Gretchen Santamour concentrates her practice in the areas of bankruptcy law, loan workouts and documentation. She is regularly involved in bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy forums, representing financial institutions, landlords, trade and other creditors, as well as debtors.
Ms. Santamour is a frequent lecturer on bankruptcy topics at client-hosted and continuing education seminars. She recently co-presented the course “Confessions of Judgment and Deficiency Judgments in Pennsylvania” for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Ms. Santamour has authored many articles, including:
- “Lender Liability under the Emerging Tort of 'Deepening Insolvency,'” Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, which presents an analysis of recent case law and discusses recommendations to protect lenders.
- “Debtor-in-Possession Financing,” The Bankruptcy Strategist, which discusses whether courts have abdicated their responsibility to enforce the Bankruptcy Code in connection with debtor-in-possession financing.
Ms. Santamour is member of the executive committee of the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project, a nonprofit organization that provides pro bono bankruptcy representation to individuals. She is also a member of the board of directors of the Education Law Center, a nonprofit legal advocacy and educational organization, and is a former member of the board of directors of the Friends of the Free Library.
Ms. Santamour was named as a leader in bankruptcy/restructuring in Pennsylvania in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, where she was recognized for her “experience in a range of bankruptcy and restructuring issues.” She was also named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer® in 2006 by a vote of her peers.
Ms. Santamour received her J.D. from the College of William and Mary, where she was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and the Delta Theta Phi Honor Society.