Loren Scott is one of the preeminent business bankruptcy attorneys in the state.  After graduating in the top 5% of his class from the University of Oregon School of Law and completing a bankruptcy court externship with the Honorable Frank R. Alley III, Mr. Scott practiced in the areas of creditor’s rights, commercial bankruptcy, and commercial litigation for the duration of his legal career.  He has developed unparalleled expertise in handling chapter 11 individual and small business cases and chapter 12 family farmer cases as well as a reputation for intelligent, tough, practical representation of banks, receivers, and creditors in bankruptcy and commercial law matters.  He is one of only 6 attorneys in the state to be certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification, which is comprised of the nation’s finest bankruptcy and creditor’s rights lawyers, former judges and law professors and requires a rigorous certification process.  Mr. Scott is AV-rated on Martindale-Hubbell and has been rated by Oregon SuperLawyers every year since 2009.  Mr. Scott is a former member of the OSB Debtor-Creditor Section Executive Committee and is a former chair of the Lane County Bar Debtor-Creditor Section.  He has authored materials and is a frequent speaker around the state on bankruptcy topics, particularly on individual chapter 11 case issues.  Mr. Scott is married to fellow founding partner, Natalie Scott.  Both born and raised in the South, they chose to settle and raise their family in Eugene after moving here from Arizona in 2000.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Creditor’s Rights
  • Fiduciary Representation
  • Commercial Bankruptcy
  • Commercial and Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Business Reorganization
  • Business Transactions

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Oregon
  • U.S. District Court District of Oregon
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

EDUCATION

  • University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 2002, Order of the Coif, Oregon Law Review
  • Arizona State University, B.A. Political Science, 1998

ARTICLES AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Blurred Lines: Individual Debtors and Their Nondebtor Limited Liability Companies, OSB Northwest Bankruptcy Institute, April 2014
  • Struggling Small Businesses – Options for Survival, OSB Debtor-Creditor Section 2012 Annual Meeting
  • Business Reorganization, Oregon Law Institute Seminar May 2011
  • Individual and Small Business Chapter 11 Cases, OSB Northwest Bankruptcy Institute, April 2009
  • Bankruptcy Basics for the Non-Bankruptcy Practitioner, Lane County Debtor-Creditor Section February 2009
  • Individual Chapter 11 Cases, LCBA Debtor-Creditor Section January 2008
  • Individual Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Cases, OSB Debtor-Creditor Section 2007 Annual Meeting
  • Key State and Federal Cases, OSB Debtor-Creditor Section 2006 Annual Meeting
  • All Power to the Utility Companies, Facts & Findings, May 2006

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Oregon State Bar
  • Lane County Bar Association
  • Debtor-Creditor Section, Oregon State Bar and Lane County Bar


PUBLISHED OPINIONS

  • In re Kline, Oregon Bankruptcy Court 2013 – Obtained approval for assumption and rejection of related real estate leases
  • In re Eugene Pipe LLC, Oregon Bankruptcy Court 2012 – Confirmed Chap. 11 plan of liquidation including a sale to insiders
  •  In re Tucker, Oregon Bankruptcy Court 2012 – Confirmed individual Chapter 11 plan and court determined that absolute priority rule does not apply
  • In re Jones, Oregon Bankruptcy Court 2011 – Contested Debtor’s status as a family farmer
  •  In re Tan, Lie Hung & Mt. States Invs., LLC, Oregon Bankruptcy Court 2009 – Defended professional fees sought for representing Chap. 11 trustee
  • In re Tan, Oregon Bankruptcy Court 2008 – Prosecuted objection to proofs of claim
  • In re Tan, Oregon Bankruptcy Court 2007 – Prosecuted objection to administrative expense claim of debtor’s sister
  • In re Tan, Oregon Bankruptcy Court 2007 – Defended professional fees sought for representing Chap. 11 trustee
  • N. Marion Sch. Dist. #15 v. Acstar Ins. Co., Oregon Court of Appeals 2005 – Defended appeal of award of attorney fees for violation of bankruptcy discharge injunction
  • N. Marion Sch. Dist. # 15 v. Acstar Ins. Co., Oregon Court of Appeals 2004 – Defended appeal of enforcement of bankruptcy discharge injunction
  • La Due Chamley v. Gibbons, Oregon Court of Appeals 2003 – Defended appeal of judgment resolving of real property ownership dispute

DISTINCTIONS AND AWARDS

  • Board Certified – Business Bankruptcy Law – American Board of Certification
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014
  • Super Lawyers 2015, 2016, and 2017

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