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Partner - Marie C. Pollio

Marie C. Pollio


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Marie provides strategic, practical advice to several national banks and other financial institutions in connection with their roles in complex financial and capital markets transactions and default and workout situations. She represents trustees, administrative agents and collateral agents in a variety of secured and unsecured financing transactions from deal origination through ongoing administration and into defaulted situations. She regularly advises on public offerings and privately-placed corporate debt issuances, high-yield bonds issuances, syndicated loan transactions, cross-border financing, project financing, lease transactions, collateral agencies, and escrow and depositary relationships. Her practice is focused on some of the most complex, innovative financial products cutting-across all industries.  Marie works closely with the corporate trust and agency departments of her clients to help them meet the challenges of the modern, global economy.

She provides a nuanced approach to negotiations focusing on what is most important to her clients while protecting their interests in a pragmatic and business-minded way. Marie understands how deals are structured and the key interests and concerns of all parties. As a result, she anticipates potential issues for her clients (and their clients) and proposes solutions consistent with their overall business objectives. Marie’s commitment to provide high-quality, practical service has fostered the growth of long-term relationships with her clients and partner firms.

Marie also has decades of experience representing creditors in complex bankruptcy and reorganization proceedings pending in bankruptcy courts around the country. She represents institutional creditors, individually and as members of unsecured creditors’ committees.  Marie has extensive experience guiding her corporate trust clients through the unique legal issues indenture trustees and administrative agents face in financial restructuring and insolvency matters. Her experience spans across various industries, such as energy, financial services, bank holding companies, airlines, manufacturing, and municipal bond financings.  


  • Listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer Rising Star®: Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights (2010-2014)
  • Selected as one of the "500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers" (Lawdragon) (2020)
  • National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges: Next Generation (2011)
  • NYU Annual Survey of American Law, Executive Articles Editor
  • Philip F. Cohen Award
  • Robert Mckay Scholar

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association: Business Law
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Connecticut Bar Association: Business Law
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation

Community Involvement

  • Statewide Legal Services of CT, Inc. Pro Bono Security Deposit Clinic

Bank Holding Company Defaults

Represent a national bank, as trustee for trust preferred securities issued by bank holding companies, in Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases, state liquidation proceedings and out of court wind downs, including those of Colonial BancGroup, Corus Bankshares, Imperial Capital, AmericanWest Bancorporation. Participate in creditors committees, actively negotiate plans of reorganization.

Renewable Energy Financing

Represent national bank, as indenture trustee, pass-through trustee, collateral agent and depositary, in multi-billion dollar financings of several major wind and geothermal energy projects, including construction and operation phase financing.


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Industries & Featured Services


  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2004, cum laude
  • University of Vermont, M.Ed., 1994
  • New York University, B.A., 1992,
    magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa 

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of CT
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of NY
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of NY
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