Henry Lorber, Principal


Henry specializes in real estate receiverships, workouts and troubled debt restructuring—having developed the practical and anthropological skills necessary to resolve ownership transitions and conflicts profitably and peacefully. He has over 40 years of experience in successful and creative restructuring and disposition of troubled real estate assets. Henry finds the key to successful resolution lies in truly listening to the parties’ needs and concerns.

Henry previously served as a Vice President of Citicorp Real Estate, Inc. where he successfully restructured or liquidated over 100 individual real estate projects. He also successfully restructured or liquidated troubled commercial real estate assets from eight failed institutions as a F.A.D.A. Portfolio Manager for defaulted loans from F.S.L.I.C. failed institutions. Henry managed approximately 17,500 assets valued at over $6.5 billion while serving as Director of third party asset management (SAMDA) program for RTC Mid-Atlantic office. He provided commercial real estate consulting services to financial institutions and government agencies such as SwissRe, JE Robert, and the State of Maryland. Henry holds a B.A. from Hofstra University in psychology and attended the New York University Real Estate program.

Charlie Stanford, Managing Director


Charlie’s career has focused on receiverships, loan workouts and asset disposition. He has more than 35 years of experience in commercial lending, disposition of troubled assets and structured sales of non-performing loans and assets. As an experienced former Small Business Administration (SBA) lender, Charlie has evaluated and underwritten dozens of operating companies.  

Previously Charlie was the principal of an asset disposition firm, selling non-performing mortgage backed securities and overseeing the due diligence process for the assets. He also served as vice president of numerous regional banks servicing the banking needs of small and middle market corporate clients. Other previous roles include Asset Marketing Specialist with Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) disposing of loans of failed financial institutions, and Asset Specialist overseeing third party asset management (SAMDA) contractors for RTC. Charlie originated and serviced over $40 million SBA loans, successfully sold $175 million of non-performing multifamily and land assets, and successfully sold $98 million of non-performing multifamily assets. He earned a B.A. from Morehouse College in Business Administration / Accounting, as well as an MBA from SUNY Binghamton (Binghamton University) in Finance. Charlie is a licensed Real Estate Broker.

David Minkin, Corporate Advisor

Since graduating from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, David has been successfully supporting clients to meet or exceed their objectives for more than 30 years. Resisting the temptation to define the boundaries of what can and cannot be accomplished, he quickly gets to the essence of a challenge, analyzes the business and legal contexts and proposes reasonable, practical plans of action.

David has started, operated and managed law firms for over 25 years. He ran his own firm beginning in 1978, then Minkin & Snyder from 1986 through 2000, and subsequently the Atlanta office of Greenberg Traurig. He has applied the resulting understanding of business ownership in working with successful entrepreneurs, family businesses, start-up technology ventures, major oil companies, multinational banks and prominent real estate developers. David is consistently ranked among Georgia’s “Super Lawyers.”

David is an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law and previously taught at the College of Law at Georgia State. In addition, he has created business-development and worker-training programs for his clients. 

Theresa Brummer, Controller

Theresa has more than 30 years of experience in various areas of accounting, finance and operational management. Her areas of expertise include general accounting, inventory control and financial statement preparation; forensic accounting; business development; mergers, acquisitions, and liquidation of assets; development and preparation of business planning models; audit of existing accounting practices to identify and resolve control/compliance issues and identify opportunities for cost savings; and implementation and conversion of operational and general ledger systems. During her career, she has acted as a Division or District Controller for firms such asUPS Truck Leasing (A Subsidiary of United Parcel Service) and Gelco Truck Leasing (A Division of General Electric Capital). For the past several years, working with the HLA team (either at Hays Financial or at Henry Lorber & Associates), Theresa has been intimately involved with evry aspect of court appointed Receiverships and the reporting required by the courts in order to fulfil the obligations of the Receivership.

Mary Ellen "MaryEl" Tomter, Office Manager                                     

MaryEl is a results driven managerial professional with diverse experience achieving business objectives through strategic planning/execution of training for employees, customer service programs, public relations within the community, and marketing programs.  She is a motivated team player known for innovative concepts, a commitment to excellence and communicating technical and abstract concepts in simplified terms for broad audiences. MaryEl has acted as the office administrator for a commercial appraisal firm with two separate offices, the in-store educator for Whole Foods and the general manager for an Atlanta-based restaurant with over $1 Million in sales. As part of the HLA team, MaryEl is responsible for all aspects of management of the HLA team including banking relationships, computer and network maintenance and is an invaluable member of the team.