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Financial institutions and diverse businesses consistently count on Jason to negotiate complex commercial transactions and to obtain optimal resolutions in insolvency, bankruptcy and litigation matters.

Jason’s practice focuses on commercial transactions, workouts, bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings, and commercial litigation. He regularly assists lenders and borrowers in drafting and negotiating sophisticated loan documentation. Jason’s experience additionally includes 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 and is a regular speaker on these topics.

Jason has significant experience in matters involving agricultural lending, healthcare lending and 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.

Professional Activities

  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • Oregon Bankers Association, Member
  • Oregon State Bar, Member
    • Agricultural Section
    • Debtor Creditor Section
  • Risk Management Association, Member
    • General Counsel and Board Member, 2020-present
  • Turnaround Management Association, Member
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member
    • Debtor Creditor Section



News & Insights


  • Oregon, 2000
  • Idaho, 2022
  • Washington, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, District of Idaho
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Idaho
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Oregon
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit


  • J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School, 2000
  • B.A., University of Virginia, Economics, 1996
  • London School of Economics, London, England, 1995


  • The Hon. Stephen L. Gallagher, Multnomah County Circuit Court, 2001

Honors & Recognition

    • Best Lawyers in America® - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights, 2021-present
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