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Meet Kirk Blair

Partner, Deloitte CRG

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Kirk Blair serves as the national practice area leader for Bankruptcy Accounting and Compliance services within the Corporate Restructuring Group of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP. In this capacity, he specializes in advising companies on court required financial reporting while in Chapter 11 proceedings, managing the claim resolution process, and implementing emergence accounting requirements under Fresh Start Accounting guidance.

Mr. Blair has assisted numerous companies through the bankruptcy process and has developed proprietary tools for the resolution of claims and the implementation of Fresh Start accounting adjustments. In addition, he has provided a wide range of consulting and accounting services to clients in a wide variety of industries. He frequently speaks on various topics including Fresh Start accounting and the impacts of changes in the United States Bankruptcy Code. His article on Fresh Start Accounting, co authored with Tony Sasso and entitled “Chapter 11 Sunny-side Up,” was published in Business Finance Magazine in August 2008.

In addition to assisting numerous debtors, Mr. Blair has also served unsecured creditors’ committees, bank lenders, and other parties-in-interest in both formal bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court restructurings, providing a full range of consulting services to clients in across multiple industries.

A few notable engagements include:

  • Preparation of court required filings such as the Schedule of Assets and Liabilities, the Statement of Financial Affairs, and the Monthly Operating Reports
  • Serving as a claims management advisor in bankruptcy
  • Fresh Start Accounting implementations for companies emerging from bankruptcy and execution of accounting for plan effects and Fresh Start adjustments
  • Preparation of cash flow and operating projections
  • Preparing/challenging business and reorganization plans
  • Analysis of contract assumptions and rejections

Industry Focus

  • Business Services
  • Construction
  • Consumer Products
  • Distribution
  • E-Commerce
  • Electronics
  • Financial Services
  • Food Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Media and Publishing
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Transportation

Mr. Blair is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in New Jersey, New York, and Idaho. He is also a member of the New Jersey State Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Turnaround Management Association, and the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors.

Education

  • B.S., Syracuse University

As used in this document, “Deloitte” means Deloitte LLP [and its subsidiaries]. Please see www.deloitte.com/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting.

Contacts

Name:
Kirk Blair
Company:
Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP
Job Title:
Partner, Deloitte CRG
Phone:
+1 212 436 5119
Email
kiblair@deloitte.com

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