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Daniel S. Bleck


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Dan’s bankruptcy practice covers a wide range of complex and diverse issues involving litigation, insolvency matters, workouts, and creditors’ rights. He is predominately known in the industry for his representation of bond trustees and bondholders involving continuing care retirement communities as well as other health care related entities nationwide. Dan also focuses his practice in representing distressed tax-exempt debt in a number of different spaces including hospitality and manufacturing.

In addition, Dan represents clients in distressed acquisitions and divestitures. He also represents borrowers and creditors involving other distressed financial matters.

He is the author of various articles and has lectured on numerous subjects at various forums. Dan also serves on committees for various bankruptcy organizations.


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


  • 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 – 2018)
  • 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)


  • 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

Recent Insights

News & Press


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.”



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