Financial Poise

Rick Mikels

CLLA Member, Rick Mikels is Chair of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Commercial Law Practice. With over 30 years of experience in commercial law, workouts, and reorganizations, he maintains a national practice, focusing on insolvency issues and business restructurings, both in Chapter 11 and in out-of-court workouts.
Some of his debtor Chapter 11 representations include Alpha Omega Jewelers; Joan Fabrics Corporation; Malden Mills Industries Inc.; ACT Manufacturing, Inc.; Filene’s Basement, Inc.; divine, Inc.; and Great Northern Paper, Inc. Rick frequently represents other constituencies, including secured and unsecured creditors and acquirers of businesses, in Chapter 11 cases.

Rick serves as an adjunct professor of law at Boston University School of Law. He is recognized for his experience on issues related to Chapter 11 reorganizations, and has authored and edited chapters in numerous publications. Rick is a vice president of the American College of Bankruptcy and also serves as the chair of that organization’s Education Programs Committee.

Rick’s reputation for excellence in the bankruptcy and insolvency field is well-noted. He is often cited in leading publications, such as Reuters, Dow Jones, and the Boston Globe, and he has also appeared on national television on CNBC.

His commitment to the legal profession is demonstrated by his deep involvement in several professional organizations. Rick also dedicates a substantial amount of his time to academic and civic endeavors. In 2010, Rick was honored at the American College of Bankruptcy’s 10th Annual First Circuit Reception for his distinguished service as First Circuit Regent, and for his many contributions to the practice of bankruptcy law.