• Franklin & Marshall College; University of California at Berkeley (B.A., with honors, 1977)
  • Hastings College of the Law, University of California (J.D. 1980)
  • Order of the Coif

Bar and Court Admissions

  • 1980, California

James I. Stang

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Los Angeles
Tel: 310.277.6910

Mr. Stang, a founding partner of the firm, has broad experience in bankruptcy reorganization. He has represented more than thirteen creditors' committees involving survivors of sexual abuse. Mr. Stang has lectured and written extensively on both bankruptcy and receivership issues. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley and received his J.D. from Hastings College of Law, where he was editor in chief of Hastings International and Comparative Law Review. He holds an AV Peer Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell's highest recognition for ethical standards and legal ability; has been named "Super Lawyer" in the field of Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights every year since 2005 in a peer survey conducted by Law & Politics and the publishers of Los Angeles magazine, an honor bestowed on only 5% of Southern California attorneys; and was selected by Best Lawyers in America. In 2010, the Century City Bar Association named him "Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year" and in 2011 he was inducted as a fellow into the American College of  Bankruptcy. Mr. Stang is admitted to practice in California, and is a resident in our Los Angeles office.


Professional Affiliations

  • "Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year," Century City Bar Association (2010)
  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy
  • Member, Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum Board of Directors (ex officio)



  • "Assumption of Contracts and Leases: The Obstacle of the Historical Default," 24 California Bankruptcy Journal 39 (1998)(addressing "going dark" provisions of car dealership agreements)