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Seth R. Freeman, CIRA, CTP
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Seth  R. Freeman, CIRA, CTP

Seth R. Freeman, CIRA, CTP

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Seth R, Freeman, CIRA, CTP (Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor and Certified Turnaround Professional) is a Senior Managing Director of GlassRatner Advisory and Capital Group, Inc.  He is leading the EB-5 Practice.  The professionals at www.GlassRatner.com, are uniquely qualified to assist EB-5 investors, lenders, securities attorneys, immigration attorneys, project sponsors and Regional Centers in addressing Redeployment issues, underperforming, distressed and fraud related situations.  We have 105 professionals located in 14 offices.  We routinely serve as receivers, trustees, replacement general partners, construction completion managers and structure financing.

We provide Independent Assessments of Proposed Redeployment of Investor Funds.

GlassRatner has a large team of CPA's with specialized backgrounds in forensic investigations, valuations, litigation support, expert witness and testifying witnesses.  The Firm is routinely recognized by the legal community as one of the number one providers in the country. GlassRatner has a dedicated practice to solving complex real estate problems.

GlassRatner is a B. Riley Financial company, that is listed on the NASDAQ (Symbol: RILY) with a market cap as of 11-August-2018 of approximately $599 Million and 1,000 employees. Its full range of financial services, including FINRA registered investment banking, provides deep resources and expertise to our clients.

Seth has over 30 years’ experience as a Turnaround Manager, Restructuring and Insolvency professional with extensive experience serving in the role of Chief Restructuring Officer, receiver, assignee, replacement General Partner or LLC Manager and has been appointed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court as Financial Advisor in Chapter 11 cases.  He is a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA) [see https://www.aira.org/cira]  Seth also provides litigation support performing forensic and operational due diligence and examinations, expert witness and fraud recovery.  He has provided crisis communications strategy advice to troubled operators and boards.  We have a Hong Kong subsidiary with Mandarin speaking senior management located in Hong Kong and Shenzhen to assist local investors, legal counsel and agents.

Seth has extensive experience in all phases of the real estate investment and development business. He has been continuously licensed by the California Department since 1984 and also holds a California General Contractor License. 

Seth R. Freeman was previously the CEO and co-founder of EM Capital Management, a global proprietary investor, investment manager and consulting firm specializing in emerging and frontier markets and cross-border restructuring and insolvency. He is a Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (CIRA) granted by AIRA with extensive U.S. and cross-border experience. He is qualified to be appointed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court as restructuring or financial advisor.

​Seth is a cross-cultural serial entrepreneur with over 35 years of broad experience as initiator/leader and/or team member of complex buy-outs, distressed asset management and dispositions, business start-ups, real estate projects, private equity investments and organizer and senior portfolio manager of a 40 Act India-focused  mutual fund.  

His skills and expertise includes deal origination, structuring and financing, quantitative analysis, due diligence, global regulation and tax, operational and financial improvement, restructuring and insolvency. 

Seth has substantial investment and consulting experience in U.S., India, China and Latin America. He has organized a 40 Act mutual fund and several private funds. 

Seth is a frequent contributor on business news television channels such as Bloomberg TV, CNBC, CNBC Awaaz, NDTV-Profit, ET Now (Reuters India) and publications such as Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters and business press in India. He is a frequent speaker at professional conferences and MBA programs at Wharton, Harvard, University of Chicago Booth, NYU Stern, Thunderbird, Columbia, UC Berkeley Haas and Georgetown. 

BIO

Seth R, Freeman, CIRA, CTP (Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor and Certified Turnaround Professional) is a Senior Managing Director of GlassRatner Advisory and Capital Group, Inc.  He is leading the EB-5 Practice.  The professionals at www.GlassRatner.com, are uniquely qualified to assist EB-5 investors, lenders, securities attorneys, immigration attorneys, project sponsors and Regional Centers in addressing Redeployment issues, underperforming, distressed and fraud related situations.  We have 105 professionals located in 14 offices.

We provide Independent Assessments of Proposed Redeployment of Investor Funds.

GlassRatner has a large team of CPA's with specialized backgrounds in forensic investigations, valuations, litigation support, expert witness and testifying witnesses.  The Firm is routinely recognized by the legal community as one of the number one providers in the country. GlassRatner has a dedicated practice group that solves complex real estate problems.

GlassRatner is a B. Riley Financial company, that is listed on the NASDAQ (Symbol: RILY) with a market cap as of 11-August-2018 of approximately $599 Million and 1,000 employees. Its full range of financial services, including investment banking, provides deep resources and expertise to our clients.

Michael Changyao Chen, bilingual CEO of EM Capital China, located in Shenzhen, assists Chinese investors and agents concerned with the status and integrity of their EB-5 investments, particularly in light of U.S. headlines of EB-5 fraud and operational problems putting their investment and green cards at risk. 

Seth R. Freeman has been active in India since 2004 and has an extensive professional network in India to assist Indian investors seeking EB-5 related advice, independent due diligence and on-going investment monitoring.  He appears frequently on India's BTVI, CNBC, BloombergQuint, ETNow and NDTV.

Please also see:  www.glassratner.com and www.brileyfin.com

Seth and his firm is available to perform EB-5 deep due diligence, ongoing monitoring and reporting to enhance investment, financial and operational risk management for all stakeholders.

Seth has over 30 years’ experience as a Turnaround Manager, Restructuring and Insolvency professional with extensive experience serving in the role of Chief Restructuring Officer, receiver, assignee, replacement General Partner or LLC Manager and has been appointed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court as Financial Advisor in Chapter 11 cases.  He is a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA) [see https://www.aira.org/cira]  Seth also provides litigation support performing forensic and operational due diligence and examinations, expert witness and fraud recovery.  He has provided crisis communications strategy advice to troubled operators and boards.  We have a Hong Kong subsidiary with Mandarin speaking senior management located in Hong Kong and Shenzhen to assist local investors, legal counsel and agents.

Seth has extensive experience in all phases of the real estate investment and development business. He has been continuously licensed by the California Department of Real Estate since 1984 and also holds a California General Contractor License. 

He is a principal investor and senior manager with substantial international, cross-border experience. He is the CEO of EM Capital Global Advisors, a division of EM Capital Management, LLC and its China affiliate, EM Capital Management (Hong Kong) Ltd. Seth’s experience as a hands-on principal provides his clients highly pragmatic and effective problem-solving and execution.

Seth is uniquely qualified to assist EB-5 Investors and Sponsors.  Michael (Changyao) Chen, CEO of EM Capital Management (Hong Kong) Ltd. is available to assist Mandarin speakers.

Turnaround Management, Restructuring and Insolvency

Seth’s consulting practice and engagements cover the full spectrum of financial and operational due diligence, turnaround management, restructuring and insolvency—in and out of Chapter 11 including: crisis management, corporate and asset acquisition and disposition, financial strategies, cash-flow management, operational cost reduction, marketing and sales, new product development and launch, lender/creditor negotiations, labor negotiations, structuring and raising equity and debt, fiduciary and litigation support services. Seth is a Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (CIRA), a former Chairman of the Editorial Board of the TMA “Journal of Corporate Renewal” and past director and officer of TMA Northern California Chapter. Seth has served on the faculty of the CFA International Asset Based Financing seminar. He has been an invited speaker at over 50 professional events and leading MBA programs, including Wharton, Harvard, Haas, NYU Stern and Chicago Booth; and frequently contributes on Bloomberg TV and CNBC. Seth earned an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird.

Underperforming & Distressed Real Estate and Debt Portfolios

Seth has extensive real estate investment and development, equity and debt and distressed debt experience, as principal, general partner, advisor and fiduciary. He consults on underperforming projects, acquisition due diligence and rehabilitation and development feasibility, workouts, structuring and arranging senior, junior, mezzanine, unitranche and private financing and distressed debt portfolio due diligence and sale strategy and execution. His development and asset management experience includes hotels, apartment and office complexes, industrial and warehouses, resorts, movie theaters, shopping centers, operating companies and mortgage loan portfolios.  He consulted for a unit of the Mexican Central Bank on the sale strategy, due diligence and sale execution of a $1,000,000,000 portfolio of NPA and NPL assets from intervened banks.  He has been a California licensed real estate broker for nearly 30 years.  He is also a California licensed General Building Contractor and Sheet Metal Contractor.  

Emerging Markets Private Equity and Equities – China, India & Vietnam

In addition to restructuring and turnaround management, Seth has over ten years’ experience as an emerging markets investment manager. He co-founded a SEC registered investment adviser and led the creation and portfolio management of one of the first India focused U.S. 40 Act mutual funds and hedge funds with peak assets over $100,000,000. He obtained licenses from Indian and Vietnam securities regulators to invest directly in these markets and structured and served as a director of three off-shore tax efficient vehicles. Senior advisors include a former chairman of SEBI, the Indian securities regulator.

Mentions

  • Seth R. Freeman, CIRA Quoted in Center for Immigration Studies (www.cis.org) Article on Redeployment of EB-5 Investment Cash While Waiting for USCIS EB-5 Visa Processing
  • Seth R. Freeman: Fed To Maintain Status Quo
  • Seth R. Freeman, CIRA, EM Capital Management, quoted in The Real Deal NY, May 9, 2017  on Kushner Family Beijing Presentation and EB-5 Investor Disclosures
  • Seth R. Freeman, BTVI.in TV Interviews
  • EM Capital Global Advisors has established an international practice group focused on assisting the full range of EB-5 stakeholders in troubled, fraud-related and underperforming EB-5 investments and litigation.

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Seth Freeman, Global CEO and Michael Chen, China CEO in Shenzhen Office

Seth Freeman, Global CEO and Michael Chen, China CEO in Shenzhen Office

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    EM Capital General Counsel, Bill Cosden and EM Capital Hong Kong CEO, Michael Changyao Chen

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