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Three Mintz Attorneys Named Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Leaders by Lawdragon in 2022

Boston, MA Mintz is pleased to announce that William Kannel, Daniel Bleck, and Paul Ricotta have been named to the Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers list, which honors attorneys who “dazzle in financial restructuring” and help distressed companies find financing and acquirers.

As Chair of Mintz’s national and highly regarded Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice, Mr. Kannel has extensive experience in corporate and municipal reorganizations and debt restructurings both in and out of court. He represents creditors and debtors across a wide range of industries throughout the country in all phases of distressed debt negotiations, bankruptcy litigation, and distressed asset acquisitions. He is recognized as one of the leading attorneys in the nation for his work representing bond trustees and bondholders in Chapter 9 bankruptcies and other governmental and municipal insolvencies.

Mr. Bleck focuses his practice on representing institutional investors, lenders and creditors in financial restructurings, litigation, and creditors’ rights. He is predominately known for his representation of bondholders, bond trustees and other creditor groups in various distressed continuing care retirement communities and health care related entities nationwide. In addition, Mr. Bleck has a broad practice in representing distressed tax-exempt debt holders in a number of other sectors ranging from hospitality and manufacturing to clients in distressed acquisitions and divestitures.

Mr. Ricotta has more than 35 years of experience representing debtors and creditors in workouts, restructurings, and commercial bankruptcy proceedings and in commercial finance transactions. He has developed a national reputation representing bondholders and indenture trustees (particularly in connection with tax-exempt bond debt) in workouts and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases throughout the country. He is also counsel to debtors, unsecured creditors' committees, secured lenders of various lien priorities, major trade vendors, landlords and tenants, equity holders, and buyers of many different types of assets in bankruptcy proceedings, both domestically and internationally.

Lawdragon is a legal media company that provides online news and editorial features. Their 500 list has become a prestigious annual honor that recognizes elite professionals in all practice areas. The list of 500 was selected by the Lawdragon editorial board through submissions, journalistic research and editorial vetting from a board of peers and clients.

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