Thomas W. Stilley - Sussman Shank LLP

Thomas W. Stilley

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2014

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.

Representative Cases

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

Professional Organizations
American Bankruptcy Institute
Turnaround Management Association
Oregon State Bar (Admitted 1988)      
Debtor/Creditor Section
     Executive Committee (2001-2007); Chairperson
     Legislative Committee (1990-Present); Chairperson
Washington State Bar (Admitted 1992)
Creditor/Debtor Section

The University of Texas at AustinBBA 1977University of HoustonJ.D. 1988
American Bankruptcy InstituteTurnaround Management AssociationOregon State Bar - Debtor Creditor SectionWashington State Bar - Creditor Debtor Section

Case History

Archdiocese of Portland Chapter 11 — Lead Debtor's Counsel
Society of Jesus, Oregon Province — Debtor's Counsel
Howard Talbitzer Chapter 11 — Debtor's Counsel

Office Location

1000 Southwest Broadway, Suite 1400
Portland, OR 97205
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Bankruptcy of the Portland-OR Metro Area
Thomas W. Stilley has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy

Other Information

Gender: Male