As a leading expert in assisting debtors in the area of claims management, he has worked with clients across a range of industry sectors, including automotive, retail, manufacturing, oil and gas, real estate, healthcare, financial services and radio broadcast.
With more than 20 years of claims management experience, Mr. Behnke brings extensive expertise in all phases of claims management, including assisting in the preparation of the statement of financial affairs and schedules of assets and liabilities, performing claims estimations, soliciting and tabulating ballots on plans of reorganization, acting as the court's claims administrator in docketing proofs-of-claim and making cash distributions. He led the efforts to distribute more than $100 billion in cash distributions for the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.
Mr. Behnke has assisted numerous well-known debtors with claims management matters, including Blockbuster, Delphi Corp., Circuit City, Enron and Lehman Brothers.
Other notable assignments include: Aleris International, Armstrong World Industries, Babcock & Wilcox, Dow Corning, Federated Department Stores, Federal-Mogul Corp., Lear Corporation, Seahawk Drilling, Inc. Southmark, Swift Energy Company, Trans World Airlines, Tronox Inc., Carter Hawley Hale Stores, Triad Healthcare, W.R. Grace and USG Corp.
Additionally, he has also provided financial consulting services to debtors and creditors on a number of significant engagements, including Businessland, HealthVest and MCorp.
Mr. Behnke's financial experience includes the analysis of a complex corporate structure with more than 500 legal entities and real estate partnerships, estimating trade claims using a statistical approach for a major national retail concern and assisting with the analysis and development of cash projections in a major restructuring case. Furthermore, he has experience in providing litigation support services, including lender liability issues, loan portfolio reviews, arbitration matters, fraud investigations and damage calculations.
Before joining A&M, he was a Managing Director with the corporate finance practice of FTI Consulting. Before FTI, he was a Senior Financial Sales and Capital Analyst with Abbott Laboratories. Previously, he worked with Arthur Andersen.
Mr. Behnke earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Northern Illinois University. In addition, he is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) and the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI).