David Kurtz is Vice Chairman of Investment Banking and Global Head of Restructuring & Capital Solutions at Lazard and is recognized as one of the foremost restructuring professionals in the country. David has advised on some of the largest and most complicated restructurings as both an attorney and investment banker over the course of his 40+ year career.
He has extensive experience representing major US and international companies in- and out-of-court, as well as buyers and sellers of assets in distressed situations. He also has extensive experience advising boards of directors, and generally representing domestic and international debtors and creditors in work-out, insolvency, restructuring, and liability management matters. He has handled matters for clients in industries as varied as retail, manufacturing, technology, transportation, power & energy, media, and real estate, among others.
Prior to joining Lazard in 2002, David was a senior partner in the Restructuring Group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.