Lowenstein Sandler is pleased to announce that partner Bruce D. Buechler has been appointed as a Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County Vicinage. Buechler, who is set to be sworn in to his new role in early April, has been a partner in the firm’s Bankruptcy & Restructuring Department for over 21 years.
“As the Bankruptcy Department’s Vice Chair, Bruce helped lead us to national renown as a firm that The Wall Street Journal calls one of the nation’s top-10 power players in large corporate bankruptcies,” says Gary M. Wingens, firm Chair and Managing Partner. “We will miss him greatly, but there is no doubt that his sense of justice and equity, as well as his talent for facilitating practical resolutions to complex problems, will serve the people of New Jersey well.”
“I think everyone at Lowenstein will miss Bruce’s level-headed approach and intellectual curiosity,” says Kenneth A. Rosen, Bankruptcy & Restructuring Department Chair Emeritus. “Bruce and I have been colleagues for over 30 years, and his ability to manage the most challenging of cases with diplomacy and sensibility has been a tremendous benefit to the entire firm. The Bench has gained a top-notch judge.”
Buechler joined Lowenstein in 2000, representing debtors and creditors' committees in Chapter 11 reorganizations, out-of-court workouts, and other financial reorganizations. Recognized as a "smart, efficient, practical and very well prepared lawyer" by Chambers USA, he became well-known for his tenacity in high-stakes bankruptcy matters and for proactively engaging with clients to achieve solutions that aligned with their business objectives.
“After practicing law for 33 years, I am honored and humbled to have been appointed to public service,” says Buechler. “My experience at Lowenstein provided me with knowledge of a wide variety of industries and areas of law, in addition to helping me hone the valuable ability to resolve disputes with pragmatic solutions. I am excited and grateful about embarking upon this new chapter.”
A 20-year member of the West Orange Zoning Board, Buechler was recommended to the bench by former Gov. Richard Codey (D-Roseland), the senior member of the New Jersey Senate. He received his J.D., cum laude, in 1987 from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and his B.A. from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in 1982.
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