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Renowned Bankruptcy Practitioner Bill Lobel Joins Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones To Open Firm’s Orange County Office

January 2018

One of the nation’s leading bankruptcy practitioners, William Lobel, has left his firm, Lobel Weiland Golden Friedman LLP, to open Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones’ Orange County office. Lobel is well known in bankruptcy circles as the lawyer who has kept magnates such as Carl Karcher and John Lusk out of bankruptcy.

Lobel’s clients include the trustee in mega cases such as SunCal Debtors and Baldwin Builders, restaurant chains such as Chi Chi’s, lenders such as First Alliance Mortgage, and real estate developers and entrepreneurs, such as luxury auto dealer Jim Slemons. He regularly represents clients in the real estate industry, including home builders, commercial real estate developers and sub-prime lenders, as well as gaming casinos, fast food and casual dining restaurant chains.

“Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones is the nation’s preeminent bankruptcy law firm and I am thrilled they have called upon me to open their Orange County office. I am confident I can help the firm land cases in industries, such as retail, that continue to struggle,” says Lobel.

Lobel is also a Fellow of The American College of Bankruptcy, was named the 2018 Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency “Lawyer of the Year” in Orange County by "Best Lawyers," and was the first recipient of the Peter M. Elliott award for “Outstanding Scholarship, Ethics and Service to Orange County Bankruptcy Community.”

“Bill Lobel is by far the insolvency industry’s leading lawyer in Orange County,” says Richard Pachulski. “Bill is the right guy for us as we continue to grow our firm.”

PSZJ, the nation’s leading restructuring boutique, currently represents or in the past year has represented debtors True Religion Apparel, Inc., Forbes Energy Services, Keystone Tube Company (A.M. Castle), M&G USA Corporation, GST AutoLeather, Inc., and Aquion Energy, Inc.; represents the Official Committee of Unsecured Tort Claimant Creditors in TK Holdings, Inc., et al (Takata); and the creditors’ committees in Woodbridge Group of Companies, Cobalt International Energy, Inc., Payless Holdings LLC, Aeropostale, Inc., BCBG Max Azria, and Jevic Holding Corp., among others, throughout the United States.