In a statement, Christie spokesman Brian T. Murray said: "From the start, it was made clear that Kevyn Orr would lend his expertise as a short-term consultant to Kevin Lavin, who continues to lead all efforts to review and improve the operations, finances and culture of Atlantic City's government to bring long-term stability to the resort town. Kevyn Orr will finalize his work by the end of the month, as the emergency management team continues its efforts to stabilize the city's finances and releases its next assessment report in June."
Lavin is also reportedly in the process of hiring restructuring attorneys to mediate with Atlantic City's unions and creditors, including Borgata, which is owed about $130 million in tax appeal settlements. Murray said Monday that retired New Jersey bankruptcy judge Donald Steckroth had been brought on to the Atlantic City team. "Naturally, legal counsel with exactly this financial expertise would be engaged as part of the ongoing reform efforts underway in Atlantic City,” he said in a statement.