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3400 U.S. Bancorp Tower
111 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
T: 503.205.2646

Teresa H. Pearson


Teresa H. Pearson, a partner in the business department, has been practicing law since 1995 and joined Miller Nash Graham & Dunn in 2001. Teresa is admitted to practice in Oregon and Washington. Her practice focuses primarily on creditors’ rights, insolvency, and reorganization. She represents lenders, trade creditors, creditors committees, trustees, receivers, debtors, and other clients in all forums where debtor-creditor issues appear—out of court, bankruptcy court, state and federal trial court, and appellate court.

In 2006, Teresa received national board certification in business bankruptcy law from the American Board of Certification. (The Supreme Court of Washington does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law, and this certification is not a requirement to practice law in the state of Washington.)

Representative Experience

Represented secured lender in commencing federal receivership of one of the world’s largest distributors of building materials and wood products.
Represented trustee in Chapter 11 case of mortgage lender, including resolution of tax issues under 11 USC § 505(a) and various adversary proceedings filed by secured lender against trustee and by trustee against former majority shareholder.
Represented receiver in state-court receivership of senior living facility and Chapter 11 cases of three separate tenant-in-common limited liability company owners of facility. Confirmed and consummated joint plan with senior secured lender in Chapter 11 case pending in Oregon. Obtained dismissal of Chapter 11 cases filed in Washington and Delaware as bad-faith filings. Represented receiver in completing sale of facility.
Represented numerous secured lenders in SEC Receivership and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of Sunwest Management, Inc., its related senior living facilities, and its principal, Jon Harder. Restructured loan terms for some lenders and obtained releases of collateral for other lenders. Negotiated and documented sales of collateral.
Represented secured lender in obtaining relief from stay and abandonment of collateral from Chapter 11 case, foreclosure, and receivership of property to handle land use issues pending foreclosure.