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Meet Michael Epstein

Principal, Deloitte CRG


Michael J. Epstein spends his time primarily in the organization’s New York office. His practice is centered on crisis management, financial advisory services, and bankruptcy consulting activities in both middle market and large transactions. Mr. Epstein has been an integral part of the organization since 1989.

Mr. Epstein works with management teams, creditors, creditors’ committees and boards of directors in many aspects of distressed businesses, operational reengineering, and financial restructuring.

Previously, Mr. Epstein was chief executive officer (CEO) of the largest provider of software solutions for specialized asset-based finance and back-office support for lease administration. Mr. Epstein helped found that company’s first business unit outside of the United Kingdom, and held a board seat for the parent company for nearly six years.

A few notable engagements include:

  • Chief restructuring officer (CRO) for a $200 million consumer goods direct sales organization
  • Turnaround advisor for a $750 million manufacturer of specialty apparel
  • Expert witness for a $1.5 billion financial services company in a malpractice action
  • Post-restructuring board member for a medical communications and events management company
  • Financial advisor to post-restructuring beneficial owners for a $400 million capital goods manufacturer
  • Restructuring advisor for a $500 million global contract manufacturer
  • Provided borrower representation and served as board director for a $100 million national specialty retailer
  • Financial advisor to a multi-bank syndicate for a $300 million distributor of CATV and electronics parts
  • Managing agent for a $400 million small-ticket leasing company
  • CRO for a $150 million national provider of marketing consulting, management training, and HR-led services

Industry Focus

  • Business Services
  • Construction
  • Consumer Products
  • Distribution
  • E-commerce
  • Financial Services
  • Food Services
  • High-Technology
  • Marketing
  • Retail

Mr. Epstein is the author of “Furthering Insolvency,” Institutional Investor Corporate Governance Guide (October 2003) and “Beyond Investor Relations: Communicating with Stakeholders in a Crisis,” Investor Relations (Spring 2003).


  • B.S., Tufts University
  • M.B.A., Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

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Michael Epstein
Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP
Job Title:
Principal, Deloitte CRG
+1 617 437 2304

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