Nine Farleigh Wada Witt Attorneys Included in Best Lawyers in America© 2018

9/8/2017


Farleigh Wada Witt is proud to announce that nine of its attorney are listed in Best Lawyers in America© 2018 in eleven practice areas.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

Hal Scoggins, Farleigh Wada Witt’s president said:  “We are proud that our attorneys continue to be recognized as leaders in their fields.  This honor recognizes the breadth and depth of our talent, and reflects our ability to provide a full range of legal services for business and financial institution clients.” 

For the ninth year in a row, Mark Wada was selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America in the area of Banking and Finance Law. With over thirty-five years of experience, Mark specializes in representing banks, equipment lessors and other commercial lenders in commercial loan and lease documentation, real estate financing, portfolio acquisitions, workouts, and commercial collection matters, and also specializes in handling business and corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions.

Brian Witt was honored for the third time for Financial Services Regulation Law. His practice emphasizes representing regional and national financial service providers on regulatory, compliance, and business issues. He is a recognized national expert in the design and delivery of traditional and innovative financial products and services. 

Brad Stanford was selected in the fields of Commercial Litigation and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants for the third time, and, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants for the first time. For over 30 years, Brad has litigated a broad range of commercial disputes and personal injury cases. He is an industry leader in ski area defense and recreational product liability defense.

Tara Schleicher was designated for Litigation  –  Bankruptcy for the third time and for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law for the second time. She represents all types of parties in all types of insolvency matters, and has litigated a diverse array of cases involving bankruptcy-related issues. Tara is certified by the American Board of Certification as a business bankruptcy specialist.

Dean Sandow is included in the Trusts and Estates area.  The breadth of Dean’s practice allows him to provide a lifetime of services to his entrepreneur, business, and family clients. Estate planning for individuals focuses on wills and trusts, estate tax planning, and probate. Dean provides meaningful and efficient services to individuals and families to facilitate management of their assets during their lifetime, while incapacitated, and at the end of life.

Kim McGair is an honoree in the area of Commercial Litigation.  She litigates a wide array of matters, including business disputes, consumer law defense, personal injury defense, real estate litigation, employment law and commercial collection. Kim advocates efficiently and effectively to achieve client goals.  Over the past sixteen years she has successfully arbitrated and tried cases for businesses and financial institutions.  In addition, she has assisted numerous clients in negotiating favorable resolutions to their disputes in all facets of business.

Mark McCulloch was tapped for his expertise in the area of Legal Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs.  Mark focuses on business disputes and probate litigation, professional malpractice, personal injury, and large asset non-custody divorce proceedings. He has conducted trials in more than 20 counties in Oregon, as well as federal courts, and has settled hundreds of cases through alternative dispute resolution throughout his 40+ years of practicing law.

Kelly Tilden was selected by her peers for the first time in Employment Law – Management.  Kelly’s experience ranges from advising businesses on day to day employee issues to successfully defending her clients in trial and this has led her to be the Chair of the firm’s Employment Practice Group. Her practice includes advice and litigation regarding the following: hiring, negotiating and drafting of contracts, protection of trade secrets, discipline, civil rights, and wage and hour and leave laws.  Kelly offers practical guidance and experienced-based insight to help employers confidently navigate state and federal regulations to create a productive and positive workplace.

Marisol McAllister received her designation for Real Estate Law for the first time.  Her practice emphasizes real estate, business and financial services law. Marisol’s experience spans a wide array of real estate services allowing her to assist clients in all aspects of commercial transactions with confidence and expertise.  She is certified as a continuing education provider by the Oregon Real Estate Agency and is on the agency's approved list of condominium lawyers.

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