Brad T. Summers

Partner

101 SW Main Street, Suite 1100    
Portland, Oregon  97204  

t 503.944.6046  
f 503.295.1058

tsummers@balljanik.com

 

“Clients turn to us in urgent situations where the future of their enterprise is at stake. With our fluent knowledge of bankruptcy law and highly efficient approach, we help them come through the process with their businesses and employees’ jobs intact.”

Brad T. (Tony) Summers joined Ball Janik LLP in 1991 and is a partner in the Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights group. His principal areas of practice are bankruptcy and debtor-creditor law, workouts and business transactions. He has represented numerous debtors-in-possession, trustees, creditors’ committees, and secured creditors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. He also represents parties seeking to make acquisitions from distressed businesses.

Mr. Summers has been recognized by Best Lawyers as a “Lawyer of the Year” in Portland, Oregon 2013-2016. In 2016 he was selected as the “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation-Bankruptcy, in 2015 “Lawyer of the Year” for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, in 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation-Bankruptcy, and in 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law. Mr. Summers has been recognized by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America every year since 2006. He also has been recognized as one of Oregon’s “Top 50” attorneys by Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine.

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“Clients turn to us in urgent situations where the future of their enterprise is at stake. With our fluent knowledge of bankruptcy law and highly efficient approach, we help them come through the process with their businesses and employees’ jobs intact.”

Brad T. (Tony) Summers joined Ball Janik LLP in 1991 and is a partner in the Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights group. His principal areas of practice are bankruptcy and debtor-creditor law, workouts and business transactions. He has represented numerous debtors-in-possession, trustees, creditors’ committees, and secured creditors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. He also represents parties seeking to make acquisitions from distressed businesses.

Mr. Summers has been recognized by Best Lawyers as a “Lawyer of the Year” in Portland, Oregon 2013-2016. In 2016 he was selected as the “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation-Bankruptcy, in 2015 “Lawyer of the Year” for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, in 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation-Bankruptcy, and in 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law. Mr. Summers has been recognized by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America every year since 2006. He also has been recognized as one of Oregon’s “Top 50” attorneys by Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine.

Prior to joining Ball Janik, Mr. Summers was a partner in Pachulski Stang & Ziehl, a noted bankruptcy firm based in Los Angeles. Before entering private practice, Mr. Summers served as a law clerk to the Honorable Warren M. Matthews of the Alaska Supreme Court, 1982–1983.

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Education

J.D., with highest honors, 1982
University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law

B.B.A., summa cum laude, Business Administration, 1979
University of Notre Dame

Admissions

California
Oregon
Washington
U.S. District Courts for the District of Oregon, the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington and the Central, Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

Honors

2016 “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation – Bankruptcy in Portland, Oregon, Best Lawyers in America

 

2015 "Lawyer of the Year" for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law in Portland, Oregon, Best Lawyers in America

 

2014 “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation – Bankruptcy, in Portland, Oregon, Best Lawyers in America

 

2013 “Lawyer of the Year” for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, in Portland, Oregon, Best Lawyers in America

 

Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2017

 

Oregon Super Lawyers list, 2007–2016

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