Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP (PSZJ) is the one of the
nation's leading corporate restructuring boutiques. Founded
in 1983 by a group of Sidley Austin attorneys, the firm has grown
to become the largest bankruptcy boutique in the country, with
offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and
Delaware. PSZJ attorneys are experienced in representing all
major constituencies in bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court
workouts, including debtors, committees, trustees, bondholders,
asset purchasers, and third-party plan proponents. PSZJ also
handles sophisticated business litigation and transactional matters
as part of its restructuring practice.
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
Fisker Automotive, American Suzuki Motor Corporation, Solyndra, the
creditors of A&P, Circuit City, American Eagle Energy, Wet
Seal, and even Mike Tyson knocking at its door. Its skill in
handling insolvencies has been hailed by The Wall
Street Journal, American Lawyer, Chambers and
Partners, U.S. News & World Report, and The
Daily Journal, which deems it "one of the best firms in the
country." As a specialized firm, PSZJ has in-depth knowledge of the
nuances of bankruptcy law, corporate law, avoidance and claims
litigation, private equity and distressed debt, and general
business and commercial litigation in industries and entities as
diverse as energy, healthcare, retail, food and beverage, real
estate, entertainment, finance, and archdioceses.
PSZJ regularly represents domestic companies engaged in
international commercial activities and foreign entities doing
business, or involved in litigation or transactions, in the United
States. The firm works with its international clients on a
variety of complex financing, restructuring, general corporate, and
debtor-creditor matters, and is often recognized for its experience
in international or "cross border" insolvency cases. Just
recently, the firm won M&A Advisor's "Cross-Border
Restructuring Deal of the Year" for its representation of the
chapter 11 trustee in the "Restructuring of Georges Marciano,"
co-founder of Guess. The firm played pivotal roles in cases
with major international implications, successfully confirming
Solyndra's chapter 11 plan and as lead counsel to Digital Domain, a
Hollywood special effects company started by James Cameron.
Repping Both Sides
PSZJ's ability to handle both debtor and creditor work can be
seen just by looking at two recent matters in a single industry.
Over the past year, the firm was hired as co-counsel in the high
profile American Apparel bankruptcy, and was also hired to
represent the Unsecured Creditor's Committee in the chapter 11 Wet
Seal case. The firm has also been retained by creditors'
committees in several high profile energy (oil and gas) cases that
have swept the nation.