Lee C. Nusich

Counsel to the Firm | Portland | 503.778.2119 |

Areas of Practice

Lee Nusich focuses his practice in the areas of loan workouts and debt restructuring, sale of distressed corporate loans, commercial real property foreclosures, financial institutions litigation, and commercial and business litigation.

Professional Experience

  • First Interstate Bank of Oregon
    • Vice President and Senior Counsel, Litigation Services Group (1993-1996)
    • Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Lead Counsel-Diversified Assets Group (1989-1992)
    • Associate General Counsel (1982-1989)
  • Whipple Johansen & McClain, Associate (1977-1982)

Admitted to Practice

  • Oregon
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • University of Oregon School of Law (J.D., 1977)
  • University of North Dakota (B.S., Geological Engineering, 1972)

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights
  • Business Crisis Management and Emergency Remedies
  • Financial Institutions
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation

Awards and Honors

  • AV Preeminent® in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™

Professional and Community Activities

  • Chairman of Board of Trustees, NAA Amerley Palm Education Foundation (NAPE); as a volunteer traveled to Ghana to implement the foundation’s scholarship program
  • Oregon State Bar, Member of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Corporate Counsel, Debtor-Creditor and Litigation Sections
  • American Bar Association, Member of Business Law, Litigation and Tort & Insurance Practice Sections; Financial Institutions Litigation Subcommittee
  • Holt International Children’s Services, Inc., Pro Bono Legal Counsel (1999-present); Portland chair for 2001-2002 Capital Campaign
  • Oregon/Sakhalin Partnership, Russian American Rule of Law Consortium, steering committee member.
  • Member, Multnomah Bar Association

Lee C. Nusich

Counsel to the Firm | Portland | 503.778.2119 |