Distressed Asset Services

Distressed Asset Services - Replevin/Recovery/Disposition Services

For over 40-years, EDS’ Distressed Asset Systems® Group has skillfully and judiciously represented the world’s leading financial institutions, attorneys and law firms, creditors, investors, and myriad others in commercial foreclosures and distressed asset dispositions, and our award-winning services have generated and returned hundreds-of-millions-of-dollars to our clients’ treasuries. We are recognized throughout the world as the industry gold standard.

EDS specializes in providing 24/7/365 onsite interim-crisis Receiver/Keeper (Louisiana) management teams to operate troubled accounts facing operational and financial difficulties. We are particularly skilled in providing transitional management in highly contentious special asset and special situations and in handling all efforts related to the wind-down, disposition, and liquidation of industrial, manufacturing, and distribution plants and facilities, and environmentally impaired assets, real and moveable.

Our award-winning Asset Recovery /Replevin Services have earned us the distinction of being the only court appointed-fiduciary in the country that the United States Environmental Protection Agency allows conducting Court Appointed Receiver/Keeper services for secured creditors on active Superfund Sites. Additionally, EDS is pleased to provide Keeper services to the United States Marshals Service.

Our distressed asset dispositions specialists marshal onsite 24/7/365 throughout the world to secure, protect, preserve, maintain, and enhance the going-concern value of the businesses and business assets that might otherwise be lost during bankruptcies, foreclosures, restructuring, and replevin actions while actively pursuing permanent solutions.

EDS’ Asset Recovery Centers of America® unit owns/operates strategically located multi-purpose venues to store and remarket recover assets. Our full-service Recovery Centers fulfill our unique capacity to immediately marshal our clients’ recovered moveable assets, air, land, and marine, to our secure facilities for disposition. Our flagship Recovery Center is the Port of Slidell in Slidell, Louisiana (Greater Gulf South, USA).


Today’s business climate and environmental concerns dictate that distressed assets dispositions must be handled by seasoned—practiced—experienced professionals who keenly appreciate the legal exposures, environmental risks, and lender responsibilities surrounding these activities.

It is often said that ‘liquidation is an art’ and that ‘art is in the eye of the beholder’. Think of a Picasso and a Velvet-Elvis. While both are appreciated by their respective audience as ‘art’—in both appreciation and value—they are worlds apart. To appreciate EDS’ artistry in distressed asset dispositions is to appreciate the difference. We are not dot-com auctioneer’s, used equipment jockeys, nor two-bubba’s-and-a-truck. Our distressed asset specialists are practiced artists that provide secured creditors with the professional alternative.

Our practiced commercial loss mitigation and distressed asset disposition methodology and techniques are commensurate with the clients’ best interests.  Our fee structure is incentive-based and promotes results that often exceed our clients’ established goals. This ensures the highest and best values for our clients in the conversion of their special assets and special situations to cash and relieves them of the frustrations, limitations, and especially the risks so often associated with such questionable Velvet-Elvi’.

Our comprehensive commercial loss mitigation and distressed asset disposition services include 24/7/365 Receivers/Keepers, dismantling, shipping, storing, maintenance, repair, and remarketing. We are particularly skilled at handling marine-related machinery and equipment, land-based and floating assets e.g., inland vessels, work-boats, barges, cranes, drilling equipment, marine equipment, and cargoes along the Greater Gulf Coast of the United States at our flagship Recovery Center, the Port of Slidell in Slidell, Louisiana (Greater Gulf South, USA). Our asset recovery technicians are specifically trained in machinery and equipment removal, and our practiced methods and procedures serve to protect and enhance the value of our client’s assets, unlike lesser, Velvet-Elvi’, equipment maulers so often associated with such activities.

Our asset remarketing efforts are handled by our polished global market-makers who are particularly skilled in building markets and in seeking out and identifying end-user purchasers, not middlemen nor dealers, for secure private-treaty sales. These efforts translate into significantly greater returns for our clients. Remarketing can be accomplished either on-site or from one of our strategically located Asset Recovery Centers of America® venues.

The choice is yours… PICASSO OR VELVET-ELVIS…