Aris J. Karalis

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (215) 546-4500
Ext: 104

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court


  • J.D., Villanova University School of Law, 1988;
  • B.S. in Economics, Villanova University, 1985.


  • Greek

Membership Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association


Aris J. Karalis is a shareholder of the firm. Mr. Karalis focuses his practice on business reorganizations, workouts, and commercial transactions, with an emphasis on representing businesses and their owners in out-of-court reorganizations as well as bankruptcy cases. He has represented parties in restructuring, reorganizing, and selling complex businesses in an array of industries. His commercial experience includes transactions in the apparel, construction, healthcare, hospitality, legal, real estate, retail, and manufacturing industries, among others.

Mr. Karalis is a member of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and American Bar Associations, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference. He has lectured in the areas of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. He is also a past member of the J. Willard O’Brien American Inn of Court.

He has been recognized by Philadelphia Magazine as a “Best Bankruptcy Lawyer” and was among Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2005-2024). He has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for Bankruptcy/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2005-2024) and has been named in numerous editions of Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business -bankruptcy/restructuring (2006-2024). Mr. Karalis holds an AV® peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest level of professional excellence.

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy
  • Corporate Reorganization
  • Insolvency & Creditors’ Rights
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Commercial Transactions