Elizabeth Tramm Dechant


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.


  • 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