Leading Bankruptcy & Restructuring Attorney Joins New Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Pittsburgh Office

Date: February 9, 2016

Latest in Series of Significant Arrivals for a Highly Ranked Bankruptcy Practice

Pittsburgh -- Whiteford Taylor & Preston announced today that Michael J. Roeschenthaler, a preeminent Pittsburgh-based bankruptcy and restructuring lawyer, has joined the firm and will reside in a new office the firm has opened in Pittsburgh.  Over the course of 15 years, Mr. Roeschenthaler has built a national reputation representing stakeholders in financially distressed situations in a wide range of sectors.

“We are very pleased to welcome Mike to the firm,” said Paul Nussbaum, Chair of Whiteford Taylor's Business Reorganizations and Bankruptcy Litigation Group.  “In addition to his significant experience in the field of bankruptcy, he brings to our clients a deep understanding of the historic economic challenges facing a wide range of industries, including the mining and metals sector.”  Managing Partner Martin Fletcher added, “In opening a new Pittsburgh office, we are making a long-term commitment both to Mike's clients and to the region.”

At Whiteford Taylor, Mr. Roeschenthaler joins a bankruptcy team that Chambers USA describes as “outstanding” and “[o]ne of the go-tos for any bankruptcy." His practice focuses on financial restructuring, corporate turnarounds, distressed asset transactions, bankruptcy and insolvency law.  He has broad experience with corporate debtors, asset acquirers, equity holders, ad hoc and court-appointed committees, and individual creditors.  In addition to his extensive experience in mining and metals (coal, natural gas and copper), he has significant experience in the manufacturing, hospitality, food and beverage, retail, commercial real estate, automotive and construction sectors. 

“I am excited to join the Whiteford Taylor Bankruptcy team,” said Mr. Roeschenthaler, “and eager to help launch our new Pittsburgh office.  For a host of reasons, including the strength of our bench and the firm's genuine commitment to value, I am convinced that Whiteford Taylor is ideally suited to serve the Pittsburgh market.”  

Mr. Roeschenthaler is a graduate of Penn State University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  In addition to welcoming Mr. Roeschenthaler in Pittsburgh, in the past 15 months Whiteford Taylor's Bankruptcy practice has added Nelson C. Cohen in Bethesda, MD, David R. Kuney in Washington, DC, and Christopher M. Samis and L. Katherine Good in Wilmington, DE.

About Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP: The over 160 attorneys at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston are dedicated to offering a comprehensive range of business law and litigation service to regional, national and international clients. We deliver sophisticated, cost – effective legal services to innovative start-ups, middle market companies and global enterprises from our twelve offices in Maryland, D.C., Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Michigan and Delaware.