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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
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
We Are Good With Words, Better With Numbers And Great At Analysis
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
divesting or investing in assets and businesses
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.
business and project financial analysis
due diligence and risk assessments
informal ad hoc verbal consultation
expert (witness) reports
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
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.
Advisor to the Legal Profession
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.
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.
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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
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.
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.
Vice President Land
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Senior Credit Officer
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.
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.