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What our clients say

“Schwabe is set apart by its ‎commitment to personal service, detailed execution, and expert knowledge. Our clients get world-class advice and professional planning at a local level. Schwabe’s partnership is critical to our team ‎approach to financial planning.”‎

Tyler Mackeson, Financial Planner and Owner, Mackeson Advisory, LLC

“Schwabe is our ‘go-to’ Washington firm on the more complex and challenging ‎litigation. They are superb at staffing all of the Bank’s matters, with appropriate ‎use of associates and paralegals, producing a high-value product at a most reasonable price. I appreciate their practical and grounded advice.”

Bruce Bigony, Vice President and Senior Counsel, MUFG Union Bank, N.A.


  • Counseled a bank on IP protection for cutting-edge virtual banking technology.
  • Helped a software company obtain patents on financial products.
  • Advised a financial institution on a significant and complex downsizing resulting from a merger.
  • Represented Oregon’s largest community bank in complex Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases, seeking to recover a large deficiency balance.
  • Obtained summary judgment on Consumer Protection Act and wrongful foreclosure claims on behalf of bank, affirmed in published appellate opinion.
  • Obtained dismissal of claims against bank based on federal preemption, upheld by Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Successfully represented broker-dealer client in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration on claims related to variable life insurance policy.
  • Obtained a defense award in FINRA arbitration on significant “selling away” claims against firm.
  • Represented a large national lender in a large, complex loan workout with the borrower and numerous guarantors.

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