Mintz is pleased to announce that Nathan F. Coco and Megan M. Preusker have joined the firm as Members in the Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice. The arrival of this experienced and versatile duo from McDermott Will & Emery adds to Mintz’s already deep bondholder/trustee representation, which has been lauded as one of the strongest in the nation.
“As we continue to bolster the firm’s key practice areas and offices with outstanding talent, we are delighted to welcome Nathan and Megan," said Bob Bodian, Managing Member of Mintz. "Nathan is widely known as one of the best bondholder and bond trustee attorneys in the United States and Megan is an emerging leader with an impressive track record and wide ranging bankruptcy experience in courts throughout the country. Their arrivals will ensure that Mintz remains a dominant player in the restructuring, workout and bankruptcy market for years to come."
Mr. Coco focuses his practice on the areas of restructuring and insolvency, including distressed finance and creditor rights matters, mergers and acquisitions transactions, and bankruptcy litigation. He represents and advises institutional investors, indenture trustees, public debt holders, strategic and financial buyers, and asset-based lenders in distressed debt transactions involving corporations, public projects, and defaulted municipal securities. Mr. Coco works with clients in a wide variety of industries, including health care, senior living, derivative financial products, retail, energy, manufacturing, and financial services.
Notably, Mr. Coco has represented clients in cases connected with Chapter 7, Chapter 9, and Chapter 11 filings across the country, including Lehman Brothers Holdings, W.R. Grace & Co., United Airlines, Sentinel Management Group, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, City of Detroit, MI, City of San Bernardino, Verity Health System of California, Fairmont General Hospital, Casa Grande Regional Medical Center, Forum Health, The Clare at Water Tower, Sears Methodist Retirement System, Deerfield Retirement Community, Peterson Health Care, Mirador, AMERCO Real Estate Company, and Enron Corp.
In addition to his restructuring work, Mr. Coco assists clients with the preservation of collateral and creditor rights and remedies upon a counterparty default or bankruptcy. He also counsels clients on the Bankruptcy Code “safe harbor” treatment of derivative financial product transactions.
Ms. Preusker focuses her practice on restructuring, insolvency and creditor rights matters. She has experience in corporate and municipal bankruptcies, out-of-court restructurings, and secured and unsecured creditor and debtor-side representations. A rising star in her practice area – in 2021, Ms. Preusker was recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law.
Mintz’s national Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice represents all parties in interest in bankruptcy cases, out-of-court restructurings, complex bankruptcy and creditor rights litigation as well as buyers of distressed assets in bankruptcy sales as well as in other insolvency proceedings. The practice is considered to be the premier bankruptcy and workout practices for municipal debt holders nationwide.