Richard E. Mikels

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

New York, NY

Partner

Mr. Mikels has extensive experience in commercial law, workouts, and reorganizations. He is known for representing significant debtor companies (both in chapter 11 and in out-of-court workouts), but also represents creditors' committees, boards of directors, insurance companies, hedge funds, claims traders, and acquirers of businesses.

Mr. Mikels served as an adjunct professor at Boston University School of Law for nine years. He has been listed in Chambers USA since 2003, Best Lawyers in America since 1983, and Massachusetts Super Lawyers since 2004. Best Lawyers named him Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Lawyer of the Year in 2010 and Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year in 2013. In 2004, Boston University awarded Mr. Mikels the Silver Shingle Award for Distinguished Service to the School of Law. He also holds an AV Preeminent Peer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating for ethical standards and legal ability. He has been ranked as a "star performer" in Chambers for Massachusetts from 2008 through 2016, and is currently listed in New York and nationally.

Professional Affiliations

Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy (chair, board of regents; former national vice president, board member, education chair)

American Bankruptcy Institute (former board member, plan advisory committee co-chair for Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11, Mediation Subcommittee on Model Rules chair)

Past director, New England Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association

Member, Combined Jewish Philanthropies Scholarship Fund Committee

Member, Boston University School of Law Alumni Executive Committee (formerly president)

Past co-chair, Charles Normandin Fund Past director, Jewish Vocational Services

EDUCATION

Boston University (B.S. business administration)

Boston University School of Law (J.D. cum laude)

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS

Massachusetts New York

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