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Detroit and Puerto Rico

Minnesota Society of Municipal Analysts


Date: June 18, 2015

Time: 8:00AM - 9:00AM

Location: Minneapolis, MN


  • Lessons Learned from the Chapter 9 Case of Detroit and Recent Developments in Puerto Rico


The National Federation of Municipal Analysts (NFMA) was chartered in 1983. It is a not-for-profit association with the goals of promoting professionalism in municipal credit analysis and furthering the skill level of its members through educational programs and industry communication, providing an informed perspective in the formulation of legal and regulatory matters relating to the municipal finance industry, and facilitating the flow of information between investors and issuing entities.

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William W. Kannel is a bankruptcy attorney at Mintz. Bill has experience in corporate reorganizations and municipal Chapter 9 and debt restructurings. He represents both creditors and debtors in all phases of distressed debt negotiations, bankruptcy litigation, and distressed asset acquisitions.