Bradford J. Sandler

Bradford J. Sandler


Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

Recognized since 2013

Wilmington, Delaware

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Litigation - Bankruptcy

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Mr. Sandler is a member of the firm's Management Committee and Long-term Planning Committee and co-chair of the firm’s Creditors’ Committee Practice Group. He has substantial experience representing debtors, committees, acquirers, fiduciaries (including receivers and trustees), and other significant parties in interest in complex reorganizations and financially distressed situations, both in and out of court. Mr. Sandler’s recent committee representations include Ditech Holdings, Gymboree II, Payless I and II, Shopko, the Weinstein Company, Bon-Ton Department Stores, Woodbridge Group, BCBG Max Azria, Aeropostale and Sports Authority. Mr. Sandler was lead counsel in the LifeCare Hospital case that led to a substantial recovery to unsecured creditors after making new “class skipping” law in the Third Circuit. He has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America every year since 2013. He is ranked among Bankruptcy/Restructuring attorneys by Chambers USA, which states that he “boasts deep expertise in the representation of creditors' committees in complex Chapter 11 proceedings," and that he “blend[s] traditional legal skills with commercial negotiating and business sense." Chambers USA also notes that Mr. Sandler has been described as “a creative, calm, effective lawyer who is also quick, smart and aggressive.” He regularly speaks on insolvency topics around the United States. He is a graduate of Drexel University (MBA) and Temple University School of Law (J.D.).

Locations

  • 919 North Market Street, 17th Floor
    Wilmington, DE 19801
  • 780 Third Avenue, 34th Floor
    New York, NY 10017-2024

Education

  • Temple University , J.D., graduated 1995
  • Drexel University, B.S., graduated 1989

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1996
  • New Jersey, 1996
  • Delaware, 2001
  • New York, 2008

Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute - Member
  • Association for Corporate Growth - Member
  • Delaware Bankruptcy American Inn of Court - Member
  • International Federation of Insolvency Practitioners - Member
  • Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia - Director
  • Philadelphia Art Alliance - Director
  • Settlement Music School - Director
  • Turnaround Management Association - Member

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy

Awards:

  • Chambers USA: Ranked for Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Payless Holdings (2019)

Counsel to the committee of unsecured creditors in the second chapter 11 bankruptcy filing of Payless Holdings LLC.

Gymboree Group

Counsel to the committee of unsecured creditors in the chapter 11 bankruptcy of Gymboree Group Inc.

Shopko

Counsel to the creditors’ committee of Shopko.

Weinstein Company Holdings

Committee counsel in the chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Weinstein Company Holdings LLC and its affiliates.

The Bon-Ton Department Stores

Committee counsel in the chapter 11 bankruptcy of The Bon-Ton Department Stores and its affiliates.

Woodbridge Group of Companies

Counsel to the creditors' committee in the Woodbridge Group of Companies LLC's chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Payless Holdings (2017)

Counsel to the creditors' committee in the chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Payless Holdings.

BCBG/Max Azria

Counsel to the creditors’ committee in the chapter 11 cases of BCBG/Max Azria.

The Limited

Co-counsel to the creditors' committee in The Limited chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

Haggen Holdings

Counsel to the creditors’ committee in the bankruptcy of Haggen Holdings and its affiliates.

Sports Authority Holdings

Counsel to the creditors’ committee of Sports Authority Holdings, Inc. and its affiliates.

Aeropostale

Counsel to the creditors' committee of clothing retailer Aeropostale and its affiliates.

Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company

Counsel to the creditors’ committee of Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company in its chapter 11 case.

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