Mary Fran Ebersole is counsel in the firm's business, bankruptcy/creditors' rights, and litigation departments.
She provides legal representation to clients concerning sophisticated business, financial, bankruptcy, and corporate matters and acts as outside general counsel to business entities.
In her business and corporate practice, she provides legal advice regarding general corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, compliance matters, and business licensing matters. She drafts, reviews, and negotiates contracts including master service agreements, supply chain agreements, NDAs, non-compete agreements, teaming agreements, subcontracts, international manufacturing agreements, vendor agreements, purchase orders and agreements, supply agreements, employment agreements, independent contractor/consulting agreements, and commercial real estate leases. She also analyzes, negotiates, and resolves various types of contract disputes.
In her financial and bankruptcy practice, she drafts, negotiates, and enforces credit and loan documents and represents creditors in commercial workouts and restructuring agreements. She is experienced in representing creditors, including healthcare companies and financial institutions in all aspects of Chapters 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcy cases and has exceptional experience in adversary litigation regarding discharge and dischargeability matters, fraudulent conveyances, and preferential transfers.
Mary Fran also has private sector business experience where she managed legal matters for a federal government contracting business specializing in legal services, law enforcement, and intelligence work. She drafted and negotiated contracts, non-disclosure agreements, vendor agreements, and mentor-protegee agreements as well as drafted the company’s corporate policy. She participated in drafting responses to the federal government’s requests for proposals “RFPs” and analyzed Federal Acquisition Regulations associated with RFPs and government contracts. She also spent time overseeing the legal services for a woman-owned, federal government contracting company.
Mary Fran is a member of the Maryland bar and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Maryland and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Prior to re-joining the firm, Mary Fran was in private practice serving as outside general counsel to her clients.
Mary Fran graduated from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 1990 where she was a Burks scholar, staff writer of the Washington and Lee Law Review, finalist in the mock trial competition, and quarterfinalist of the Burks Moot Court Competition. She received her B.A., cum laude, in economics from Wells College in 1985.
- Washington and Lee University School of Law (J.D., 1990)
- Wells College (B.A., 1985, cum laude)
- State of Maryland
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Columbia
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Maryland
- U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court