Chad P. Pugatch

Chad Pugatch

Practice Leader – Bankruptcy, Insolvency, and Restructuring

With extensive legal experience since 1976, Chad P. Pugatch has made his mark in the legal community by being recognized as one of the leading attorneys in South Florida in the areas of bankruptcy and reorganization.

Originally a New Jersey native, Chad Pugatch moved to South Florida in 1971. He began his career in Fort Lauderdale, focusing on commercial litigation, bankruptcy, and insolvency law. Founding his own firm, Pugatch & Associates, P.A. in 1987 in Fort Lauderdale.

In 2002, Chad Pugatch merged his firm, Pugatch & Associates, P.A. with Rice Robinson to create what became known as Rice Pugatch Robinson Storfer & Cohen PLLC and later Lorium PLLC.

Chad Pugatch has extensive experience in State and Federal courts, having represented debtors, trustees, committees, and creditors among many others.

Chad P. Pugatch

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