Firm Profile

Farleigh Wada Witt

Headquarters

Bank of America Financial Center, Suite 600
121 Southwest Morrison Street
Portland, OR 97204
United States
(503) 228.6044

Firm Details

Farleigh Wada Witt was founded in 1981 with a goal of providing clients with practical advice and experienced counsel in all facets of their operations.

We serve financial service providers, businesses, and individuals throughout the Pacific Northwest in the following areas: banking and finance, business, collections, commercial bankruptcy and litigation, creditors' rights, employment, estate and succession planning, financial services, foreclosures, litigation, real estate, and regulatory compliance.

Our attorneys provide practical advice, practice efficiency and staff matters accordingly. For any particular project or issue we determine which professional is best suited to perform the services based on expertise, cost, and other factors identified by the client. 

Financial Services Expertise

A major portion of the firm’s practice is dedicated to serving financial institutions, which provides us with a depth of industry specific knowledge and experience that is unmatched in the Pacific Northwest. 

For more than three decades Farleigh Wada Witt has provided practical and efficient legal solutions to protect financial institutions from operational, compliance, and legal risks. Our approach is to provide high quality personalized service at a reasonable cost. We focus on our client's precise needs rather than canned forms, policies, and procedures.

Farleigh Wada Witt is a recognized leader in banking and finance law. The firm has ranked among the top law firms by Best Lawyers for banking and finance in the Portland metropolitan area. In addition, founding shareholder Mark Wada was named 2012 Portland Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers.  

Financial Services Affiliations

Farleigh Wada Witt maintains numerous affiliations with financial service trade organizations, service providers, and national and state attorney networks with which the firm contributes to and accesses significant resources related to financial services and vendor management:

Member of and frequent speakers for the Oregon Bankers Association

State Law representative (Oregon) at D+H Legal Counsel Network

State Law Editors of CarLaw and HouseLaw Legal Network

Member and Committee Member in Corporate Financial Services and Credit Union Committee of the American Bar Association

Outside General Counsel Northwest Credit Union Association

Frequent speakers for Credit Union National Association

  Member of Equipment Leasing & Finance Association

Member of Lease Enforcement Attorney Network

  Member of Risk Management Association

Attorneys of Farleigh Wada Witt actively participate in these networks and are frequent speakers on a wide variety of financial services and compliance topics, including commercial real estate and construction lending and vendor and compliance management.

Awards

  • Portland Business Journal 100 Best Companies to Work For
  • Best Lawyers in America Best Law Firms list for Banking and Finance Tier-2 in Portland metro area
  • Portland Business Journal 100 Best Companies to Work For
  • Corporate INTL magazine's Best Law Firm in Oregon for Banking and Finance Work
  • Best Lawyers in America Best Law Firms list for Banking and Finance Tier-2 in Portland metro area
  • Portland Business Journal 100 Best Companies to Work For
  • Best Lawyers in America Best Law Firms list for Banking and Finance Tier-2 in Portland metro area
  • Best Lawyers in America Best Law Firms list for Banking and Finance Tier-2 in Portland metro area
  • Portland Business Journal 100 Best Companies to Work For
  • Best Lawyers in America Best Law Firms list for Banking and Finance Tier-2 in Portland metro area

About Our Clients

We serve financial service providers, businesses, and individuals throughout the Pacific Northwest in the following areas: banking and finance, business, collections, commercial bankruptcy and litigation, creditors' rights, employment, estate and succession planning, financial services, foreclosures, litigation, real estate, and regulatory compliance.

Financial Service Providers: A major portion of the firm’s practice is dedicated to serving financial institutions, including national, regional and community banks, commercial lenders, federal and state-chartered credit unions, leasing companies, mortgage lenders, private equity funds, and other financial institutions in the following areas: loan documentation and workouts, regulatory compliance, consumer and commercial collections and foreclosures, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, intellectual property, licensing, operations, litigation, employment, and real estate. 

Contacts

Mark R. Wada
Banking and Finance
503.228.6044
Tara J. Schleicher
Commercial Bankruptcy and Insolvency
503.228.6044
David R. Ludwig
Corporate and Securities
503.228.6044
Michelle M. Bertolino
Creditors' Rights and Consumer Bankruptcy
503.228.6044
Kelly R. Tilden
Employment
503.228.6044
Brian R. Witt
Financial Services
503.228.6044
Brad C. Stanford
Litigation
503.228.6044
Paul D. Migchelbrink
Real Estate
503.228.6044
Dean T. Sandow
Succession Planning
503.228.6044

Firm Practice Areas

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Commercial Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Leisure and Hospitality Law
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
  • Non-Profit / Charities Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts and Estates

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