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Chrysanthe E. Vassiles


Chrysanthe E. Vassiles is a partner at the firm who works principally on commercial transactions, contract drafting and negotiation, creditors’ rights/bankruptcy, collections matters, and in other business areas.  She represents publicly traded corporations, privately held entities, and financial institutions on a variety of contract and creditor related matters.  As a former law clerk in the Bankruptcy Court, Chrysanthe has been actively engaged in representing trustees, receivers, secured creditors, creditors’ committees, and unsecured creditors in Chapter 7 liquidation and Chapter 11 reorganization bankruptcy cases.


Career highlights include:


  • Chrysanthe has extensive experience in representing publicly traded companies in connection with procurement and sales related contracts covering national and international product sales and services agreements and has been retained to fulfill part-time in-house counsel roles at such companies.


  • Chrysanthe has provided contract drafting and negotiation services in connection with outsourced service and security related transactions and has been actively engaged in all aspects of a major information technology services and software outsourcing transaction for a multi-state client.


  • In the bankruptcy realm, Chrysanthe has successfully represented Chapter 7 trustees in bankruptcy cases involving contested matters and adversary proceedings.  She also works with lending institutions and other creditors on all facets of asset recovery actions.


Background:  Prior to joining Black McCuskey, Chrysanthe served two years as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Russ Kendig, Bankruptcy Judge for The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Canton Division, and five years as a Staff Attorney for Community Legal Aid Services, Inc. in Canton representing debtors in Chapter 7 liquidation and Chapter 13 reorganization bankruptcy cases. 


Honors:  Chrysanthe was named a Rising Star by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine.  A graduate of The Ohio State University College of Law, she was an Associate Editor of The Ohio State Law Journal, which published her Note entitled Checkbook Journalism: It May Involve Free Speech Interests but It Is Not Free; Can Witnesses Be Prohibited from Selling Their Stories to the Media Under the First Amendment?, 56 OHIO ST. L.J. 1619 (1995). 


Community Involvement:  Chrysanthe’s civic and professional involvements include serving as a Board Member and Chairperson of the Supervisory Committee of the Dover-Phila Federal Credit Union; a Stark County Bar Association designee to the Attorney Constituent Group for the Northern District of Ohio Bankruptcy Court; an attendant at New Pointe Community Church; a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Stark County Bar Association, and the Tuscarawas County Bar Association; a planning committee member of the White-Williams Bankruptcy Institute and the William J. O’Neill Regional Bankruptcy Institute; and a member of various other civic and professional organizations. 


Ohio Bar, 1996

U.S. District & Bankruptcy Courts, Northern District of Ohio, 1997

U.S. District & Bankruptcy Courts, Southern District of Ohio, 2004



J.D., The Ohio State university College of Law, 1996

B.B.A., Kent State University, cum laude and General Honnors with Distinction in Business Management from the Honors College, 1993

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