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Mr. Roeschenthler is a business solutions lawyer, with a focus on financial restructuring, corporate turnarounds, distressed asset transactions, bankruptcy and insolvency law. He has a wide range of experience in the representation of the various stakeholders in financially distressed situations, including, but not limited to, corporate debtors, asset acquirers, equity holders, ad hoc and court-appointed committees, and individual creditors. His practice spans the United States.

Due to the nature of his practice, Mr. Roeschenthaler is called upon to problem solve within numerous industry sectors. He has significant experience within the following industries: mining (coal, natural gas and copper), manufacturing, metals, health care, education, hospitality, food and beverage, retail, commercial real estate, automotive and construction, and the breadth of his knowledge reaches well beyond these markets.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Chambers USA, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh & Surrounds (2017–Present)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Pittsburgh Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2020–Present), Litigation-Bankruptcy (2024)
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®, Bankruptcy (2013–Present); Bankruptcy “Rising Stars” (2008, 2010–2011)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section Council, Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Member, American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, West Virginia Land & Mineral Owners Association


  • Co-author, “Why the tornado-like headwinds confronting the energy industry will likely produce a surge of bankruptcy transactions in the US,” International Insolvency & Restructuring Report 2020/21
  • Co-author, “Prepackaged Chapter 11 Case Considerations and Techniques” in ABA Reorganizing Failing Businesses, Third Edition, A Comprehensive Review and Analysis of Financial Restructuring and Business Reorganization Volume II
  • Contributor, “Can a Bankruptcy Trustee Avoid an Election to be Treated as a Corporation,” Journal of Taxation, August 2012
  • Co-author, “When the 363 Sale is the Best Route,” Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, Vol. 15, No. 2 (2006)

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, “Apart from Passively Participating in Bankruptcy Filing, How Can FTX Users Recover More Losses?,” Asia Blockchain Gaming Alliance, November 2022
  • Moderator, “State of Disruption: A Discussion with Experts in Industries Dealing with Significant Change,” AIRA 38th Annual Bankruptcy & Restructuring Conference, June 2022
  • Speaker, “Opportunities and Challenges Associated with Early-in-the-Case § 363 Sales,” ABI Winter Leadership Conference, December 2020
  • Speaker, “Strategies for Extending the Runway to Facilitate a Restructuring in Hospitals and Health Systems,” The BRG Healthcare Restructuring Conference, April 2018
  • Speaker, “Maximizing Value and Minimizing Risk in Shale Related Insolvencies,” The Bakken Conference & Expo, July 2017
  • Speaker, “Understanding the Intricacies of a Coal Bankruptcy,” 29th Annual Bankruptcy Symposium of the Allegheny County Bar Association, December 2016
  • Speaker, “Environmental Issues in Coal Bankruptcies,” West Virginia Land and Mineral Owners Association, May 2014
  • Speaker, “Understanding the Rough Terrain of Coal Mining Insolvencies,” West Virginia Land and Minerals Owners Association, May 2013
  • Speaker, “Effects of a Coal Lessee’s Bankruptcy on Landowners in a Chapter 11 Case,” West Virginia Land and Minerals Owners Association Fall Seminar, October 2012
  • Speaker, “Financial Distress in the Coal Industry: Options for Buyers and Producers,” 11th Annual Coal Industry Briefing, September 2012
  • Speaker, “Maximizing Credit Group Recoveries,” Pennsylvania Association of Credit Management, August 2012
  • Guest Lecturer, “Advanced Bankruptcy,” University of Pittsburgh School of Law, September 2008, March 2011
  • Speaker, “Federal Tax Considerations in Bankruptcy,” 23rd Annual Bankruptcy Symposium of the Allegheny County Bar Association, December 2010
  • Speaker, “Bankruptcy Sales,” Turnaround Management Association, May 2010
  • Speaker, “Bankruptcy’s Greatest Hits (10 Top Commercial Cases),” 22nd Annual Bankruptcy Symposium of Allegheny County Bar Association, December 2009
  • Speaker, “Litigating in the Bankruptcy Court,” 47th Annual Bench-Bar Conference of the Allegheny County Bar Association, June 2009
  • Panelist, “Interactions Among Restructuring Professionals,” Turnaround Management Association, June 2009
  • Speaker, “The 2007 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure: An Overview for the Bankruptcy Practitioner,” Bankruptcy Law Mountaineer Series 2008, December 2008
  • Speaker, “Representing Commercial Landlords in Bankruptcy,” Bankruptcy Law Mountaineer Series 2008, December 2008
  • Speaker, “The Collision of the Automotive and Plastics Industries with the Bankruptcy Courts,” Allegheny County Bar Association, November 2008
  • Speaker, “Automotive Bankruptcy Workshop,” American Metal Market’s 3rd Annual Automotive Metals Conference, October 2008
  • Speaker, “A Roadmap for Representing Commercial Landlords in Bankruptcy,” Allegheny County Bar Association, November 2007
  • Speaker, “Drafting Commercial Real Estate Leases: The Ins and Outs of Protecting Your Interests,” The National Business Institute, October 2007
  • Speaker, “A Primer on Bankruptcy Law,” Allegheny County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, September 2007