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DIOCESE OF SYRACUSE: U.S. Trustee Appoints Creditors’ Committee

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The U.S. Trustee for Region 2 appointed a committee to represent unsecured creditors in the Chapter 11 case of The Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse, New York.

The committee members are:

1. Kevin Lawrence

2. Kevin Braney

3. Mark Treasure

4. Karen Beauvais

5. Matthew Williams

6. Steven Heller

7. Christopher Simons

Official creditors’ committees serve as fiduciaries to the general population of creditors they represent. They may investigate the debtor’s business and financial affairs. Committees have the right to employ legal counsel, accountants and financial advisors at a debtor’s expense.

About The Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse, New York

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse, New York, through its administrative offices (a) provides operational support to the Catholic parishes, schools and certain other Catholic entities that operate within the territory of the Diocese in support of their shared charitable, humanitarian and religious missions; (b) conducts school operations by managing tuition and scholarship payments, employee payroll and other school related operating expenses for separately incorporated Diocesan schools as well as providing parish schools with financial, operational and educational support; and (c) provides comprehensive risk management services to the OCEs through the Diocese’s insurance program. For more information, visit www.syracusediocese.org.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse, New York, filed its voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code (Banrk. N.D.N.Y. Case No. 20-30663) on June 19, 2020. The petition was signed by Stephen A. Breen, chief financial officer. At the time of the filing, Debtor estimated $10 million to $50 million in assets and $50 million to $100 million in liabilities.

Stephen A. Donato, Esq., at Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, is Debtor’s legal counsel. Stretto serves as the Debtor’s claims and noticing agent and administrative advisor.

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