Mintz attorneys P. Miyoko Sato and Daniel Bleck will be participating in panels at the 35th Annual Bankruptcy & Restructuring Conference in Boston, hosted by the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors (AIRA).
On Thursday, June 6 from 9:30 – 10:45, during “The Fate of Higher Education,” Ms. Sato and her fellow panelists will discuss how many liberal arts colleges are failing due to falling enrollment, high fixed costs and leadership that doesn’t know what to do. The group will address how government agencies have shown an increased interest in these colleges, forcing them to find an alternative or announce the closure of a college much sooner than they would like. The Board of Trustees are “in the know,” making these decisions and have a fiduciary duty, but to whom? Is it the students, is it the professors or is it the not for profit (for those that are) sector? Can you merge or sell a college as a going concern where the closure has been announced or is the only option an asset sale? These questions and more will be addressed.
On Friday, June 7 from 11:00 – 12:00, Mr. Bleck will speak on a panel titled, “Healthcare Consolidation and Collaboration – Who Will Be the Winners and Who Will Be the Losers? Managing Constituents in the Face of Industry Disruption and Change.” The speakers will investigate current trends in consolidation, collaboration and integration within the Healthcare industry, and, the causes of those trends. They will touch on the disruptors – and the turmoil they are causing – in the industry, and the resulting impact on the constituents involved in a healthcare workout, receivership or proceeding under the Bankruptcy Code.
The annual AIRA conference will take place this year from June 5-8, and will offer in-depth educational sessions, two all-day seminars, and 18 presentations on the latest issues and trends in bankruptcy and restructuring.
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