Paul J. Couchot

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Paul J. Couchot is of counsel to Winthrop Couchot Golubow Hollander, LLP. Mr. Couchot specializes in Chapter 11 reorganizations representing debtors and creditors committees. He has participated in the confirmation of numerous plans of reorganization in complex Chapter 11 cases involving many operating companies and real estate concerns. Mr. Couchot also has extensive trial experience in the bankruptcy litigation context. Mr. Couchot holds an “AV” Peer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer recognition for legal ability and ethical standards. Mr. Couchot has been recognized by his peers as one of The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law. Mr. Couchot has also been selected by the publishers of Los Angeles Magazine as a Super Lawyer, representing the top 5% of practicing attorneys in Southern California based on peer recognition and professional achievement.

Practice Areas

  • Chapter 11 Reorganizations
  • Bankruptcy Litigation


  • University of California at Davis School of Law, Davis, California (J.D., 1987)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, California (B.A., 1984)


  • California Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit