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Steven J Reilly

Business Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   4 reviews
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: In-House Counsel
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: In-House Counsel
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 12 years
    Alaska - AK 6 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State AK
    Acquired 2018
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Steven

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Before moving to Avalara as corporate counsel, Steven was recognized as one of the top insolvency lawyers in the Seattle area. He regularly represented companies, receivers, and creditors in state court receiverships, and debtors and creditors alike under all chapters of the Bankruptcy Code.

Steven graduated from Rutgers School of Law in 2011 where he was awarded a Dean’s Merit Scholarship for his academic achievements and a Pro Bono Publico Award for his volunteer work as head of the Rutgers Mediation Program. During law school Steven externed at the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and at the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office Civil Division.

Steven was named a ‘Rising Star’ by SuperLawyers magazine for the last several years, an accolade awarded to only 2.5% of eligible attorneys and was recently recognized as a Super Lawyer, an accolade only awarded to 5% of eligible attorneys. 

When he is not occupied providing exemplary legal services and business advice, Steven enjoys playing saxophone, composing music, running, and hanging out with his wife, Helen, son, George, and portly cat, Isabella.

Location

Avalara Inc.
255 S King St
#1800
Seattle, WA, 98104

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Reviews

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Posted by Tatyana | January 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, proffessional, nice attorney
I got the foreclosed house from the bank with the occupants. They were very dishonest and tough people, they were doing so many dirty tricks just to stay in the house and not move out. One of their trick was to file a skeletal bankruptcy case, just to prolong the time for us (which was already more than a half an year), so we had to hire a bankruptcy attorney to help us to solve this problem. I am so glad we found Mr. Reilly from the The Tracy Law Group. He is so knowledgeable, so professional, I even didn't have to explain him much, he got the picture right away himself from the paperwork my eviction lawyer sent to him, and he started his work right away. When he sent to me all paper work he prepared for the motion for the Judge, I was really surprised, how he got everything right, like he was familiar with this case for a long time already. I was surprised how fast he solved the problem, it was amazing. I regret I didn't find him earlier, I am sure I wouldn't have to go through everything I went through. If I would need the bankruptcy attorney again, he would definitely be the first choice of mine, and I REALLY recommend him to everyone who needs a bankruptcy attorney. Thank you so much Mr. Reilly for everything you have done.
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Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expert Handling During Difficult Times
We filed chapter 11 bankruptcy a few years ago and Steven and his firm made the process so transparent and efficient. He is very knowledgeable of bankruptcy law and made our ptions clear to us. We had bad experiences prior to working with Steven. It was refreshing to work with him, he is a good guy, knowledgeable, honest, hard working and he achieved a very favorable end result for us. Could not give him a higher recommendation.
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Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2014
Great job on my receivership case!
Steven has represented me as the receiver for two vineyards in eastern Washington, and has overseen everything from my appointment through a successful auction of the property. He has excellent research and writing skills, and is easy to deal with and responsive. I have also worked with Steven on several Chapter 11 cases, and he is a great bankruptcy lawyer as well. I am happy to recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2013
Reliable and effective
Steven had to take over our case when the original lawyer moved on from the firm. He came up to speed quickly and was always available to answer our questions and follow up to make sure things happened. We had one complication in our case where a creditor continued to pursue despite the discharge. Even though our official engagement with Steven's firm had ended, he followed up on our behalf and got it sorted out. We always felt that he had our best interests at heart and was working hard to get us where we needed to go. I would definitely recommend Steven to others who are looking for a good advocate.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 425-425 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Corporate Counsel
  • Avalara Inc.
  • 2022 - Present
  • Partner
  • The Tracy Law Group PLLC
  • 2011 - 2022
  • Legal Extern
  • Camden County Surrogate's Office
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Rule 9 Summer Associate
  • Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Everett, Washington
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Judicial Extern
  • 3rd Circuit Court Of Appeals
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Summer Associate
  • Crocker Law Group, PLLC / Resolve Legal, PLLC
  • 2009 - 2009
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Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of California - Santa Cruz
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Wang v. Guo
  • Dismissed with prejudice and awarded monetary sanctions due to Plaintiff's failure to comply with disclosure deadlines.
  • Scanmar v. Ramberg
  • Dismissal affirmed by the US District Court.
  • Rabobank N.A. v. Aldercreek Vineyards LLC et al
  • The Property was sold at public auction. Sufficient funds were generated by the sale to repay the first position lien holder in full. The water rights and boundary line issues affecting the property were succesfully litigated and/or amicably resolved.
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Associations

  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • King County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2017 - 2018
  • King County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Vice Chair
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Local Bankruptcy Rules Committee
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2022
  • Washington State Bar Association, Creditor-Debtor Section: Receivership Task Force
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2022
  • WSBA Business Law Section Executive Board
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2022
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Pro Bono Publico Award
  • Rutgers University School of Law - Camden
  • 2011
  • Deans Merit Scholarship Recipient
  • Rutgers University School of Law
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education
  • Receiverships: An Alternative Method To Navigate The Seas Of Financial Distress
  • 2017
  • Public Service Program Boot Camp: Bankruptcy Basics (Lesson 5: Discharge of Debts in Consumer Chapter 7 and 13 Cases)
  • The Bankruptcy Discharge
  • 2015
  • Annual Northwest Bankruptcy Institute
  • Chapter 11s for Individuals
  • 2013
  • King County Bar Association - CLE
  • The Absolute Priority Rule In Individual Chapter 11 Cases: Is Relief Available?
  • 2012
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • The Absolute Priority Rule In Individual Chapter 11 Cases; Is Relief Available?
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Bankruptcy Booster: A Refresher Course For Attorneys On All Sides
  • Receiverships: An Alternative Method To Navigate The Seas Of Financial Distress
  • 2017
  • Washington State Bar Association Video Series
  • The Bankruptcy Discharge
  • 2015
  • New Lawyer Education Webinar
  • Advising The New Tech Start Up
  • 2015
  • Bankruptcy Nuts 'N' Bolts
  • State Court Receiverships
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (6)
Endorse Steven
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked in the same office (but not the same firm) as Steven for nearly a year now. I have observed that he's very competent, knows the law, shows up unfailingly, and is, on top of it all, a nice guy. I endorse Steven wholeheartedly."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I have worked with Steven for three years. His knowledge of Chapter 11 and State Court receivership processes is excellent"
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steven J Reilly asks the hard questions that can make the difference between a bankruptcy case that is successful and one that fails. My hat is off to you, Mr Reilly, and I am honored to endorse you here on avvo."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have reviewed his credentials, profile, and Answers to posted AVVO questions and find him to be knowledgeable and professional."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steven is a dedicated advocate for his clients. No problem is too complex for Steven and no stone will be left unturned. His attention to detail sets him apart. Couple that with his extensive research skills and Steven gives his clients the advantage they need to accomplish their goals. Without hesitancy, I endorse Steven J Reilly."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I strongly endorse Steven. I worked with Mr. Reilly on a contentious bankruptcy matter, which we ultimately settled. Steven advocated effectively and tirelessly for his client, and worked hard to achieve a practical result for his client. I would send clients to him without hesitation. He is effective, knowledgeable, professional, practical and responsive. Anyone using Steven as their attorney will be well served."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I had the pleasure of working with Steven, who is a very detailed and thorough attorney. He consistently demonstrated focus, discipline and a strong work ethic, working hard and producing positive results for the clients we served. Without reservation, I recommend this attorney!"
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Seattle Business Lawyer Steven J Reilly
Steven J Reilly
Business Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 12 years