About Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

Founded in 1983, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones is a law firm focusing on corporate restructurings. Specifically, the firm focuses on bankruptcy reorganizations and out-of-court workouts, bankruptcy and business litigation and business transactions.

In the Business of Bankruptcy

PSZJ is the firm to call when only a few dollars (or none) are left in the bank. Its focus on corporate restructuring has brought Six Flags, Harry & David, Agway, Polaroid, United Artists Theaters Company, Coach America, Fruit of the Loom, Suzuki, Chrysler and even Mike Tyson knocking at its door.

The firm has grown since its founding in 1983 to become the largest bankruptcy boutique firm in the country, with a presence on both coasts. The firm has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Delaware. Its skill in handling insolvencies has been hailed by The Daily Journal, which deems it "one of the best firms in the country," The American Lawyer and Chambers and Partners. As a specialized firm, PSZJ has in-depth knowledge of the nuances of bankruptcy law, corporate, avoidance and claims litigation, M&A and general business and commercial litigation in industries and entities as diverse as healthcare, national retail and restaurant chains, real estate, entertainment, financial holdings and archdioceses.  

International Insolvents

Insolvency isn't just a problem for companies in the U.S., so PSZJ's solutions and counsel accordingly extend beyond America's borders. It was one of six firms to be awarded the Global M&A Network 2012 "Mid Markets Firm of the Year" distinction. The firm won two additional Turnaround Atlas Award recognitions from Global M&A: the "Media and Entertainment Turnaround of the Year" for its role as co-counsel to Caribe Media, the Yellow Pages publication rights owner in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic and the "Turnaround of the Year-Middle Markets" for its full asset recovery for the largest Mexican manufacturer or copper and electrical products to sectors throughout Mexico, Latin America, the U.S. and Europe.

Suzuki Allies

They just don't make cars like they used to. PSZJ was hired by American Suzuki Motor Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of Japanese parent company Suzuki Motor Corporation, when it filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2012. ASMC, the U.S. distributor of Suzuki-line automobiles, all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles and racing bikes and boats, was hundreds of millions of dollars in debt and filed in order to refocus its efforts on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and boats and discontinue its automobile line. PSZJ helped obtain ASMC a $45 million debtor-in-possession loan from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to facilitate its restructuring.  

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Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

10100 Santa Monica Boulevard
13th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-4003
Phone: (310) 277-6910
Fax: (310) 201-0760


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Total No. Attorneys 2014: 65

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Business Reorganizations & Workouts
    Bankruptcy Litigation
    Business and Commercial Litigation

Major Office Locations

  • Los Angeles, CA (HQ)
  • New York, NY
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Wilmington, DE

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