William W. Kannel: Lawyer with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

William W. Kannel

Phone617.348.1665

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Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Commercial Law
  • Distressed Debt & Claims Trading
  • Bondholder & Trustee Representation / Distressed Debt
  • Foreclosures, Workouts & Restructurings
  • Mergers, Acquisitions & Other Transactions
  • Health Care
  • Energy & Clean Technology
  • Education
  • Nonprofits
  • Real Estate
  • Sports, Arts & Entertainment
  • Technology, Communications & Media
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 617.348.1665
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/william-w-kannel
http://www.mintz.com/videos/municipal-bankruptcies
 
University Wesleyan University, B.A., 1981
 
Law SchoolBoston University, J.D., 1985
 
Admitted1985, Massachusetts; United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts; United States Supreme Court
 
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Biography

Bill's practice focuses primarily on commercial law, workouts, and corporate reorganization. He has represented various institutional lenders, indenture trustees, bondholders, and other creditors, debtors, and trustees in all manner of insolvency proceedings in courts throughout the United States.

His industry experience encompasses municipalities, airlines, hospitals and other health care facilities, retail, telecom, energy and clean tech, waste disposal, military housing, hotels, and educational institutions.

He has substantial experience in all phases of bankruptcy litigation, practice, and case management from both the debtor's and creditor's perspective, including relief from stay, adequate protection, valuation, preference, fraudulent transfer, subordination, competing plan, and appellate litigation. One of his specialty areas is in negotiating sales of troubled companies and assets, both in and out of bankruptcy. His practice also includes addressing bankruptcy and documentation issues in securitizations, receivable sales, bond transactions, and structured financings generally.

He is active in the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Turnaround Management Association and frequently lectures and writes on insolvency issues in front of these groups and numerous other bar, trade, and industry groups, including the National Federation of Municipal Analysts and the Association of Insolvency Accountants. He served as an editor-in-chief of theAmerican Bankruptcy Institute Health Care Insolvency Manualand served as co-chair of the American Bankruptcy Institute's Health Care Insolvency Section.

Newsroom

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

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

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

• Eleven Mintz Levin Attorneys and Six Practice Areas Recommended by Legal 500 United States 2013, (06.18.2013)

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

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

• Mintz Levin Represents New England Sinai Hospital in Acquisition by Steward Health Care System, LLC, (09.27.2012)

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

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

• Quoted inWyatt's Plan to Pay City Rebuffed,The Providence Journal (03.17.2012)

• 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)

• Mintz Levin Bankruptcy Attorney William Kannel to Speak at National Federation of Municipal Analysts Meeting, (02.02.2011)

• Quoted inBankruptcy Outlook for 2011,Law360 (01.01.2011)

• 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)

• 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)

Recognitions & Awards


• Recommended as a leading lawyer byThe Legal 500 United Statesfor Finance: Municipal Bankruptcy (2013-2014)
Best Lawyers in America:Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy (2006 - 2014)
Chambers USA: Massachusetts - Bankruptcy/Restructuring (2005 - 2014)
The International Who's Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers
Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights (2005 - 2013)
• Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Publications

Co-author,Recent Legislative Developments in Puerto Rico,Bankruptcy & Public Finance Advisory (07.10.2014)

• Co-author,A Close Looks at Puerto Rico's Bankruptcy-Like Legislation,Law360 (07.03.2014)

• Co-author,Holders of Dirt Bonds May Lack Plan Voting Rights in Developer Bankruptcies,Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Commercial Law Advisory (09.20.2011)

• Balancing Best Interests and Feasibility in Chapter 9,Dow Jones Daily Bankruptcy Review (03.03.2011)

• Bankruptcy Judge Rules that City of Vallejo Can Void Union Contracts,Bankruptcy Public Finance Advisory (04.15.2009)

• Author,Treasury Department Releases Plan on Toxic Assets,Toxic Assets Alert (03.26.2009)

• Co-author,Cleaning Up in Cleantech,The Deal (03.31.2008)

Speaking Engagements

Speaker,Municipal Bankruptcy,2013 Municipal Bond Buyers Conference, Scottsdale, AZ (02.25.2013)

• Speaker,Bankruptcy,Introduction to Municipal Bond Credit Analysis, National Federation of Municipal Analysts (NFMA), Philadelphia, PA (11.30.2012)

• Panelist,Developing Litigation Strategy in Response to the Increase of Qui Tam and Whistleblower Cases Proceeding to Trial,Distressed Credits & Fiscal Emergencies: A New Paradigm for the Municipal Market Advanced Seminar, National Federation of Municipal Analysts, Detroit, MI (10.04.2012)

• Panelist,Municipal Investing: Change We Can Believe In?,Debtwire Distressed Debt Forum 2012, New York, NY (03.29.2012)

• Speaker,Developments in Chapter 9 Municipal Bankruptcies, Boston Municipal Analysts Forum, Boston, MA (01.01.2012)

• Speaker,Municipal Insolvency: Chapter 9 and Out of Bankruptcy Court Solutions, Boston Bar Association, Boston, MA (12.13.2011)

• Panelist,Pensions and Unions: the Shifting Tide for Public Workers and Implications for Municipal Credit,The New Era of Austerity and Implications for Municipals, The Education Committee of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts, Austin, TX (10.20.2011)

• Speaker,Mending Broken Bond Deals,High-Yield Municipal Bond Conference, Smith's Research & Gradings, Greenwich, CT (09.13.2011)

• Speaker,Chapter 9 Update,Northeast Bankruptcy Conference, American Bankruptcy Institute, Newport, RI (07.22.2011)

• Panelist,NFMA/MAGNY Symposium: Municipal Fiscal Stress, Bankruptcy and Pensions, National Federation of Municipal Analysts / Municipal Analysts Group of New York, New York, NY (04.01.2011)

• Speaker,Impact of the Great Recession: Not Even the Essential Service Utility Providers Are Immune,Advanced Seminar on Electric and Water Utilities, National Federation of Municipal Analysts, La Jolla, CA (02.03.2011)

• Speaker,When the City Goes Broke: A Guide to Municipal Bankruptcy and Its Alternatives, Mintz Levin, Webinar (12.07.2010)

 
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PREPA Bondholders Seek Summary Judgment Invalidating Puerto Rico’s Public Corporation Bankruptcy Legislation
William W. Kannel,Leonard Weiser-Varon, August 22, 2014
On August 11, Franklin Funds and Oppenheimer Rochester Funds filed a second amended complaint, opposition to motion to dismiss and cross-motion for summary judgment in the litigation they previously filed in the United States District Court for Puerto Rico challenging the constitutionality and...

Puerto Rico and PREPA Seek Dismissal of Bondholder Challenge to Territory’s Bankruptcy Statute
William W. Kannel,Leonard Weiser-Varon, July 24, 2014
The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) yesterday filed separate motions to dismiss the federal court complaint filed last month by some PREPA bondholders seeking to invalidate the recently-enacted Puerto Rico Public Corporation Debt Enforcement and...

Be PREPAred: PREPA Bondholders Greet Puerto Rico’s Bankruptcy Legislation With Federal Lawsuit
William W. Kannel,Leonard Weiser-Varon, July 10, 2014
On Saturday, June 28, Puerto Rico’s Governor Padilla signed into effect Puerto Rico’s new bankruptcy law for certain revenue bond issuers. Within 24 hours of the statute’s enactment, two mutual fund complexes owning approximately $1.7 billion in bonds of the Puerto Rico Electric...



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