Victor G. Milione is a partner and serves as the Practice Group Leader for the Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy group and as a member of the firm’s litigation, real estate and business departments. Mr. Milione has over 27 years of extensive experience representing various parties in insolvency work throughout the country and internationally.
Today I focus my practice on counseling the nation’s leading real estate financing and investment firms with multifamily housing and commercial holdings throughout the world in defaulted tax credit, REIT, REMIC and CDO investment situations, in all aspects including equity and debt positions for market rate multifamily housing developments and for affordable multifamily housing developments. Additionally, I continue to work with funds to structure bridge financings and create innovative solutions to the difficulties of troubled portfolio companies. I continue to counsel lenders and investors in the energy field (including co-generation facilities) on various issues including the enforceability, structure and opinions regarding the issuance by various energy companies and other companies of forward contracts, repurchase agreements and swaps as well as on issues involving FERC and the jurisdiction of the bankruptcy court. I also continue to represent lead lenders, administrative agents and members of syndicated loan participants, drafting and negotiating forbearance agreements, loan modification agreements and lending facilities (debtor-in-possession and otherwise) and led deals involving in excess of a billion dollars over the last three years. I continue to work as insolvency counsel crafting and issuing true sale and non-consolidation opinions in complex and varied deals including Tenant In Common tax deferred exchanges offerings. I also use my years of experience and litigation background to counsel in asset-based lending as well as real estate lending, workouts and foreclosures. I provide specialty lending advice in the precious metal consignments having worked as counsel to consignors, consignees and lenders in connection with the structuring, negotiation, workout and enforcement of consignment loans. In this area I have had significant representations in the bankruptcy cases throughout the country as well. Finally, most recently, I have been engaged in extensive experience in representing creditors and debtors in the health care industry having served in all capacities including as debtor’s counsel in a publicly traded health care provider with facilities throughout the country. Recently I have just completed the representation of an acquirer of hospital assets out of an insolvency proceeding. My work as lead counsel to numerous creditor committees including Counsel to the Unsecured Creditor’s Committees in national cases such as Stairmaster, Inc. (WA) and Great Northern Paper (ME) and as counsel to committee chairs and committee members in Genuity (NY) and Metiom (NY) helps to inform my advice in all of the foregoing areas.
Soon we will see a tapering of Quantitative Easing and an increase in government regulation (e.g., Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act /Obamacare, Dodd Frank regulations). These will likely give rise to an increase in bond and loan defaults, which in turn should provide an opportunity for acquirers of distressed assets/companies in all categories.
Law360 | May 19, 2015
New York City financial restructuring and bankruptcy counsel Chris Desiderio, Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Mike Cooney, and associate Rob Trott and Boston partner and leader of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring practice Victor Milione coauthored this column on important issues charitable fiduciaries should educate themselves on to avoid insolvency.
Suffolk University Law School, J.D.
University of Connecticut, B.S.
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
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Victor has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law in Boston, MA. He has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2016.
Victor has been consistently ranked as one of the top 25 bankruptcy lawyers in the country by The Deal. He has also been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” in Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights based on a peer-review survey by Boston magazine.
Victor has been recognized for exceptional standing in the legal community in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2016 for Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Massachusetts). He has also been recognized in Chambers in previous years.
Victor has also received an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale Hubbell®, the highest possible rating for ethics and legal ability.
Victor is also actively engaged in charitable and community organizations. He has served as a prior past president and current board member of the Newton Schools Foundation. He is also a trustee for Hebrew Senior Life, Boston, MA, and volunteers his time on behalf of the United Way, the YMCA, and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
He is a member of the American, Massachusetts, and Boston bar associations, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Risk Management Association.