Friday, April 20, 2012
274-TNG Radio - Jim Spioto 4-21-12
This week Bruce Norris is joined by Jim Spioto. Jim is a partner with Chapman & Cutler Law Firm in Chicago. He is an expert on the municipal bankruptcies, and he produced a document called A Primer on Municipal Debt Adjustments that Bruce recently read. Mr. Spioto is head of the Litigation, Bankruptcy and Workout Group. He has represented banks and bank groups, insurance companies, institutional investors, funds, indenture trustees and bondholders in litigation or workouts for more than 400 troubled debt financings in over 35 different states and ten foreign countries. He has testified in front of Congress a number of times. Bruce and Jim discuss entitlement, Chapter 9 bankruptcy, defined benefits versus defined contributions, the CalPERS program, municipalities, the bankruptcy situations in Orange County and Vallejo, and much more on this week's real estate radio show and podcast.