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Christopher N. Coyle joined Vanden Bos & Chapman, LLP as a Portland bankruptcy attorney in 2008. Prior to joining the firm, he was a solo practitioner, practicing taxation and bankruptcy law. While in law school at Lewis and Clark, Christopher clerked with the Office of Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service and the Lewis and Clark Legal Clinic. Outside of the office, Christopher enjoys hiking, biking, playing with his Labrador retriever, and sailboat racing. He is also a state-certified member of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Unit, and was the recipient of a 2011 Sheriff’s Award.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Chapter 13: 45%
  2. Chapter 7: 25%
  3. Chapter 11: 15%
  4. Tax: 10%
    9 years
  5. Bankruptcy: 5%
    9 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-260/hour), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash

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  • Nicholas J Henderson

    Chris is a professional and thorough lawyer. I respect Chris's passion and advocacy for his clients.

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Contact info

319 SW Washington St #520
Portland, OR, 97204

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive201407/16/2016
ORActive200707/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarOregon Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarOregon Super Lawyers2013
Letter of CommendationMultnomah County Sheriff's Office2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyVanden Bos & Chapman, LLP2008 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices of Christopher Coyle2007 - 2008
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor Section, Local Bankruptcy Rules Project SubcommitteeMember2010 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor SectionMember2007 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Taxation SectionN/A2007 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Debtor Creditor Section, Executive CommitteeMember2010 - 2012
Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor Section, New Lawyers' Committee, Portland SubcommitteeChair2009 - 2010
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Section NewsletterWho Beats Who? Competing Garnishments2013
Bankruptcy Basics: The ABCs of Filing Chapter 13Chapter 13: Chapter 13 Potpourri (with Jordan Hantman)2012
Bankruptcy Basics: The ABCs of Filing Chapter 13Chapter 13: Confirmation to Completion (with Ann K. Chapman)2012
Bankruptcy Basics: The ABCs of Filing Chapter 13Chapter 13: Drafting a Chapter 13 Plan, From Theory to Practice, Dealing with Typical Scenarios (with Ann K. Chapman)2012
Bankruptcy Basics: The ABCs of Filing Chapter 13Chapter 13: Case Objectives & Applicable Law (with Ann K. Chapman)2012
Fundamentals of BankruptcyChapter 13 for Individuals and Small Businesses -- To Retain Assets and Repay Creditors -- The Flexibile Bankruptcy (with Ann K. Chapman)2011
Advanced Bankruptcy Issues for IndividualsChapter 7/11/12/13 Triage (with Ann K. Chapman)2011
Effective Collection of JudgmentsJust When You Thought You Had 'Em! Bankruptcy's Impact on Collecting on Your Claim (with Ann K. Chapman)2010
Oregon Statutory Time LimitsOregon Statutory Time Limits (Contributor updating sections regarding statutory liens, attachment, dishonored bank instruments, garnishment, judgments and debtor-creditor law)2010
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor cum laude2007
University of South Carolina Honors CollegeJournalism and Mass CommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts cum laude2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Bankruptcy Basics: The ABCs of Filing Chapter 13Chapter 13: Chapter 13 Potpourri2012
The Essentials of Foreclosure DefenseJudicial Foreclosures - Pleading & Practice; Loan Modifications, Short Sales, Deed In Lieu, Tax Issues; Bankruptcy Issues; Ethical Considerations2011
The Essentials of Foreclosure DefenseLoan Modifications, Short Sales, Deed In Lieu, Tax Issues; Bankruptcy Issues; Ethical Considerations2011
Real Estate Continuing EducationSuccessfully Navigating Bankruptcy: Bankruptcy Basics for Real Estate Professionals.2011