Overview


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.

Results


  • Represented clients in multiple engagements in Chapter 9 cases of Detroit, Jefferson County, San Bernardino, Stockton and Vallejo; pending engagements in Atlantic City and Puerto Rico
  • Served as counsel to borrower, bondholder, bond insurer, debtor or trustee in hospital system workouts or Chapter 11 cases in Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and South Carolina
  • Served as counsel to borrower, bondholder, bond insurer, debtor or trustee in long-term care or congregate community retirement center workouts or Chapter 11 cases in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Oregon, Texas, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin

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Recognition


  • The Best Lawyers in America 2001 to 2019, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Chambers USA 2010 to 2018
  • IFLR 1000 US

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Credentials


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

Admissions
Ohio
Illinois

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

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