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Los Angeles, CA

Sharon Z. Weiss

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Bankruptcy & Finance


    Sharon Weiss brings an exceptional breadth of local, state, and national level bankruptcy community ties to her insolvency practice as a partner at Bryan Cave Leighton & Paisner. Through these substantive relationships, including those with co-counsel, adversaries, and clients, Ms. Weiss has attained a base of experience from which she serves as a true client advocate. She offers her clients the personal attention and warmth of her small firm background combined with the added benefits of the firm’s wide array of department resources.

    Ms. Weiss has extensive experience in a wide area of insolvency matters from various perspectives, including representation of creditors, individual and corporate debtors, trustees, and franchisors. She has served as lead trial counsel in bankruptcy and commercial litigation, including alternative dispute resolution, and has considerable experience in handling fraud and Ponzi scheme litigation and bankruptcy appeals, which have resulted in published Ninth Circuit opinions. Her clients include parties engaged in banking, real estate, consumer electronics, healthcare, restaurant, garment, entertainment, and retail sales industries. Ms. Weiss has served as lead counsel in out-of-court workouts and in the bankruptcy courts in cases involving such varied issues as disputed asset sales, financing, secured creditor rights, the avoiding powers, executory contracts, pension plans, claims priority, plan confirmation, surcharges, and the court’s inherent powers.

    Ms. Weiss was recognized as one of the “Top Women Lawyers” in California by the Daily Journal in 2013 and as a notable practitioner in Chambers USA since 2012 in the California bankruptcy and restructuring practice area. She frequently speaks on panels regarding insolvency-related topics. Ms. Weiss has organized dozens of programs and panels and delivered presentations to industry groups such as the California Society of CPAs and The Alternative Board. She is also invited annually to speak to the Women in the Law Seminar Class at Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, California.

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