Denean M. Russo, Esq.

Associate

Denean M. Russo, Esq. focuses her practice in the Business and Corporate, Mergers and Acquisition, and Banking and Financial Services groups. Denean has more than 25 years of experience encompassing various areas including commercial loan documentation, commercial loan workouts and foreclosure proceedings, commercial procurement, sales and distribution, and facilities contracts. She has also handled mergers and acquisitions, shareholder buyouts and redemptions, commercial leases, bankruptcy proceedings and general litigation matters.

Denean assists clients with business transactions, prepares entity formation documents and commercial purchase and sale agreements. She has experience representing banking institutions in commercial loan transactions by preparing loan documents, advising on due diligence and drafting amendments/modifications to loan agreements. Denean also assists with matters relating to bankruptcy proceedings and bankruptcy litigation.

Prior to joining Saxton & Stump, she was an attorney in the business and creditor’s rights group for a Hershey-based firm. She also spent 18 years as an attorney with a complex business litigation and creditor’s rights firm based in Providence, RI.

EDUCATION
University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1990

Pennsylvania State University, B.S. in Administration of Justice, 1987

BAR ADMISSIONS
Pennsylvania

Rhode Island (inactive)

COURT ADMISSIONS
United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania 

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania 

United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island (inactive)

United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit 

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
Drafted and negotiated the purchase and sale of businesses

Counseled entity clients and owners regarding shareholder, membership and partnership agreements, withdraws and buy-outs

Drafted and negotiated commercial leasing, sale and purchase agreements for property owners

Represented banking institutions in commercial loan transactions by preparing all necessary loan documents, attending closings, and drafting amendments/modifications, ​ Forbearance Agreements, Inter-Creditor Agreements and Subordination Agreements

Represented banking institutions in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 Federal Bankruptcy Court proceedings, including relief from the automatic stay, use of cash collateral, and various adversary and appellate proceedings

Represented commercial manufacturers of goods in the negotiation and drafting of manufacturing and/or supply agreements, co-packaging agreements, distribution agreements, and various types of service contracts

Drafted confidentiality, non-competition agreements and employment agreements

Successfully represented business entities, secured lenders and other clients in all phases of commercial litigation from drafting complaints through and including appellate briefs

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