Jack Butler works with healthy and distressed companies, their boards, management, owners, creditors and investors on a broad range of asset valuation, monetization and strategic solutions and transactions for which Hilco Global acts as advisor, agent, coinvestor and/or as a principal.
One of the most well-known and highly regarded dealmakers and thought leaders in the restructuring, corporate reorganization and M&A community, prior to joining Hilco Global, Jack was a founder and leader of the corporate restructuring practice at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Jack has advised on restructuring solutions for such companies as Delphi Corporation, Kmart Corporation and Xerox Corporation and on behalf of creditors
including most recently in American Airlines’ reorganization and merger with US Airways Group, Inc. The American-US Airways transaction was cited for its innovation, collaboration and creativity by the Financial Times, which separately profiled Jack for developing “creative solutions” during the credit crisis.
Jack is a member of the M&A Advisors’ Hall of Fame and the Turnaround, Restructuring and
Distressed Investing Industry Hall of Fame. He is also a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of
Honor, which is given to Americans who exemplify outstanding qualities in both their personal and professional lives. 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, the Commercial Finance Association and its Education Foundation, INSOL International, and the New York Institute of Credit. He is also a fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy and International Insolvency Institute. In addition to serving in leadership positions with numerous civic and charitable organizations, Jack officiated high school and college football for many years and is a lifetime member of the American Football Coaches Association.