Richard E. Mikels: Lawyer with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Richard E. Mikels

Phone617.348.1691

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Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy
  • Restructuring & Commercial Law
  • Distressed Debt & Claims Trading
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Energy Technology
  • Financial Services
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate
  • Retail & Consumer Products
  • Technology
  • Communications & Media
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 617.348.1691
Fax: 617-542-2241
Internet: Each Attorney's Internet Address takes the following form: first initial, last name @mintz.com (e.g., rmintz@mintz.com)

http://www.mintz.com/professionals/detail/name/richard-e-mikels
 
University Boston University, B.A.
 
Law SchoolBoston University, J.D.
 
Admitted1972, Massachusetts
 
Memberships 

Professional & Community Involvement

•Vice President, American College of Bankruptcy

•Chairman, Education Committee of American College of Bankruptcy

•Co-chair of the Plan Process Advisory Committee to the Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 of the American Bankruptcy Institute

•Chairman, Mediation Sub-Committee on Model Rules of the American Bankruptcy Institute

•Past national board member, American Bankruptcy Institute

•Past director, New England Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association

•Member, Massachusetts Bar Association

•Member, Boston Bar Association

•Member, Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys

•Member, Commercial Law League of America

•Member, Combined Jewish Philanthropies Scholarship Fund Committee

•Member, Executive Committee of Boston University School of Law Alumni Association

•Past president, Executive Committee of Boston University School of Law Alumni Association

•Past co-chair, Charles P. Normandin Fund

•Former Board of Director of Jewish Vocational Services

 
Biography

Rick is Chair of the firm's Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Commercial Law Practice. With over 35 years of experience in commercial law, workouts, and reorganizations, he maintains a national practice, focusing on insolvency issues, business restructurings, and mediations.

Rick is known for representing significant debtor companies (both in Chapter 11 and in out-of-court workouts) including Filene's Basement, Inc. and Malden Mills Industries, Some of the recent cases Rick has been involved with include, New England Compounding Center, Powerwave Technologies, Inc., Manistique Papers, Inc., Oscient Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Commpartners, LLC, Sleep HealthCenters LLC, Alpha Omega Jewelers and The Upper Crust, LLC. Rick represents various constituencies, including debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors' committees, board of directors, insurance companies, hedge funds, claims traders, and acquirers of businesses.

Rick serves as an adjunct professor of law at Boston University School of Law. He is recognized for his experience on issues related to Chapter 11 reorganizations, and has authored and edited articles and chapters in numerous publications. Rick is a vice president of the American College of Bankruptcy and also serves as the chair of that organization's Education Programs Committee.

Rick has conducted several mediations of commercial law disputes and serves as the Chair of the American Bankruptcy Institute Subcommittee drafting Model Bankruptcy Rules for Mediation. Rick is also on the faculty of the Bankruptcy Mediation Course conducted by the American Bankruptcy Institute and St. John's University.

Rick's reputation for excellence in the bankruptcy and insolvency field is well-noted. He is often cited in leading publications, such as Reuters, Dow Jones, and the Boston Globe, and he has also appeared on national television on CNBC.

His commitment to the legal profession is demonstrated by his deep involvement in several professional organizations. Rick also dedicates a substantial amount of his time to academic and civic endeavors. In 2010, Rick was honored at the American College of Bankruptcy's 10th Annual First Circuit Reception for his distinguished service as First Circuit Regent, and for his many contributions to the practice of bankruptcy law.

Newsroom

• Sixty-Two Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2015 Edition , ( 08.18.2014 )

• Nineteen Mintz Levin Attorneys and Seven Practice Areas Featured in 2014 Legal 500 United States Guide , ( 07.24.2014 )

• Fifty-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Featured in Chambers USA 2014 Guide , ( 05.23.2014 )

• Quoted in Bankruptcy Work Is in Small, Middle Markets, Experts Say , Law360 ( 04.25.2014 )

• Seventy-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars , ( 10.21.2013 )

• Mintz Levin Expands New York Bankruptcy Practice , ( 09.03.2013 )

• Sixty-Three Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2014 Edition , ( 08.15.2013 )

• Forty-Eight Mintz Levin Attorneys Featured in Chambers USA 2013 Guide , ( 05.24.2013 )

• Featured in Q&A with Rick Mikels , Law360 ( 04.22.2013 )

• Mintz Levin's Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Commercial Law Practice Receives Community Impact Award in 7th Annual M&A Advisor Awards , ( 04.04.2013 )

• Seventy-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2012 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars , ( 10.22.2012 )

• Mintz Levin Attorney Richard E. Mikels Named Best Lawyers' Boston Litigation-Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year , ( 09.20.2012 )

• Sixty Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2013 Edition , ( 08.24.2012 )

• Quoted in Bankruptcy Lawyers Balk at Disclosure Plan , Boston Business Journal ( 06.22.2012 )

• Forty-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Featured in Chambers USA 2012 Guide , ( 06.07.2012 )

• Quoted in Shutterfly's $24M Stalking Horse Bid For Kodak Unit , Law360 ( 03.20.2012 )

• Fifty-Two Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers , ( 10.21.2011 )

• Forty-Three Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2012 Edition , ( 09.06.2011 )

• Thirty Four Mintz Levin Attorneys Featured in Chambers USA 2011 Guide , ( 03.21.2011 )

• Forty-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers , ( 10.19.2010 )

• Thirty-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2011 Edition , ( 08.11.2010 )

• Mintz Levin Adds Six Attorneys to Chambers USA 2010 Guide , ( 03.23.2010 )

• Richard E. Mikels Named Boston Best Lawyers Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debts Rights Lawyer of the Year , ( 12.17.2009 )

• Forty-Eight Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers , ( 10.27.2009 )

• Thirty-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2010 Edition , ( 07.31.2009 )

• Chambers USA Names 22 Mintz Levin Attorneys Leaders in Their Fields for 2009 , ( 06.12.2009 )

• Twenty-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2009 Edition , ( 01.21.2009 )

• Forty-Six Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers , ( 10.29.2008 )

• Chambers USA Names 20 Mintz Levin Attorneys Leaders in their Fields for 2008 , ( 06.18.2008 )

• Forty-Five Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers , ( 10.25.2007 )

• Twenty-Four Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2008 Edition , ( 09.05.2007 )

• Chambers USA Names 19 Mintz Levin Attorneys Leaders in Their Fields for 2007 , ( 06.15.2007 )

Awards & Recognitions

Chambers USA: Nationwide - Bankruptcy/Restructuring (2014)

Chambers USA: Massachusetts (Star Individual) - Bankruptcy/Restructuring (2004 - 2014)

Best Lawyers in America: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy (1983 - 2015)

•Boston Best Lawyers: Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Lawyer of the Year (2010)

•Boston Best Lawyers: Litigation - Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year (2013)

Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Top 100 Lawyers in any field (2004 - 2013)

Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Top 10 Lawyers in any field (2007 - 2008)

Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights (2004 - 2013)

•Silver Shingle Award for Distinguished Service to the School of Law, Boston University (2004)

•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

International Who's Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers

Publications

• Co-author, Did The Supreme Court Finally Explain Marathon And Stern? Executive Benefits' Impact on Bankruptcy Court Jurisdiction , Bankruptcy Advisory ( 06.27.2014 )

• Co-author, Is Possession a Requirement for Turnover? , American Bankruptcy Institute Journal ( 04.2013 )

• Co-author, Post Confirmation Issues , National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges ( 10.2012 )

• Co-author, Can a Counterparty to an Executory Contract Perform Preassumption? , American Bankruptcy Institute Journal ( 05.2012 )

• Co-author, Bankruptcy's Impact on Financial Markets , American Bankruptcy Institute Journal ( 12.01.2011 )

• Co-author, Chrysler Reflects Modern Reorganization Practice , American Bankruptcy Institute Journal ( 12.01.2010 )

Speaking Engagements

• Speaker, How to Defeat a Single Asset Real Estate Case , Webinar (06.18.2014)

• Panelist, Where the Work Is (and Isn't), American Bankruptcy Institute Spring Meeting , JW Marriott, Washington, DC (04.25.2014)

• Faculty, Mediation Training, Forty-Hour Bankruptcy Mediation Training , American Bankruptcy Institute, New York, NY (12.08.2013)

• Moderator, Do's and Don'ts of Written Advocacy, Winter Leadership Conference , American Bankruptcy Institute, Rancho Palos Verdes, California (12.07.2013)

• Panelist, Complex Financial Restructuring, 10th Annual Complex Financial Restructuring Program (CFRP) , Philadelphia Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute, Philadelphia, PA (11.07.2013)

• Panelist, The Importance of Negotiation in Chapter 11, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges , National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Atlanta, GA (11.01.2013)

• Panelist, How To Defeat A Single Asset Real Estate Case , Commercial Law League of America (CLLA) & Financial Poise, Webinar (08.07.2013)

• Moderator, Views from the Bench, 7th Annual Credit and Bankruptcy Symposium , Turnaround Management Association, Uncasville, CT (05.10.2013)

• Moderator, Exploring Troubled Business Situations - The CTP Perspective, The 24th Annual Conference of the Turnaround Management Association , Boston, MA (11.01.2012)

• Panelist, Pushing the Envelope in the Plan Confirmation Process, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges , Bankruptcy Judges of the United States , San Diego, CA (10.26.2012)

• Speaker, 2012 Complex Financial Restructuring Program / Southwest Bankruptcy Conference , American Bankruptcy Institute (09.13.2012)

• Panelist, Everything the General Counsel Should Know about Chapter 11 Bankruptcy , West LegalEdcenter , Webinar (02.29.2012)

• Speaker, ABI Complex Financial Restructuring Program , American Bankruptcy Institute, New York, NY (10.05.2011)

• Speaker, Seaside Chat, Northeast Bankruptcy Conference , American Bankruptcy Institute, Newport, RI (07.22.2011)

• Speaker, The Impact of Bankruptcy on the Capital Markets, Executive LL.M. Luncheon Series , Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA (06.29.2011)

• Speaker, Ethics (Professional Practice v. Corporate), AIRA 27th Annual Bankruptcy & Restructuring Conference, Boston, MA (06.11.2011)

• Panelist, Outer Contours of Bankruptcy Jurisdiction, Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Conference , Boston Bar Association Bankruptcy Section, Boston, MA (05.26.2011)

• Panelist, Bankruptcy Asset Sales: Value-Maximizing Strategies, ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting , American Bar Association, Boston, MA (04.15.2011)

• Speaker, The Impact of Bankruptcy on the Capital Markets, First and Seventh Circuits Luncheon Meeting , American College of Bankruptcy, Washington, DC (03.18.2011)

• Moderator, American Bankruptcy Institute Complex Financial Restructuring Program , New York, NY (09.20.2010)

• Speaker, Views from the Bench Judges Panel; Judicial Panelists, Credit & Bankruptcy Symposium , Turnaround Management Association Northeast Chapter (05.13.2010)

• Speaker, Alternatives to Bankruptcy, New England Region One Day Conference , Commercial Law League of America (03.26.2010)

• Speaker, Outlook for Restructuring Industry, Northeast Bankruptcy Conference , American Bankruptcy Institute, Carroll, NH (07.17.2009)

• Speaker, Commercial Property Leases and Bankruptcy: Considerations for Retailers and Landlords, Shopping for Answers: Strategies for Retailers in a Distressed Environment , Mintz Levin, Webinar (06.04.2009)

• Faculty, Chapter 11 in the Current Meltdown: Does it Work?, Chapter 11 in the Current Meltdown: Does it Work? , American College of Bankruptcy, Newton, MA (04.17.2009)

• Panelist, For Better or Worse: Chapter 11 in the Post-BAPCPA Downturn , DePaul Business and Commercial Law Journal Symposium (04.16.2009)

• Panelist, Outsiders' Dilemma: Achieving organizational Buy-in as Restructuring Advisors, Annual HBS Turnaround Conference , Harvard Business School Turnaround Club, Cambridge, MA (03.31.2009)

 
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Did The Supreme Court Finally Explain Marathon And Stern? Executive Benefits’ Impact on Bankruptcy Court Jurisdiction
Eric R. Blythe,Richard E. Mikels,Kevin J. Walsh, July 4, 2014
The Supreme Court has spoken once again on the limited jurisdiction of the bankruptcy courts, adding to the understanding derived from Northern Pipeline Constr. Co. v. Marathon Pipe Line Co., 458 U.S. 50 (1982), Granfinanciera v. Nordberg, 492 U.S. 33 (1989), Langenkamp v. Culp, 498 U.S. 42 (1990)...


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