Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones to Open Texas Office With the Addition of Michael Warner

January 11, 2021

January 11, 2021 – Los Angeles, CA – Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones (“PSZJ”), the largest bankruptcy restructuring boutique in the country, has opened up a Texas office with the addition of Michael Warner, a nationally recognized restructuring lawyer and one of the most well-respected bankruptcy lawyers in the Lone Star State. Joining Mr. Warner to open up PSZJ’s new office, which will be headquartered in Houston, will be Benjamin L. Wallen, Ayala A. Hassell, Kerri L. LaBrada, and Denise Mendoza. The group, which is coming to PSZJ from Cole Schotz, has been co-counsel to PSZJ on several matters, including recently in connection with representation of the creditors’ committee in the high-profile restructuring of department store behemoth Neiman Marcus.

“I have known the lawyers at PSZJ for decades and have admired their development into the nation’s premier bankruptcy firm and have seen first hand the quality of their work in recent cases in Texas. I am thrilled to join the firm and help to expand PSZJ’s footprint into Texas, which is a leading venue for complex commercial restructurings,” says Mr. Warner.

Mr. Warner’s practice includes representation of debtors, creditors' committees, liquidating trustees, and private equity funds in both in-court and out-of-court restructurings in the financial services, food, oil and gas, real estate, retail, and steel industries. In addition to Neiman, Mr. Warner has been involved in some of the most significant chapter 11 cases filed in Texas.

“Mike is one of the most well-respected Texas bankruptcy lawyers and brings a creative and thoughtful approach to the practice of law. Mike and his team will be exceptional additions to the firm. We have been looking for the right opportunity to venture into Texas and I can think of no one better than Mike to lead our efforts to build on the presence we have developed in Texas over the last few years," says Richard Pachulski.

PSZJ is headquartered in Los Angeles and also has offices in Wilmington DE, New York, and San Francisco.


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