• 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.

Mr. Kapur has been named to The Lawdragon's list of the 500 Leading Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers. In 2021, the Los Angeles Business Journal named Mr. Kapur to its annual "Leaders of Influence: Thriving in Their 40s" list, which recognizes leading professionals in the region between the ages of 40 and 49 who are demonstrating success inside business and throughout their communities. In 2020, Thomson Reuters recognized Mr. Kapur as a "Top 100: Southern California Super Lawyer” and from 2015 to 2023, the same publication selected him as a “Super Lawyer,” an honor bestowed on only 5% of Southern California attorneys. In 2019, the Los Angeles Business Journal named Mr. Kapur to its list of the LA region's “Most Influential Minority Lawyers.” From 2018 through 2022, Mr. Kapur was also listed in Best Lawyers in America.

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.” In addition, 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

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kapur was a vice president at AIG SunAmerica Affordable Housing Partners, then one of the nation’s largest investors in affordable multifamily housing. He also worked as an analyst in the investment banking division of Merrill Lynch & Co.

Mr. Kapur serves as a mentor and the chair of the board of directors of the nonprofit organization Imagine LA, which facilitates a team mentorship program to help families permanently exit homelessness and poverty. Mr. Kapur also is a professor at Los Angeles City College.

Mr. Kapur earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he was an articles & 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 also studied abroad for one year at the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

Mr. Kapur is admitted to practice in California and Texas (inactive).

Professional Affiliations

  • Imagine LA, Chair of Board of Directors (2018 – present); Board of Directors (2015 – present)
  • South Asian Network, Board of Directors (2018 – present); Advisory Board (2012 – 2016)
  • Anti-Defamation League, Los Angeles Regional Board Member and Co-Chair of the LA For Good Steering Committee (2019 – present)
  • International Insolvency Institute, NextGen Executive Committee (2018)
  • National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Education Committee (2016 – 2017)
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Co-Chair of Bankruptcy Restructuring and Creditors'/Debtors' Rights Committee (2014 – 2016)
  • South Asian Bar Association of Southern California, President (2012 – 2013)

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



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