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
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
 
Memberships 

Professional & Community Involvement
•fellow, American College of Bankruptcy
•Member, American Bar Association Banking and Commercial Law Section
•Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
•Member and past chair, Boston Bar Association Bankruptcy Law Section
•Past co-chair, American Bankruptcy Institute Health Care Insolvency Section
•Member, NFMA

 
Biography

Bill is the Section Head for the Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Commercial Law Practice. His practice focuses primarily on commercial law, workouts, and corporate reorganization. Bill 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 the American Bankruptcy Institute Health Care Insolvency Manual and served as co-chair of the American Bankruptcy Institute's Health Care Insolvency Section.

Newsroom
• Mintz Levin's Bankruptcy Practice Recognized by Legal 500 USA 2015, (06.12.2015)
• Twenty-Two Mintz Levin Attorneys and Seven Practice Areas Featured in 2015 Legal 500 United States Guide, (06.11.2015)
• Fifty-Two Mintz Levin Attorneys Featured in Chambers USA 2015 Guide, (05.19.2015)
• Joseph R. Dunn Elevated to Member of Mintz Levin, (05.19.2015)
• Quoted in No Road Map for Muni Creditors from Detroit Ch. 9, Law360 (04.20.2015)
• Eighty-Five Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2014 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, (10.17.2014)
• Sixty-Two Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2015 Edition, (08.18.2014)
• Mintz Levin's Bankruptcy Practice Recognized by Legal 500 USA, (07.24.2014)
• 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)
• 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 in Wyatt'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 in Bankruptcy 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)

Publications
• Co-author, Puerto Rico's New Law Faces Bankruptcy Code Battle, Law360 (08.12.2014)
• Co-author, Recent Legislative Developments in Puerto Rico, Bankruptcy & Public Finance Advisory (07.10.2014)
• Co-author, A Closer Look 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)
• Co-author, Cleaning Up in Cleantech, The Deal (03.31.2008)

Speaking Engagements
• Speaker, Lessons Learned from the Chapter 9 Case of Detroit and Recent Developments in Puerto Rico, Detroit and Puerto Rico, Minnesota Society of Municipal Analysts, Minneapolis, MN (06.18.2015)
• Speaker, Panic in Detroit-Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Process from Soup to Nuts, 33rd Annual Spring Meeting, The American Bankruptcy Institute, Washington, DC (04.18.2015)
• The Lessons from Detroit's Now Approved Plan of Adjustment, Hot Legal Topics in Restructuring and Chapter 9 Bankruptcy, National Federation of Municipal Analysts (12.10.2014)
• Speaker, How Strong is Your Security Pledge, Moody's State and Local Government Conference, (11.13.2014)
• 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)

Video Insights

Bill Kannel discusses the prerequisites for municipalities looking to file Chapter 9 bankruptcy.

Recognitions & Awards
•Recommended as a leading lawyer by The Legal 500 United States for Finance: Municipal Bankruptcy (2013-2014)
Best Lawyers in America: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy (2006 - 2015)
Chambers USA: Massachusetts - Bankruptcy/Restructuring (2005 - 2015)
The International Who's Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers
Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights (2005 - 2014)
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

 
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First Circuit Hears Oral Arguments on Validity of Puerto Rico’s Recovery Act
William W. Kannel,Leonard Weiser-Varon, May 21, 2015
A few reactions to today’s oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit regarding the validity of Puerto Rico’s Recovery Act.

Puerto Rico’s Recovery Act Ruled Preempted: What Now?
William W. Kannel,Leonard Weiser-Varon, March 25, 2015
At the end of “The Candidate”, Robert Redford’s title character, having won, famously asks, “What do we do now?”

Pennsylvania Amends Act 47 to Give the Commonwealth More Oversight and its Municipalities Less Time to Reorganize
William W. Kannel,Adrienne K. Walker, November 17, 2014
Pennsylvania’s legislature recently approved House Bill No. 1773, an overhaul to its Municipalities Financial Recovery Act, commonly known as “Act 47.” HB 1773 was signed into law by Governor Tom Corbett on October 31, 2014.


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