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P. Miyoko Sato

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+1.617.348.1896

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Institutional investors seeking high-level guidance on investments in tax-exempt and taxable securities rely on Miyoko’s counsel — particularly on matters involving high-yield securities in both distressed debt and new money transactions. She represents indenture trustees, mutual fund companies, investment advisory firms, asset management companies, insurance companies, and other institutional investors with respect to defaults, workouts, restructurings, capital recoveries, and bankruptcies.

Miyoko’s experience encompasses corporate debt and project financings for higher education institutions, multifamily housing, student housing, military housing, health care, charter schools, private schools, tribal gaming, hotels, museums, and solid waste disposal facilities. She is a frequent speaker on distressed debt topics and high-yield investments.

Education

  • Northeastern University (JD)

Experience

  • 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.

Involvement

  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers

Events

Speaker
Oct
2
2019

Smith's High Yield Municipal Bond Conference

Higher Education and ROI

Greenwich, CT

Panelist
Sep
14
2017

Higher Education in the Crosshairs

Hyatt Regency Greenwich, CT

Panelist
Jan
15
2016

Education Committee of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts Advanced Seminar on Higher Ed.

Education Committee of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts

Arizona Biltmore Phoenix, AZ