Scott L. Hazan

Scott L. Hazan

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

Recognized since 2003

New York, New York

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Litigation - Bankruptcy

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For more than forty years, Mr. Hazan has specialized in all aspects of bankruptcy throughout the country, including representing creditors' committees in many major chapter 11 cases in a wide variety of industries. These cases include Kmart, Macy's, Northwest Airlines, US Airways (I and II), Caldor Department Stores, BiLo Supermarkets, Ames Department Stores, Venture Stores, Natrol, Quiznos, Sbarro I, Penn Traffic (I and II), Terrestar Networks, Warnaco, Fruit of the Loom, Biderman Industries, Readers Digest (I and II) and Rotech Healthcare.

Mr. Hazan has been designated by Turnaround & Workouts numerous times as one of the Outstanding Bankruptcy Lawyers in America and selected for listing in every edition of the K&A Restructuring Register as one of America’s Top 100 restructuring professionals. He has also been listed numerous times in Chambers USA—America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers Global (as one of the World’s Leading Lawyers), in multiple Marquis Who’s Who publications, in Super Lawyers (bankruptcy), and in New York Magazine (top New York lawyer in bankruptcy). He appears in every edition of The Best Lawyers in America, of Guide to the World’s Leading Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers, of Practical Law Company’s Which Lawyer editions (restructuring and insolvency), and of Corporate Counsel's Top Lawyers (bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights). Mr. Hazan also earned an “AV Preeminent Peer Rating,” Martindale-Hubbell's highest recognition for ethical standards and legal ability.

Mr. Hazan holds a BA degree from Queens College of the City University of New York and a law degree from Brooklyn Law School where he was a member of the Brooklyn Law Review and a member of Moot Court. Mr. Hazan is admitted to practice in New York and is resident in our New York office.


  • 780 Third Avenue, 34th Floor
    New York, NY 10017-2024


  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., graduated 1973
  • Queens College of The City University of New York, B.A., graduated 1970

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1974


  • American Bar Association Business Bankruptcy Committee (Chapter 11 Subcommittee, Claims Trading Subcommittee) - Member
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association of the City of New York - Member
  • Brooklyn Law School Alumni Association - Board member
  • New York State Bar Association Subcommittee on Bankruptcy - Member
  • St. John’s University Law School Bankruptcy LLM Program Advisory Board - Board member
  • 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

Special Focus:

  • Committee Representation
  • Creditor Committees
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Debtors' Rights
  • Litigation
  • Out-of-Court Workouts
  • Trustee Representation
  • Workouts and Restructurings


  • K&A Restructuring Register: Named to Top 100 Restructuring Professionals list
  • Chambers USA: Listed in America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers Global
  • Super Lawyers: Recognized in 2006-2019 editions fo Bankruptcy
  • Practical Law Company’s Which Lawyer: Recognized for restructuring and insolvency
  • Corporate Counsel's Top Lawyers: Recognized for bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights

Additional Areas of Practice:

  • Litigation - Bankruptcy


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