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David Levi

David Levi

Director

BComm(UNSW), FCA, FCPA

Registered Liquidator

Practice areas

  • Restructure and turnaround
  • Insolvency management including formal appointments
  • Financial due diligence
  • Forensic accounting and litigation support
  • Family Office

Expertise

David is a trusted advisor to accountants, lawyers and stakeholders of financially distressed businesses and businesses confronted with unexpected events or dispute.

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David provides financial and operational turnaround advice, exit strategies and crisis management expertise.

Where required, he accepts appointment as voluntary administrator, deed administrator, scheme administrator, liquidator, receiver, and Court appointment.

His skills include financial due diligence, forensic accounting and litigation support for disputes and Court appointed matters.

David has strong local knowledge and outcome-driven focus to achieve results. He is accessible, passionate and competitive. He brings a positive inclusive and persuasive style to achieve outcomes. He has authenticity, vision and he is able to communicate to people in ways they understand.

He has held senior positions at KPMG and PKF (now BDO).

Industry Experience
Accommodation and food services, agribusiness, construction and property, education and training, healthcare, pharmacy, manufacturing, mining services, professional and personal services, retail trade, wholesale trade, transport, warehousing, distribution, technology and communications.

Qualifications
Bachelor of Commerce (UNSW); Graduate Certificate in Forensic Studies (Accounting) (Monash); Official Liquidator; Registered Liquidator.

Memberships
Fellow, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand (FCA); Fellow, CPA Australia (FCPA); Member, Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association (ARITA); other memberships include INSOL International; INSOL Europe; Turnaround Management Association (TMA Australia); Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD); Australian Institute of Credit Managers (AICM).

Other activities
Reconstructions include www.nant.com.au, www.deadlyvibe.com.au, www.equmen.com and www.metroland.com.au.

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Other recent matters include Blooms the Chemist Forestville (Court-appointed receivership), numerous liquidations administrations and deeds of company arrangement in the mid-market, commercial advice for professionals for client matters (succession, disputes, litigation), and also, special situations. David is a frequent speaker for professionals. He appears as a specialist guest expert at www.ifx.com.au

Maria Clemente

Maria Clemente

Senior Manager

LLB (USyd), BA

Admitted as a Lawyer, Supreme Court of NSW

Practice areas

  • Restructure and turnaround
  • Insolvency management including formal appointments
  • Forensic accounting and litigation support.

Expertise

Maria has significant experience in the areas of restructure and insolvency, commercial disputes, succession, corporations and partnership matters. Maria completed four years in law before six years’ experience in these areas at Levi Consulting.

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Maria is a trusted advisor to accountants, lawyers and their clients, and is highly regarded.

Industry Experience
Maria has experience in retail and wholesale trade, transport and distribution, manufacturing, professional services, construction and property, hospitality, pharmacy and agriculture.

Qualifications
Bachelor of Laws, University of Sydney; BA.
BA (Interdisciplinary Studies) Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines;
Certificate III in Financial Services (TAFE NSW).

Memberships
Member, Law Society of New South Wales
Maria has completed ARITA post-graduate programs and awaits formal admission as a member of ARITA.

Other activities
Reconstructions include www.deadlyvibe.com.au, www.equmen.com and www.metroland.com.au.

Other recent matters include Blooms the Chemist Forestville (Court-appointed receivership), numerous liquidations administrations and deeds of company arrangement in the mid-market, commercial advice for professionals for client matters (succession, disputes, litigation), and also, special situations. Maria has co-authored several papers on reconstruction and insolvency.

Amjad Samakeh

Amjad Samakeh

Senior Manager, Deals

BCom/LLB (UNSW)

Admitted as a Lawyer, Supreme Court of New South Wales

Practice Areas

  • Restructure and turnaround
  • Financial due diligence
  • Forensic accounting and litigation support
  • Transaction advisory and management

Expertise

Amjad specialises in delivering value to clients undertaking commercial and general transactions. He has significant experience with restructures, insolvency, commercial disputes, corporate value advisory, mergers & acquisitions, succession, real estate advisory, corporations and partnership matters. Prior to joining Levi Consulting, Amjad has had five years’ experience as a legal practitioner and three years as a credit analyst at a leading insurance firm.

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Amjad co-leads the firm’s Deals Team. He is a trusted advisor to accountants, lawyers, barristers and their clients, and is highly skilled in client relations and dispute resolution.

Amjad is outcome-driven focused to order to achieve results, especially with regards to creating commercial value. Amjad works with businesses to achieve growth and complete acquisitions, divestures and strategic alliances. He is approachable, a strong problem solver and is able to communicate complex legal matters in a clear, concise understandable way.
He can help clients with pre-deal strategy and go to market strategy, due diligence and valuation advice, restructuring and turnaround, post deal integration activities.

Industry Experience
Amjad has experience in retail and wholesale trade, construction and property, manufacturing, professional and personal services, and special situations.

Qualifications
BCom/LLB (UNSW)

Memberships
Member, Law Society

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