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Paul represents creditors and debtors in virtually every type of bankruptcy case, out of court workout, and commercial litigation. Paul has worked as co-counsel with the California Attorney General's Office representing numerous California state agencies in the Pacific Lumber Company, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Worldcom, and Enron bankruptcies. He has represented landlord and creditor clients in complex chapter 11 reorganizations, liquidations and sales of assets in numerous jurisdictions. He also has represented creditors and defended clients in preference actions in large cases across the country, including cases such as Calpine, Circuit City, Linens N Things, Mervyns, Chrysler and General Motors, Paul also has represented chapter 11 debtors in complex corporate reorganizations and liquidations, including Large Scale Biology and Capital Corp of the West, a bank holding company.  Paul also represents receivers in various jurisdictions in California and federal courts in Nevada.

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  1. Chapter 11: 80%
    26 years
  2. Business: 20%
    26 years

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  • Nooria L. Kakar

    I endorse this lawyer. Paul has been my mentor assisting me and fellow new attorneys transition into the legal arena. He has been a tremendous resource. Thank you Paul for you do.

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Felderstein Fitzgerald Willoughby & Pascuzzi LLP

400 Capitol Mall
Suite 1450
Sacramento, CA, 95814

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199011/20/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights LawBest Lawyers of America2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
FellowAmerican College of Bankruptcy2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerFelderstein Fitzgerald Willoughby & Pascuzzi LLP1999 - Present
AttorneyDiepenbrock Wulff Plant & Hannegan, LLP1990 - 1998
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Bankruptcy ForumPast President2009 - 2010
State Bar of California, Business Law SectionPast Chair2009 - 2010
Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy ForumVice President2006 - 2006
State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Insolvency Law CommitteePast Chair2005 - 2006
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Business Law NewsJust Say No to Bankruptcy: Courts Enforce Provisions in Organizational Documents Restricting Ability to Seek Bankruptcy Protection2012
Business Law NewsRecognizing the Champions of the Business Law Section2010
Business Law NewsNew State and Federal Laws Created to Alleviate the Current Foreclosure Crisis2008
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Iowa State UniversityBusiness Administration-FinanceOther - Bachelors1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CEB CLE FairRecent Developments in Business Law2011