Maria A. Dantas is Of Counsel in Riker Danzig’s Corporate Group.  She concentrates her practice on the representation of corporate trust institutions in capital market transactions.  Her extensive experience allows her to work closely with issuers, originators, note holders, trustees, custodians, paying agents and collateral agents in all aspects of corporate high-yield and investment grade debt issues, as well as securitizations, secured, unsecured and convertible debt securities.  Her experience includes the representation of several corporate trustees in major defaults resulting from the bankruptcy of issuers.

She also has extensive experience in financing transactions representing borrowers, lenders and agents.  Lenders, agents and borrowers rely on Maria in secured and unsecured commercial finance transactions, with a particular focus on lenders prior to and during defaults.

Prior to joining Riker Danzig, Ms. Dantas was Of Counsel at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and Partner at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP.