Mintz hires two seasoned bankruptcy and restructuring lawyers


Mintz strengthens its bankruptcy and restructuring practice with the hiring of seasoned specialists Nathan Coco and Megan Preusker.

The two joined Mintz this month from McDermott Will & Emery LLP. They specialize in restructuring and insolvency covering distressed financial issuers, mergers and acquisitions, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy litigation, with an emphasis on debt restructuring involving public projects, municipal funding and tax-exempt bonds.

“Nathan is widely known as one of the top bond attorneys and bond trustees in the United States and Megan is an emerging leader with an impressive track record and extensive experience in bankruptcy cases in courts across the world. the country, ”Bob Bodian, executive member of Mintz, said in a statement. “Their arrival will ensure Mintz will remain a dominant player in the restructuring, recovery and bankruptcy market for years to come.”

Veteran bankruptcy and restructuring lawyer Nathan Coco joined Mintz this month from McDermott Will & Emery LLP.

The company said the additions were not intended to fill in any gaps but rather to deepen the already considered team of restructuring specialists and that the company remains in growth mode.

Coco is a 25 year veteran of municipal law and has represented clients in important Chapter 7, Chapter 9 and Chapter 11 cases across the country including Lehman Brothers Holdings, United Airlines, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Detroit and San Bernardino.

In addition, he has represented clients in healthcare-related matters including The Clare at Water Tower which is a continuing care facility in Chicago, Verity Health System of California, Fairmont General Hospital, Casa Grande Regional Medical Center, Sears Methodist Retirement System, Deerfield Retirement Community and Peterson Health Care.

Coco also specializes in the preservation of guarantees and the rights and remedies of creditors in the event of default or bankruptcy of a counterparty and advises its clients on the “safe harbor” treatment of the bankruptcy code for transactions in products. financial derivatives.

Prior to joining the firm as a member, Coco spent 24 years with McDermott Will & Emery where he was a partner. Earlier in his legal career, he worked as a partner at Chapman and Cutler LLP.

Preusker specializes in corporate and municipal bankruptcies, extrajudicial restructurings and secured and unsecured representations of creditors and debtors. “In 2021, Ms. Preusker was recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law,” the firm said in its statement.

Prior to joining Mintz as a member, Preusker spent eight years with McDermott where she started as a partner. She was elevated to the rank of partner last year and previously served as a clerk to a chief justice of a federal bankruptcy court.

Chicago-based Megan Preusker joined Mintz this month.

“The addition of Nathan and Megan adds to our expertise and activity in the field of municipal bankruptcies in all sectors, including retirement homes, health care, higher education, schools in charter, project finance and municipal insolvencies, including Chapter 9, ”the company said. “This practice enhances and is supported by our traditional public finance practice.”

The two lawyers join a team of 33 lawyers in the practice of public finance, reorganization, bankruptcy and firm restructuring. Preusker is based in Chicago and Coco in Houston.

The flagship office of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo PC is in Boston with additional offices that house bankruptcy and restructuring lawyers in New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles and San Diego .

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