Michael R. Seidl

Michael R. Seidl: Attorney with Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP


Mr. Seidl has represented debtors, creditors' committees, creditors, and asset purchasers in chapter 11 reorganizations and liquidations and in related adversary proceedings. He is a graduate of James Madison University and received a Ph.D. from the University of Delaware. While still writing his Ph.D. dissertation, he enrolled in law school, and later graduated from Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as managing editor of the Journal of Law and Policy in International Business. In 2014, he received a Presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement from the University of Delaware, and he was listed for his work in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Seidl is admitted to practice in Delaware and the District of Columbia and is resident in our Delaware office.


•Judicial law clerk, Judge Jonathan R. Steinberg (Vet. App. 1996 - 1998)


•PSZJ Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers in America
August 15, 2018
•Michael Seidl Honored With University of Delaware Citation for Outstanding Achievement
October 2014
•Third Edition of First Day Motions Guide Published
American Bankruptcy Institute, June 2012
•Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones Wins Award: Media & Entertainment Turnaround of the Year
June 26, 2012
•Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones Wins Award: 2012 Middle Market Turnaround of the Year

•Successful Retail Liquidation: Plan Confirmed in Filene's Basement Chapter 11 Case
January 26, 2010


•First Day Motions (3d ed.)
A Guide to the Critical First Days of a Bankruptcy Case
American Bankruptcy Institute, June 2012
• A Tale of Two Discourses, 47 Stanford Law Review 247 (1995)
• Cross-Cultural Commerce in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, 10 American University Int'l Law Review 859 (1995)

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Business Litigation
  • Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
302.778.6404  Phone
University Attended:
James Madison University, B.A., 1988; James Madison University, M.A., magna cum laude, 1990; University of Delaware, Ph.D., 1995
Law School Attended:
Georgetown University, J.D., cum laude, 1996
Year of First Admission:
2000, Delaware; 1996, District of Columbia
Birth Information:
Baltimore, Maryland, March 22, 1966
Reported Cases:
Representations: AmeriServe Food Distribution; American Eco Holding Corporation; eToys; Filene's Basement; Superior TeleCom; The Great Train Store Company; Pathmark Stores; United Artists Theatre Company; Western Nonwovens

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Wilmington, Delaware

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