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Bayard Welcomes Two New Associates to the Firm

Wilmington, Delaware-Bayard, P.A., a Meritas® member law firm based in Wilmington, Delaware, welcomes two newly admitted members of the State of Delaware Bar, Maria Kotsiras and Gabriel B. Ragsdale.  As of January 19, 2022, Maria has joined the Corporate Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group and Gabriel, the Litigation group.  Both new associates have been serving as law clerks for the firm in their respective practice areas.

Maria Kotsiras:

Maria graduated cum laude from Delaware Law School. While in law school, Maria served as an articles editor for the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law and was a member of the Transactional Law Honor Society. In summer 2020, she served as the Honorable Thomas L. Ambro Fellow for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Prior to law school, Maria graduated cum laude from the Saint Joseph’s University with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Philosophy.

Gabriel B. Ragsdale

Gabriel graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law.  While in law school, Gabriel served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Joseph R. Slights III of the Delaware Court of Chancery.  Gabriel also externed with the United States Department of the Treasury, Assistant General Counsel for International Affairs where he represented the Treasury Department as a member of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

Prior to law school, Gabriel worked as an investigator in a Washington, D.C. firm’s whistleblower and class action practice groups.  Gabriel is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), and he is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in Political Science.

About Bayard, P.A.

Bayard, P.A. is a commercial law firm that also provides personal legal services. The firm combines the experience in complex legal transactions and litigation found in larger firms with the accessibility and personal attention typical of smaller firms. We make it our mission to understand our clients’ business or personal legal challenges without the inefficiencies associated with multiple layers of professionals. At Bayard, we are committed to our clients’ success through innovative approaches to their most demanding business and legal challenges.

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