Edward T. Gavin IV, CTP

Ted Gavin is our exclusively recommended Corporate Recovery Services expert in Delaware on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ted directly using the contact details listed above.

Ted is a Certified Turnaround Professional and the managing partner of Gavin/Solmonese. He has over 20 years of experience working with distressed companies and their stakeholders in diverse industries, including retail, transportation, regulated and non-regulated manufacturing, pharmaceutical and healthcare, professional services, construction, and metal-forming. He has served in leadership roles in engineering, manufacturing, information technology, and regulatory affairs functions. Ted has extensive experience in strategic planning and process re-engineering, with hands-on management experience in non-profit, for-profit, and public sector operations. Ted testifies frequently as an expert witness on matters such as ordinary course of business issues in preference litigation, as well as on fiduciary duties of management in distressed companies.

Firm Overview:

Gavin/Solmonese redefines the traditional model of corporate consulting. We tackle difficult problems by applying strategic vision and leadership at every level of restructuring, recovery, and growth. Helping companies successfully define their place in today’s evolving market is our singular objective.

Using our collective experience and deep understanding of social, political, and economic issues, we guide your organisation through today’s tough business challenges — regardless of the issue.

We’re hands-on and experienced in the difficulties many organisations face, including:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Sluggish leadership
  • M&A
  • Stalled negotiations
  • Valuation disputes
  • Brand inertia
  • Ineffective public profile

Gavin/Solmonese leads companies through solutions that directly improve the bottom line.

Elle Van Dahlgren, Esq.

Elle Van Dahlgren advises clients on matters relating to estate planning, including powers of attorney, advance health care directives, wills, revocable trusts, supplemental needs trusts (also called “special needs” trusts), irrevocable life insurance trusts, and asset protection. Her work encompasses all aspects of wills and trusts in Delaware and Pennsylvania, including probate of wills, the marshalling and inventory of assets, and the administration of living and testamentary trusts. In addition, Elle provides counsel on planning for long-term care needs and Medicaid qualification for residents of Delaware.

Elle frequently assists clients in adult guardianship proceedings and petitions relating to probate or trust administration in the Delaware Court of Chancery and in Pennsylvania Orphans Court. She advocates on behalf of proposed guardians and persons with a disability to pursue the best interests of elderly persons and persons with a disability in Delaware.

Elle prides herself on working hand in hand with her clients to ensure that they meet the goals of their case while also minimising stress and ensuring all of her clients understand what is happening in their case. She enjoys explaining things to her clients in a way that they find comforting and approachable.

Elle enjoys presenting and educating colleagues and members of the community about estate planning, probate, and adult guardianship proceedings in the Court of Chancery.