O'Keefe in the News

Flint water contamination drains state’s financial, political resources

Flint water contamination drains state’s financial, political resources

February 2, 2016

As published on debtwire.com By Maryellen Tighe and Gunjan Banerji The Flint water quality deterioration is corroding investor confidence in Governor Rick Snyder’s ability to solve Michigan’s existing economic problems, said two buyside analysts and a restructuring advisor. Flint’s cost to Michigan… Continue Reading  

State poll bullish on biz, sour on politics

State poll bullish on biz, sour on politics

January 11, 2016

As published in Crain’s Detroit Business West Michigan and Southeast Michigan are divided by most of the width of the Lower Peninsula — and divided on many of the issues of the day, according to a poll by Lansing-based EPIC-MRA…. Continue Reading  

Market split on state backing of Detroit Public Schools ahead of restructuring legislation

Market split on state backing of Detroit Public Schools ahead of restructuring legislation

November 10, 2015

As published by DebtWire By Gunjan Banerji Michigan’s state backing for schools is under a microscope once again as the municipal market awaits the USD 3.4bn restructuring of Detroit Public Schools (DPS), said market participants. As the state inches closer… Continue Reading  

2015 Rare Night of Heroes with Winning Futures

2015 Rare Night of Heroes with Winning Futures

July 27, 2015

As published in dbusiness Photographs by Patrick Gloria Winning Futures, a nonprofit in Warren that mentors youth, honored 10 Michigan residents for their dedication to improving the lives of people in their communities at the Emagine Theatre in Royal Oak… Continue Reading  

Wayne County to consolidate staff into Guardian Building, expects $3 million in savings

Wayne County to consolidate staff into Guardian Building, expects $3 million in savings

March 27, 2015

As published in Crain’s Detroit Business By Kirk Pinho In a move expected to eventually save Wayne County nearly $3 million annually, county Executive Warren Evans announced plans Wednesday to consolidate employees into the county-owned Guardian Building downtown. According to… Continue Reading  

5Qs: Patrick O’Keefe on the Importance of Due Diligence When Buying a Business

5Qs: Patrick O’Keefe on the Importance of Due Diligence When Buying a Business

December 5, 2014

As published in dbusiness By Izzi Bendall Joseph Pat O’Keefe, CEO of O’Keefe and Associates, a business consulting firm with offices in Bloomfield Hills, Grand Rapids, Chicago, and Atlanta, spoke with DBusiness Daily News about what considerations potential buyers should… Continue Reading  

Detroit breaks new ground in bankruptcy settlements

Detroit breaks new ground in bankruptcy settlements

November 10, 2014

As published in Pakistan’s Daily Times and Economic Times of India DETROIT: Detroit’s plan for exiting the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history broke new ground by using land as a bargaining chip with creditors and could serve as a model for… Continue Reading  

Detroit Starts Down the Road to Recovery, Respect

Detroit Starts Down the Road to Recovery, Respect

November 9, 2014

by COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press as published in ABC News, Illinois Herald News, The Hindu, and Lansing State Journal The largest U.S. city to endure bankruptcy has exited insolvency $7 billion lighter in debt, but the effects of civic neglect linger for many… Continue Reading  

Detroit breaks new ground in bankruptcy settlements

Detroit breaks new ground in bankruptcy settlements

November 7, 2014

As Published on Yahoo.com and Reuters.com DETROIT (Reuters) – Detroit’s plan for exiting the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history broke new ground by using land as a bargaining chip with creditors and could serve as a model for other… Continue Reading  

Detroit breaks new ground in bankruptcy settlements, uses land as a bargaining chip with creditors

Detroit breaks new ground in bankruptcy settlements, uses land as a bargaining chip with creditors

November 7, 2014

DETROIT: Detroit’s plan for exiting the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history broke new ground by using land as a bargaining chip with creditors and could serve as a model for other distressed municipalities. Few cities contain as much vacant… Continue Reading