Natalie Scott has represented debtors and creditors, both in and out of bankruptcy court, and is the firm’s bankruptcy litigation and appellate specialist.  She has handled numerous state and federal bankruptcy court appeals.  After graduating fourth in her class from the University of Oregon School of Law, she clerked for then Judge David Brewer on the Oregon Court of Appeals (now Justice Brewer of the Oregon Supreme Court).  Ms. Scott worked for a local chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee, taught legal research and writing as an adjunct professor for the University of Oregon School of Law, and worked as an attorney with Muhlheim Boyd for five years handling state court collection and commercial litigation matters, appeals, and bankruptcy cases for debtors, creditors, and chapter 7 trustees.  She’s been recognized as a SuperLawyers Rising Star since 2012 and is widely regarded for her thoughtful written work, including legal briefs and articles on cutting edge legal issues such as the absolute priority rule in individual chapter 11 cases, student loan discharge standards, and the effects of the Stern v. Marshall decision on bankruptcy courts and practitioners.  Her work has been published as part of CLE materials and in the Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Section newsletter.  She is a frequent speaker on topics ranging from bankruptcy appeals to setting up a law practice.  She served as a member and then President of the parent board of her children’s preschool for four years and is currently serving a 3-year term as director of the Lane County Bar Association.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Bankruptcy and Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Creditor’s Rights
  • Workouts
  • Collections

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, Summa Cum Laude, Oregon Law Review
    • “Don’t Forget Me!  The Client in a Class Action Lawsuit,” 15 Geo. J. legal Ethics 561 (Spring 2002)
  • Arizona State University, B.A., 1998, Summa Cum Laude
    • Major: History with East Asian Studies emphasis and Spanish minor

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

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

ARTICLES AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Stern Unplugged: In Practice and On Appeal, OSB Debtor-Creditor Section Newsletter, Spring 2012
  • Business Aspects of Solo and Small Firm Practice, University of Oregon School of Law, February 2012
  • Bankruptcy Appeals, Lane County Bar Association Debtor-Creditor Section, April 2011
  • Finding a Home in Chapter 11, OSB Debtor-Creditor Section Newsletter, Winter 2008
  • Misconceptions & Muddied Waters: Are Student Loan Discharge Standards Any Clearer?, OSB Debtor-Creditor Section Newsletter, Fall 2013


PUBLISHED OPINIONS

DISTINCTIONS AND AWARDS

  • SuperLawyers Rising Stars 2012 and 2013

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