Who We Are
Joseph E. Sarachek is the Managing Partner of The Sarachek Firm. Joe is one of the foremost authorities in the trading of privately held distressed debt. Mr. Sarachek is a renowned attorney and investment professional and currently serves as Founding Principal of Triax Capital Advisors. He first published on trading in claims almost 30 years ago and is an Adjunct Professor at The Leonard Stern School of Business at New York University teaching classes on bankruptcy investing. He has lectured extensively at Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School, Cornell University, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Turnaround Management Association. Prior to forming Triax Capital Advisors, an investment advisory firm specializing in bankruptcies, Joe worked for Balfour Investors, an investment firm focused on bankruptcies and turnarounds and prior to Balfour, he was a partner at the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery. Joe has a J.D. from New York Law School and a B.S. from Cornell University. Joe won the Turnaround of Year award for his work as Bankruptcy Trustee of Agriprocessors, Inc. and recently won a Turnaround award from the M&A Advisor for Financials Turnaround of the Year. Mr. Sarachek has been involved in hundreds of bankruptcy cases throughout his career and uniquely situated to recover assets for his clients.
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Jonathan Miller is a bankruptcy attorney with over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, including complex investments for seniors and retirees. He received his J.D. from the Boston University School of Law and his B.A. from Trinity College.
Denise Fava has over 20 years experience working in Executive Administrative roles in the commercial real estate, non-profit and software development industries. Denise is enthusiastic, has exceptional interpersonal skills and thrives in working in a fast past environment.
She is passionate about causes and has worked with many non-profit organizations, including, Save the Children and buildOn. This passion led her to start her own business where she did consulting and event planning for non-profit organizations.
Jarred Herzberg is an analyst at The Sarachek Law FIrm. Jarred is a Certified Public Accountant with exceptional analytical skills having worked as a manager at KPMG and BDO performing financial audits and advisory services. He provided services for some of Canadas largest companies such as Rogers, BDO, Celestica and provided extensive services for the Nortel Canada bankruptcy. Jarred has a business degree with a specialization in finance and accounting from the University of Western Ontario.
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Zachary E. Mazur
Zachary E. Mazur is an international attorney specializing in insolvency, bankruptcy, and special situations. He brings a creativity to asset recovery that has proved crucial to our clients as they explore legal theories that lead to profitable monetization of impaired claims. Prior to working at Sarachek Law Firm, Zachary was a successful investor and entrepreneur, with a focus on claims in property foreclosures. He graduated from Yale College cum laude, earned his Bacharel in law at Mackenzie Rio Law School in Rio de Janeiro, then completed his LLM magna cum laude from Fordham Law School where he was recipient of the William Michael Treanor Award. He is admitted to practice in New York and Brazil and is fluent in Portuguese.
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Vice President Marketing
Barrett Mikelberg has over 10 years experience in Bankruptcy Opportunities and Special Investments. He has been on the forefront of major cases including Bernard L Madoff, MF Global, American Airlines, Stanford International Bank, Eastman Kodak, and hundreds of others. He is graduate of Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. With extensive experience in Investment Banking he adds a unique asset to our group of finding value in cases where clients are looking to recover funds.
Top Clients Include: Export Development Canada, GE Credit, Sony Pictures, Pilot Flying J, Conagra, Fuji Film, Sungard Data, TXU, Airgas, Johnson Controls, Petrobras, Hydrite, Euroclear Bank and many others
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Xiaoqi Zhang 张肖其
Xiaoqi is a second-year J.D. student at Fordham University School of Law, where he is a staff editor of Fordham Environmental Law Journal. Xiaoqi is interested in bankruptcy law and international commercial law and he is fluent in Mandarin and English. Prior to joining the Sarachek Law Firm, Xiaoqi was a legal assistant at Beijing Chongguang Law Firm where he assisted legal works in multi-language transactions involving cross-border M&A and restructuring. He received his M.A. from Fordham University and his B.S. from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, both in philosophy.