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Nikolaus F. Schandlbauer


Nikolaus F. Schandlbauer is a shareholder in Baker Donelson's Washington D. C. office.

Professional Biography


Mr. Schandlbauer represents financial institutions in connection with the initial documentation, amendment, restructure and workout of commercial credit facilities, including high technology, health care, real estate, asset-based and government contracts lending, and high-end equipment leasing.

He is responsible for matters ranging from $5 million to $2.125 billion that involve both privately-held and publicly-traded borrowers. He also handles agented and syndicated credits for national and state banks and other financial institutions.

Mr. Schandlbauer also represents financial institutions in commercial Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, in bankruptcy appeals and in state and federal court lender liability actions across the nation. He has conducted dozens of commercial property foreclosures involving real estate collateral located in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia and has represented secured lenders’ interests in bankruptcy proceedings from Florida to Tennessee to New York.

An accomplished litigator, Mr. Schandlbauer has considerable "first chair" experience in national and regional courts representing banks, corporations and individuals in commercial litigation matters.

Professional Honors & Activities

Professional Memberships

  • Member – Bankruptcy Bar Association of Maryland
  • Member – District of Columbia Bar Association
    • Chair – Financial Institutions Subcommittee of the Corporation
      • Finance and Securities Law Section (2001 – 2003)


  • Listed in Washington, DC Super Lawyers (2014, 2016)
  • Listed in Washington, DC Legal Leaders, Wall Street Journal (2015 – present)
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recipient – Baker Donelson Washington, D.C. Pro Bono Award (2019, 2020)


  • Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1990
    • Projects Editor – Dickinson Law Review
    • Woolsack Honor Society
    • Appellate Moot Court Board
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1986


  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland
  • Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. Supreme Court

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