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Adams and Reese is pleased to announce Nikolaus F. Schandlbauer has joined the firm as a Partner. Schandlbauer joins the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and Commercial Restructuring and Bankruptcy Team.

Schandlbauer has more than 30 years of experience representing financial institutions in matters relating to the initial documentation, amendment, restructure, and workout of commercial credit facilities. With responsibility for matters ranging from $5 million to $2.125 billion involving both privately held and publicly traded borrowers, Schandlbauer has extensive experience with various types of commercial restructuring and bankruptcy cases.

“I am excited to join Adams and Reese. The firm’s history of service to financial institutions is an excellent fit for my practice, and my clients will benefit from the firm’s experience and breadth of offerings,” said Schandlbauer. 

In addition to his work representing financial institutions with lending issues, Schandlbauer handles agented and syndicated credits for national and state banks and other types of financial institutions.

Schandlbauer’s practice also involves representing financial institutions in commercial Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and lender liability actions. His trial and appellate experience with these matters includes state and federal courts across the nation.

“Financial institutions are increasingly facing borrower defaults and bankruptcy issues in this economic climate. Nick brings vast experience and skill in this area to help see clients through these complex challenges, and we are thrilled to have him join us,” said Lou Ursini, Partner and Financial Services Practice Group Leader.

“Nick is a welcome addition to Adams and Reese,” said Gif Thornton, the firm’s Managing Partner. “He adds depth to our teams that serve financial institutions across our regional footprint and shares our commitment to exceptional client service,” he added.

An accomplished litigator, Schandlbauer has considerable first-chair experience representing banks, corporations, and individuals in commercial litigation.

Schandlbauer received his J.D. from the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law in 1990. During law school, he served as Projects Editor of the Dickinson Law Review, was a member of the Woolsack Honor Society, and served on the Appellate Moot Court Board. Schandlbauer received his B.A. from the University of Virginia in 1986.