Deborah K. Staudinger

She is a remarkable lawyer when it comes to doing financings and is very responsive and very smart.

Client quote in Thomson Reuters’ Stand-out Lawyers survey, 2022

Deb Staudinger helps clients carry out their toughest commercial transactions in an array of industries with a hands-on approach. She regularly advises and represents lenders and borrowers in secured transactions, including asset-based, cash flow, and large portfolio/real property lending deals, and venture/tech matters, both performing and distressed and cross-border and domestic.

Deb also represents financial institutions in structured secondary market transactions, typically including insurance products, and buyers and sellers in large portfolio financial asset sales. Deb's prior experience on the technical side of power generation gives her unique insight into several specialized industries, including energy and natural resources, technology, heavy industry, and health care, and allows her to help clients quickly identify and resolve operational, industry-specific issues.

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



Related knowledge

Distressed Banks

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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