Nat Wasserstein is the principal of Lindenwood Associates, a crisis management firm in New York specializing in small to medium sized businesses.
As an experienced attorney at law, Nat Wasserstein is not your typical consultant. He utilizes his educational and professional experience to provide valuable advisory services to businesses in the process of restructuring, as well as to attorneys who are making important transitions.
In addition to providing restructuring advisory and crisis management services to the clients of attorneys, Nat now offers strategic advisory solutions to attorneys who are interested in acquiring or selling law firms.
With close to two decades of business experience, and an expansive knowledge of the law, Nat is able to help attorneys not only make wise and beneficial acquisition and divestiture decisions, but also to meet all of the necessary legal and ethical requirements set forth by state, federal and local regulations.
Nat was the President of XShares Advisors, LLC, a creator of Exchange Traded Products listed on the NYSE. He was also a founder and General Partner of Lindenwood Capital Partners, LP, a private equity fund that made investments in underperforming companies. The fund generated an audited annual IRR in excess of 30% over 6 years.
Nat was Managing Director at White River Corporation (NASDAQ) specializing in the acquisition and restructuring of troubled businesses. He served in this capacity until June 1998 when White River was sold to Harvard Private Capital.
Nat is a former workout officer in Global Corporate Finance at Chase Manhattan Bank, where he negotiated the restructurings of a large number of companies and was responsible for hundreds of millions in assets encompassing, among others, the textile & apparel, publishing, distribution, agricultural, oil & gas, automotive and chemical industries. He also directly negotiated close to half a billion dollars in recapitalization projects and was heavily involved in selecting investments for Chase?s distressed asset fund, including public and private bonds, bank loans and trade claims.
Nat has served on the National Board of Directors for the Turnaround Management Association and is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute. He is the founder and former Chairman of the Long Island Turnaround Management Association. He has successfully served as a Chief Restructuring Officer for a number of companies operating in Chapter 11 in both the Eastern and Southern District Courts of New York and currently serves as a post-confirmation Trustee and Receiver on a number of matters.
Nat is a graduate of Cornell University, has a law degree from Brooklyn Law School and an MBA from Baruch College. He is a member of both the New York and New Jersey Bars in good standing, holds a Series 7 NASD license and is a Certified Fraud Examiner. He is the author of two books, ?Successfully Winding Down a Company? and ?Accounts Deceivable and Phantom Inventory: Working Capital Fraud and Financial Distress?. As a recognized expert in restructuring businesses, he has been interviewed and quoted in articles for the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Bloomberg News, Crain?s New York Business and various trade publications.
Nat currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Federations of North America and sat as President for the Jewish Federation of Rockland County. His interests include fly-fishing, mixed martial arts and sprint triathlons. He lives in Rockland County with his wife and two children.