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Ari Golson

Ari Golson is a principal and founding member of TWG. Mr. Golson is responsible for identifying and negotiating investment opportunities. He has negotiated the acquisition of more than $250,000,000 of Distressed Debt. He has primary responsibility for negotiating dispositions and debt and equity placements. Mr. Golson assists Mr. Goodman in all aspects of asset management and operations.

Mr. Golson is an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois. Prior to founding TWG, he practiced law with a mid-size litigation boutique. Mr. Golson received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from Lehigh University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his juris doctor from American University's Washington College of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review.

Andrew Goodman

Andrew Goodman is a principal and founding member of TWG. He is responsible for underwriting and analysis of all investment opportunities, as well as overseeing asset and property management for TWG's loan and property portfolio. He assists Mr. Golson in identifying investment opportunities, and in developing acquisition and investment strategies.

Mr. Goodman was formerly with JDI Realty, LLC where he specialized in underwriting high-yield commercial and industrial real estate loans and analyzing real estate portfolio acquisitions. Prior to his position with JDI, he was an associate with Heitman Capital Management, a national capital management firm specializing in real estate. Mr. Goodman received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University.

Victor Michel

Victor Michel is a principal and founding member of TWG. Mr. Michel serves as General Counsel to the company and its Affiliates. He is responsible for all transactional and legal aspects of TWG's loan and real estate acquisitions, dispositions, and financings. He manages the loan servicing platform, loss mitigation, and loan workouts.

Mr. Michel also oversees outside counsel for all litigation, foreclosure, bankruptcy, regulatory matters, tax credit matters, and real estate tax appeals. He assists Mr. Golson in identifying investment opportunities and in developing acquisition and investment strategies.

Mr. Michel is an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois. Prior to founding TWG, he was associate in the commercial practice of the Chicago law firm of Johnson & Bell, Ltd. His practice areas include residential and commercial foreclosure law, general real estate litigation, and commercial real estate transactions. Mr. Michel received his bachelor's degree in Arts & Sciences from Boston College. He received his juris doctor from American University's Washington College of Law.

Leslie Wasserman

Leslie Wasserman is Controller for TWG and its affiliates. She joined TWG in 2006. Ms. Wasserman is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois. She oversees an accounting department that has a broad range of responsibilities, including loan servicing, investments, financial reporting, regulatory compliance, and daily property management transactions. She develops and maintains procedures of the highest standards to maximize efficiency and strengthen internal controls on an ongoing basis.

Prior to joining TWG, Ms. Wasserman was a Senior Manager in the Chicago office of CBIZ, Inc. and Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. (formerly Philip Rootberg & Company, LLP), an accounting firm specializing in various aspects of the real estate industry. As a manager for more than ten years in the attestation and auditing department, Ms. Wasserman provided financial, tax, and business consulting services to partnerships, corporations, and individuals. Ms. Wasserman's primary clients included home builders and other real estate developers, commodity traders, health clubs, and property management companies. Ms. Wasserman received her Bachelor's degree in accounting, summa cum laude, from DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois.

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