For Adam Strochak, whether it's his bankruptcy practice or his SLR camera, he is the consummate professional who takes precise aim and stays successfully focused.
Mr. Strochak, a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, started with the firm as a paralegal and has practiced since 1993. He focuses his practice on corporate restructuring and litigation and represents both debtors and creditors in out-of-court workouts and in bankruptcy proceedings. He says the most rewarding aspect of his practice is "being there for clients at their greatest hour of need." For him, the best part of any case is the first few weeks, when the emphasis is on understanding the client's problems and learning about the business and the industry, and then the last few weeks, when the focus is on preparing and trying the case.
Mr. Strochak also has represented clients in a wide variety of industries in environmental, insurance coverage, and commercial litigation matters, focusing particularly on the intersection of these disciplines with bankruptcy law. He has written for a variety of publications on current topics in restructuring, environmental law and insurance coverage. Mr. Strochak is a co-author, with David R. Berz, Stanley M. Spracker and Annemargaret Connolly, of Environmental Law in Real Estate and Business Transactions (LexisNexis), a three-volume treatise that focuses on environmental law in transactional and restructuring matters. More recently, he co-authored the Collier Monograph: Environmental Issues in Bankruptcy Cases (LexisNexis) with his Weil colleagues, Jennifer L. Wine and Erin K. Yates.
Away from work, photography and sailing are Mr. Strochak's hobbies. He and his father once went on a ten-day safari in Tanzania accompanied by some of the best wildlife photographers in the world. The expedition was a "great trip" and "a once-in-a-lifetime" experience. Closer to home, Mr. Strochak enjoys sailing Chances R, a 33-foot Hunter sailboat, off Havre de Grace, Maryland.
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