Maris Kandestin focuses her practice on bankruptcy and restructuring, with an emphasis on debtor-side, complex Chapter 11 representations. In addition to representing companies in Chapter 11, she represents equity holders, secured lenders, and other creditors and parties in interest. Maris also represents foreign representatives in Chapter 15 proceedings and advises clients in connection with out-of-court restructurings. She represents clients in a variety of industries, including the healthcare, manufacturing, energy, airline, pharmaceutical, real estate, software and technology, transportation (including the ride sharing) industry, gaming, retail hospitality, including hotel and restaurant industries and franchised business industries.
While in law school, Maris served as the senior editor for the Penn State Law Review. Following law school, she clerked for The Honorable Gloria M. Burns in the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey.
The Dickinson School of Law at The Pennsylvania State University, JD, 2004
Harvard University, MA, 2001
Villanova University, BA, cum laude, 1998
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
US District Court for the District of Delaware
US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
US District Court for the District of New Jersey
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