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Corporate Development and Legal Executive Howard S. Lanznar Joins Mackinac Partners as Senior Advisor

June 27, 2017

Howard S. Lanznar, Senior Advisor

Bloomfield Hills, MI – June 27, 2017 – Mackinac Partners, a leading financial advisory, turnaround management and restructuring firm, today announced the addition of highly accomplished corporate growth, restructuring and legal executive Howard S. Lanznar as Senior Advisor.

Howard S. Lanznar, who has served as a C-level corporate executive and senior legal counselor across firms that include Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Diamond Resorts International and Fruit of the Loom Inc., brings 40 years of growth, strategy, M&A, restructuring and legal advisory experience to the firm. He has led transactional growth, legal, compliance, risk management and security related functions for companies and clients on a global level and he was a key member of the Diamond Resorts International senior team that generated dramatic growth of revenues and EBITDA leading to the sale of that company in 2016.

Lanznar has also served as a counselor and strategic advisor to Boards, Board Committees, and executive stakeholders and has served as outsourced General Counsel to many clients.  At Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Lanznar facilitated many public and private mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, compliance programs, financings, joint ventures, and cross-border transactions. Lanznar also has significant experience working with distressed businesses, their owners, directors, creditors and advisors in turnarounds, restructurings/re-capitalizations, and asset sale scenarios.

“We are very pleased to welcome Howard Lanznar as a Senior Advisor to our team,” Weissenborn said. “Howard has tremendous experience in transactional growth and development, as well as in facilitating restructurings, recapitalizations, and helping constituents in distressed debt and turnaround scenarios, including the ongoing mitigation of transactional and operational risks.”

Lanznar, who has received strong industry recognition including Chambers USA’s America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2009-2016) and The Best Lawyers in America (2010-2017), has served as an attorney for constituencies in transactions local and global, facilitating deals in both strategic M&A and turnaround scenarios that have driven increased stakeholder value.

“We are excited for the opportunity to leverage Howard’s insights and expertise across our senior team and with our client stakeholders,” Weissenborn added.