Okay, my idea is, we find someone
like a Jo Wilf, or an Arthur Taub
and we get them to buy about
$300 million of debt
and then pay 80-90 cents on the dollar.
And let's say it's Jo Wilf,
he walks away with $30-40 million.
This is good.
I've thought it through, I know.
I just got to find someone
who can actually do this.
I take my seven percent.
You set it up, you get a finder's fee...
It's a lot of money.
And everybody wins.
Isn't this the scale?
The kind of deal that
Jo Wilf is looking for right now?
Yes, but I don't have direct contact
with Wilf. You know that, right?
Yeah, but you have friends there. Don't you?
I mean, this is your circle, right?
Yeah. Bill Kavish. You know him?
He works for Wilf. He is a friend.
- Do you know his name?
- You know his family.
You remember him?
He got into some kind of trouble.
He was caught taking some money.
I don't know exactly
what happened there, but...
He was fired.
His wife left him.
Kids turned their backs on him.
He died alone and penniless.
- Bill is his youngest son.
- Introduce me to Bill.
I can give you his e-mail,
but I prefer not to send
a formal introduction, you know?
We represent clients
that do business with them...
I don't want to look like
I'm asking him for a favor.
Can I say that we're related?
- Can I say that I'm your uncle?
No. No. Don't make it a family thing.
It doesn't sound good.
It might not be a good idea
to mention my name.
Okay, you can say you know me.
Yeah, but please don't tell him
you got his address from me.
Look, I'm sorry I can't be more helpful.
You're like a drowning man
trying to wave at an ocean liner.
Jo Wilf is an ocean liner.
He doesn't see any of us. (CHUCKLES)
But I'm a good swimmer.
- Don't forget that.
As long as my head is above water...
Good morning, Bill.
What the f***? Are you stalking me now?
No, I just need
a couple of minutes of your time.
I know you're busy.
Philip Cohen might have mentioned me.
No. This is my private time.
Please respect that. Call the office.
Does Philip know you're here?
- How did you even find me?
- It's just a business opportunity.
Look, I wouldn't be here
if it wasn't time-sensitive. Let me explain.
- Give me one minute.
A very high official...
I can't mention his name right now.
Made me an offer
to sell his country's tax receivables
on the dollar...
Excuse me. I have to leave.
This is unacceptable, please.
Bill. Bill, no, I wouldn't be doing this
if I didn't think it was worth Jo's time.
Good things come in surprising ways.
You never know.
You never know, right?
I mean, what, worse comes to worse,
he kicks me out the door.
he kicks me out the door.
It is my job to keep people like you away.
Don't you get that?
- So please, respect my position.
I'm sorry. I don't know what else to say.
So I'll tell my partners
that we had a good conversation.
And we'll see what happens. Okay?
Thank you, Bill.
It's not just about this one deal.
It's about connecting to people
at the level of Wilf or Taub.
If only it were that easy.
I'm meeting a very high Israeli official
at a conference later today.
All I need is to get my Israeli
in a room with one of these guys.
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