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John Filan spoke at the Bond Buyer’s 501(c)3 Super Conference

John Filan spoke at the Bond Buyer’s 501(c)3 Super Conference for Healthcare, Higher Education & Non-Profit Institutions on “Non Traditional Financing Strategies” in particular regarding the effective use of “Century Bonds” for select issuers and the effect of growing pension and other benefit liabilities on higher education funding.  The conference was in New York … Read more...


Bill Brandt Shared Views on Municipal Bankruptcy

Bill Brandt participated on the Civic Federation panel  Is the Municipal Bankruptcy Threat Real? The Multi-Billion Dollar Question at the 2011 Governmental Research Association Annual Policy Conference.  This panel discussed fiscal stresses faced by local and state governments and explored the risk of and alternatives to bankruptcy for distressed governments.… Read more...


John Filan quoted in a recent article for Deal Flow Media’s Distressed Debt Report on public sector restructuring.

John Filan was extensively quoted in a May 24 article for Deal Flow Media’s Distressed Debt Report on public sector restructuring. Commenting on the financial problems and challenges facing governmental entities and the need for public sector restructuring, Filan observes:

“I think most governments will go through some amount of financial restructuring,” Filan said. “It


DSI Civic Executive John Filan Addresses Municipal Financial Issues at Industry Conferences

John Filan addressed the issue of municipal financial stress in “Is This Time Different?” at the Tri-State Municipal Conference in New York. This two-day conference addressed a variety of issues facing municipalities. John’s presentation was delivered at the pre-conference workshop entitled, “Municipal Credit and the Markets.”

John Filan was asked to speak on the subject … Read more...