Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Maria Ellena Chavez-Ruark

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Practice Areas

Partner in Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice who has diverse debtor-creditor practice with extensive experience on the front end of transactions – negotiating and documenting multifaceted financial and business relationships – and on the back end of transactions – litigating breach of contract, fraudulent transfer, successor liability, directors and officers liability, conversion, Chapter 11 business bankruptcy and other complex debtor-creditor disputes.


Named to The Best Lawyers in America list, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2013 to present; Named one of Maryland's Top 100 Women in Business, The Daily Record, 2009 and 2011.

Professional Memberships

President and Member of Board of Directors of the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland; President-Elect and Member of Board of Directors of theTurnaround Management Association, Chesapeake Chapter.


JD, cum laude, University of Baltimore School of Law; MBA, Salisbury University; BS, magna cum laude, Salisbury University.