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Chapter 9 and Municipal Securitizations

Smith's Research & Gradings


Date: November 18, 2020

Time: 2:00PM - 2:30PM (EST)

Location: Online

Dedicated revenue structures and their close and evolving cousin, the municipal securitization, are in vogue. However, Puerto Rico precedent and the persistent pandemic have somewhat contradictorily undermined assumptions underlying such structures while at the same time making them more attractive and valuable in potentially distressed situations.  This panel will provide analysts the tools to evaluate these structures by exploring relevant questions, including: What are their legal underpinnings?  How strong are they?  Do they differ in the face of a potential Chapter 9 or PROMESA Title III? How are they best evaluated? And what protective provisions can and should the buy side demand?  


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.
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Eric R. Blythe


Eric R. Blythe is a Mintz attorney with deep capabilities in commercial litigation and lending, debt restructuring and workouts, distressed debt advising, and corporate and municipal reorganization. His clients have included lenders, secured and unsecured creditors, corporate borrowers, and bondholders.