Contact Information

  • Company: The Brownstein Corporation
  • Phone: 610-828-1300
  • Cell: 215-280-0194
  • Fax: 610-956-6688
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties:

Business Operations and Business Valuation

Specialty Focus:

Bankruptcy, Distress, Turnaround Management, Crisis Management, Restructuring, Corporate Governance, Banking, Finance, Investment Banking, Lending


B.S. (Econ.), Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; B.A., University of Pennsylvania; J.D., Harvard Law School; M.B.A., Harvard Business School

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Additional Information

Howard Brownstein is a nationally-known turnaround and crisis management professional, and is the President of The Brownstein Corporation, which provides turnaround management and advisory services to companies and their stakeholders, as well as investment banking services, fiduciary services, and litigation consulting, investigations and valuation services. He has extensive experience in valuing businesses, obtaining financing, and selling businesses. He serves as Financial Advisor to Debtors, lenders and Creditor Committees in bankruptcy proceedings, and as a litigation expert in several cases including the landmark Merry-Go-Round bankruptcy. Mr. Brownstein served as Chief Restructuring Officer in U.S. Mortgage, a $138 million mortgage fraud, and as Plan Administrator in Montgomery Ward LLC, the largest retail liquidation in history. Mr. Brownstein regularly serves as an independent corporate board member for publicly-held and privately-owned companies, as well as large nonprofits. He has been named Directorship Certified and a Board Leadership Fellow by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and served as President of its Philadelphia Chapter. He also served as Vice Chair of the ABA Corporate Governance Committee and has been named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He has been a board chair and also chaired board Audit, Risk, Nominating and Strategic Planning/Risk Assessment committees. Mr. Brownstein is a Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP). He is a frequent speaker at professional and educational programs, and has published over 100 articles, books and chapters. He is a graduate of Harvard University, where he obtained J.D. and M.B.A. degrees, and of the University of Pennsylvania, where he obtained B.S. and B.A. degrees from the Wharton School and the College of Arts and Sciences. Mr. Brownstein is admitted to the bars of PA, MA and FL, but does not actively practice law. He served in the USAF Reserve, attaining the rank of First Lieutenant.