ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS: TMI Appointed as New Committee Member

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David Asbach, acting U.S. trustee for Region 5, on June 10, 2020, appointed TMI Trust Company as new member of the official committee of unsecured creditors in the Chapter 11 case of the Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

TMI serves as successor trustee for Louisiana Public Facilities Authority Revenue Refunding Bonds (Archdiocese of New Orleans Project) Series 2017.

TMI can be reached through:

Kevin M. Dobrava
1100 Abernathy Road, Suite 480
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: 678-221-5934

Meanwhile, Hancock Whitney Bank is no longer a member of the committee, according to court filings.

About the Archdiocese of New Orleans

The Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans is a non-profit religious corporation incorporated under the laws of the State of Louisiana.

Created as a diocese in 1793, and established as an archdiocese in 1850, the Archdiocese of New Orleans has educated hundreds of thousands in its schools, provided religious services to its churches and provided charitable assistance to individuals in need, including those affected by hurricanes, floods, natural disasters, war, civil unrest, plagues, epidemics, and illness. Currently, the Archdiocese’s geographic footprint occupies over 4,200 square Miles in southeast Louisiana and includes eight civil parishes — Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, and Washington.

The Roman Catholic Church for the Archdiocese of New Orleans sought Chapter 11 protection (Bankr. E.D. La. Case No. 20-10846) on May 1, 2020.

The Archdiocese was estimated to have $100 million to $500 million in assets and liabilities as of the bankruptcy filing.

The Hon. Meredith S. Grabill is the case judge.

Jones Walker LLP, led by Mark A. Mintz, R. Patrick Vance, Elizabeth J. Futrell, and Laura F. Ashley, serves as counsel to the Debtor. Donlin, Recano & Company, Inc., is the claims agent.

The Office of the U.S. Trustee appointed a committee of unsecured creditors in Debtor’s bankruptcy case on May 20, 2020.

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