About The Firm

U.S. News - Best Lawyers - 2014 "Best Law Firms"
Ranked Nationally and in Los Angeles Tier 1 since 2010

Peitzman Weg LLP provides innovative counsel in sophisticated corporate restructurings, business bankruptcies, and commercial litigation.

The founding partners spent years leading the bankruptcy and litigation groups of mega and full-service law firms. They trace their roots back to Gendel, Raskoff, Shapiro & Quittner, a national restructuring, bankruptcy boutique in Los Angeles that dissolved in the early 1990s. When establishing their own firm in 1999 in Los Angeles, they brought together their valuable experience as elite Big Law counsel with an uncompromising level of cutting-edge and custom solutions for their client’s problems.

“From the start, our goal has been to be the best restructuring/bankruptcy boutique law firm focused on California,” according to founding partner Lawrence Peitzman. For Peitzman Weg, this has meant rather than throwing scores of “bodies” at a case, attorneys craft strategic, custom and often unprecedented, approaches to clients’ challenges.

Our firm’s growth over the past decade has been fueled by talented legal minds, graduates of top law schools seeking a substantive and high-impact career. Our culture is personified by a collegial group of individuals with a deep capacity and appreciation for our clients’ needs for their own advocate, as well as for the reality of modern business.

Tactical Counsel for Legal and Financial Professionals

Peitzman Weg LLP is often called upon by AmLaw100 firms and financial advisors to provide tactical counsel on complex matters, especially in the areas of reorganization, bankruptcy, corporate accountability and business litigation.

Our attorneys hold numerous professional leadership positions, including in such preeminent legal organizations as the American Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Turnaround Management Association, and the Financial Lawyers Conference.

One reflection of the respect we have earned is our rankings in leading directories. Publications such as Chambers USA and U.S.News-Best Lawyers consistently name Peitzman Weg and our attorneys in top-tier categories, favorably comparing the value and quality of service we deliver to clients with law firms 100 times larger in size.


Peitzman Weg is a renowned Los Angeles-based bankruptcy boutique with a sterling reputation in a host of regional creditor and debtor-side representations.  However, the group has geographical reach belying this reputation. “  

Chambers USA 2013


“This bankruptcy boutique’s strength is belied by the comparatively small size of its group. ‘The team is excellent in problem resolution and extremely creative in coming up with innovative solutions.’”

Chambers USA 2011