Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP today welcomes Maria Amelia Dantas as a partner in its Corporate Restructuring Practice Group in Florham Park, N.J.  She previously was a partner at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP. 

Dantas has more than two decades of experience in the corporate trust arena, representing corporate and municipal indenture trustees, owner trustees, and collateral agents in connection with defaults and the issuance of new debt.  She also regularly represents borrowers and lenders in financing transactions. 

“We are pleased to have a lawyer of Maria’s caliber join us,” said Alfred W. Putnam, Jr., Drinker Biddle’s Chairman.  “Her skill in handling issues involving institutional debt further cements our ability to offer high-quality corporate counsel.  Additionally, Maria’s corporate finance experience will provide better service to lenders and borrowers.” 

Dantas joins a group of Drinker Biddle lawyers known for their ability to resolve complex problems and handle a wide variety of matters for their clients.  Anchored with lawyers in Florham Park and Philadelphia, the practice group, chaired by the firm’s Executive Partner Andrew C. Kassner, has a national reach with lawyers in Chicago, Wilmington, Del., Washington, D.C., and New York.  

“Over the years, we have established ourselves as leaders in the corporate restructuring arena,” Kassner said.  “Maria, with her skill set and experience representing trustees and agents in institutional debt matters provides us with greater depth in an industry niche as well as additional partner-level capability in the corporate trust arena.”

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