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I am a co-founder of Greene & Markley, which is recognized throughout the Pacific Northwest as a leading law firm for bankruptcy and insolvency matters. 


 


I handle the firm's commercial clients’ complex bankruptcy and business reorganization matters, as well as business transactional matters. My bankruptcy-related clients include debtors, secured creditors, key vendors, asset purchasers and bankruptcy trustees. I frequently am employed by committees of creditors in major Chapter 11 reorganization cases. Recent engagements include court appointments in the Chapter 11 cases concerning the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Portland (the Future Claimants Representative for unknown and minor child abuse victims) and the Oregon Rose Garden (the Examiner).


 


I have been a featured lecturer at various seminars on topics relating to debtor/creditor relations and bankruptcy, including Oregon State Bar (cosponsored by Debtor-Creditor Section) Seminar, 2005; Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Section Annual Meetings, 1984, 1988, 2004 and 2009; Northwest Bankruptcy Institute Annual Meeting, 1992 and 2013; Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, 1987; and Turnaround Management Association, Northwest Chapter Meeting, 2002 and 2011.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Bankruptcy: 50%
  2. Chapter 11: 25%
  3. Debt Agreements: 15%
  4. Tax: 5%
  5. Real Estate: 5%

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Contact info

Greene & Markley, PC

1515 SW Fifth Ave.
Suite 600
Portland, OR, 97201-5449

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ORActive198107/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 10: 2016 Oregon Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2016
Oregon Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Top 50: 2016 Oregon Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2016
Best Lawyer - Bankruptcy / Insolvency and Reorganization LawBest Lawyers2016
Top 50: 2015 Oregon Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2015
Oregon Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Best Lawyer - Bankruptcy / Insolvency and Reorganization LawBest Lawyers2015
Oregon Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Best Lawyer - Bankruptcy / Insolvency and Reorganization LawBest Lawyers2014
Top 50: 2014 Oregon Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2014
Oregon Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Top 50: 2013 Oregon Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2013
Oregon Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Oregon Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Oregon Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Oregon Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Oregon Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Oregon Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Oregon Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGreene & Markley1989 - Present
AssociateGreene & Markley1981 - 1989
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor NewsletterEditor1986 - Present
Oregon State BarMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bankruptcy InstituteMemberN/A
Turnaround Management Association, Northwest ChapterMemberN/A
Oregon State BarMember, Fast Track Chapter 11 SubcommitteeN/A
Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor Section, Local Bankruptcy Rules Project SubcommitteeMember2007 - 2007
Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor SectionExecutive Committee Member2004 - 2005
Northwest Bankruptcy InstituteChair, Planning Committee2002 - 2002
Northwest Bankruptcy Institute Planning CommitteeMember2001 - 2003
Oregon State BarChair, Bankruptcy Rules and Forms Subcommittee1992 - 1992
Oregon State BarMember, Bankruptcy Rules and Forms Subcommittee1986 - 1995
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Bankruptcy Law HandbookSupplement: Avoidance Powers of Trustee and Debtor1995
Bankruptcy Law HandbookSupplement: Avoidance Powers of Trustee and Debtor1992
Oregon State Bar Bankruptcy Law HandbookAvoidance Powers of Trustee and Debtor1989
Oregon State Bar Family Law NewsletterMarital Dissolution and the Consequences of Bankruptcy1986
Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor NewsletterForeclosure of Real Property as a Fraudulent Conveyance Under Section 548 of the Bankruptcy Code: The Rebirth of Durrett in the Ninth Circuit1985
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
St Cloud State UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
26th Annual Northwest Bankruptcy InstituteWhen Disaster Strikes in Chapter 11: Administrative Insolvency, Structured Dismissal, and Other Issues2013
Turnaround Management Association Twelfth Annual Northwest Cross-border ConferenceReorganizing Companies with Mass Tort Liability2011
Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Section CLE and Annual MeetingStructuring Multiple Entities/Individuals in Bankruptcy2009