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U.S. News-Best Lawyers Ranks Peitzman, Weg & Kempinsky LLP in Top-Tier Spot, Lawyer of the Year and Adds Bankruptcy Litigation Practice in Los Angeles

Nov 24, 2011

Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 22, 2011 – The newly released 2011-2012 “Best Law Firms” rankings by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® recognize several attorneys and practice areas of Peitzman, Weg & Kempinsky LLP, a business bankruptcy, restructuring and litigation boutique.

Peitzman, Weg & Kempinsky LLP was again rated a First Tier firm in the category of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law for Los Angeles, and the firm was one of only three boutique law firms in the United States to achieve a national ranking in the Second Tier for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law. This year, no boutique firm was ranked to the national First Tier for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights.

The firm’s Los Angeles bankruptcy litigation practice also gained recognition this year. In addition, U.S. News and Best Lawyers® named founding partner Lawrence Peitzman “Lawyer of the Year 2012” in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law in Los Angeles, and recognized founding partner Howard J. Weg.

“These accolades illustrate the value and outstanding results an experienced and efficient boutique can deliver on national and regional bankruptcy matters,” says Weg. “PWK has enjoyed a high-profile and productive year with national restructurings and chapter 11 filings, and we are especially proud of the new recognition for our bankruptcy litigators’ tactical strength in sophisticated insolvency disputes.”

Highlights of PWK’s bankruptcy and restructuring representations in the past year include chapter 11 counsel to DavidBartonGym, Halcyon Holdings, owner of the Terminator movie franchise, Sexy Hair, and large franchisees of El Pollo Loco and KFC, as well as representation of Citibank in the Heller Ehrman and Howrey law firm dissolutions.

Additional awards and recognitions for the firm and its attorneys include being named by “Super Lawyers” and Chambers USA.

This is the second year that U.S. News-Best Lawyers issued rankings. Its researchers assessed 9,633 different firms based on a survey of more than 3.9 million evaluations from clients and lawyers, peer review, and additional information provided by law firms in the formal submission process.

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