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Sheena Aebig is a member in the Seattle office and from 1996 - 2000 served as the Chair of the firm's Business, Tax and Financial Services Practice Group. Since 1979, her practice has focused on insolvency issues and commercial litigation. A frequent speaker on bankruptcy and lender liability matters, Ms. Aebig represents clients in every role of insolvency related proceedings as well as in selected business matters, real estate transactions and commercial litigation. She was named as one of Seattle's "Top Lawyers in Bankruptcy Law" for 2003, 2005 and 2007 by Seattle Magazine, was listed as one of "Washington's Most Amazing Attorneys" in 2006 by Washington CEO magazine, and has frequently been named to Super Lawyers in Washington Law & Politics magazine. Ms. Aebig has also been recognized by the Seattle Met magazine as a "Top Lawyer" in Bankruptcy for 2010, a designation based upon Martindale-Hubbell's ranking of those practitioners in King County who have been judged by their peers to be "AV Preeminent"-the highest peer-review rating available.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 100%

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Williams Kastner

601 Union Street
Suite 4100
Seattle, WA, 98101-1368


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyer: BankruptcySeattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
Seattle's Top Lawyer in Bankruptcy LawSeattle Magazine2007
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Washington's Most Amazing AttorneysWashington CEO Magazine2006
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Seattle's Top Lawyer in Bankruptcy LawSeattle Magazine2005
LeadershipWashington Women Lawyers2003
Seattle's Top Lawyer in Bankruptcy LawSeattle Magazine2003
Best Lawyers in America: Bankruptcy LawBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberWilliams Kastner1994 - Present
N/ABogle & Gates1993 - 1994
Managing PartnerShulkin, Hutton & Bucknell1982 - 1993
N/AShafer, Mitchell & Moen1977 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
ACT TheatreCo-President2003 - Present
ACT TheatreBoard of Trustees2002 - Present
Federal Bar Association, Western District of WashingtonMemberN/A
Eastern District Bankruptcy Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Highlands Guild for Children's HospitalMemberN/A
Dorothy Allen Guild for Seattle Children's HomeMemberN/A
King County Bar Association, Creditor-Debtor SectionPast PresidentN/A
Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust SectionMemberN/A
Washington State Bar Association, Creditor-Debtor SectionMemberN/A
Federal Bar Association of Western Washington, Bankruptcy SectionChairN/A
Washington Women LawyersN/AN/A
ACT TheatreAdvisory Council2006 - 2010
University Preparatory AcademyBoard of Trustees2002 - 2005
Washington State Bar Association, Fee Arbitration PanelN/A1991 - 1994
Washington State Bar Association, Goals & Policies SubcommitteeMember1991 - 1992
King County Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education CommitteeMember1990 - 1992
Washington State Bar Association, CLE CommitteeExecutive Committee1989 - 1990
Washington State Bar Association, Topic Selection CommitteeChair1989 - 1990
Washington State Bar Association, CLE CommitteeMember1989 - 1989
Federal Bar Association, Federal Bar CommitteeChair1989 - 1994
Willamette University College of LawBoard of Visitors1988 - 1997
Publication nameTitleDate
The Seminar GroupBankruptcy Basics2010
Law Seminars InternationalThe Relation of Conflicts of Interest and Atttorney Fees in Bankruptcy1995
Washington State Bar AssociationThe Interface Between Bankruptcy and Community Property: The Maginot Line1994
King County Bar AssociationJurisdiction & Venue of Bankruptcy Cases and Proceedings1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1976
University of WashingtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Seminar GroupBankruptcy Basics2010
Williams Kastner Labor & Employment Half-Day SeminarReductions in Force: Reducing the Legal and Personal Risks2009
Buildex Seattle ShowCurrent Bankruptcy Issues With Landlords and Tenants2004
Washington State Judges ConventionThe Interface Between Bankruptcy, Dissolution & Community Property: The Maginot Line2002
Lorman Educational ServicesLender Liability in Washington2001
University of Washington School of LawBankruptcy, Community Property and Collection Issues in Dissolution Actions1995
Second Annual Washington Fall Real Estate ConferenceThe Impact of Bankruptcy on Real Property Transactions1995
Law Seminars InternationalThe Relation of Conflicts of Interest and Attorney Fees in Bankruptcy1995
Washington State Bar AssociationDebts, Bankruptcy & Dissolution1994
Seventh Annual Northwest Bankruptcy InstituteClassification of Claims & New Value Doctrine1994
King County Bar AssociationSelected Issues in Single Asset Real Property Chapter 11's1994
Institute of Merger & Acquisition ProfessionalsUsing a Chapter 11 to Buy or Sell a Business1994
Bankruptcy Judges Annual RetreatBnakruptcy & Community Property1994
King County Bar AssociationFundamentals of Bankruptcy Law1993
Western District Federal Bar AssociationBankruptcy Bench/ Bar Symposium1992
Washington State and County Treasurers and Prosecuting Attorneys AssociationImpact of Bankruptcy on Rights of State Taxing Agencies1992
Vancouver/Seattle Insolvency GroupCross Border Insolvencies: Comparative U.S. and Canada Insolvency Laws and Section 3041991
National Bankruptcy Judges Conference, San FranciscoDischarge Litigation After "Grogan"1991
Bankruptcy Bench/Bar SymposiumBankruptcy1991
Washington State Department of Trade and Economic DevelopmentBusiness and Job Retention: Ways in Which a Chapter 11 Can Help a Troubled Corporation Reorganize and Refinance1990
Washington State Bar AssociationLien Foreclosures (Selected Issues on Bankruptcy Impact on Lien Foreclosures)1990
Washington State Bar AssociationBuying and Selling Businesses1990
Seattle King County Bar AssociationDrafting Business Contracts and Business Forms1990
Seattle King County Bar AssociationRepresenting Creditors Committee1990
Seattle King County Bar AssociationConsumer Protection: Current Litigation Issues (Consumer Fraud Litigation in Bankruptcy Court)1990
PESIFundamentals of Bankruptcy Practice1990
National Business InstituteLender Liability in Washington, Fraudulent Conveyances and Leveraged Buyouts, UCC Foreclosures and Lender Liability1990
Northwest Bankruptcy InstituteLender Liability1989
Professional Educations Systems, Inc.Washington Business Litigation: Bankruptcy Aspects of Business Litigation1988
Northwest Bankruptcy InstituteThe Litigated Chapter 111988