Financial institutions and diverse businesses consistently count on Jason to obtain optimal resolutions in their insolvency, bankruptcy and litigation matters.
Jason’s practice focuses on helping financial institutions, small businesses and farms in commercial insolvencies, bankruptcy proceedings and business disputes. He frequently advises clients in complex Chapter 11 and Chapter 12 bankruptcy proceedings as well as receiverships and workouts.
Jason has significant experience in matters involving agricultural lending, equipment leasing and financing. He is an effective negotiator and facilitator, and dedicated to providing practical solutions to his clients facing complex commercial and agricultural issues.
He regularly appears in federal and state court proceedings in Oregon and Washington.
Jason is also a regular speaker on insolvency and restructuring topics.
- Member, Debtor Creditor Section of the Oregon State Bar (former member of the board)
- Member, Agricultural Section of the Oregon State Bar
- Member, Debtor Creditor Section of the Washington State Bar
- Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
- Member, Turnaround Management Association
- Member, Equipment Lease and Finance Association
- Member, Risk Management Association
Represented an equipment lease and finance company in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy to wind down the company while negotiating a release of guaranteed debt of over $17 million.
Assisted equipment finance company in converted Chapter 11 bankruptcy to obtain possession of equipment financed for fertilizer manufacturer which was subject to CERCLA claims by the EPA and an asserted surcharge by the Chapter 7 trustee. Client obtained equipment free of liens and claims and subsequently negotiated sale to an international buyer on behalf of client.
Represented national lender in Chapter 11 reorganization of regional construction developer to ensure payment in full of loans secured by residential developments.
- Obtained favorable resolution for financial institution in litigation and workout proceedings involving farm
Represented financial institution in complex litigation and workout proceedings involving large regional potato and onion farmer for a favorable resolution and agreed payoff to lender.
Assisted lender in the appointment of receiver over cattle operation to recover cattle and proceeds from multiple states and to pursue fraudulent conveyances associated with missing cattle.
Regularly assists lenders in the appointment of receivers to liquidate commercial properties and businesses, including entertainment venues, apartments, coastal hotels and boat manufacturing business.
News & Insights
- Oregon State Bar, 2000
Washington State Bar, 2007
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Oregon
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Washington
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Washington
U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D., 2000
University of Virginia, B.A., Economics, 1996
London School of Economics, London, England, 1995
- Honorable Stephen L. Gallagher, Multnomah County Circuit Court, 2001