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Craig Chamberlain

I approach my work with a team-oriented and holistic perspective. Remembering that my clients usually have clients of their own allows me to deliver better results for everyone involved in a project. Quotation mark
Craig Chamberlain
Craig Chamberlain
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About Craig

Craig Chamberlain assists lenders in a variety of financing transactions, from multi-lender, multi-property affordable housing transactions to single-lender, unsecured loans. His role includes drafting and negotiating debt and security documents, analyzing title reports and land surveys, and reviewing diligence documents. He also represents lenders in syndicated credit facilities. 

Craig's experience further includes drafting and negotiating purchase agreements, commercial and residential leases, ownership-transfer documents, and consulting agreements, as well as preparing business-formation and governance documents.  

In each project, Craig ensures that he understands his client's goals so that he can better advocate for the client's interests. And when providing advice, he always aims to balance legal considerations with practical considerations.
   

Representative Experience

  • Commercial Lending Plus
    • Represented state bank in connection with its purchase of $17 million in tax-exempt bonds and a $3 million taxable bond for the construction of a new affordable-housing complex in Washington.

    • Represented national bank in connection with a $13 million loan for the rehabilitation of affordable housing in Oregon.

    • Represented national bank in connection with a $135 million bond refinancing secured by three properties in Oregon and Washington.

    • Represented state bank in connection with its sale of syndicated interests in revolving- and term-loan tranches totaling $36 million.

    • Represented national bank in connection with its purchase of syndicated interests in a global corporation’s business-loan facilities totaling $10 billion.

    • Represented national bank in connection with a $30 million secured and guaranteed credit facility relating to healthcare.

Services

Education

  • J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School, magna cum laude, 2016
    • Certificate in Intellectual Property Law
    • Articles Editor, Lewis & Clark Law Review
    • Teaching Fellow, Legal Analysis and Writing
  • B.A., University of St. Thomas, magna cum laude, 2006
    • Aquinas Scholars Honors

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 2020
  • Oregon, 2016

Activities

Professional Plus
  • Washington State Bar Association, member
  • Oregon State Bar, member
  • American Bar Association, member
  • QLaw (The LGBTQ+ Bar Association of Washington), member
Civic Plus
  • Craig regularly partners with Legal Aid Services of Oregon and the Oregon Law Center to provide pro bono representation to low-income individuals.

Insights from Craig

  • “Tailoring Copyright Duration,” 20 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 281 (2016)
Collaborations

Outside the Office

Craig enjoys making homemade pizza and fresh pasta, running, alpine skiing, and attempting to complete the New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle.