Lowenstein Sandler said April 2 that partner Bruce Buechler was appointed judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County Vicinage.
Buechler has been a partner in the firm’s bankruptcy and restructuring department for more than 21 years. He will be appointed as judge in April.
“As the bankruptcy department’s vice chair, Bruce helped lead us to national renown as a firm that The Wall Street Journal calls one of the nation’s top-10 power players in large corporate bankruptcies,” said Gary Wingens, firm chair and managing partner, in a prepared statement. “We will miss him greatly, but there is no doubt that his sense of justice and equity, as well as his talent for facilitating practical resolutions to complex problems, will serve the people of New Jersey well.”
Buechler joined Lowenstein in 2000, representing debtors and creditors’ committees in Chapter 11 reorganizations, out-of-court workouts, and other financial reorganizations. He’s practiced law for 33 years.
“My experience at Lowenstein provided me with knowledge of a wide variety of industries and areas of law, in addition to helping me hone the valuable ability to resolve disputes with pragmatic solutions,” said Buechler in a prepared statement. “I am excited and grateful about embarking upon this new chapter.”
Buechler was recommended to the bench by former New Jersey Gov. Richard Codey, the senior member of the New Jersey Senate D-27 District.