Paul R. Glassman

Chair of the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice
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Paul R. Glassman is chair of Stradling's Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice group.

Paul is a nationally known insolvency and restructuring lawyer. He practices in the area of corporate reorganizations and is one of the country’s most experienced chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy practitioners.

Featured Experience


  • Stanford Law School, J.D., 1977
  • University of Pennsylvania, M.A., economics, 1974
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1974, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Memberships & Associations

▪ Member, American Bar Association
Business Bankruptcy Committee
▪ Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
Advisory Board of Battleground West Program (2014 – present)
▪ Member, State Bar of California
▪ Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
Executive Committee, Commercial and Bankruptcy Section (1992 – present)
Former, Board of Trustees
Former, Chair, Bankruptcy Committee
▪ Century City Bar Association 
Former, President
▪ Member, Turnaround Managers Association
▪ Member, Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum
▪ Member, Financial Lawyers Conference

Awards and Recognition 
▪ Listed as one of the "Top Bankruptcy Lawyers," The Deal
▪ Selected by Super Lawyers magazine
▪ Listed as one of the "Top 20 Bankruptcy Lawyers," The Deal
▪ Received various awards from the League of California Cities and related organizations
▪ Various Awards from League of California Cities
▪ Ranked AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5*
*AV® Preeminent ™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Articles, Publications & Lectures

▪ Author, "Third Party Injunctions in Partnership Bankruptcy Cases," 49 Bus.Law. 1081, 1994
▪ Author, "Solicitation of Plan Rejections under the Bankruptcy Code," 62 Am.Bankr. L.J. 261, 1988
▪ Author, "Choice of State Law in Bankruptcy Cases: Part I," American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Journal Vol XXIV, No. 7, September 2005
▪ Author, "Choice of State Law in Bankruptcy Cases: Part II," American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Journal Vol XXIV, No. 8, October 2005
▪ Author, "Mandatory Withdrawal of Reference," in Norton Bankruptcy Law Advisor, January 1985
▪ Author, "Fundamentals of Bankruptcy Practice," CEB, 1988, 1989
▪ Author, "Introduction to Bankruptcy Practice," CEB 1987
▪ Co-author, "Fraudulent Transfers," Bankruptcy Practice After the 1984 Code Amendments, CEB 1985
▪ Author, “A Practical Guide to Chapter 9 Municipal Bankruptcy, in Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Strategies," Thomson Reuters/Aspatore publication, 2001
▪ Author, “A Guide to Municipal Bankruptcy for City Attorneys,” California League of Cities Annual Conference, City Attorneys Division, 2018

▪ Presentation/Lectured to National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges
▪ Presentation/Lectured to American Bankruptcy Institute
▪ Presentation/Lectured to Bankruptcy Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association
▪ Presentation/Lectured to law schools such as Hastings and UCLA and various law school symposia
▪ Presentation/Lectured to Clerk’s Office of the Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California
▪ Presentation/Lectured to California Bankruptcy Forum
▪ Presentation/Lectured to California Continuing Education of the Bar
▪ Presentation/Lectured to Los Angeles County Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section
▪ Presentation/Lectured to Financial Lawyers Conference
▪ Presentation/Lectured to California, City Attorney and County Counsel Associations
▪ Provided commentary on bankruptcy topics to various media outlets

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • District of Columbia