Maria Sawczuk concentrates her practice in matters of corporate restructuring and bankruptcy. She represents debtors, creditor committees, and creditors in bankruptcy proceedings, out-of-court workouts and commercial lending matters, including loan restructuring and debtor-in-possession financing.
Maria has been primary or Delaware counsel to numerous creditors’ committees, including the Chapter 11 cases of ATLS Acquisition, LLC (Liberty Medical); Nebraska Book Company, Inc.; The Penn Traffic Company; PPI Holdings, Inc.; Interlake Materials Handling Co.; Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company; and Freedom Forge Corp. (retirees’ committee).
She has also been primary or Delaware counsel for the debtors in many cases, including Saab Cars North America; Friedman’s Jewelers and Crescent Jewelers; Owens Corning; Kellstrom Industries, Inc.; e.spire Communications, Inc.; Monet Group, Inc.; and Starter Corporation.
She is involved in nearly every bankruptcy case in the District of Delaware, representing creditors, committees, liquidating trustees, landlord and tenants, equipment lessors, asset purchasers, plaintiffs and defendants in avoidance actions, and virtually every other type of participant in a complex case.
While in law school, Maria was a member of the Villanova Law Review, the Order of the Coif and the National Italian American Bar Association. She also received the award for Excellence in Bankruptcy.
- Villanova University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, Phi Kappa Phi, 1993
- University of Delaware, B.A., 1987
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- Delaware State Bar Association
- International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (Former Chair, Delaware Network)
- Turnarond Management Association
- American Bar Association
- American Mensa, Ltd. (President, Delaware Chapter, 2000-2010)
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