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2020 K Street, NW, Suite 850 •   Washington, DC 20006

Stanley J. Samorajczyk

Preeminent attorney and advisor solving complex business issues for
U.S. and international clients

Working with business and government clients for more than four decades.


Attorney Profile

For more than four decades, Stan Samorajczyk has worked with business and government clients on cases involving national and cross-border restructuring, reorganization, business bankruptcy, insolvency and creditor’s rights.

His clients get the value of his vast legal and business expertise and, at the same time, receive individually crafted solutions to their challenges. One of his trademarks is his keen interest in getting to know each of his clients personally to better understand their business and goals for the future.

Prior to opening his own practice, Mr. Samorajczyk positions included:

  • Practice Manager with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld (Washington, D.C.)
  • Practice Manager for Hazel & Thomas (Washington, D.C.)

Mr. Samorajczyk has lectured nationally and internationally and has organized and led Continuing Legal Education classes and seminars on business reorganization. He is Fellow and former Regent of the American College of Bankruptcy and co-founder and co-chair of the Mid-Atlantic Institute on Bankruptcy and Reorganization Practice.


J.D., Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law,
   Washington, D.C.

B.A., Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.



District of Columbia Bar

Virginia State Bar

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland



American College of Bankruptcy, Fellow (1991- Present) and
   Regent (2006 -2010)

American Bar Association

American Bankruptcy Institute

Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and
   Urban Affairs

District of Columbia Bar Association

Columbus School of Law Board of Visitors (1998-present)

Co-Founder and Co-Chair Mid-Atlantic Institute on Bankruptcy
   and Reorganization Practice 1994-present

Practice Areas

National and Cross-Border Business Restructuring

Corporate Reorganizations



Creditor Rights



Types of Clients

Regional, National and International Businesses


National Retailers

Commercial Landlords

Major Lenders

Commercial REIT

Trade Associations

Trustees, Examiners, and Receivers

Creditor's Committees



    Mr. Samorajczyk's experience:

  • Reorganizing a leading commercial mortgage REIT
  • Representing an Examiner and major creditors in airline reorganization cases
  • Representing numerous lenders’ and creditors’ committees
  • Serving as Trustee in large business cases, including a trust with assets of more than $850 million engaged in residential and commercial real estate development and related services and as a Chapter 11 Trustee in the Restoration of historic Carter's Grove (Williamsburg, VA)
  • Serving as an expert witness on business bankruptcy and reorganization
  • Reorganizing the billion dollar U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s largest trading company
  • Representing a foreign government in connection with a major transportation project

      Mr. Samorajczyk's honors:

  • America’s Most Honored Professionals 2016—Top 1 %
  • Best Lawyers in America—Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (1993–Present)
  • Chambers USA Leading Lawyers for Business (2004–Present)
  • Who’s Who Legal USA—Insolvency and Restructuring
  • International Who’s Who of Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers (2010–Present)
  • Corporate Counsel’s Top Lawyers
  • Top Attorneys in Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Virginia Super Lawyers (2007–Present)
  • Martindale-Hubbel, Rated AV Preeminent For Thirty Five Years

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Stanley J. Samorajczyk

2020 K Street, NW, Suite 850

Washington, D.C. 20006

Phone 202.552.0113
Fax 202.827.7874


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