Stanley E. Goldich

Stanley E. Goldich: Attorney with Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP AV stamp icon
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Mr. Goldich’s legal practice primarily encompasses representation of debtors, creditors’ committees, trustees, and other parties in chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. He also regularly consults on conflicts and ethics issues in the firm’s chapter 11 cases and is a former chair of the LACBA Ethics Committee, on which he served for over fifteen years. In addition to playing a lead role as debtor's counsel in many successful chapter 11 reorganizations and going-concern sales, Mr. Goldich's creditors' committee pratice includes the chapter 11 cases of B.U.M. International and American Adventure, where committee-sponsored plans of reorganization were confirmed. Mr. Goldich's current and recent matters include work as counsel for a major creditor in the Westinghouse Electric chapter 11 case and as counsel for the creditors' committees in the chapter 11 cases of Payless Holdings and Haggen Holdings.

He is a graduate of Trinity College and received his J.D. from Stanford University Law School, and holds an AV Preeminent Peer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell's highest recognition for ethical standards and legal ability. He was included in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law. Mr. Goldich is admitted to practice in California and is a resident in our Los Angeles office.


•PSZJ Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers in America
August 15, 2018

Programs and Lectures

Los Angeles County Bar Association, Strafford CLE, CLE International


•Absolute Priority Rule for Individual Chapter 11 Cases
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Los Angeles, November 8, 2012
•Individual Chapter 11 Cases and the Absolute Priority Rule
Navigating Absolute Priority Amid Differing Court Interpretations of the Rule
Live 90-minute CLE webinar/teleconference with interactive Q&A, May 23, 2012
•Ethics 2004 - Keeping Current in a Changing World, Confidentiality of Privileged Communications
Los Angeles County Bar Association
November 20, 2004


•The Sixth Circuit-Joining the Fourth, Fifth and Tenth Circuits-Holds That BAPCPA Did Not Abolish the Absolute-Priority Rule for Individual Chapter 11 Debtors
Norton Bankruptcy Law Advisor (No. 9 at 12), September 2014
•Plain Meaning Rules: Did BAPCPA Abolish the Absolute-Priority Rule?
31 American Bankruptcy Institute Journal No. 5 @ 34, June 2012
•Coauthor with Richard Pachulski, Representation of Affliliated Corporate Entities in Chapter 11 Cases: Conflicts of Interest and Disclosure Issues, for the 17th Annual California Bankruptcy Forum (May 13-15, 2005)

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Bankruptcy

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
424-281-0553  Phone
310.277.6910  Phone
University Attended:
Trinity College, B.A., 1976
Law School Attended:
Stanford University, J.D., 1979
Year of First Admission:
1980, California
Birth Information:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 19, 1955
Reported Cases:
Representations: Creditors' committees: Payless Holdings, Haggen Holdings, B.U.M. International, American Adventure; Creditor in the Westinghouse Electric Company chapter 11 case

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (1 review)
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