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Daniel S. Bleck

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Dan’s practice focuses on representing institutional investors, lenders and creditors in financial restructurings, litigation, and creditors’ rights.  Dan 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, Dan 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.

Dan is highly regarded for his client service and favorably recognized as one of today’s leading financial restructuring lawyers by key industry publications.  He has lectured on legal and technical matters within the municipal and restructuring fields and also serves on boards and committees for both charitable and bankruptcy-related organizations.

Representative cases:

  • Representation of Master Trustee and Bond Trustee in connection with Verity Health Systems, a California hospital system, with respect to bond obligations in excess of $425 million.
  • Representation of Bond Trustee in connection with East Jefferson District Hospital, a Louisiana hospital organization, with respect to bond obligations in excess of $120 million.
  • Representation of Bond Trustee in connection with five (5) CCRC Communities sponsored by SQLC with respect to bond obligations in excess of $500 million.
  • Representation of Bond Trustee in connection with Epworth Living at the Ranch, a CCRC located in Oklahoma, with respect to bond obligations in excess of $110 million.
  • Representation of Bond Trustee in connection with two separate wood pellet facilities owned and operated by entities located in Texas and Louisiana with bond obligations in excess of $500 million.
  • Representation of Construction Lender and Agent in connection with four (4) separate CCRC Communities sponsored by Erickson Retirement Communities LLC with respect to secured obligations in excess of $235 million.
  • Representation of Bond Trustee with respect to Southeast Missouri Hospital Association d/b/a SoutheastHealth Hospital, a hospital organization located in Missouri, with respect to bond obligations in excess of $30 million. 
  • Representation of Bond Trustee in connection with Adams County Hospital, an acute care regional hospital located in Ohio, with respect to bond obligations in excess of $27 million.
  • Representation of Bond Trust with respect to Park Place Christian Community of Elmhurst Project, a CCRC located in Illinois, with respect to bond obligations in excess of $130 million.
  • Representation of Bond Trustee in connection with a community hospital located in rural Georgia with respect to bond obligations in excess of $50 million.
  • Representation of Bond Trustee in connection with Clare Oaks, a CCRC located in Illinois, with respect to bond obligations in excess of $112 million.
  • Representation of Indenture Trustee in connection with The Amsterdam at Harborside, a CCRC located in New York, with respect to bond obligations in excess of $225 million. 
  • Representation of Bond Trustee in connection with Upstate Senior Living, Inc. d/b/a The Woodlands at Furman, a CCRC located in South Carolina, with respect to bond obligations in excess of $75 million.
  • Representation of Master Trustee in connection with Franciscan Communities St. Mary of the Woods, a CCRC located in Ohio, with respect to bond obligations in excess of $40 million.

Education

  • Boston University School of Law (JD)
  • Boston College (BA)

Experience

  • Representing the indenture trustee as the senior secured creditor in connection with a default relating to a resort in the Chesapeake Bay, MD area.
  • Represented the bond trustees as the senior secured creditors owed in excess of $330 million in Louisiana and $185 million in Texas in bankruptcy proceedings involving German Pellets and its US subsidiaries. We handled issues including: negotiating post-petition financing for each facility; litigating issues involving the single largest off-take agreement with a UK company relating to the LA facility; litigating various issues against the unsecured creditors committee in each bankruptcy involving the rights, claims, and collateral of the bond trustee; negotiating proposed sale of Louisiana facility; and overseeing the various insolvency matters pending in Germany.

Recognition & Awards

  • Chambers USA: Massachusetts – Bankruptcy/Restructuring (2004 – 2019)
  • Included on the Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights list (2006 – 2017)
  • Best Lawyers in America: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2011 – 2019)

Involvement

  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, National Federation of Municipal Analysts
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association
  • Board Member, The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism

Viewpoints

Dan Bleck was quoted in the Modern Healthcare article “Hospitals remain stressed, but don’t blame the ACA” addressing the misconception that the Affordable Care Act is the reigning force pushing healthcare providers into bankruptcy.

News & Press

Mintz partner and Massachusetts lawyer Julie Korostoff is one of 49 attorneys recognized as “Leaders in Their Fields” by the 2018 Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business guide. Chambers named Korostoff a “Recognized Practitioner” in Technology.
Fifty-one attorneys from Mintz have been named Massachusetts Super Lawyers for 2017 and thirty have been named Massachusetts Rising Stars.
Best Lawyers named 85 Mintz attorneys to its 2018 list of The Best Lawyers in America. In addition, Mintz attorneys Matthew J. Gardella and Samuel M. Tony Starr were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas.
Daniel S. Bleck, a Member of the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice at Mintz, has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.  The ceremony will take place on March 10 at the Smithsonian Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture in Washington, D.C.
Fifty-three Mintz attorneys have been named Massachusetts Super Lawyers for 2016 and thirty-one have been named Massachusetts Rising Stars. The findings will be published in the November 2016 issue of Boston Magazine and in a stand-alone magazine, New England Super Lawyers. 
William W. Kannel, Section Head of the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice, and Daniel S. Bleck, Member of the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice at Mintz, will speak at the High Yield Municipal Bond Conference presented by SMITH’s Research and Gradings.
Best Lawyers named 73 Mintz attorneys to its 2017 list of The Best Lawyers in America. Mintz attorneys selected for inclusion in this year’s list span 44 practice areas. 
Firm’s National Healthcare Practice, NY Corporate/M&A and Litigation: General Commercial Among Newest Rankings
The 2015 Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business guide names 52 Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.  attorneys as “Leaders in Their Fields.”

Events

Speaker
Jun
7
2019

Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor’s (AIRA) 35th Annual Bankruptcy & Restructuring Conference

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

Boston, MA

Panelist
Sep
30
2016

SMITH's High Yield Municipal Bond Conference

SMITH’s Research and Gradings

Greenwich, CT

Speaker
Nov
2
2015