Fox Rothschild LLP

Marie C. Dooley

Associate

Philadelphia, PA

215.299.2810

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Marie concentrates her practice in corporate restructuring and bankruptcy matters.  Marie represents a variety of clients in complex bankruptcy cases in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, including:

  • Chapter 11 debtors and debtors-in-possession;
  • Chapter 7 and 11 trustees;  
  • Committees of unsecured creditors;  
  • Secured and unsecured creditors; and
  • Commercial lessors

Marie has experience with restructurings, reorganizations and sales of complex businesses in a variety of industries including:

  • Bio-technology; 
  • Manufacturing; 
  • Telecommunications; 
  • Technology; 
  • Health care; 
  • Real estate development; and 
  • Apparel and retail industries. 

Marie handles the prosecution and defense of various commercial and bankruptcy causes of action, including avoidance actions and lender liability claims.  Marie represents trustees, debtors and commercial entities with the recovery of assets from secured creditors during reorganization or liquidation proceedings.  Additionally, Marie represents secured creditors with respect to the protection of assets as well as pursuing stay relief litigation during reorganizations and liquidation proceedings.

Beyond her law practice, Marie has an avid interest in fine art and antiques. Using her fine art and antiques background and connections in the auction world, Marie has facilitated the appraisal and administration of fine art, decorative arts and antique furniture at various auction galleries on behalf of chapter 7 trustees.

Before Fox Rothschild

Prior to law school, Marie worked in two regional auction galleries: the Paintings and Fine Arts Department of Doyle New York in Manhattan and the Decorative Arts Department of Sloan's Auction Gallery in the Washington, DC, metro area.  During her experience in the auction world, Marie acquired extensive knowledge of fine art and antiques ranging from English and Continental objets de arte to Asian porcelain, Greek and Roman antiquities, and Old Masters and European and American paintings and sculpture.     

During law school, Marie was a member of the Moot Court Board of Villanova University School of Law and was a legal writing teaching assistant to Professor Libby White.  She also interned with the Honorable Carolyn Engel Temin, Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County.  

Prior to joining the firm, Marie was an associate in the business division at Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, and an associate at Adelman Lavine Gold and Levin, P.C.

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Marie is an active member of the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and is on the event planning committee for the Winter Gala, which is the museum’s largest yearly fundraiser.  Marie is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute.  Additionally, through her participation in the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project, she represents indigent consumer debtors in pro bono chapter 7 matters. 

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Practice Areas

Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy
Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

New Jersey


Education

J.D., Villanova University School of Law, 2006

B.A., cum laude, Duke University, 1998


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey


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