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Admitted to Practice

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1976
  • Oregon, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Tax Court

James C. Waggoner


Jim Waggoner concentrates on credit recovery and bankruptcy, emphasizing the restructuring and transfer of distressed business assets inside and outside of bankruptcy. He advises and assists clients regarding collection systems, forms development, regulatory compliance, and bankruptcy legislation. Jim also practices consumer and commercial lending law, focusing primarily on real estate lending; he negotiates and documents construction and commercial loan transactions, acquisitions and refinancing.

Representative Experience

Acquisition of shopping center

Represented international property developer in the acquisition of Tri-County Mall, a regional shopping center, at a Sheriff’s sale in Cincinnati, Ohio. (2013)

Creditor representation in Chapter 11 proceedings for Tri Cities Fast Lube

Represented franchisor and lender in Chapter 11 reorganization of Tri Cities Fast Lube, Santa Barbara, Calif. (2012)

Bankruptcy representation for individual bidder

Represented a bidder for Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing in their Chapter 11 proceedings. (2007)

Creditor representation in Chapter 11 proceedings for U.S. Bank

Represented senior secured lender in the Chapter 11 reorganization of Nicola International, Los Angeles. (2005)

Logan v. Tiegs

Obtained summary judgment dismissing multi-count complaint based on alleged lender control and breach of fiduciary duty. Obtained judgment for debts owed and collected judgment in follow-on bankruptcy. Litigated issue of whether PACA covered invoices payable '30 days from date of invoice' when invoice date was after shipment date. (D. Or. 2005)

Sale of business for Quadra Chemicals LTD

Represented seller of a chemical distribution company, previously acquired out of bankruptcy, in sale to Branntag Inc. (2005)

Corporate transaction for Williams Controls, Inc.

Multiple transactions including reorganization, financing, employment contract and supplier matters. (2004)

Acquisition of manufacturing company

Acquisition of Jore Corporation, a tool manufacturing company, from bankruptcy estate in District of Montana. (2002)

Procurement of assets in bankruptcy for Clearwire Corporation

Represented client, which purchased broadcast spectrum licenses in the Wireless Telecommunications, Inc. bankruptcy. (2000)

Professional Recognition

  • Named one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law by Best Lawyers, 2003-present
  • Selected to "Oregon Super Lawyers," Thomson Reuters, 2006
  • Named one of "Portland’s Best Lawyers" in Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law by Portland Monthly, 2006