Lawrence Hirsh, Senior Advisor

Lawrence Hirsh is a Senior Advisor of MERU. He has over 30 years’ experience as an advisor, interim officer, and Board member for companies facing operational and financial challenges. Lawrence has worked in a variety of industries, including finance, construction, real estate, building products, industrial services, transportation and logistics, and manufacturing.

Lawrence spent 19 years as a Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal, leading the Corporate Restructuring Practice for the Southern US. Prior to this, he was a Partner at Arthur Andersen, where over the course of 18 years he served leadership and client service roles in Corporate Restructuring, Business Valuation, and Litigation Support. He has served on the Boards of numerous companies, either as Chairman or a lead independent director, most of which have involved companies in distress.

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Size of Company
Industry
Role and Impact
$700M
Chemical manufacturer

Analyzed alternatives for antiquated manufacturing plant incurring cash losses of $1M per week, with a wind down determined to be the most suitable solution. Developed and implemented successful detailed wind down including financial, employee, contract, vendor, environmental and regulatory issues over a 2 year period.

$1B
Assisted living business

Developed and implemented successful detailed wind down plan and transition of facilities operations to third party managers. Activities included: balance sheet liquidation; employee retention; regulatory risks; contract liabilities and other winddown administrative matters.

$3B
Construction, property and real estate development business

Analyzed strategic alternatives, including sale, restructuring and wind down of 24 distinct operating business. Implemented sales of 16 operating businesses, and developed and implemented wind down plan for remaining 8 operating businesses.

$300M
Security company

Board of Directors for one of the largest providers of residential and business security systems and smart homes in the United States.

$100M
Oil and gas consulting firm

Chairman of the Board. The company provides onsite supervision and design for drilling operations, workforce solutions, and technical advisory for companies in the Oil & Energy sector.

Investment Management Firm

Board of Directors for various private funds affiliated with Angel Oak Capital which has approximately $12.2B AUM.

Lawrence Hirsh
Senior Advisor
Atlanta