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About the Firm

Financial Services Industry

At Saalfeld Griggs we understand the complex legal and regulatory issues inherent in the financial services industry, and have the experience to anticipate your corporate challenges and to achieve favorable outcomes. Our Financial Services team successfully represents some of the most respected financial institutions in our area, including commercial banks, savings banks, finance companies, consumer lenders and trust companies.

Our expertise encompasses financial services operations, financing documentation, and litigation in the following areas:

Loan Documentation
We will help  you prepare for complex loan origination challenges through the preparation, advice and discussion of loan origination documentation. We have extensive experience preparing and reviewing loan documentation packages for a wide variety of industries including agriculture, construction, commercial and industrial, municipal and real estate.

Contracts & Agreements
Our team is skilled in drafting important documents that govern a wide variety of business relationships for the financial industry, including credit applications, loan applications, employment agreements, employee handbooks, inter-creditor agreements and loan participation agreements.

Foreclosure Actions
Saalfeld Griggs has extensive experience with real and personal property foreclosures in Oregon and Washington State, providing services to lenders from default letters to collection of judgments and execution sales. We have extensive experience in both judicial and non-judicial foreclosures by advertisement and sale, and have handled significant client cases through the prosecution or defense of statutory lien litigation, including construction liens, landlord liens, and agricultural liens.

Loan Workouts & Bankruptcy
We find creative and practical solutions in a variety of troubled financial situations and have successfully represented secured and unsecured creditors including financial institutions, bank trust companies and purchasers of financially challenged businesses. Our experience includes handling all aspects of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code including Chapters 11 and 13 together with debt restructuring, receivership proceedings and liquidation, assignments for the benefit of creditors, workouts, deeds in lieu of foreclosure and other insolvency proceedings.

Litigation
Saalfeld Griggs’ lawyers are skilled litigators with experience in lender liability, consumer credit, condemnation, land use and employment disputes whether through alternative dispute resolution of court resolution.