Force Ten Partners, LLC is pleased to announce that Edward Kim and Jorge González have joined the firm as partners. Edward and Jorge are leading Force 10’s bankruptcy committee practice, which focuses on advisory services for official and ad hoc committees of unsecured trade, tort, and litigation creditors, as well as equity committees.
Edward and Jorge bring nearly 40 years of deep experience in restructuring, investment banking, structured finance, and transaction advisory. Their engagement history comprises a mix of complex, high-profile, and large and middle-market bankruptcy matters, including Revlon, Stimwave Technologies, J. Crew, OneWeb, CMX Cinemas, CarbonLite, and Promise Healthcare. They tout a successful track record of seeking recoveries for unsecured creditors and forging profitable, post-restructuring business relationships.
In addition to their expertise in Chapter 11 committee advisory work, Edward and Jorge are known for their ability to identify potential financial distress and devise strategic out-of-court solutions or “soft” landings in reorganization processes. Their proactive approach to restructuring will be a valuable addition to Force 10’s restructuring, distressed investment banking, and litigation support practices.
Edward is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office, and Jorge will open Force 10’s new Miami office. This expansion to Florida will allow Force 10 to better serve clients in the region and continue growing its national footprint.
Andre Artidiello is also joining Force 10 as a director in the Miami office, working with Jorge. Andre previously worked on restructurings with Edward and Jorge before joining H.I.G. Capital’s direct lending platform, where he focused on underwriting both performing and distressed investments and managing the fund’s distressed portfolio. His experience in underwriting and credit investment management will further expand Force 10’s work in representing creditors in both in- and out-of-court restructurings.
Having worked on several engagements in which Edward and Jorge were on the opposing side, Force 10 gained an appreciation for their professionalism, expertise, and effectiveness in representing their clients. Force 10’s current partners are thrilled to have Edward, Jorge, and Andre on board and look forward to working with them in providing superior advisory services to the firm’s clients.
Force Ten Partners, LLC, is an advisory firm with deep domain knowledge in financial and operational corporate restructuring, fiduciary, valuation, forensic accounting, and complex litigation support. Force 10 serves middle-market companies as well as their creditors, stakeholders, and professionals by providing turnaround-management services, fiduciary and financial advisory services, expert witness support, and investment banking services.