Paul Kizel Partner

New Jersey
T 973.597.2478 | F 973.597.2479



A bankruptcy court veteran, Paul brings more than 30 years of experience to his practice focused on Chapter 11 restructurings. He represents creditors’ committees, debtors, and other parties of interest such as liquidating trustees, secured lenders, and asset purchasers in insolvency proceedings nationwide.

Paul provides strategic advice and representation across the full spectrum of claims resolution and reconciliation matters. As lead counsel, he has an outstanding track record of successful outcomes in bankruptcy cases, many of them high profile.

Among others, Paul has represented significant parties in interest in the following recent chapter 11 cases:

  • Verso Paper Corporation - creditors committee
  • Exide Corp. - creditors committee
  • Borders Group, Inc. - creditors committee
  • The Newark Group - debtor
  • Interstate Bakeries Inc. - creditors committee
  • Foamex International Inc. - creditors committee
  • Tower Automotive Inc. - purchaser of assets in $1 billion transaction
  • Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. - various financial creditors
  • Jobson Medical Information Holdings LLC - debtor
  • Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. – labor union
  • Walter Energy – labor union
  • Patriot Coal – labor union
  • American Airlines, Inc. - labor union
  • Hawker Beechcraft Inc. - labor union
  • Pegasus Communications, Inc. - liquidating trustee
  • Kara Homes - DIP lender

Publications

New Jersey Construction Sub-Contractors: Look Before You Lien! Third Circuit Holds Filing Construction Liens Against Non-Debtor Real Estate Violates Automatic Stay
Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization & Creditors' Rights Client Alert, April 4, 2017
Paul Kizel, Nicole (Brown) Fulfree
Jevic: Supreme Court Invalidates Non-Consensual “Structured Dismissals”, But Critical Vendor Orders, First-Day Wage Orders, DIP Financing “Roll-Ups”, and Interim Settlement Distributions Remain Undisturbed
Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization & Creditors' Rights Client Alert, March 23, 2017
Bruce Buechler, Paul Kizel, Bruce Nathan, Philip Gross
Jevic: Supreme Court Invalidates Non-Consensual "Structured Dismissals," But Critical Vendor Orders, First-Day Wage Orders, DIP Financing "Roll-Ups," and Interim Settlement Distributions Remain Undisturbed
Credit Today, March 23, 2017
Bruce Buechler, Paul Kizel, Bruce Nathan, Philip Gross
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Related Areas

Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization & Creditors’ Rights

Education


Syracuse University College of Law ( J.D. , 1982 )
George Washington University ( B.A. , 1978 )

Bar Admissions


New York
New Jersey

Court Admissions


1983 , U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
1983 , U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
1983 , U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Affiliations


  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Essex County Bar Association