How Mary Helps Clients
Mary is well known to the Delaware bankruptcy bench and bar and well versed in local practice and procedures. She has experience in all aspects of a bankruptcy case and can represent any party-in-interest.
Mary concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial bankruptcy and restructuring. She has represented debtors, foreign representatives, equity holders, official committees, secured lenders, creditors, asset acquirers and other parties-in-interest in a number of national bankruptcy cases, primarily in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Mary has represented the foreign representatives of numerous international debtors in connection with the commencement of Chapter 15 proceedings in the United States.
Focus on practicalities rather than abstract arguments.
What Clients Can Expect
Mary takes a practical approach to resolving the complex and sensitive issues of bankruptcy proceedings. She advocates for her clients, maintaining a focus on the bottom line while seeking the best path to a consensual business resolution.
Clients like having Mary in their corner. She negotiates for—and, when necessary, argues for—their rights, to ensure they are protected and in a position to maximize recovery.
Outside the Office
Mary is a voracious reader of a variety of fiction genres, which serves her well as an antidote to the voluminous legal reading required on a daily basis. She also likes to play No Limit Texas Hold 'Em poker online (legally of course) or at the casino.
Mary is married with three adult daughters, the youngest in college.
Widener University School of Law, J.D., 1990
University of Delaware, B.A.A.S., 1984
- U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
American Bankruptcy Institute
Vice-Chair, Delaware Network of The International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)
Delaware Bankruptcy Inn of Court
Bankruptcy Section, co-chair, Social Committee, steering committee for the inaugural Delaware Views from the Bankruptcy Bench and Bar conference, Delaware State Bar Association
Represented a health care non-profit, pro bono, for a chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding.
Represented an incarcerated drug offender as part of Project Clemency, 2014
Board of Volunteers, YMCA of Middletown, Delaware