• Rice University (B.A. magna cum laude 1999)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (1997-98)
  • Harvard University (M.P.A. 2004)
  • New York University School of Law (J.D. 2004)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Texas, 2004 (inactive)
  • California, 2006


  • W. Royal Furgeson (W.D. Texas 2004-05)

Teddy M. Kapur

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Los Angeles
Tel: 310.277.6910

Teddy M. Kapur is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP, the nation’s leading corporate restructuring boutique. He represents debtors, creditors’ committees, trustees, assignees and asset purchasers in chapter 11 corporate bankruptcies, chapter 9 municipal bankruptcies, assignments for the benefit of creditors, and other out-of-court restructurings. He has represented clients in a broad range of industries such as healthcare, retail, real estate, education, automotive, and technology.

In 2016, the Daily Journal selected Mr. Kapur to its “Top 40 Under 40,” an annual list of leading California lawyers under age 40. In 2014, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association recognized Mr. Kapur as one of the “Best Lawyers Under 40.” And in 2013, The M&A Advisor awarded Mr. Kapur the “40 Under 40 Recognition Award,” and The Recorder named Mr. Kapur a “Lawyer on the Fast Track,” identifying him as among fifty attorneys in California “whose early accomplishments indicate they will be tomorrow’s top lawyers and leaders.”

Mr. Kapur has played an integral role in cases that have been awarded the “Mid-Size Company Turnaround of the Year” by the Turnaround Management Association and “Reorganization of the Year Award” by The M&A Advisor. From 2015 through 2017 Thomson Reuters has recognized Mr. Kapur as a “Super Lawyer,” an honor bestowed on only 5% of Southern California attorneys. He was recognized as a “Rising Star" by the same publication in 2014 and 2013. He was listed in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Kapur also possesses a strong business background. He was a vice president in a real estate investment division at American International Group, and an analyst in the investment banking division at Merrill Lynch & Co.

Mr. Kapur serves as a mentor and member of the board of the nonprofit organization Imagine LA, which facilitates a team mentorship program to help families permanently exit homelessness and poverty.

Mr. Kapur earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he was an articles and notes editor for the NYU School of Law Journal of Legislation and Public Policy. He earned his Master in Public Administration from Harvard University, and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Rice University. Mr. Kapur is admitted to practice in California and Texas (inactive), and is resident of our Los Angeles office.

Professional Affiliations

  • Education Committee, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (2016 – 2017)
  • Co-Chair, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors'/Debtors' Rights Committee (2014 – 2016)
  • Advisory Board, South Asian Network (2012 – Present)
  • President, South Asian Bar Association of Southern California (2012 – 2013)
  • Founding Member and President, Turnaround Underground – Los Angeles (2011 – 2014)
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association

Programs and Lectures

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Information Management Network, Strafford Publications, California Bankruptcy Forum, Pepperdine University School of Law, North American South Asian Bar Association