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Admitted to Practice

  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Washington

Anthony S. Wisen

Tony Wisen represents clients in all aspects of commercial litigation, focusing on litigation matters relating to real estate and debt collection. Tony’s practice includes litigating issues relating to lease interpretation, condominium liens, boundary disputes, and foreclosures, among others.

Tony also has a special concentration in the representation of receivers under Washington’s receivership statute, RCW 7.60. He has represented receivers, creditors, and other interested parties in significant commercial and residential receiverships across many counties in Washington State.

Additionally, Tony handles commercial contract disputes and debtor/creditor matters. He has negotiated and drafted scores of credit workout agreements.

Representative Experience

Real Estate Litigation

Mycon Real Estate Investments v. Dolce Vita Footwear et al.

Represented tenant in commercial lease dispute. (2016)

Pedro Enrique Iraheta v. Marisol Sanchez, JPMorgan Chase, etc.

Represented JPMorgan Chase in a case where the borrower claimed the bank was responsible for consequences of quitclaim deed that borrower recorded against the property. Won on motion for judgement on the pleadings. (2016)

Lakewood Commons Condominium Association v. Lindsey et al.

Represented Bank of America relative to lien rights in a condominium unit governed by RCW 64.34.364. (2013)

Auguston Condominium Association v. Russell et al.

Represented bank defendants action for foreclosure of condominium unit under RCW 64.34.364. Obtained resolution and dismissal on favorable terms. (2012)

Burien Town Square project

Represented client with respect to ownership significant condominium project in Burien, Wash. Successfully resolved dozens of claims for return of earnest money deposit through settlement, mediation, and litigation. (2012)

City of Ocean Shores v. Sadafi et al.

Represented mortgagee relative to interests in property subject to LID lien foreclosure. (2012)

City of Tacoma v. Dangerous Building located at 6022 South Warner Street

Represented Bank of America relative to interests in property deemed dangerous under Tacoma municipal code. (2012)

Firestone v. Judge et al.

Represented mortgagee in adverse possession lawsuit. Obtained stipulated dismissal on favorable terms. (2012)

In re the Trustee’s Sale of the Real Property of Saravana Veerappen

Represented mortgagee in action regarding disbursement of surplus funds following foreclosure. Successfully obtained all surplus funds for client. (2012)

Interlaaken Condominium receivership (Union Bank v. Interlaaken Properties, LLC, et al.)

Represented receiver relative to seven condominium units at property in Lakewood, Wash. Achieved sale of all units and discharge of receiver. (2012)

Serenity at Juanita Owners Association v. Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.

Represented defendant in quiet title action related to foreclosure of condominium unit under RCW 64.34.364. Obtained favorable settlement. (2012)

The Elektra Owners Association v. Chang, et al.

Represented secured lender in judicial foreclosure lawsuit governed by RCW 64.34.364. Obtained dismissal of client. (2012)

Experience with Washington State Receivers

Forza, LLC receivership

Represented secured creditor in receivership of local coffee shop chain. (2016)

Grand Bay receivership (Union Bank v. Homestar Northwest, LLC)

Represented custodial receiver relative to mixed use condominium project in Blaine, Wash. (2013)

Union Bank v. Birch Point Village, LLC et al.

Represented general receiver relative to significant real estate development in Whatcom County, Wash. (2013)

Other Commercial Litigation

Darrelyn Reed et al v. Nationstar Mortgage Holdings, JPMorgan Chase, and Quality Loan Service Corp. of WA

Represented JPMorgan Chase in case where borrower alleged misconduct in connection with a Foreclosure Fairness Act mediation. Obtained voluntary dismissal of claims against Chase. (2017) Read more

In re Edra D. Blixseth

Represented Chapter 7 trustee for the bankruptcy estate of Edra D. Blixseth, a former owner of the Yellowstone Mountain Club in Montana. (2015)

Lee v. Conroy

Led representation of partner of failed business in lawsuit involving breach of a promissory note. The jury rejected defendant’s fraudulent inducement and commercial frustration defenses, and entered verdict in favor of client after a three-day trial. (2015)

Banner Bank v. First Community Bank

Represented secured lender in federal lawsuit involving UCC Article 9 rights in commercial propane tanks. Obtained summary judgment in favor of client. (2012)

In re Peterson

Represented Bank of America in litigation involving disbursement of funds being held for benefit of minor child. Obtained favorable result at hearing. (2012)

Additional Qualifications

  • King County Prosecutor’s Office, Special Deputy Prosecutor, Felony Trial Unit (Trial Fellowship), Sept.-Oct. 2012 (Co-tried multiple felony cases to jury verdict.)
  • Davis Wright Tremaine, Seattle, Summer Associate, 2006
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, Law Clerk, Office of University Counsel, 2005-2007
  • New York State Water Resources Institute, Ithaca, New York Extern
  • Unigard Insurance Company, Bellevue, Wash., IT-Production Control, 2001-2004; Wincorp-Accounting Department, 2000-2001
  • Web Printing, Woodinville, Wash., Bookkeeper, 1999-2000; Bindery Operator, 1998-2000

Professional & Community Activities

  • CityClub, Board of Governors, 2012-present
  • Advocate, Knights of Columbus, 2015-present
  • St Alphonsus Catholic School, School Commission Chair, 2012-2013, 2011-2012; School Commission Vice-Chair, 2010-2011; School Commission Member, 2009-present; Principal Search Committee Chair, 2012
  • Policy Committee, King County Bar Association
  • Judge, 2012 Frederic C. Tausend Moot Court Competition, Seattle University School of Law (Preliminary Rounds)
  • Judge, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 & 2010 James E. Bond Moot Court Competition, Seattle University School of Law (Preliminary Rounds)
  • City of Monroe, Planning Commissioner, 2003-2004; Parks and Recreation Board, 2003-2004; Library Board, 2001-2004