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Smith's High Yield Municipal Bond Conference

Puerto Rico Panel: When Politics Fail


Date: October 3, 2019

Time: 8:30AM - 10:00AM (EST)

Location: Greenwich, CT

Bill Kannel will be moderating a panel entitled, "Puerto Rico Panel: When Politics Fail" at Smith's High Yield Municipal Bond Conference.

The politics of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico created a complete social meltdown during the hot days of the summer. While the release of 800 pages of Telegram Messages between the Governor and 11 of his officers prompted 100,000s of people to demand his resignation, it was only the final event in a long sad series of corruption. No discussion of Puerto Rico's financial situation or political well-being would be complete with out the Commonwealth's retirees who must compete with bondholders to be paid.
Bill Kannel
The Honorable Carmelo Rios
Senate of  Puerto Rico
Ian Rogow
Vice President, Co-Head Municipal Bond Research
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Sean Gumbs
Senior Managing Director
FTI Consulting
Manny Mirabel
Urban Connective Solutions, Inc.


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William W. Kannel


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.