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Matthew Joseph Mertens

Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney at Portland, OR

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  • Licensed for 9 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2014
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Matt joined the firm as an associate in 2015 and is a member of the firm's Business, Litigation, and Business & Restructuring practice groups. His legal work consists primarily of drafting pleadings and dispositive motions, including motions for summary judgment and motions to dismiss; researching legal issues across the firm's 13 practice areas; and handling litigation-related discovery issues, with a particular focus on e-discovery. 

Prior to joining Sussman Shank, Matt clerked for the Hon. Elizabeth L. Perris in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon, where he aided the court in a variety of matters implicating state and federal bankruptcy law. Matt graduated Order of the Coif from the University of Oregon, and he was awarded the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence for Bankruptcy for his bankruptcy-related coursework.


Matthew Joseph Mertens
1000 SW Broadway Ste 1400
Portland, OR, 97205-3066

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  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
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  • Tufts University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
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  • Tufts University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
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  • Multnomah Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Membership Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • Portland Fruit Tree Project
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Honors
  • Order of the Coif
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  • Medal of Excellence in Bankruptcy
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
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  • Dean's Scholarship Recipient
  • Univerity of Oregon School of Law
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  • Semi-Finalist
  • National Merit Scholar
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  • The Daily Journal of Commerce
  • When a Business Partner Becomes a Frenemy
  • 2015

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Portland Chapter 11 bankruptcy Lawyer Matthew Joseph Mertens
Matthew Joseph Mertens
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 9 years