Douglas R. Pahl


Perkins Coie LLP
1120 NW Couch Street
10th Floor
Portland, OR 97209-4128

Tel: +1.503.727.2087


Douglas Pahl is a partner in the Portland office and focuses his practice on issues facing businesses, including litigation, receivership, insolvency, bankruptcy, debt restructuring, and administrative proceedings. Doug advises businesses on complex commercial litigation and reorganization issues, creditors’ rights, including judicial and non-judicial foreclosure proceedings, and associated litigation. In his practice, Doug represents secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, committees, guarantors, officers and directors, asset and claim purchasers, and other constituencies in litigation, bankruptcies, receiverships, and out-of-court workouts.

Professional Recognition
  • Ranked by Chambers USA, as “America’s Leading Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers,” 2022
  • Named Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year, 2018 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2013 – 2023
  • Listed in Oregon Law and Politics, “Oregon Super Lawyers,” 2008 – 2021
Professional Memberships
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • Turnaround Management Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Oregon State Bar Association, Member

Perkins Coie maintains a national, full-service bankruptcy and restructuring practice with experience representing virtually all constituencies in a distressed situation.

We provide counsel for debtors, creditors and third parties in out-of-court negotiations as well as representation in state and federal court litigation across the country. Perkins Coie has substantial bankruptcy experience representing business debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, court-appointed trustees, indenture trustees and creditors’ committees. We also represent federally insured financial institutions, commercial mortgage-backed securities special servicers (CMBS), pension fund administrators, asset-based lenders, trade creditors and public debt holders.

Perkins Coie is a leading international law firm that is known for providing high-value, strategic solutions and extraordinary client service on matters vital to our clients’ success.

With more than 1,200 lawyers in offices across the United States and Asia, we provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation, intellectual property and regulatory legal advice to a broad range of clients, including many of the world’s most innovative companies and industry leaders as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.

Douglas handles matters involving restructuring and insolvency, including court-related matters. He acts for a range of clients, such as debtors, creditors and purchasers.
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