William (Bill) P. Smith provides legal counsel on resolution of troubled financing transactions. Bill’s experience is particularly extensive in remediation of capital obligations of health care obligors and of municipal and tax-exempt finance.


  • Multiple engagements in Chapter 9 cases of Detroit, Jefferson County, San Bernardino, Stockton and Vallejo; as well as a Title III case for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
  • Served as counsel to lenders to distressed municipal borrowers and sub-sovereign issuers.
  • Served as counsel to borrower, bondholder, bond insurer, debtor or trustee in hospital system workouts or Chapter 11 cases in Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and South Carolina

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  • The Best Lawyers in America 2001 to 2020, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Chambers USA 2010 to 2019
  • IFLR 1000 US

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University of Cincinnati College of Law, JD, 1977
Cornell University, BA, 1974


Courts / Agencies
US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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William P. Smith

Insights & Events / Media

The Bankruptcy Strategist (Law Journal Newsletters) / July 1, 2015

Bloomberg BNA Health Law Reporter / March 19, 2015