Steve Smith - Restructuring & Insolvency Partner
Steve Smith leads Mercer & Hole’s Restructuring & Insolvency services across all three of Mercer & Hole’s offices.
Steve specialises in designing business reorganisation strategies for owner managed businesses, with a particular focus on business rescue and turnaround. Steve’s experience of insolvency processes include administrations and voluntary arrangements, as well as administrative receiverships, MBOs from administration, section 110 reorganisations, bankruptcies and liquidations.
Steve has practised as both a General Practice and Restructuring & Insolvency partner at Mercer & Hole. His accounting and business advisory experience enables him to work effectively with stakeholders in pursuing viable commercial alternatives, avoiding an insolvency process if at all possible. In addition, Steve remains focused on maximising tax planning opportunities, as well as finding practical and commercial alternatives for businesses in financial distress. His broad range of general practice clients included those in the engineering, construction, retail, professional practices, services, IT and not-for-profit sectors.
Steve takes very seriously his wish to create viable on-going businesses which rescue employment, the personal livelihoods of those in the business and creates opportunities for all stakeholders to minimise their potential loss.
Steve was appointed a partner with Mercer & Hole in 1983. Having joined the firm early in his career, Steve left and spent three years with Price Waterhouse. He obtained his Insolvency Practitioners’ Licence in 1986.
In his leisure time Steve enjoys walking, spending time with his family and watching Arsenal FC.