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Awards & Recognition

  • Named a "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America (2015)
  • Recognized as a Best Lawyer in America for bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law (2006-2018)
  • Selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2004-2017)
  • Recognized in Chambers USA as one of America's leading bankruptcy/restructuring lawyers (2003 - 2017)
  • Inducted into the American College of Bankruptcy in 2002; became a member of its Board of Directors in 2013


  • Pennsylvania
  • District of Columbia

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American College of Bankruptcy (since 2002); member of Board of Directors (since 2013)
  • Fellow of the American Bar Association (since 2005)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section, Bankruptcy Committee
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Business Law Section, Former Chair of the Uniform Commercial Code Subcommittee
  • Turnaround Management Association, Board Member of Philadelphia Chapter
  • National Liberty Museum Board member (since 2010)
  • Office Managing Partner of Philadelphia office of Reed Smith  (2007-2010)