Christopher Soper
Clinical Professor of Law
Director of Legal Writing

Prof. Soper Discusses Twin Cities Archdiocese Bankruptcy in Star Tribune

As the St. Paul Archdiocese bankruptcy drags into its fourth year, Professor Christoper Soper spoke with the Star Tribune about recent developments in the case. Soper, who represented many insurance carriers in archdiocese bankruptcies when he was in practice, noticed that, “This is a long time for any bankruptcy case, it’s an especially long time for an archdiocese bankruptcy case.” The most notable development in the case is the recent resignation of the mediator, and the appointment of a new mediator. According to Soper, “There's so much entrenchment now. To get a new person could give the parties a chance for a reset, a chance to drop some of the baggage that they’ve been dragging.”