Jason S. Pomerantz

Jason S. Pomerantz: Attorney with Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
Attorney Awards


Mr. Pomerantz has substantial experience representing debtors, unsecured creditors, secured creditors, trustees, and creditors' committees in chapter 11 reorganization cases, chapter 7 cases, and in related litigation in both state and federal court. Mr. Pomerantz also has an active creditors' committee practice, having represented the creditors' committees in Glazed Investments (Krispy Kreme), Commissary Operations, Tom's Foods, Empire Beef and Souper Salad. Mr. Pomerantz's practice is generally focused on middle-market companies with annual revenues ranging from $25 - $300 million.

Since 1998, Mr. Pomerantz has mediated cases for the United States Bankruptcy Court in the Los Angeles Division and throughout the Central District through the Bankruptcy Mediation Program. He completed Advanced Mediation Training at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law. In late 2014, the United States Bankruptcy Court (Central District) recognized Mr. Pomerantz for settling the most number of mediation conferences in the Los Angeles Division and the Central District, and (being) the most chosen mediator in the Los Angeles Division as well as the Central District during the 2013-2014 term.

Mr. Pomerantz frequently speaks and writes for various national credit and restructuring associations, including Credit Research Foundation, National Food Service Distributors, the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors (AIRA), the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations, and the National RV & Manufactured Housing Group. Mr. Pomerantz is a graduate of UCLA and received his J.D. from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. He has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer from 2016-2018, an honor bestowed on only 5% of attorneys in the Southern California region. He was selected for inclusion in the 2018 and 2019 editions of Best Lawyers in America for his work in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation - Bankruptcy . Mr. Pomerantz is admitted to practice in California, and is a resident in our Los Angeles office.


•Law clerk, Judge David N. Naugle (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)
•Extern to the Honorable Arthur L. Alarcon, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (1989)


•Twenty-One PSZJ Attorneys Named 2019 Southern California “Super Lawyers”
January 30, 2019
•PSZJ Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers in America
August 15, 2018
•Twenty PSZJ Attorneys Named 2018 Southern California “Super Lawyers”
January 31, 2018
•Thirty-Five PSZJ Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America
August 15, 2017
•Eighteen PSZJ Attorneys Named 2017 Southern California “Super Lawyers”
January 25, 2017
•Current Insolvency Issues for Finance and Credit Professionals
September 15, 2016
•Jason Pomerantz Settles the Most Mediations in Central District of California
November 2014
•Pachulski Ranked Among Top Bankruptcy Firms by Chambers
June 12, 2009


• Some Revisions to the Bankruptcy Code Offer PEOs Leverage in the Bankruptcy Process, PEO Insider (Nov. 2005)
• Bankruptcy Notices: Not Just Junk Mail, PEO Insider (2000)
• Keeping the Lid on Pandora’s Box: Terminate the Client Service Agreement Before the Client Files Bankruptcy, PEO Insider (2000)
• Have Courts Intruded on First Amendment Guarantees in Their Zeal to Ensure That Crime Does Not Pay?, Loyola Entertainment Law Journal (1991)

Programs and Lectures

The Future of Retail: How Rapid Changes in the Retail Economy Are Affecting Creditor Strategies (2017)

Recognizing a Fraudulent Transfer or a Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Recovering Your Money (2017)

Current Insolvency Issues for Finance and Credit Professionals (2016)Best Practices for Avoiding Preference Suits (2016)

Effective Mediation, Preparation, Styles, and Mediators: Getting to 9019 (2014)

Strategies for Working With Your Customer in Chapter 11 (2009)

Turning Lemons into Lemonade: Asking Difficult Client Questions Without Losing the Sale (2000)

Financial Due Diligence: Effectively Evaluating Prospective Clients and Monitoring Existing Clients (2000)

Demystifying Client Bankruptcy and Its Effect on PEOs (1999)


•The Future of Retail: How Rapid Changes in the Retail Economy Are Affecting Creditor Strategies
National Association of Credit Management National Home Centers Credit Group
Kansas City MO, May 16, 2017
•Best Practices for Avoiding Preference Suits
AIRA 32nd Annual Bankruptcy & Restructuring Conference
Coronado Island, CA, June 10, 2016
•Effective Mediation, Preparation, Styles, and Mediators: Getting to 9019
Mediation in Commercial Bankruptcy
Wilmington DE, December 10, 2014
•Strategies for Working With Your Customer in Chapter 11
CRF Credit & Accounts Receivable Open Forum
Chicago, August 11, 2009

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Bankruptcy
  • Food Services/Hospitality

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
424-281-0553  Phone
310.277.6910  Phone
University Attended:
University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., 1988
Law School Attended:
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, J.D., 1991
Year of First Admission:
1991, California

Professional Affiliations

•Credit Research Foundation, National Association of Credit Management (NACM)(Foodservice Group, Nursing Home Group, Transportation Revenue Management Group), Credit Managers Ass'n (CMA)
•Mediator, United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California - Certified mediator with expertise in both facilitative and evaluative mediation of complex disputes.

Birth Information:
Los Angeles, California, 1966
Reported Cases:
Representations: Chapter 7 and chapter 11 trustees; Creditors' committees: BCBG Max Azria; Circuit City; Tom's Foods; Glazed Investments (Krispy Kreme); Empire Beef; Haggen Holdings LLC; International Shipholding Corporation; Wet Seal; Groeb Farms; Souper Salad; Commissary Operations; Leading Edge; Univita; Postconfirmation matters in Woodside Homes; Ownit Mortgage Solutions; Foss Manufacturing; General Cinemas; Plainwell; Drake Acquisition (Foster & Gallagher), Key3 Media; Country Home Bakers; Murray Inc.; Organized Living; Bugle Boy Industries

Peer Reviews

4.0/5.0 (1 review)
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Los Angeles, California

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