Elizabeth Tramm Dechant

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Elizabeth Tramm Dechant

edechant@roberts-stevens.com
direct dial: (828) 210-6826
fax: (828) 258-6955
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Biography

Liz Dechant is an associate who focuses her practice on creditor representations and bankruptcy matters. Following law school, Liz served as judicial law clerk to the Hon. J. Rick Leonard (retired), the Hon. Stephani W. Humrickhouse, and the Hon. A. Thomas Small (retired), each a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Most recently, Liz was an associate in the Atlanta and Chicago offices of a major law firm, where she represented distressed companies, secured lenders, equity holders, and buyers in in-court and out-of-court restructurings and workouts. Liz has advised clients on various aspects of restructurings, including asset sales, mergers, refinancings, and chapter 11 bankruptcy filings.

Education

Duke University, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, BA, 2008

The University of Tennessee College of Law, JD, summa cum laude, 2012

Professional

American Bankruptcy Institute, Member 2016-Present
International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, Member 2016-present
North Carolina Bar Association, Member 2018-Present; Bankruptcy Division, Member 2018-Present; Young Lawyers Division, Member 2018-Present
Turnaround Management Association, Member 2016-Present

Bar & Court Admissions

North Carolina State Bar (2012)
Georgia State Bar (2016)
Illinois State Bar (2018)
United States Courts of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Community Service

United Way, 2016-Present