Jeffrey (Jeff) C. Misley

Partner, Agribusiness Group Chair

1000 SW Broadway, Suite 1400
Portland, Oregon 97205

503.227.1111 Main
503.243.1643 Direct

Assistant: Janine E. Hume: 503.243.1661 x 269

Practice Areas
Overview

Agribusiness Experience
Jeff is a partner and chair of the firm's Agribusiness Practice Group. Jeff has been representing clients in the agriculture industry for over 30 years and understands the unique issues and laws that apply to this industry. His clients include farmers, ranchers, growers, lenders, distributors, and suppliers. Many of his clients are family-owned businesses in the dairy, fruit, vegetable, and plant industries that are recognized leaders in the Oregon and Washington agribusiness industry.

Jeff has considerable experience in the area of creditors' rights related to agriculture cases, and the enforcement of lien and trust rights under state and federal law. Jeff serves as general counsel for all types and sizes of agricultural related organizations, and has successfully represented Oregon and Washington agribusiness clients in a number of multi-million dollar merger and acquisition transactions.

*Click here for a PDF of Jeff''s Agribusiness Bio*

Business Restructuring & Bankruptcy Experience
Additionally, Jeff has 30 years of experience in the areas of bankruptcy, insolvency and creditors' rights. His practice focuses on representing creditors, lenders, governmental entities, trustees, and court appointed receivers in both federal and state court cases.  Jeff frequently represents secured creditors in Chapter 11 cases filed throughout the country including such cases as Montgomery Ward, Regal Cinemas, Kmart, MCI WorldCom, TWA, Budget Rent-a-Car, Delta and Northwest Airlines.  He also represents creditors in bankruptcy litigation, including preference, fraudulent conveyance, and dischargeability proceedings.  

Jeff represents business clients in state and federal court litigation filed in Oregon and Washington and provides counsel on general business matters.  A significant portion of his practice involves representing individuals and businesses in the agriculture industry. 

Jeff's Business Restructuring & Bankruptcy practice includes:

    • Bankruptcy Reorganizations
    • Business & Bankruptcy Litigation
    • Chapter 7 & 11 Trustee Representation
    • Debtor/Creditor Rights
    • Enforcement of Article 9 and Statutory Lien Rights
    • Post Judgment Collection
    • Representation of Agricultural Producers & Suppliers
    • Representation of Food Distributors & Suppliers
    • Representation of Receivers and Fiduciaries
    • Representation of Creditors and Lenders in Bankruptcy
    • State and Federal Court Litigation
    • Workouts with Creditors
Education
B.S., Lewis & Clark College
J.D., cum laude, Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College
      Environmental Law Review, 1984
Admitted to Practice
Oregon State Bar
      U.S. District Court, Oregon
Washington State Bar
      U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
      U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
Honors
2014 - 2017 Best Lawyers® in America in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
In 2006 - 2017, Jeff Misley was among the top 5% of Oregon lawyers named to the Oregon Super Lawyers list receiving recognition in the category of Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights.

  Best Lawyers Award Badge
Professional Organizations
American Bankruptcy Institute
American Bar Association
      Business Law Section
      Law Practice Management
Oregon State Bar
      Agricultural Law Section, Chair (2016)
      Debtor/Creditor Section
Multnomah Bar Association (Oregon)
Turnaround Management Association (Northwest Chapter)
Washington State Bar
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Practice Areas
Education
B.S., Lewis & Clark College
J.D., cum laude, Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College
      Environmental Law Review, 1984
Admitted to Practice
Oregon State Bar
      U.S. District Court, Oregon
Washington State Bar
      U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
      U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
Honors
2014 - 2017 Best Lawyers® in America in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
In 2006 - 2017, Jeff Misley was among the top 5% of Oregon lawyers named to the Oregon Super Lawyers list receiving recognition in the category of Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights.

  Best Lawyers Award Badge

Jeffrey (Jeff) C. Misley

Partner, Agribusiness Group Chair


1000 SW Broadway, Suite 1400
Portland, Oregon 97205

503.227.1111 Main
503.243.1643 Direct

Assistant: Janine E. Hume: 503.243.1661 x 269
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Agribusiness Experience
Jeff is a partner and chair of the firm's Agribusiness Practice Group. Jeff has been representing clients in the agriculture industry for over 30 years and understands the unique issues and laws that apply to this industry. His clients include farmers, ranchers, growers, lenders, distributors, and suppliers. Many of his clients are family-owned businesses in the dairy, fruit, vegetable, and plant industries that are recognized leaders in the Oregon and Washington agribusiness industry.

Jeff has considerable experience in the area of creditors' rights related to agriculture cases, and the enforcement of lien and trust rights under state and federal law. Jeff serves as general counsel for all types and sizes of agricultural related organizations, and has successfully represented Oregon and Washington agribusiness clients in a number of multi-million dollar merger and acquisition transactions.

*Click here for a PDF of Jeff''s Agribusiness Bio*

Business Restructuring & Bankruptcy Experience
Additionally, Jeff has 30 years of experience in the areas of bankruptcy, insolvency and creditors' rights. His practice focuses on representing creditors, lenders, governmental entities, trustees, and court appointed receivers in both federal and state court cases.  Jeff frequently represents secured creditors in Chapter 11 cases filed throughout the country including such cases as Montgomery Ward, Regal Cinemas, Kmart, MCI WorldCom, TWA, Budget Rent-a-Car, Delta and Northwest Airlines.  He also represents creditors in bankruptcy litigation, including preference, fraudulent conveyance, and dischargeability proceedings.  

Jeff represents business clients in state and federal court litigation filed in Oregon and Washington and provides counsel on general business matters.  A significant portion of his practice involves representing individuals and businesses in the agriculture industry. 

Jeff's Business Restructuring & Bankruptcy practice includes:

    • Bankruptcy Reorganizations
    • Business & Bankruptcy Litigation
    • Chapter 7 & 11 Trustee Representation
    • Debtor/Creditor Rights
    • Enforcement of Article 9 and Statutory Lien Rights
    • Post Judgment Collection
    • Representation of Agricultural Producers & Suppliers
    • Representation of Food Distributors & Suppliers
    • Representation of Receivers and Fiduciaries
    • Representation of Creditors and Lenders in Bankruptcy
    • State and Federal Court Litigation
    • Workouts with Creditors
Professional Organizations
American Bankruptcy Institute
American Bar Association
      Business Law Section
      Law Practice Management
Oregon State Bar
      Agricultural Law Section, Chair (2016)
      Debtor/Creditor Section
Multnomah Bar Association (Oregon)
Turnaround Management Association (Northwest Chapter)
Washington State Bar