Craig Russillo

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I am committed to superior client service, timely and effective communication, and keeping costs reasonable while providing excellent ROI for every legal spend.

How I represent clients at Schwabe

Since 1997, I have been helping clients resolve complex commercial disputes, particularly with ‎respect to borrowing, lending, and real estate. I work extensively with lenders and creditors in ‎judicial and non-judicial foreclosures, representing their interests in state, federal, and bankruptcy ‎courts. I also have significant experience with real property disputes, including complex title ‎issues, landlord/tenant disputes, and construction matters.‎

As an experienced litigator and trial lawyer, I am known for efficiently identifying, evaluating and resolving all ‎types of business and commercial disputes. I understand that for clients, every legal decision is also a business decision, ‎and strives to provide both outstanding legal representation and attentive, diligent service.‎

I also co-lead Schwabe’s Innovation Lab. The Innovation Lab helps transform clients’ businesses by leveraging technology ‎and automation to improve efficiency in the delivery of legal services.‎

Experience

  • Defended an international cement manufacturer as lead counsel in federal court claims by a concrete supplier that cement was defective.
  • Represented Oregon’s largest community bank in complex Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases, seeking to recover a large deficiency balance.
  • Used the fast-track eviction process to help a large commercial landlord recover possession of property in breach of lease matter.
  • Represented a large national lender in a large, complex loan workout with the borrower and numerous guarantors.

Education

  • Willamette University, College of Law, Juris Doctor degree, cum laude (1997)
  • California State University, Fresno, Bachelor of Science degree, Criminology (1994)

Admissions

  • Oregon State Courts
  • Washington State Courts
  • U.S. District Court - District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of ‎Washington

Additional Events

American Diabetes Association Community Leadership Board, 8 years

Community Activities

Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditors Section, Executive Committee (2021-present)

Outside Interests

Cycling Bend’s outstanding road, mountain and cyclocross bike trails—often with clients over lunch.

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