is a membership organization that seeks to increase the value and promote the integrity of the CPA profession, contribute to the success of its members, and strengthen client, employer, public and government trust in CalCPA member advice, work products and opinions.www.calcpa.org NAFER seeks to provide a forum for federal equity receivers to consult with one another regarding the legal and practical issues they face in order to develop best practices and common solutions. By improving the quality, standardization, and expertise in the receivership field, NAFER aims to make it possible for those choosing receivers to do so with confidence.www.nafer.org
PRESENTATIONS

Brandlin & Associates would be pleased to make any of the following presentations to your firm or organization:

For more information, please contact us.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Join Brandlin & Associates and further your career in a fast-paced environment. Founded in 1980, Brandlin & Associates is an industry-leading provider of consultative accounting and financial advisory to top tier capital sources (e.g., banks, senior and mezzanine lenders, private equity firms), attorneys and their clients, and middle market companies. We help our clients make informed and timely decisions by providing:

  1. Financial due diligence for middle market merger & acquisition transactions;
  2. Workouts and restructurings of troubled loans and investments;
  3. Litigation support for attorneys; and
  4. Forensic accounting.

We are seeking to fill the following positions in our Los Angeles office:

DIRECTOR
  1. Manage client relationships and projects from inception of the engagement through field work, report drafting and final billing.
  2. Support Brandlin & Associates’ senior management in litigation support matters including preparing for deposition and trial.
  3. Represent the firm in its marketplace and help expand services to its current and prospective clients.
  4. Travel periodically, nationally and regionally.

Qualified candidates for the position of Director will have the following characteristics:

  1. Audit Manager at a “Big 4” accounting firm;
  2. Exceptional quantitative and qualitative analytical skills;
  3. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; and
  4. Excellent professional and executive presence.
SENIOR CONSULTANT
  1. Assist in the management of client projects during field work through report drafting.
  2. Support Brandlin & Associates’ senior management in litigation support matters, including preparing for deposition and trial.
  3. Represent the firm in its marketplace and help expand services to current and prospective clients.
  4. Travel periodically, nationally and regionally.

Qualified candidates will have the following characteristics:

  1. Supervisor level in the audit practice at a “Big 4” accounting firm;
  2. Exceptional quantitative and qualitative analytical skills;
  3. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; and
  4. Excellent professional and executive presence.

Compensation commensurate with experience. To apply, send your cover letter and resume via email to info@brandlin.com. Email only, please.

IN THE NEWS
11/13/17 AIRA’s 16th Annual Advanced Restructuring and Plan of Reorganization Conference
Jeff Brandlin is moderating the panel “EB5 Lending – A Tale of Two Cities,” discussing opportunities, unintended consequences and emerging trends in the much publicized EB–5 financing universe.
10/4/17 CFCC Retail Roundtable: Lessons Learned and the Changing Landscape
Jeff Brandlin is moderating a panel of experts addressing the positive and negative effects of the current retail environment.
9/14/17 How Rich Chinese Use Visa Fixers to Move to the U.S., Bloomberg Businessweek
Brandlin contributed to this article on the process of obtaining EB-5 visas – and the associated risks.
8/8/17 The Multiplier Effect of Adjusted EBITDA
Committing to buy or finance a business based on a multiple of its adjusted EBITDA begs the question: “Are management’s adjustments legit?” Click the header for a couple of examples where bad adjustments did NOT crater the deals.
7/25/17 6th Annual NAFER Conference – October 18-20, 2017
Jeff Brandlin is a panelist presenting “Keys to a Cost-Effective Receivership: When to Hold ‘Em & Fold ‘Em,” and Brandlin is a proud sponsor of the annual conference.
06/14/17 Special Assets Management Association (SAMA) 2017 Annual Conference
Jeff Brandlin is a panelist presenting “The Anatomy of a Workout” and Martin Cauz is a panelist presenting “Consultant Financial Advisor Discussion.”
06/03/17 Los Angeles Professional Services’ Black & White Ball
Brandlin & Associates is a proud sponsor of this event; our congratulations to honorees Noel Ryan and Gail Bernstein.
04/19/17 1Q 2017 Representative Engagements
We represented senior lenders on wide-ranging engagements, including: Justifying an Over-advance; Quality of Earnings for Stapled Senior Financing; and, Litigation Support for $2.8MM Employee Fraud Civil Case.
04/05/17 CFCC: Anatomy of a Workout: Is there a new playbook?
Jeff Brandlin moderated a panel of experts discussing workout loan trends, risks of covenant light and aggressive loan structures and risk v. pricing trends.
03/30/17 Century City Bar Assn: 49th Annual Installation Banquet and Awards Ceremony
Brandlin & Associates was a proud sponsor of this annual event.
02/17/17 Investment Law Blog: What to do if you suspect your EB-5 project is in trouble
Jeff Brandlin co-authored the article highlighting the risks of EB-5 investment funds and warning signs for managers and investors.
02/14/17 Lextalk: EB-5 Loan Defaults & Immigration Program Under Trump
Jeff Brandlin and Mark Elletson were panelists discussing the economic and legal impacts of EB-5 loan defaults.
12/01/16 The Secured Lender: CFA’s 72nd Annual Convention Makes Its Mark on Miami
Jeff Brandlin is quoted in the article about his panel presentation, “I’m Not Concerned About Fraud” … Said No One Ever
11/10/16 Commercial Finance Association’s 72nd Annual Conference
Jeff Brandlin presented on the panel “I’m Not Concerned About Fraud” … Said No One Ever
10/13/16 2016 N.A.F.E.R. Annual Conference
Brandlin & Associates proudly sponsored the annual gathering of federal equity receivers
10/04/16 Fraud Doesn’t Always = Write-off
Read how a little bit of homework may help right the ship after a borrower commits fraud
06/01/16 Special Assets Management Association (SAMA) 2016 Annual Conference
Jeff Brandlin was a panelist presenting “The Anatomy of a Successful Workout” and Martin Cauz was a panelist on “Turnaround”
05/26/16 The Internet and Multi-Million $$ Sales Schemes
Learn how Brandlin & Associates helped uncover a complex Internet-based scam
04/12/16 Martin A. Cauz joins Brandlin & Associates as Managing Director
Veteran Financial Consultant Expands Practice to East Coast
01/14/16 Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors – 2016 Winter Conference
Jeff Brandlin was a panelist presenting “Value Growth Services in the Real World”
12/10/15 Brandlin & Associates News: What Does 2015 Activity Bode for 2016?
09/22/15 Fraud and Forensics: Piercing Through the Deception in a Commercial Fraud Case
Brandlin & Associates contributed chapter 2: “Red Flags and the Development of a Fraud Investigation”
06/25/15 Brandlin & Associates News: Rehab or Liquidate?
03/03/15 Brandlin & Associates News: How Do You Validate Your Investment Thesis?
11/06/14 Brandlin & Associates News: Deal-Closing Tools
09/15/14 Richard Lieu, CPA Joins Brandlin & Associates
07/06/14 Brandlin & Associates News: Our Bird’s Eye View
04/04/14 Commercial Finance Conference of California – Auditing Group
Jeff Brandlin presented “Forensic Accounting”
03/26/14 Brandlin & Associates News: From Investigation to Interim CFO
10/03/13 Brandlin & Associates News: Business in an Obamacare World
07/17/13 Brandlin & Associates News: Investing in the Digital Age
04/17/13 Special Assets Management Association (SAMA) 2013 Annual Conference
Jeff Brandlin was a panelist presenting “Identifying Hidden Assets”
01/22/13 Brandlin & Associates News: Smart Shoppers – Add-on Acquisitions
09/21/12 Foothill Unity Center’s 14th Annual Golden Plate Awards
Brandlin & Associates was a Sponsor
09/10/12 Brandlin & Associates News: Financial Statements – Art or Science?
06/02/12 2012 National Jewish Health – Black and White Ball
Brandlin & Associates was a Silver Sponsor
05/09/12 Special Assets Management Association’s 3rd Annual Conference
Jeff Brandlin was a panelist presenting “Fraud” and Brandlin & Associates was a Conference Panel Sponsor
03/26/12 Beverly Hills Bar Association Bankruptcy Section
Jeff Brandlin was a panelist presenting “Tips to Avoid the Next Ponzi Scheme”
03/21/12 Brandlin & Associates News: FCPA – Foreign Investment Risks
11/18/11 Commercial Finance Association’s 67th Annual Convention
Jeff Brandlin was a panelist discussing fraud on the panel “But He Had an Honest Face!”
09/13/11 Commercial Finance Conference of California
Jeff Brandlin was a panelist leading an interactive discussion on fraud – how to avoid it, detect it and deal with it.
05/26/11 Special Assets Management Association 2011 Annual Conference
Jeff Brandlin was a panelist presenting “Anatomy of a Fraud: From Discovery to Recovery”
05/16/11 Brandlin & Associates News: Bargain Shopping – Section 363
04/13/11 Brandlin & Associates is the Conference Bag Sponsor for ACG Arizona’s Southwest M&A Conference
02/18/11 Brandlin & Associates News: Sudden Onset Hiccups
02/01/11 Brandlin & Associates is a Platinum Sponsor of the CFCC (Commercial Finance Conference of California)
09/30/10 Brandlin & Associates News: The Sniff Test
06/22/10 Brandlin & Associates News: Black Mold
04/16/10 Brandlin & Associates News: An Ounce of Prevention
01/26/10 Brandlin & Associates News: Debtor Restructuring
08/11/09 Brandlin & Associates News: Troubled Asset Management
06/25/09 Brandlin & Associates News: Grand Theft Money
05/07/09 Brandlin & Associates Provides Expert Testimony for San Diego District Attorney in White Collar Fraud Case
“Three Alpine Investors Plead Guilty to Grand Theft Charges,”
The Alpine Sun
04/21/09 Brandlin & Associates News: Real Estate Asset Optimization
03/11/09 Brandlin & Associates News: Tracking Cash Flow
10/21/08 Brandlin & Associates News: Stormy Seas for PEGs
09/12/08 Brandlin & Associates News: Pre-Sale Planning
07/08/08 Brandlin & Associates News: Industrial Rental Solutions
JMH Capital
06/03/08 Brandlin & Associates News: Viability Analysis
05/06/08 Brandlin & Associates News: Building on Legacies
Sanders Capital
04/04/08 Jeff Brandlin and David Bell Present to CFCC – Audit Chapter
“Uncovering Landmines: Lessons Learned Conducting Forensic Accounting & Financial Due Diligence”
04/03/08 Brandlin & Associates News: Avoiding a Portfolio Company Midlife Crisis
03/28/08 Brandlin & Associates Sponsors USC Almost-Golf Open
12/14/07 Leang T. Ly Joins Brandlin & Associates as Consultant
10/05/07 Brandlin & Associates News: Accountable Financials
09/11/07 Brandlin & Associates News: A Dose of Skepticism
06/26/07 Brandlin & Associates News: Healthy Investing
Praesidian Capital
03/27/07 Brandlin & Associates News: Keys to Successful Investing
Key Principal Partners
01/30/07 Brandlin & Associates News: (vin’tij) Characterized by Enduring Excellence
Vintage Fund Management
10/31/06 Brandlin & Associates News: $300 Million Bank & Securities Fraud
09/13/06 Brandlin & Associates News: Expert Discovery; Investigations with Results
06/20/06 Brandlin & Associates News: Fact Finding Missions; Getting Back on Track
12/09/05 Jeff Brandlin Appointed Treasurer of The Southern California chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA)
06/06/05 Business Booming for Forensic Accountants
Brandlin & Associates profiled in Los Angeles Business Journal
04/19/05 Jeff Brandlin Presents to Turnaround Management Association
1/2005 Interfor Intelligencer
Brandlin & Associates highlighted in Winter/Spring 2004 issue
11/2004 Is a Certified Financial Statement All it’s Cracked up to be?
Jeff Brandlin authors article for Secured Lender.
10/21/03 Financial Fraud in the Electronic Age
Jeff Brandlin authors article for Trimingham America Inc.’s newsletter.
9/15/03 David Bell Joins Brandlin & Associates Team