Maria A. Dantas


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 both prior to and during defaults.

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

Bar Admissions

New Jersey


Rutgers School of Law, J.D., 1987

Rutgers University, B.A., 1981

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