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Gretchen Santamour | Partner


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Philadelphia, PA

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.

Bankruptcy, Workouts & Creditors' Rights
Banking & Financial Services
Finance & Restructuring
J.D., The College of William and Mary, 1984
B.A., cum laude, Villanova University, 1980
American Bankruptcy Institute
Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference
American and Pennsylvania Bar Association Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section
Executive Committee & Board of Directors, Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project
Board of Directors, Education Law Center
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