FWW ATTORNEYS SELECTED AS 2020 OREGON SUPER LAWYERS AND RISING STARS
7/31/2020We are pleased to announce four of our attorneys have been named to the Super Lawyers list as top attorneys in Oregon for 2020. Each year, only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named.
Mark Wada has been listed for the fifteenth consecutive year in the specialty area of banking. He has more than 40 years of experience representing financial service providers in commercial loan and lease documentation, real estate financings, workout negotiations, and portfolio acquisitions.
Kim McGair was selected by her peers for inclusion for the second time in the area of business litigation; she was previously selected as a Rising Star in 2008, and 2010-2013. Kim litigates a wide array of matters, including business disputes, consumer law defense, personal injury defense, real estate litigation, employment law, and commercial collection. Over the past twenty years she has successfully arbitrated and tried cases for businesses and financial institutions. Kim has also assisted numerous clients in negotiating favorable resolutions to their disputes in all facets of business.
was selected by his peers in the area of business-corporate law for the first time. David has more than 35 years of experience representing small- and mid-sized companies and financial institutions handling complicated business and financial matters. He also handles real estate acquisitions, leasing and financing. David is Chair of the firm’s Business Practice Group.
Margot Seitz has been listed for the first time for bankruptcy-business law she was previously selected as a Rising Star 2015-2017. Margot represents parties in all types of insolvency matters. She advises banks, credit unions, equipment finance companies, creditors, trustees, and receivers in bankruptcy and receivership proceedings. Margot is actively involved in the Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Section. She is currently chair-elect of the OSB Debtor-Creditor Executive Committee and chair of the Newsletter Editorial Board.
In addition, Melissa Chapman has been named to the Oregon Rising Stars list, an honor bestowed on only 2 1/2 percent of the lawyers in the state. Melissa, whose practice focuses on litigation in business, trust and estate, and real estate disputes, has been chosen for the sixth time in the primary area of business litigation as one of the best attorneys in Oregon under the age of 40 or in practice for less than ten years.
We are proud that five attorneys in four distinct practice areas have been honored by their peers, highlighting the breadth of expertise in our full-service commercial law practice.
About Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.
The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit SuperLawyers.com.
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