Attorneys

Attorneys

Bruce W. Leaverton

Shareholder | Seattle | 206.223.7389 | leavertonb@lanepowell.com

Areas of Practice

Bruce Leaverton focuses his practice on business finance and restructuring matters, representing borrowers, secured lenders, debtors, creditors’ committees, bankruptcy trustees, indenture trustees, and state and federal court receivers. He has considerable experience representing financial institutions and corporate clients in complex financial bankruptcies, restructurings, recapitalizations, intellectual property disputes, lender liability litigation, and mergers and acquisitions, both inside and outside of bankruptcy court. His representation of institutional lenders in distressed secured loan and workout matters is aided and informed by his considerable experience and understanding of the other side of the table, based on his representation of various corporate borrowers. His practice also includes a wide variety of litigation and administrative matters concerning financial and loan enforcement issues, including inter-creditor disputes and a variety of investigative and enforcement proceedings by government regulatory agencies. Chambers USA’s Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has listed Bruce as a “Leading Lawyer,” describing him as “Ten out of ten. He is a leader – the conductor of the orchestra. He brings everyone together to draw a resolution.”

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington
  • Texas (inactive)

Academics

  • University of Oklahoma (J.D., 1983)
    • Oklahoma Law Review, Chief Articles Editor (1982-1983)
  • University of Kansas (B.A., with honors, 1975; M.A., 1978)
    • Published Note: “Workers’ Compensation: Death Benefits are the Problem of Dependency,” 35 Okla. L. Rev. 182-92 (1982)
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award (1983)
  • University of Washington Extension, Instructor, Legal Writing, Paralegal Studies (1988)

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights
  • Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights — Oil and Gas Industry
  • Business Crisis Management and Emergency Remedies
  • Community Development Team
  • Construction and Environmental
  • Financial Institutions
  • Litigation
  • New Markets Tax Credits
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Litigation

Publications

  • “Dr. Colleen Delaney and Fred Hutch: Bringing Cord Stem Cell Discoveries to the Marketplace,” Seattle Business magazine (March 2016)
  • “Drafting Errors Routinely Cost Lenders’ Post-Bankruptcy Attorney’s Fees and Interest,” Community Banker magazine, Co-author (Spring 2013)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Chapter II Trustees and Plan Administrators,” Lane Powell’s Northwest Receivership and Insolvency Professionals Forum, Moderators (May 11, 2016)

Awards and Honors

  • Named Best Lawyers® Seattle Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Lawyer of the Year (2016)
  • Named Best Lawyers® Seattle Bankruptcy Litigation Lawyer of the Year (2015)
  • Named Best Lawyers® Seattle Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year (2011)
  • Named as one of The Best Lawyers in America®, Banking and Finance, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization, Banking and Finance Litigation, Bankruptcy Litigation (2005-2017)
  • Recommended by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Bankruptcy/ Restructuring (2008-2016)
  • Named as a “Washington Super Lawyer,” Super Lawyers® magazine, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights (2005, 2007-2015), Bankruptcy: Business (2016)
  • AV Preeminent® in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™

Professional and Community Activities

  • Creditor/Debtor Section of Washington State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Frequent Lecturer at various seminars on Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Financial Matters
  • Director and Secretary, Turnaround Management Association, Northwest Chapter
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Strategic Account Management Association
  • Board Member, American Heart Association
  • Volunteer, Rebuilding Together
  • 2013 March of Dimes Leadership Cabinet

 

Bruce W. Leaverton

Shareholder | Seattle | 206.223.7389 | leavertonb@lanepowell.com

Date
08.17.2016
06.10.2016
05.27.2016
02.02.2016
08.17.2015
06.12.2015
05.21.2015
02.11.2015
08.18.2014
06.13.2014
06.03.2014
01.29.2014
08.15.2013
06.14.2013
06.13.2013
02.06.2013
08.28.2012
07.05.2012
06.13.2012
06.11.2012

Bruce W. Leaverton

Shareholder | Seattle | 206.223.7389 | leavertonb@lanepowell.com

Date
05.13.2010