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 cross-border and domestic transactions, representing 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 telecommunications, technology, heavy industry, health care, energy and natural resources, allows her to quickly help clients identify and resolve industry-specific issues.

Deb also works closely with the firm's tax, bankruptcy, and litigation attorneys 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.

Awards and recognitions


Women in Law Award - Leveraged & Acquisition Finance
Lawyer Monthly Magazine

Education and admissions


J.D., University of Tulsa, with honors, 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



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, multijurisdictional loan transaction.

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