P. Miyoko Sato
Member / Chair, Bankruptcy, Health Law, Public Finance, Real Estate, and TechComm Division
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.
- 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.
News & Press
Mintz Creates Equity Advisory Council To Drive The Firm’s Commitment To Equity In Workplace
May 16, 2022
Events & Speaking
HIGHER EDUCATION UNDER STRESS
Smith's Research & Gradings High Yield Municipal Bond Coneference
When Colleges Fail Themselves: What Happens as a Turnaround Evolves Into a Wind Down
Connecticut Turnaround Management Association
High Yield Municipal Bond Conference
Smith's Research & Gradings
Higher Education Post-COVID: What Does It All Mean?
National Federation of Municipal Analysts
NACUA 2021 Virtual Conference
National Association of College & University Attorneys
What We've Learned about Learning During COVID
Smith's Research & Gradings
The Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education: A Schism of Debt, Endowments, and Educational Challenges, Too
Turnaround Management Association
Smith's High Yield Municipal Bond Conference
Higher Education and ROI
Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor’s (AIRA) 35th Annual Bankruptcy & Restructuring Conference
The Fate of Higher Education
Higher Education in the Crosshairs
Hyatt Regency Greenwich, CT
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
Recognition & Awards
- Chambers USA: Massachusetts (2022)
- Best Lawyers: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law and Public Finance Law (2023)
- Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers