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Who We Are

Joseph E. Sarachek 
Founding Principal

Tel: 646-517-5420 ex.101

Joseph E. Sarachek is the Managing Partner of The Sarachek Firm. Joe is one of the foremost authorities in the trading of privately held distressed debt. Mr. Sarachek is a renowned attorney and investment professional. He first published on trading in claims almost 30 years ago and is an Adjunct Professor at The Leonard Stern School of Business at New York University teaching classes on bankruptcy investing.  He has lectured extensively at Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School, Cornell University, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Turnaround Management Association.   Prior to forming Triax Capital Advisors, an investment advisory firm specializing in bankruptcies, Joe worked for Balfour Investors, an investment firm focused on bankruptcies and turnarounds and  prior to Balfour, he was a partner at the law firm of McDermott  Will & Emery.  Joe has a J.D. from New York Law School and a B.S. from Cornell University. Joe won the Turnaround of Year award for his work as Bankruptcy Trustee of Agriprocessors, Inc. and recently won a Turnaround award from the M&A Advisor for Financials Turnaround of the Year.  Mr. Sarachek has been involved in hundreds of bankruptcy cases throughout his career and uniquely situated to recover assets for his clients.


Jarred Herzberg is an Accountant at The Sarachek Law Firm. Jarred is a Certified Public Accountant with exceptional analytical skills having worked as a manager at KPMG and BDO performing financial audits and advisory services. He provided services for some of Canada's largest companies such as Rogers, BDO, Celestica and provided extensive services for the Nortel Canada bankruptcy. Jarred has a business degree with a specialization in finance and accounting from the University of Western Ontario.

Jarred Herzberg

Tel: 646-517-5420 ex.103


Denise Fava has over 20 years experience working in Executive Administrative roles in the commercial real estate, non-profit and software development industries.  Denise is enthusiastic, has exceptional interpersonal skills and thrives in working in a fast paced environment.

She is passionate about causes and has worked with many non-profit organizations, including, Save the Children and buildOn.  This passion led her to start her own business where she did consulting and event planning for non-profit organizations.  

Denise Fava
Managing Director Marketing

Tel: 646-517-5420 ex. 104

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Zachary E. Mazur is an international attorney specializing in insolvency, bankruptcy, and special situations.   He brings a creativity to asset recovery that has proved crucial to our clients as they explore legal theories that lead to profitable monetization of impaired claims.  Prior to working at Sarachek Law Firm, Zachary was a successful investor and entrepreneur, with a focus on claims in property foreclosures.   He graduated from Yale College cum laude, earned his Bacharel in law at Mackenzie Rio Law School in Rio de Janeiro, then completed his LLM magna cum laude from Fordham Law School where he was recipient of the William Michael Treanor Award.   He is admitted to practice in New York and Brazil and is fluent in Portuguese.

Zachary E. Mazur
Of Counsel

Tel: 646-517-5420 ex.106


Paul J. Combe is a litigation support paralegal with a diverse background in economics, history, electronics, and programming. He combines creativity and technical skills with strong fundamentals and plain old hard work to deliver for our clients. Paul graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with University Honors and is attending Syracuse University College of Law as a J.D. candidate beginning in 2024.

Paul Combe

Tel: 646-517-5420 ex. 105


Amanda Ng is a Paralegal at Sarachek Law Firm. Amanda is currently pursuing an ABA-approved paralegal certificate at Rockland Community College and plans to attend law school in the upcoming year. She is a recent graduate of Cornell University cum laude with a BS in Biology. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, knitting, completing puzzles, or hiking.

Amanda Ng

Tel: 646-517-5420 ex. 414


Xuyou Zhang is a J.D. candidate at Fordham University School of Law. He obtained a B.S. in Finance from NYU magna cum laude and minored in Hebrew and Judaic Studies. Having academic and work experiences across the US, China and Israel, he develops a global mindset and approaches challenges with a broad perspective. He is excited to bring a unique combination of skills and experiences to the legal field. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Shanghainese.

Xuyou Zhang

Summer Associate

Denise Fava

Managing Director Marketing


Tel: 646-517-5420 ex.104

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