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Howard Bernstein founder JH Chapman firm joins Marina Capital Partners



Los Angeles, CA —Howard Bernstein has joined Marina Capital Partners as a Strategic Advisory Partner
Mr. Bernstein brings over forty years+ experience in corporate financing, accounting,  buy/sell transactions, originating, structuring, executing,managing mergers and acquisition transactions;  including senior debt financing and advisory services for middle market companies. Founder of Howard Bernstein Group in Chicago.

Mr. Bernstein was the co-founder and served as CEO of the Bernstein and Bank LTD accounting firm which became one of the most respected firms serving Midwest based small and medium sized clients. He built the firm to 90 employees and sold the firm.

In 1982, Mr. Bernstein was the co-founder and a director of J.H. Chapman Group a prestigious middle market food investment bank.  The firm has a thirty year history with extensive experience in the food & beverage industry.

During Mr. Bernstein’s tenure at J.H. Chapman, he completed numerous transactions for the firm’s clients, negotiated joint ventures and transactions for the sale and purchase of businesses. Howard is especially skilled in transactions involving complex taxation situations and transactions involving family-owned companies.

Mr. Bernstein has frequently spoken for food-related organizations such as; International Food Manufacturers Association, Food Marketing Institute, National Frozen Food Association, National Association of Meat Purveyors, and National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association. He has published several articles on tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, and financial management for food and food-related industries.

Mr. Bernstein graduated with honors with a B.A. in Business & Accounting from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Northwestern University.