Rebecca Berrebi, Founder &CEO of Avenue 33, has worked in the business of litigation and special situations finance since 2016. Rebecca is a focused, commercially-minded problem-solver who understands today’s legal landscape and the financial realities of treating disputes as an asset. She has deep contacts and vast experience navigating legal, regulatory, enforcement, tax, capital markets and business concerns when structuring transactions, advising funds and investors on marketing and formulating strategies, leading to increased efficiency, cash savings and beneficial outcomes. Her clients include litigation finance funds, special situations funds, commercial companies, and law firms. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of Aventurine Capital Group, LLC.
Prior to working with Avenue 33, Rebecca was the Head of Corporate Affairs at a leading litigation/arbitration fund manager with over $2 billion AUM, overseeing dozens of actual and potential cross-border, complex litigation and arbitration finance transactions from inception, through investment management, until finalization. Rebecca has also served on several boards and committees of companies undergoing claims, including as the Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of Eco Oro Minerals Corp. (CSE: EOM). In addition to her litigation finance experience, Rebecca has also worked in communications and politics, and she has practiced law. She started her career after graduating from Duke University in the political affairs and public relations industry working at Edelman and a national political campaign. After earning her Juris Doctor from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, she practiced as a private equity M&A lawyer for several years at Kirkland & Ellis LLC before serving briefly as a consultant in the legal group of a global private equity fund.
To learn more about Rebecca, visit https://avenue33llc.com/professionals/
Marc J. Carmel is a member of McDonald Hopkins’ Business Restructuring Services Department and the founder and Co-Head of the firm’s Litigation Finance Group.
Marc has extensive experience in the litigation finance industry. At McDonald Hopkins, he represents clients in all aspects of the litigation finance industry, including plaintiffs and law firms seeking litigation funding, traditional and non-traditional litigation funders who provide litigation finance, and investors who provide capital to litigation funders. Before joining McDonald Hopkins, he was the leader of a litigation finance firm’s involvement in the bankruptcy and restructuring sector. While there, he was responsible for investment sourcing, due diligence, and monitoring of litigation finance investments.
Additionally, Marc has two decades of experience representing public and private companies, private equity and other investment firms, directors and executives, lenders, committees, and equityholders in a variety of distress and non-distress engagements. He regularly advises clients regarding strategic alternatives, including: out-of-court and in court restructurings and bankruptcies; mergers and acquisitions, refinancings, recapitalizations, and sales; and fiduciary duties and governance matters throughout the United States and internationally. Whenever necessary, he assists his clients with commercial litigation in insolvency matters.
Marc frequently writes and speaks about litigation finance. He is also an author and speaker on restructuring topics, with a focus on fiduciary duties, acquisitions of distressed assets, and cutting edge strategies and tactics to address bankruptcy issues.
Marc earned his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School and his Masters of Accounting and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees from the University of Michigan.
To learn more about Marc, visit https://mcdonaldhopkins.com/Team/Attorney/m/Marc-Carmel.