Overview


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.

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Results


  • Represented and provided advice to a global leader in the fast casual franchised restaurant industry in connection with insolvency proceedings of its former largest domestic franchise
  • Represented statutory lienholder in connection with Chapter 11 cases of large oil and gas operator
  • Represented the first company to file for Chapter 11 based in part on the proliferation of COVID-19*

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Recognitions


  • Lawdragon 2020 Leading US Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Woman of the Year, 2013

Community


  • American Bar Association, member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, member
  • Turnaround Management Association, member

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Credentials


Education
The Dickinson School of Law at The Pennsylvania State University, JD, 2004
Harvard University, MA, 2001
Villanova University, BA, cum laude, 1998

Courts/Agencies
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

Admissions
Delaware
New York
Pennsylvania
New Jersey

Languages
English
Russian
French
German

Maris J. Kandestin

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