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Tactical Financial Consulting


Engagement Offerings



  • Business Analysis - We audit and prepare business plans

  • Credit Analysis - We analyze risk and return of loans and leases

  • Financial Analysis - We assess the financial return of a business or project's return on investment

  • Feasibility Analysis - We determine if an investment in a business or project makes financial sense

  • Forensic Analysis - We analyze past accounting and financial activities

  • Real Estate Market Analysis - We provide an analysis of the market for proposed and existing properties

  • Valuation - We can determine the value of a business, claim, loan, investment, property or real estate


  • Arbitration & Mediation Assistance - We provide analytics and preparation of presentation materials

  • Economic Damage Claim Analysis - We provide comparative analysis and rebuttal analysis and reports of alleged damages

  • Expert Witness Opinions - We prepare and defend our neutral party opinions in depositions, reports and courtroom testimony

  • Litigation Support - We help law firms with financial and strategic reviews and presentation of their cases

  • Negotiation Assistance - We help negotiate on your behalf with business and financial reasoning


  • Investment Presentations - We prepare presentations suitable for buyers, investors and lenders

  • Loan Acquisition Assistance - We assist in locating suitable lenders and preparing closing materials 

  • Loan Underwriting - We provide "one-off" underwriting and due diligence for private lenders

  • Risk Assessments - We assess the risk to the credit, loan investment or ownership positions in a business, investment, loan or project

  • Real Estate Services - We provide acquisition and disposition support, conceptualization, construction review, due diligence, feasibility, and market research and analysis


  • Bankruptcy Advice - We provide advice an analytical assistance before and during the process

  • Feasibility Analysis - We analyze the likelihood of bankruptcy reorganization plan for success

  • Plan Valuation - We determine the value of Chapter 11 plans based on the claim and claim repayment terms

  • Till Rate Opinions - We provide an analysis of the interest rate required by the Bankruptcy Code for secured and unsecured claims

  • Workouts & Restructuring - We provide assistance or management of affected parties during foreclosures, friendly and contested restructurings, and wind downs


Six Things to Know About Us

We Serve as Advocates, Independent Advisors or Expert Witnesses...


We analyze operating and real estate companies; business and financial disputes and damages; and bankruptcy plan confirmation issues.

Our Expertise is Understanding Value  and Actions...

We excel in assessing assets, business models, litigation, investments, and real estate.

We Offer a Different Perspective...


We are not typical consultants because we have decades of experience being market participants.  

We are Highly Experienced Advisors, Negotiators and Deal Makers...


We have advised, underwritten, negotiated, structured, restructured and valued hundreds of deals ranging from less than a million to over $250 million.


Our Approach is Thorough, Analytical and Personal...


We provide advanced analysis and advice to assist you in making the right decisions and help with negotiations.

We Offer Nationwide Services...


We were founded in 2005 to serve businesses, law firms and private investors as well as parties and committees in bankruptcy cases.

Franklind Lea, CIRA
Managing Member
Auto Dealerships
Auto Dealerships
Boat Repair Yards
Boat Repair Yards
Gas-Convenience Stores
Gas-Convenience Stores
Equipment Leasing
Equipment Leasing
Flex Office-Warehouse
Flex Office-Warehouse
Golf Courses
Golf Courses
Induustrial Warehouse
Induustrial Warehouse
Land Development
Land Development
Mixed Use Facilities
Mixed Use Facilities
Ocean Vessel Leases
Ocean Vessel Leases
Office Buildings
Office Buildings
Retail Stores
Retail Stores
Residential Developments
Residential Developments
Resort Hotels
Resort Hotels
Self Storage
Self Storage
Timeshare Ownership
Timeshare Ownership


Recent Projects

  • Damage Claims to Lessors Resulting from Lease Terminations of Twelve Ocean Going Supply Vessels (Tidewater Marine Bankruptcy, Delaware)

  • Chapter 11 Cramdown Interest Rate of Unsecured Claims for the Official Creditors' Committee (Novation Companies Bankruptcy, Virginia)

  • Feasibility and 1111(b) Analysis of 160-room Hotel Undergoing Renovation (Intown Properties Bankruptcy, Florida)

  • Feasibility Analysis of Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization for Residential Real Estate Development Company and related Individual Chapter 11 Plan of Stockholder (Mitzel Bankruptcies, Washington)

  • Chapter 11 Cramdown Interest Rate and Feasibility Analysis of 176-unit Apartment Complex (Sycamore Investment Group, Alabama)

  • Workout Consulting to Owner of Failed Metals Recycling Business

  • Chapter 11 Plan Feasibility Analysis of Heavy Equipment Leasing Company (Capriati Construction, Nevada)

  • Expert Opinion Regarding Plan Value and Fair and Equitableness of Plan of Reorganization of Retail Shopping Center (Whitewater Plaza, Wisconsin)

  • Damage Claim Analysis Against Company Management and D&O Insurer for Actions of Management of Failed Company (Pauzar, Florida)

  • Dispute Over Appropriate Level of Commercial Lending Due Diligence (ZacZac, Florida)

  • Chapter 11 Plan Feasibility Analysis of 238-unit Low Income Housing Multi-Family Community (Brandywine Townhomes, Georgia)

  • Chapter 11 Plan Feasibility and Plan Valuation of Central Business District High Density, Mixed-Use Zoned Land Parcel (Cabi SMA Tower, Florida)

Partial Business & Property Type Experiences
Project Experiences
We Are Good With Words, Better With Numbers And Great At Analysis
Company History


Tactical Financial Consulting was formed in 2005 by Franklind Lea.  The company provides consulting services to operating and real estate business.  During its initial years the company benefitted from the country's robust economy and routinely helped businesses improve their operations and finances.


During the Great Recession the company began helping litigants resolve their differences by providing expert analysis and testimony. 


We serve parties involved in:

  • arbitration, mediation & complex negotiations

  • bankruptcy, restructuring or workout situations

  • damage claims

  • divesting or investing in assets and businesses

  • financial disputes

  • evaluating or seeking financial or loan offers

Expertise & Experience

While Franklind is the President of Tactical Financial and intricately involved in every company assignment, the company also draws from a wealth of other consultants each with a varied and considerate experience and expertise. 


Each consultant has held senior roles in banking, finance, or real estate within lending, investment and consulting firms including multi-billion Fortune 100 companies as well as start-up operations. 

We provide:

  • analysis reports

  • business and project financial analysis

  • due diligence and risk assessments

  • informal ad hoc verbal consultation

  • expert (witness) reports

  • expert testimony

  • litigation support

About Franklind Lea, CIRA


Franklind has 30 years of education and experience in complex business and financial matters.

He is a nationally recognized expert in the areas of financial restructuring, insolvency and workouts and is one of only approximately 1,000 individuals in the United States designated as a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor by the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors.

He has broad expertise in:

  • bankruptcy, insolvency and workouts

  • business and financial matters 

  • commercial finance and lending

  • financial structuring and restructuring

  • real estate, real estate development and real estate finance

  • valuation  

Christopher Gouskos
Corporate and Commercial Finance Executive 
White Oak Global Advisors


I have had the opportunity to work closely with Franklind when I was with Textron Financial. While we were in different groups we overlapped quite a bit. Franklind was a very well respected Senior Asset Manager and Workout Specialist. He was always given the most challenging and complicated accounts to manage and always did a fantastic job. he was very close with the Company's CEO and entire executive credit managers. I enjoyed working with Franklind and found his capability and professionalism second to none.

Steven Schott
Advisor to the Legal Profession
Thomson Reuters


Franklind's professional expertise, commitment to excellence and results oriented approach to doing business made it a pleasure to work with him.


His passion for quality and willingness to collaborate to accomplish the underlying business objective enabled Franklind and everyone who worked with him to perform at the highest levels and achieve the desired goals. I would welcome the opportunity to work with Franklind again.

Jim Kirschner
Chief Credit Officer
Bay Bank, FSB


Franklind is a consummate professional who knows how to assist businesses with financial or corporate restructuring. His unique background enables him to quickly decide on a course of action that is beneficial to all the stakeholders involved in a transaction.

Client Testimonials

(reprinted from LinkedIn)


Suzanne Keonig
Receiver, Trustee and Management Consultant
SAK Management Services


Franklind is an honest and trustworthy advisor and friend. He will always cover your interest and his loyalty will never waver. 


I would highly recommend Franklind in any type of business transaction for

his amazing financial acumen and

fierce loyalty.

Judge Timothy Barnes
United States Bankruptcy Court 
Northern District of Illinois

I worked opposite Franklind in the Mego Financial/Leisure Industries matter in Reno, Nevada. In that matter, I first represented GE Real Estate (Heller Financial) and later the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors. Franklind represented Textron Financial, the major secured creditor in the case. I found Franklind to be the consummate professional. He was and is extremely knowledgeable in his tradecraft, a savvy negotiator and a practical, bottom line-oriented person. Without his participation in the matter, I suspect a resolution may have never been reached. I unreservedly recommend Franklind to any person or company that may be seeking his assistance.

Michael Richman
Bankruptcy Attorney/ Adjunct Professor
Hunton & Williams LLP/ 
University of Wisconsin

I first worked with Franklind, as his counsel, in a workout/bankruptcy for which he was responsible at Textron Financial Corporation. He distinguished himself by insisting that we work through every obvious and non-obvious scenario, and consistently challenged conventional thinking. This led to both creative and successful outcomes in that case.


Since then he has created his own financial advisory firm, Tactical Financial, where he continues that mental discipline and practice. Few people are able to bring his dedication and commitment to an assignment; and inasmuch as he has deliberately kept his firm small, he puts himself fully into every assignment and is able to do so at modest expense compared to some of the larger financial advisory firms in the restructuring business. When you hire Tactical Financial, you get Franklind. I recommend him highly.

Jim McGowan
Vice President Land
KB Homes

Franklind has a strong ability to analyze the situation facing his clients and is very methodical and detail oriented in his approach to the best solution for his clients.


He has a strong understanding of the financial markets and what lenders will and will not find acceptable in the negotiation of distressed loan situations. He also has a great ability to coordinate numerous independent disciplines working to a common resolution of his client's problems.

Ron Leventhal
CFO at Plasticard-Locktech International
Northern District of Illinois


Franklind is a great strategist who is very capable of thinking and executing outside the box.

Scott Van Meter
Managing Director 
Berkeley Research Group


Franklind is bright, creative and strategic. He thoroughly evaluates issues, then develops and executes sound action plans to accomplish goals. On top of it all, he has a great sense of humor, making working with him as pleasant as it is successful.

Richard Zbranek
Senior Managing Director
Cushman & Wakefield

I've worked with Franklind in the course of valuing and underwriting golf properties in the south. Franklind was very detailed, knowledgeable and professional in my association with him. His sense of humor and comradery helped in finding solutions and meeting goals.  

Jennifer Smith
Attorney at Law 

Lionel Sawyer & Collins


Franklind is smart, sophisticated, hard-working and practical with extensive experience in the financial industry. It is always a pleasure to work with him.

Angelo Butera
Senior Credit Officer
Bridgway Capital


Franklind was an extremely hard-working underwriter at TFC with excellent analytical skills. Franklind was especially proficient at handling large complex transactions and equally comfortable negotiating both business and legal terms of a transaction.

Scott Stephens
HREC Investment Advisors


When it comes to financial structuring, Franklind is one of the best around. Whenever he is working on a project, his knowledge and attention to detail is second to none.

Michael Jacobs, MA, MAI
Commercial Real Estate Appraiser
South Florida Real Estate Appraisal, Inc.


Franklind is an extremely intelligent and thoughtful business manager. I can always rely on his association to reflect well on my company.


Our Client List

Adams and Reese LLP 
Aldridge Pite, LLP
Alston & Bird LLP
Armstrong Teasdale
American Leisure Holdings, Inc.
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Banc of America Leasing
Bank of America N.A., as Trustee
Bayview Asset Management
BBVA Compass
Beal Bank

BergerSingerman, P.A.
Blaxberg, Grayson, & Kukoff, P.A.
Blue Water Hospitality
BNY Mellon Bank
Brennan, Steil & Basting, S.C.
Broad and Cassel
Buddy Ford, P.A.
C-III Capital
Capital Bank Financial Corp.
Credit Suisse First Boston Mortgage Securities Corp.
Cypress Lending Group
Dentons US LLP
Gill Ragan Owen, P.A.
Frost Brown Todd LLC 
Foley & Lardner
Fifth Third Bank
Fannie Mae
Emerald Greens Golf & Country Club
EH Building Group
Dentons US LLP
CW Capital
Gill Ragan Owen, P.A.
Gilligan, King & Gooding, P.A.
Gordon Silver
GrayRobinson, P.A.
Hunton & Williams LLP
K & L Gates LLP
Katz, Barron, Squitero & Faust, P.A.

Lane Powell PC
Louis X. Amato, P.A.
LNR Partners
McCalla Raymer, LLC
McGlinchey Stafford PLLC
Moore & Van Allen PLLC
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
New River Marina
Paloma Golf Group
Prudential Life Insurance Co.
Panorama Towers
Paragon Commercial Bank
PNC Bank
Ram Realty Services
Reed Smith LLP
Regions Bank
Rialto Real Estate Fund
Roy Kobert, P.A. as Mediator
Sabal Financial Group
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Tabas, Freedman & Soloff, P.A.
The Law Offices of Jason A. Burgess 
The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors
        in Celebrity Resorts, LLC
The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors
        in Novation Companies, Inc.
Trevett Holdings
Treviso Bay Development, LLC
U.S. Bank N.A., as Trustee 
Unofficial Committee of Lessors Pursuing Lease
        Rejection Damage Claims in Tidewater, Inc.
Venable LLP
Vision Capital
von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
Verill Dana LLP
Weltman, Weinberg and Reis Co., LPA
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
Wells Fargo
Wisconsin Dells Motor Speedway

Contact us

Call Franklind Lea at 770-573-9366
or through email at FranklindLea@tacticalfinancialconsulting.com