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Paul practices principally in the area of Commercial Restructuring & Bankruptcy. Paul is the founder of the firm's corporate reorganization practice and chaired the section for more than 20 years. Paul represents both debtors and creditors. He has appeared in bankruptcy courts around the country, as well as acted as lead counsel in a number of major out-of-court workouts. He has also acted for purchasers and sellers of businesses, both in and out of bankruptcy, and has also acted as a court-appointed Chapter 11 Trustee and a court- appointed bankruptcy mediator.


  • Harvard Law School, 1970, LL.M.
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1968, J.D., Editor, Law Review
  • University of Minnesota, 1965

  • Pennsylvania

  • Allegheny County Bar Association – Former Chair of the Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section (1994)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Turnaround Management Association

  • Honorable Thomas W. Pomeroy, Jr. (deceased), State Supreme Court - Pennsylvania, 1 January 1970 to 1 January 1971

Awards & Recognition

  • Listed as a Notable practitioner in IFLR1000 Global for United States, Pennsylvania Restructuring and Insolvency, 2020, 2024
  • Chairman of the American College of Bankruptcy, the National Honorary organization of bankruptcy professionals that is active in pro bono matters and legal education (2010-2012)
  • Listed in Who's Who Legal 
  • Listed in Who’s Who in American Law
  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 1987-2024, Bet-the-Company Litigation, 2014-2024, and Litigation - Bankruptcy, 2011-2024. He also received the Best Lawyers™ "Lawyer of the Year" award in Pittsburgh in 2011 and 2016 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, in 2012 for Litigation - Bankruptcy, and in 2021 for Bet-the-Company Litigation.
  • Ranked as 'Senior Statespeople' in Chambers USA for Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh & Surrounds Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2003-2009, 2012-2023
  • Selected for inclusion in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list for Bankruptcy: Business, 2004-2022
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Allegheny County Bar Foundation