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Retained by the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Chesapeake Energy Corporation, The Michel-Shaked Group led by Israel Shaked and Stephen Kempainen, provided consulting and expert testimony regarding the valuation of Chesapeake Energy Corporation upon the company’s expected emergence from bankruptcy. The case was tried...

In a bankruptcy, financial projections play a significant role in many different aspects of the process. In many cases, the Court’s preference is to rely on management’s projections, as management usually has vast experience within the company. However, there are instances where projections produced...

The Michel-Shaked Group, led by Stephen Kempainen, together with affiliated expert Valerie Davisson, provided consulting and expert testimony regarding disclosures made by solar panel manufacturer First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR). After years of litigation and shortly before the trial was to commence, First Solar...

The Michel-Shaked Group’s Israel Shaked (Managing Director) and Paul Dionne (Manager) discuss what quantitative bankruptcy prediction models are and how the discretion given to the financial expert applying these methodologies can lead to the abuse of the models in both bankruptcy and tax litigation settings....