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Deborah K. Staudinger

New York
Washington, D.C.

Deborah K. Staudinger
+1 212 918 3326 (New York)
+1 202 637 5486 (Washington, D.C.)
+1 212 918 3100 (New York)
+1 202 637 5910 (Washington, D.C.)
Practice Group

Deb Staudinger helps clients in an array of industries seamlessly carry out their toughest transactions. She regularly advises and represents both lenders and borrowers in secured transactions, including asset-based, cash flow, and large portfolio/real property lending deals. She is adept at handling both domestic and cross-border transactions.

She also represents buyers and sellers in transactions involving large portfolios of financial assets, infrastructure projects, and energy-related assets. Deb's hands-on approach and experience in specialized industries, including healthcare, life sciences, energy, minerals, and natural resources, allows her to quickly help clients identify and resolve industry-specific issues.

Deb also works closely with the firm's bankruptcy litigation attorneys as necessary on a variety of matters. She has represented distressed companies and creditors in connection with the purchase of assets from bankruptcies and other restructuring efforts aimed at avoiding bankruptcy.

Before starting her legal career, Deb worked for public utility company First Energy, where she learned the ins and outs of the nuclear industry, including Nuclear Regulatory Commission licenses and radioactive waste matters.

Representative experience

Representation of a commercial lender in negotiating a firm credit commitment and definitive documents for US$1.3bn in acquisition financing.

Representation of a syndicate of commercial lenders in a US$500m complex revolving loan secured by various classes of collateral.

Representation of a seller of an US$8bn portfolio of financial assets and equity positions.

Representation of a borrower in the mining and mineral industry in various credit facilities.

Representation of an international company in a US$3bn complex, multi-jurisdictional loan transaction.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., with honors, University of Tulsa, 1997
  • B.C.E., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1978
  • B.A., Ursinus College, 1977


  • Member, American Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Connecticut

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