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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
  • American Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association

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

Awards & Recognition

  • Chairman of the American College of Bankruptcy, the National Honorary organization of bankruptcy professionals that is active in pro bono matters and legal education (2010-2011)
  • Listed in Who's Who Legal (2015)
  • Listed in Who’s Who in American Law
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for more than 20 years and currently listed in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, and Litigation-Bankruptcy; also named Best Lawyers' Pittsburgh "Lawyer of the Year" for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights (2011, 2012 and 2013)
  • Recognized in Chambers USA as one of America's leading bankruptcy/restructuring lawyers (2003-2009, 2012-2017)
  • Selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2004-2018); also included in Super Lawyers Business Edition in the area of bankruptcy/business
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Allegheny County Bar Foundation