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Practice Areas


  1. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: 35%
    20 years
  2. Debt & Lending Agreements: 25%
    17 years
  3. Litigation: 25%
    25 years
  4. Business: 15%
    15 years

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1201 3rd Ave 48th Fl
Seattle, WA, 98101-3029



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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
America's Leading LawyersChambers & Partners USA2010
2010 Top Lawyers in SeattleSeattle Met Magazine2010
America's Leading LawyersChambers & Partners USA2009
America's Leading LawyersChambers & Partners USA2008
Peer Review Rated AV PreeminentMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Of Counsel and AssociateBogle & Gates1989 - 1999
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationBankruptcy Law SectionN/A
American Bankruptcy InstituteMemberN/A
Turnaround Management AssociationMemberN/A
Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center, SeattleBoard of DirectorsN/A
King County Superior CourtArbitrator; Pro Bono CounselN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
OSB Debtor-Creditor NewsletterDelaware Signals a Deth Knell for Deepening Insolvency2007
Washington State bar Association Creditor-Debtor NewsletterDelaware Signals a Deth Knell for Deepening Insolvency2007
King County Bar AssociationBankruptcy Court Jurisdiction: Just How Related Does It Have to Be to Be 'Related To' a Case Under Title 11?2006
Futures and Derivatives Law ReportEscape From the Island of the One-Way Termination: Expectations and Enron v. TXU2004
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of Washington -SeattleN/AM.Ed. - Master of Education1977
Whitworth CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1969
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Real Estate Loan Terms and Workout SeminarBorrower vs. Lender: Negotiating the Workout Agreement2010
UCC Business Transactions SeminarPreventing Article 9 Errors2009
Legal Issues In a Down EconomyNavigating Insolvency as a Debtor or a Creditor2009
Revised UCC Article 9 Secured TransactionsDocumenting Secured Transactions Under Washington Law2008
Revised UCC Article 9 Secured Transactions: What Washington Practitioners Need to KnowFiling and Perfection Under the New Article 92006