We represent banks, credit unions and finance companies. We have also represented many individuals and businesses in foreclosure, leasing and bankruptcy matters. We also represent businesses and individuals in credit related matters including contract, loan and sales disputes. We represent a non-profit corporation which provides homeowner relief to thousands of Oregonians under governmental assistance programs.
We represented a bank on a $2 million development loan default, where the defaulting borrower asserted lender liability counterclaims. The lender liability claims were dismissed.
We represented a limited partner who took the lead among the limited partner group in a real estate limited partnership to sue the general partner for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty among other claims, resulting in a substantially enhanced recovery for the limited partners.
We represented a bank as lead lender during the workout on a multi-million dollar condominium construction loan, dealing with junior lenders, over a dozen construction liens, the borrower group and the loan participant, which resulted in an eventual sale of the property.
We have provided non-judicial and judicial foreclosure services to banks, credit unions and finance companies in hundreds of foreclosures throughout Oregon.
We represented a bank on two multi-million real estate loans, one for bare land development property and the other for senior apartments adjacent to an assisted living facility, where the borrower entities restructured through a federal court receivership followed by a chapter 11 bankruptcy.
We represented a bank against a developer/builder, where the bank obtained a foreclosure judgment with deficiency rights, a charging order against other partnership properties and also asserted state court fraudulent transfer claims to recover multiple properties transferred by the borrower.
We defended a national mortgage lender in U.S. District Court in Oregon when a borrower asserted multiple state and federal consumer protection and debt collection type claims, obtaining summary judgment for the lender.
We have made claims against and filed suit against title insurance companies on behalf of lenders with lender’s title insurance policies, resulting in favorable settlements and recoveries.
We have defended to successful conclusion in the Oregon Court of Appeals a quiet title claim asserted by the heirs in a probate who challenged the personal representative’s sale of estate property, and also sued our lender client to invalidate the purchase money trust deed the personal representative’s buyer granted our lender client as part of the property purchase.
We represented out of state non-profit entities who were sued on preference and fraudulent transfer claims in the District of Oregon bankruptcy court, initially prevailing on a motion to dismiss, and then settling by paying far less than was sought by the chapter 11 debtor.
We have over the years, for many of our lender clients, asserted adversary proceedings in bankruptcy for debtor fraud, resulting in judgments of nondischargeability and judgments denying the debtor’s bankruptcy discharge.
We provide legal support and assistance on a portfolio of hundreds of junior mortgage loans in senior lien foreclosure, providing legal analysis, review, tracking and reporting services for the junior lender.
We represented a subcontractor who provided labor and materials to multiple single family houses where the owner/builder filed chapter 11. By preserving and perfecting Oregon construction liens against all the properties, and by enforcing our client’s rights in the bankruptcy, we were able to obtain payment on all the liens through either property sales, from other mortgage lenders primed by the construction liens and from title companies.
We have helped suppliers and subcontractors assert construction lien claims where we have obtained payment from property sales, mortgage lenders primed by the construction liens, title companies and subsequent property owners.