• Partner, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones, LLP (www.pszjlaw.com

    Pachulski Stang is the largest, and a preeminent, bankruptcy-related boutique in the United States with over 70 lawyers from coast-to-coast. 

    Mr. Sandler has substantial experience in the representation of debtors, creditors’ committees, creditors, acquirers, landlords, trustees, and postconfirmation plan administrators in business bankruptcies, as well as businesses in out-of-court reorganizations. He also has substantial experience in representing businesses and entrepreneurs in corporate and commercial transactions.  His cases have involved a wide variety of industries, including retail and consumer products, technology, food and beverage, construction, life sciences, and manufacturing.

    Mr. Sandler is an active member of his community, has published numerous articles, and has been a frequent speaker on corporate law and business reorganization topics. He is an adjunct professor of  law at Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia, and is admitted to practice in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. In 2008, he was listed among “Philadelphia’s 101 Top Connectors” by Leadership Philadelphia.

    In his spare time, Mr. Sandler writes a bankruptcy blog:  http://absolutepriorityblog.com.

    He received a B.S. and an MBA at Drexel University and his J.D. at Temple University, where he served as executive editor of the  Temple Environmental and Technological Law Journal.  

  • Adjunct Professor (January 2008 – present)

    Temple University Beasley School of Law

    (Educational Institution; Higher Education industry)

    January 2008 — Present (1 year 3 months)

    Teaching law students a practical chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization course. Students learn and discuss the reorganization process from pre-bankruptcy planning to commencement of a case through post-confirmation of a plan of reorganization. Among the topics covered are “first-day” motions and orders, the assumption or rejection of executory contracts, asset sales, and plan and disclosure statement issues. The course focuses and tracks a hypothetical bankruptcy cases that is based on real bankruptcy case, and the shifting and competing interests of parties to that Chapter 11 case are identified and explored. Students are taught both the techniques and strategies of Chapter 11 practice, as well as the history and philosophy of business rehabilitation. Students also are made aware of certain ethical issues that confront bankruptcy attorneys.


  • Partner, Chair of Business Reorganization Practice Group and Partner in Charge of Wilmington office

    Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff

    (Partnership; Law Practice industry)

    2007 — 2010 (3 years)

    Opened and Developed Wilmington, Delaware office for Benesch Friedlander, a North Ohio based law firm.  Served on numerous firm committees and was the Chair of the Business Reorganization Practice Group and the Partner in Charge of the Wilmington, Delaware office.


  • Shareholder

    Adelman Lavine Gold and Levin, PC

    (Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Law Practice industry)

    1997 — 2007 (10 years)

    Adelman Lavine Gold and Levin, PC, was a business law boutique firm with offices in Philadelphia, Wilmington and New York.


  • Associate

    LaBrum and Doak LLP

    (Partnership; 201-500 employees; Law Practice industry)

    September 1995 — August 1997 (2 years)

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