Michael Budwick, partner at Miami-based Meland Budwick, is best known for his work on some of the highest-profile financial crimes of the past two decades. He’s appeared on national television to chronicle his recovery efforts for the victims of multimillion and billion-dollar Ponzi schemes, from local scammers like Claudio Osorio to the $2 billion national scheme by Minnesota-based fraudster Tom Petters.

But lately, his primary focus has shifted to a reorganization spurred more by force majeure than outright greed. Budwick is counseling It’Sugar, a national boutique candy retailer with more than 100 locations, as it emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.