Amid growing concerns around municipal bankruptcies, Bill Kannel a member of the Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Commercial Law Practice at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. is speaking at the National Federation of Municipal Analysts (NFMA) Advanced Seminar on Electric and Water Utilities. The seminar is taking place February 3 and 4th at the Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California.
Mr. Kannel's topic at the seminar will be Impact of the Great Recession: Not Even the "Essential Service" Utility Providers are Immune. He will be discussing the impact the recession has had on the credit quality of municipal electric water utilities, as well as providing an informative update on municipal bankruptcies.
Mr. Kannel practices primarily in the area of commercial law, workouts and corporate reorganization. He has represented various institutional lenders, indenture trustees, bondholders, other creditors, debtors, and trustees in all manner of insolvency proceedings in courts throughout the United States. His industry experience encompasses municipalities, airlines, hospitals and other health care facilities, retail, telecom, energy and clean tech, waste disposal, military housing, hotels and educational institutions. He has substantial experience in all phases of bankruptcy litigation, practice and case management from both the debtor and creditor’s perspective including relief from stay, adequate protection, valuation, preference, fraudulent transfer, subordination, competing plan and appellate litigation. In addition to his specialty in negotiating sales of troubled companies and assets, both in and out of bankruptcy, Mr. Kannel also advises creditors in municipal bankruptcies.
For more information about NFMA event, visit www.nfma.org.