Ian Ratner, Co-Chief Executive Officer of B. Riley Advisory Services, is a CPA with approximately 30 years of experience in Public Accounting, Forensic Accounting, Business Valuations, Due Diligence Services, Corporate Finance and Bankruptcy Consulting. He co-founded GlassRatner (now doing business as B. Riley Advisory Services) in 2001 with Ron Glass and has been instrumental in building the firm into one of the leading multi-office financial advisory services firms in the country, ranked on numerous occasions by the Bankruptcy Insider and TheDeal.Com as one of the top Crisis Management and Restructuring Firms in the nation. In 2018, GlassRatner was recognized by The National Law Journal and Corporate Counsel as one of the country’s top Forensic and Litigation Support providers. Prior to founding the firm, Ian held senior leadership positions with Kroll, Inc., a worldwide risk mitigation firm, and the Financial Advisory Services (FAS) practice at Ernst & Young.
Ian has a diverse practice that covers most of the firm’s service lines. In the Bankruptcy & Restructuring area, Ian has represented borrowers and lenders in and out of formal bankruptcy proceedings. He led the firm’s efforts on behalf of the Creditor Committees in Nationwide Furniture and Mattress Wholesalers; Value Music Concepts, Inc.; Adventure Parks Group LLC; The Billing Resource, dba Integretel; and Fairfield Residential, which was one of the country’s top multifamily developers who filed bankruptcy in 2009. More recently, Ian led the restructuring efforts on behalf of the Creditors Committee in the AstroTurf LLC Chapter 11 case, which resulted in a successful sale of the business as a going concern to a foreign buyer.
During the real estate meltdown of 2007 to 2010, Ian led a variety of real estate (multi-family, retail, condo development and homebuilder) debt restructuring assignments for both single asset/single lender and multi-bank/multiasset credit facilities, where the face value of the outstanding debts range from tens of millions of dollars to billions of dollars. These real estate assignments included supporting the restructuring of the Related Group one of the nation’s largest condo developers headquartered in Miami, and leading the restructure of John Wieland Homes, a major homebuilder headquartered in Atlanta.
Some of Ian's most prominent matters include:
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