Presentation & Publications

Presentations

“Family Feuds and Chapter 11: What is counsel to do?”, Presenter, ABA

Business Law Section Spring Meeting, Business Bankruptcy Brunch, Orlando, April 2018

“Receivership: the who, what, when, why and how,” Presentation, The Real Property Law Group, Seattle, April 2016

“Individual Chapter 11 Roundup,” Presenter, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy 20th Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX, April 2012

“The Absolute Priority Rule in Individual Chapter 11 Cases,” Presenter, KCBA Advance Bankruptcy Seminar, Seattle, January 2012

“Taxes and Bankruptcy: Avoiding Traps for the Unwary,” Presenter, ABA Annual Meeting, Presidential CLE Program, San Francisco, August 2010

CEO Panel Presenter, Women Business Owners, Seattle, August 2010

“Navigating Commercial Loan Defaults,” Presenter, WSBA 16th Annual Fall Real Estate Conference: Real Estate in Turbulent Times, Seattle, November 2009

“Representing Nonprofit Organizations in Financial Distress,” Presenter, ABA Section of Business Law Spring Meeting, Vancouver B.C., April 2009

“Ethical Practice in the Pursuit of Consumer Rights,” Presenter, Predatory Lending: Bringing and Defending against Consumer Lending Lawsuits, CLE, Seattle, March 2009

“Avoiding Commercial Foreclosures”, Presenter, WSBA 15th Annual Fall Real Estate Conference: Real Estate in Turbulent Times, Seattle, November 2008 and East King County Bar Association, January 2009

“Subprime Meltdown,” Presenter, Lake Forest Park Rotary Club, October 2008; Seattle International District Rotary Club, Seattle, January 2009

“The Predatory Lending Problem,” Presenter, NBI Credit Abuse and Predatory Lending, Seattle, November 2008

“Receiverships and Chapter 11,” Presenter, WSBA Business Essentials CLE, Seattle, October 2007

“ABA Hurricane Response: Responding to the Bankruptcy Needs of Disaster Victims,” Presenter, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, San Diego, November 2006

“New Requirements for the Debtor in Consumer Bankruptcies,” Presenter, Equal Justice Conference, ABA/NLDA Philadelphia, March 2006

“The Impact of the Bankruptcy Reform Act on Pro Bono: Will Anyone Ever Agree to Represent Debtors Pro Bono?” Moderator, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, San Antonio, October 2005

“State Court Receivership,” Presenter, Bankruptcy Alternatives, ABA Section of Business Law Spring Meeting, Nashville, April 2005

“BAPCPA 2005: New Hurdles for the Debtor and Debtor’s Counsel in Consumer Bankruptcies” Presenter, King County Bar Association, Seattle, September 2005; National Business Institute CLE Presentation, Seattle, April 2005 and Tacoma, April 2005

“One Program’s Story: CENTS” Presenter, Bankruptcy Pro Bono Panel, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Nashville, October 2004

“Distressed M&A – Purchase and Sale of Assets in Troubled Situations” Presenter, Purchase and Sale of a Small Business, Washington State Bar Association, August 2003

“Using Receivership to Wind up a Dot.com” Presenter, Dot Com Meltdown, National Business Institute, Seattle, April 2001

Publications

Collier Bankruptcy Practice Guide, Chapters 1, 2, 4 and 7

“Building Consumer Clientele Through Web 2.0 Site Avvo,” Marketing the Law Firm, ALM, May 2008

“Counseling the Nonprofit Debtor in Financial Distress; Some Practical Pointers,” Business Law Today, vol 18, no. 6, July/August 2009

“Lawyers can Help Consumer Debtors,” Business Law Today, vol 115 no. 1, Sept./Oct. 2005

“State Court Receiverships,” Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report, vol. 59 no. 4, Winter 2005

Washington State Judges’ Benchbook on Land Use Regulation, Office of the Administrator of the Courts, State of Washington, 1992

Honors

  • Chambers USA
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers, Seattle Law & Politics Magazine
  • Top Lawyers in Washington, Washington CEO Magazine
  • Top 90 Business Lawyers, Seattle Business Monthly magazine
  • Super Lawyer®, Seattle Law & Politics Magazine
  • Top Lawyer (Bankruptcy), Seattle Magazine
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rating
  • Avvo Attorney 10.0 Rating