Our Team

Picture David Gleeson
Restructuring & Insolvency Partner

David has developed a wealth of experience in the area of Restructuring & Insolvency over many years, particularly in effecting the turnaround and restructuring of financially distressed businesses to avoid insolvency processes.

His experience is across a broad range of industries and he has acted as Examiner, Liquidator, and Receiver on numerous cases. He frequently carries out independent financial reviews on behalf of various banks and financial institutions for companies who encounter business difficulties.

David is also a member of the Irish Society of Insolvency Practitioners (ISIP) and the European Insolvency Practitioners Association (INSOL Europe) and a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

He frequently lectures and speaks in his specialist area to educational bodies, practitioners and business audiences and is regularly quoted in the business and general media on Restructuring & Insolvency related topics.

Email: dgleeson@rbk.ie

Brendan O'Donoghue Brendan O'Donoghue
Restructuring & Insolvency Partner

Brendan, who is an Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland, brings you 20 years experience in the specialist area of restructuring and insolvency.

He is experienced in all forms of corporate insolvency including voluntary  liquidations (both Creditors Voluntary & High Court), receiverships, examinerships, restructuring, litigation support and forensic accounting assignments.

Brendan is a member of the Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies in Ireland (CCABI Insolvency) and Chairman of the Insolvency Sub-Committee of the Irish Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland.  He is also a founding member of the Irish Society of Insolvency Practitioners (ISIP) and a member of the European Insolvency Practitioners Association (INSOL Europe). Brendan is authorised by the Insolvency Service of Ireland to carry on practice as a personal insolvency practitioner.

He has written and lectured extensively on Restructuring and Insolvency related topics and is frequently quoted in business publications and the general media.

Email: bodonoghue@rbk.ie

Joe Cleary
Restructuring Services Partner 

Joe joined Russell Brennan Keane in 1987 and has been a Partner since 2000.  Through this time, he has played a leading role in the development of the firm and its clients.  Coinciding with a period of rapid growth in our economy, Joe was lead advisor to a number of large indigenous property and construction clients who were a core part of the Firms services characterised by large bank, private funding and project management assignments.

Joe has an in-depth understanding of the complexities and challenges facing many large scale businesses particularly those in the construction, development, hotel and on a niche level, the motor sectors.  He has direct practical experience with large scale projects both for existing and new clients involving restructuring, negotiation of legal and financial agreements, structuring complex property and tax based incentive schemes and project fundraising.

Additionally, Joe has been the Firms lead adviser for a number of acquisition and disposal transactions in the Life Sciences / Medical Device sector involving co-ordination of various professional advisers, interaction with Legal teams, Venture Capitalist firms, Bankers and State organisations.

Email: jcleary@rbk.ie

Tom Donohue
Head of Corporate Advisory 

With over 30 years experience, Tom has spearheaded the creation and development of the Firms Taxation Department and as a result of which the firm has become widely recognised for its specialist knowledge of tax based schemes, corporate structures, tax based financing and succession planning.

As a leading corporate adviser Tom specialises in  working closely with clients across a broad range of sectors and focuses on advising businesses through restructure to successfully navigate the current challenges.

Tom specialises in assisting entrepreneurs with Bank and private funding for developing and emerging businesses with particular expertise in the technology and bio science and medical sectors. He has a unique understanding of the property market and owner managed sectors.

Email: tdonohue@rbk.ie