Dillon has more than 40 years of experience in advising clients on creditors’ rights and bankruptcy. His practice emphasizes bankruptcy and other creditor-debtor matters, including representing debtors and secured creditors in workouts and loan restructuring; secured creditors in large commercial and multifamily real estate Chapter 11 bankruptcies in Washington, Oregon, Oklahoma, Arizona, and California; representation of receivers in varied scenarios; representation of Chapter 11 debtors in Washington and Alaska; and major purchasers of assets of troubled companies in bankruptcies and receivership and commercial landlords. Additional experience includes the representation of creditors’ committees in Chapter 11 cases in Washington and Alaska.
Experience — Mastro v. Witt Frank Crichton et al. v. Himlie Properties et al.
994 WL 601623 (9th Cir. Ariz.), protected rights of junior lienholder to purchase at a UCC sale
105 Wn.2d 191, 713 P.2d 108 (1986) (certification of issue of perfection of secured party in real estate contracts; held, not perfected)
In re Himlie Properties, Inc.
36 B.R. 32 (Bankr. W.D. Wash. 1983) (creditors’ committee prevailed in voiding secured creditors’ liens)
In re Ralph S. Jones
31 B.R. 20 (Bankr. W.D. Wash. 1983) (overturned Washington law prohibiting "stacking" of exemptions as un-constitutional under the supremacy clause)
In re Stanley C. Hewitt
16 B.R. 973 (Bankr. D. Alaska 1982) (established principle that judgment of foreclosure and accompanying acceleration could be reversed by chapter 11 debtors’ exercise of cure under 11 U.S.C. 1124)
In re Lowe
7 B.R. 248 (Bankr. E.D. Wash.1980) (married debtors allowed to "stack" exemptions on homestead and other real property)
— U.S. District Court
- Eastern District of Washington, 1978
- Western District of Washington, 1971
- Central California
- District of Arizona
9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, 1970
U.S. Tax Court, 1990