B.B.A., University of Texas at Austin
J.D., University of Houston Law Center
Member of Sussman Shank LLP's Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Practice Group. With over 25 years of bankruptcy and business reorganization practice, Tom has represented clients in a multitude of industries, including lumber and wood products, healthcare, banking and finance, religious and charitable institutions, hotels, transportation, resorts and recreation, manufacturing, agribusiness, construction, casinos, technology, oil and gas, and real estate.
Some of his most significant recent engagements have included the representation of religious entities concerning the intricacies of both their religious and civil law structure and finances, and of their rights and obligations in bankruptcy.
Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon Chapter 11
Served as counsel to the Archdiocese of Portland in the first Chapter 11 bankruptcy case filed by a Roman Catholic diocese in the United States.
Society of Jesus, Oregon Province Chapter 11
Served as counsel to the Debtor in the first Chapter 11 bankruptcy case filed by one of the provinces of a Roman Catholic religious order in the United States.
The Columbian Publishing Company Chapter 11
Counsel to the major secured creditor of The Columbian daily newspaper in Vancouver, Washington.
Consulation of Non-Profit and Religious Entities Faced with Potential Tort Claims Liability
Debtor's Counsel to Real Estate Developers and Homebuilders
Lender's Counsel in Chapter 11 Hotel Reorganization
Representation of a California casino operator (creditor) in a Chapter 11 proceeding resulting in confirmation of the client/creditor's plan.
Bankruptcy Trustee Representation
Creditor's Counsel in Out-of-State Bankruptcy Cases in other jurisdictions such as Delaware, New York, and California.
Debtor's Counsel in Farm and Agribusiness
Committee Representation in Chapter 11 Healthcare Bankruptcy
Debtor's Counsel to Luxury Motorcoach and Travel Trailer Manufacturer
Debtor's Counsel to Destination Resort Operator
Lender's Counsel on Interest Rate and Valuation Litigation in Chapter 11 Cases
American Bankruptcy Institute
Turnaround Management Association
Oregon State Bar (Admitted 1988)
Executive Committee (2001-2007); Chairperson
Legislative Committee (1990-Present); Chairperson
Washington State Bar (Admitted 1992)
Archdiocese of Portland Chapter 11 — Lead Debtor's Counsel
Society of Jesus, Oregon Province — Debtor's Counsel
Howard Talbitzer Chapter 11 — Debtor's Counsel