Skyler M. Tanner

Attorney | Portland | 503.778.2106 |

Areas of Practice

Skyler Tanner focuses his practice on loan and collateral restructuring, bankruptcy, and forbearance issues. His practice includes foreclosure and receivership litigation. He documents secured financing transactions, including revolving credit, term credit and syndicated credit facilities for banks and other lenders from the Firm’s Portland and Seattle offices. His work includes equipment and real estate financing, agricultural loans, and aircraft security interests.

Professional Experience

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Utah, Law Clerk (2010-2011)
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, Ninth Circuit, and Bankruptcy Court, District of Oregon, Law Clerk Extern (2009-2010)
  • BR Legal, Associate (2007-2009)
  • Chadbourne & Parke LLP, Summer Associate (2008)

Admitted to Practice

  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • New York


  • Cornell Law School (J.D., 2009)
    • Cornell International Law Journal, Managing Editor
    • Henry W. Sackett Scholarship
    • J. Reuben Clark Law Society, President
    • Securities Law Clinic
  • Brigham Young University (B.S., magna cum laude, Business Management, 2006)
    • Gordon B. Hinckley Presidential Scholar
    • Top Entrepreneurship Graduate
    • Robert C. Byrd Scholar

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Aviation
  • Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights
  • Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights — Oil and Gas Industry
  • Finance and Banking
  • Financial Institutions
  • FinTech
  • Real Estate

Representative Loan Documentation Matters

  • Representation of agent lender in a $295,180,000 revolving and term loan credit and letter of credit facility for the consolidation and refinancing of outstanding indebtedness. Facility was secured by significant real property, including water rights, various crops, livestock, and other personal property.
  • Representation of borrower in $13,000,000 SNAP bond (small nonprofit accelerated program bond) financing for acquisition of additional real property and refinancing of outstanding obligations.
  • Representation of agent lender in a $81,500,000 revolving and term loan credit for the acquisition of a wood processing equipment and technology supplier by a company formed by a financial sponsor, with repayment options in both U.S. and Canadian dollars. Facility was secured by all assets, including real property in the United States and Canada.
  • Representation of single lender in various revolving and term bridge loans ranging from $2,000,000 to $290,000. Facilities were typically secured by all assets of the borrowers, which sometimes included real property or intellectual property.

Representative Loan Enforcement, Workout and Commercial and Consumer Litigation Matters

  • Representation of community bank with credit facilities of $5,375,000 in bankruptcy of ambulance airline to protect rights in reorganization plan process and enforce plan provisions.
  • Representation of national lender in related bankruptcy and district court cases, including defending temporary restraining order and obtaining in rem relief from stay order, involving property occupants attempting to avoid foreclosure and repossession of real property.
  • Representation of national lender and bridge lender in forbearance agreement negotiations.
  • Representation of lenders and finance companies in cash collateral, relief from stay, adequate protection, plan confirmation and related issues arising in various commercial and consumer bankruptcy cases.


  • “The Absolute Priority Rule: Zachary v. California Bank & Trust,” Lane Powell Legal Update, Co-author (February 24, 2016)
  • “Case Note: Scrivener v. Clark College,” Hearsay: Official Newsletter of the Clark County Bar Association (October 2014)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Evolving Receivership Statutes, Pacific Northwest Edition,” The Northwest Receivership and Insolvency Professionals Forum, Moderator (June 15, 2017)
  • “Appellate Procedure and Strategies,” Bankruptcy Litigation 101 (August 17, 2012)

Awards and Honors

  • Named as an “Oregon Rising Star,” Super Lawyers® magazine, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights (2015-2017)
  • Named a “Pro Bono Champion” by Lewis and Clark’s Small Business Legal Clinic (2013, 2015)

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, Oregon State Bar
  • Member, Washington State Bar
  • Member, New York State Bar
  • Member, Oregon New Lawyers Division, Pro Bono Subcommittee
  • Member, Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Section, New Lawyers Subcommittee
  • Board Member, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Portland Chapter
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association


  • Spanish

Skyler M. Tanner

Attorney | Portland | 503.778.2106 |


Skyler M. Tanner

Attorney | Portland | 503.778.2106 |