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Dennis M. Paterson, III


Dennis Paterson concentrates on creditor rights, real estate litigation and transactions, and financial regulations. He has successfully handled several multimillion-dollar litigations, transactions and workouts. Dennis, also works with financial organizations and other corporate clients to close real estate loans and transactions, helps clients with consumer loan regulations, and advises on real estate transaction regulations.

Representative Experience

Bankruptcy and collection management for multiple clients

Establishes bankruptcy procedures, collection practices, and small claims procedures for financial institutions and corporate clients. (Ongoing)

Commercial workouts for RBC Real Estate Finance Inc.

Handling a series of commercial real estate workouts, each generally in the multimillion-dollar range. (Ongoing)

Loan workouts for multiple clients

Negotiates and litigates loan workouts for financial institutions and corporate clients. (Ongoing)

Real estate closings for multiple clients

Assists financial institutions and corporate clients in closing real estate loans and transactions. (Ongoing)

Regulatory advice for multiple clients

Advises clients on the regulations facing financial institutions, lenders, buyers and sellers in real estate transactions, and the laws and regulations regarding consumer loans. (Ongoing)

Title insurance litigation for multiple clients

Tries and resolves large litigation matters for real estate title companies and their insureds. (Ongoing)

Creditors representation for M & T Real Estate Trust

A workout involving several loans on commercial buildings. The debt involved totals approximately $20 million. (2010)

Loan workout for national bank

Successfully negotiated the turnover of several subdivisions from a Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a $33 million loan workout. (2008)

Insurance claim for Lawyers Title

Successful in trial at stopping a neighborhood group from forcing the demolition of a $1,000,000 home which had allegedly violated CC&Rs. (2000)

Workout for Oregon rancher

Negotiated and litigated a farm workout involving multiple tracts of land and rapidly disappearing personal property for a financial institution in which the financial institution received its entire loan of more than $10 million, plus interest and attorneys' fees. (2000)

Overturned sale for Rainier Bank

Overturned a Sheriff's sale, for which there is no precedent since the 1930's, which caused client to be paid in full on a seven figure second interest in a hotel. (1984)

Professional & Community Activities

  • Debtor-Creditor Section, Oregon State Bar, 1982-present
  • Real Estate Section, Oregon State Bar, 1982-present
  • Committee on Judgments and Judicial Sales, Oregon Law Commission, 2006
  • Debtor-Creditor Executive Committee, Oregon State Bar, two terms