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Susan recently represented a community bank in restructuring its real estate portfolio as part of the client's successful recapitalization. She worked closely with the client in a variety of litigation and workout transactions to substantially reduce non-performing assets. Senior management credits her work with recovering millions of dollars in value beyond the client's initial evaluation of the portfolio. Susan has also acted as lead counsel to one of the nation's largest commercial lenders in drafting form documents for real estate loans, including state law analysis of variety of underwriting issues. She is licensed to practice law in Oregon, Washington and Colorado and works for financial institutions throughout the United States. 


Practice areas


  1. Banking: 80%
    19 years
  2. Commercial Real Estate: 20%
    24 years



Hourly ($325-370/hour)

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Kell, Alterman & Runstein, L.L.P.

520 SW Yamhill Street
Suite 600
Portland, OR, 97204


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselKell Alterman & Runstein, L.L.P.2010 - Present
Of CounselHolland & Knight LLP2001 - 2007
AssociatePerkins Coie1997 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Business Law Section, American Bar AssociationBanking Law Committee2010 - Present
Debtor Creditor Section, Oregon State BarMember, Editorial Board2009 - Present
Portland State University FoundationMember, Executive Committee2009 - Present
Client Security Fund, Oregon State BarChair2006 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In Re SW Group, LLPCase Dismissed on Motion of Senior Secured Creditor
SEC v. Sunwest Management/Jon M. HarderPlan Confirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Professional Liability Fund Practice AidsTrust Deed Foreclosure Checklist Update (2012)2012
Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Section NewsletterMatrix Development - Welcome to the Real World2009
22 Willamette L. Rev. 147 (1986)Oregon's Discretionary Interpretation of Discretionary Immunity1986
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of California - Los AngelesPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Oregon Bankers Association Lending CommitteeBankruptcy for Bankers2012
Foreclosures ConferenceEthical Considerations in Commercial Foreclosure2012
Fundamentals of Land Use PlanningAnatomy of a Land Use Hearing2002