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. His work includes equipment and real estate financing, agricultural loans, and aircraft security interests. Formerly, as a Judicial Clerk, Skyler drafted memorandum decisions and bench rulings on issues including the avoidability of leveraged buyout payments and consensual liens, the dischargeability of debts, automatic stay violations, income tax protests and agent standing.

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
  • Finance and Banking
  • Financial Institutions


  • “Case Note: Scrivener v. Clark College,” Hearsay: Official Newsletter of the Clark County Bar Association (October, 2014)

Speaking Engagements

  • “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 (2015-2016)
  • Named a “Pro Bono Champion” by Lewis and Clark’s Small Business Legal Clinic (2014)

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 |