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Pashman Stein Walder Hayden Adds Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights Practice with Addition of John W. Weiss as Chair

(HACKENSACK, N.J. – March 9, 2022) - Pashman Stein Walder Hayden is pleased to announce that John W. Weiss has joined the firm’s Holmdel office as a Partner and Chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights practice, as of February 23, 2022.

“I am thrilled to welcome John to our firm,” said firm Chair and Managing Partner Michael S. Stein. “Establishing a bankruptcy and reorganization practice has been part of our strategic growth plan to provide comprehensive counsel to our clients. Having an Am Law 100 lawyer of John’s caliber leading the practice will enhance the quality of service we provide to our clients and add further depth to the firm.”

Weiss has more than 20 years of experience serving as a valued business partner to his clients across the country, providing strategic counsel in complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and helping them navigate restructuring and bankruptcy transactions and litigation. He also has extensive national experience representing defendants in avoidance actions, as well as advising professional service firms (such as accounting firms, financial advisory firms, and investment banks) on bankruptcy retention and fee-related issues, including counseling such firms as to related policies and procedures, risk mitigation, and forms and documentation, and appearing in court on their behalf, when necessary.

“I am excited to join Pashman Stein and build a sophisticated bankruptcy and restructuring practice that provides the high-quality service our clients expect, but in a more cost-effective manner. I look forward to being part of a team known for its excellent litigation platform, advocacy and client service, and to collaborating across practice areas to support the needs of clients in all aspects of their businesses, including when faced with bankruptcy and restructuring issues” Weiss said.

Weiss earned his J.D. from the Pennsylvania State University and his B.A. from The Ohio State University. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.

About Pashman Stein Walder Hayden
Pashman Stein Walder Hayden is a multi-specialty law firm with a reputation for professional excellence. Headquartered in Hackensack, New Jersey with offices in Monmouth County, New Jersey and Westchester County, New York, the firm serves a diverse client base including Fortune 500 companies, emerging growth entities and entrepreneurial businesses, professional athletes, celebrity influencers, fashion models, law firms, judges, lawyers, governmental entities, non-profit organizations, and individuals. Recent honors include being named Law Firm of the Year-Finalist (2021) and, for the fourth year in a row, awarded Appellate Litigation Department of the Year (2021), by the New Jersey Law Journal; and named 2020 Pro Bono Law firm by the New Jersey State Bar Association. For more information, please visit