The Anatomy of a Successful Award Winning Out-of-Court Restructuring

We are pleased to share an invitation from the HBS Association of Orange County for the May Harvard Leadership Series (HLS) featuring Richard H. Golubow, founder and managing partner of Winthrop Couchot Golubow Hollander, LLP, and Kenneth S. August, founder and President of August Law Group.


We all know deals are tough.  Pulling together the right deal team is critical and further, your legal advisors are a core element of your team – often making the difference between success and failure!  The Harvard Leadership Series is proud to have two award winning legal minds**, Richard Golubow and Ken August, share their insights and walk you through a case based on their creative approach to implementing an out-of-court financial restructuring.  In just over a few months, and with minimal disruption to the daily operations of the Company’s business, they negotiated a win/win for all parties while incurring professional fees far less than projected had the company sought relief under chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code.

It was a remarkable outcome  - the team preserved the Company’s collateral base, reduced debt by 75% (approximately $16 million) and cut overhead costs by nearly 50%.  This saved the jobs of approximately 200 employees, and preserved  an iconic corporation that had, through its inception, generated contracts valued in excess of $340 billion, many of which involved defense and aerospace matters of critical national importance and safety.

Please join us…..this is the stuff scripts are made of and will be a captivating presentation!

**Richard H. Golubow, founder and managing partner of Winthrop Couchot Golubow Hollander, LLP, and Kenneth S. August, founder and President of August Law Group, P.C., are co-recipients of the Professional Services (B-to-B) Deal of the Year Award, awarded at the 11th Annual Turnaround Awards and 2017 Distressed Investing Summit, in Palm Beach, FL by The M&A Advisor, a leading organization and online publication for merger and acquisitions, turnaround and finance professionals (

Date: May 18, 2017
Time: 7:00am - 9:00am including breakfast and presentation
Location: Back Bay Conference Center, 3415 Michelson Drive, Irvine, CA 92612
Cost: $30 HBSAOC Partners with promo code WHAR518

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About our Speakers:

Richard H. Golubow is a founder and the managing partner of Winthrop Couchot Golubow Hollander, LLP, a financial restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy law firm located in Newport Beach, California. Mr. Golubow has extensive experience in the areas of bankruptcy, out-of-court workouts, distressed asset sales, UCC foreclosure sales, and general assignments. His diverse client base includes representation of debtors, creditors, creditor committees, trustees, assignees for the benefit of creditors, and asset purchasers in a wide range of industries. Mr. Golubow has also been retained and designated as a bankruptcy law expert on several occasions.

Mr. Golubow has been honored as the recipient of financial restructuring awards by several leading financial publications, including M&A Advisor for a 2017 “Deal of the Year” Award. He holds an “AV Preeminent” Peer Rating, and has been selected as a “Super Lawyer”, including a 2017 “Top 50 Orange County Super Lawyer.” Mr. Golubow is a member of the International Network of Boutique Law Firms, an invitation only network of lawyers from boutique law firms with the highest level of knowledge, experience, reputation and credentials comparable or superior to lawyers at the highest-ranking full-service law firms. Mr. Golubow is a frequent speaker and author on various restructuring topics for several organizations and publications including the American Bankruptcy Institute, California Bankruptcy Forum, California Receivers Forum and Financier Worldwide. He served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable John J. Wilson, United States Bankruptcy Judge, Central District of California. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Golubow is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York (B.S., 1985) and Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California (J.D., 1992).

Ken August is the Founder and President of August Law Group, P.C., a transactional law firm specializing in domestic and international corporate and financial transactions, securities and private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, technology transfer, licensing and strategic alliances. He began his legal career in Washington, D.C., as part of the legal team representing former U.S. Treasury Secretary William Simon's investment banking firm, Wesray Corporation, in a variety of public and private financial transactions, management buy-outs and related corporate activity. Prior to establishing his own Firm, Mr. August worked at Graham & James, Los Angeles, CA, specializing in mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, franchise and securities, and joint venture transactions for the firm's international clientele. During his career, Mr. August has participated as legal counsel in transactions having an aggregate value of more than $2.5 Billion dollars. ALG received (together with Winthrop Couchot Golubow Hollander, LLP and Bryan Cave LLP) the 2016 Professional Services (B-to-B) Deal of the Year Award from M&A Advisor Magazine.

Mr. August has served as an Adjunct Professor at Whittier Law School and for the University of California at Irvine Graduate School of Management, teaching in the area of corporations, contracts and securities law. He has lectured extensively in the areas of international business and financial transactional law, including for the US Department of Commerce, the Riverside County College of Foreign Trade, Harvard Business School Association of Orange County, and a variety of academic and private sector organizations. He was a contributing author on international mergers and acquisitions in the book The Art of M&A, published by Dow Jones-Irwin in 1987.

Mr. August was a Founding Member of the College of Fellows of the Centre for International Legal Studies, headquartered in Austria, and served as a Director for the SoCal chapter of the Singapore American Business Association, as well as a Director and Past President of the Orange County International Business and Protocol Foundation, and Chairman of the California International Business Advisory Board, Rancho Santiago Community College District. Currently Mr. August serves as a Trustee of the World Affairs Council of Orange County. He is fluent in English, French and Spanish, and has a working knowledge of German, Italian, Portuguese and Russian.