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Birch Lake deploys intellectual and financial capital in stressed and transitional businesses by advising corporations and investors on mergers and acquisitions, financial restructurings and complex situations, and making structured equity investments where we can influence enhanced financial outcomes.

Jack Butler 2016

Jack Butler Chief Executive Officer, Birch Lake Holdings, L.P.

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Jack Butler is one of the most highly regarded dealmakers and thought leaders in the restructuring, corporate reorganization, and M&A communities. His recent transactions at Birch Lake include leadership of merchant banking relationships in the food, consumer electronics, legal tech, life sciences, logistics, and transportation industries, among others. Jack has been credited as one of the principal architects of restructuring solutions for dozens of companies across a diverse range of industries helping to create more than $100 billion in value for stakeholders. Earlier in his career, he co-founded the corporate restructuring practice at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he was a practice leader for twenty-three years and served on the executive leadership team at Hilco Global.

Jack has been inducted into the M&A Advisor Hall of Fame, the Secured Finance Network Hall of Fame, and the Turnaround, Restructuring, and Distressed Investing Industry Hall of Fame. He is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, which is awarded to Americans who exemplify outstanding qualities in both their personal and professional lives. Jack has also been honored with the Harvey R. Miller Outstanding Achievement Award for Service to the Restructuring Industry and he and his family were honored with the Anti-Defamation League’s Jerold S. Solovy Freedom Award. A founder and past chairman of the Turnaround Management Association, Jack has served in leadership positions for many other industry organizations, including the American Bankruptcy Institute, American Board of Certification, INSOL International, New York Institute of Credit and Secured Finance Network, and its Education Foundation. He is also a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy and International Insolvency Institute.

Jack received an A.B. from Princeton University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. In addition to serving in leadership positions with numerous civic and charitable organizations, he officiated high school and college football for many years and is a lifetime member of the American Football Coaches Association.