Mark R. Wada Shareholder
Mark has expertise in representing banks, commercial lenders, private equity funds, equipment lessors and other financial service providers. With over 30 years of experience representing financial institutions, Mark is able to anticipate issues, see trends develop and provide practical solutions to meet his clients' business objectives.
He has been recognized by his peers and selected to the Oregon Super Lawyers list for nine straight years (2006-2014) for his banking expertise and named as one of The Best Lawyers in America® 2010-2014 in the specialty area of banking law.
Mark has extensive experience in representing commercial lenders and equipment lessors in commercial loan and lease documentation, real estate financings, workout negotiations, portfolio acquisitions, collections and bankruptcy matters. Mark also has broad experience in handling corporate and commercial law matters with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, and has handled numerous mergers and acquisitions for public and private companies throughout the western United States.
Banking and Financial Institutions –
Representation of Administrative Agent in syndicated senior loans to finance construction of three South Waterfront condominiums, including negotiations on terms of intercreditor agreements with the mezzanine lenders.
Representation of lenders in commercial loans and leases to high tech companies, including intellectual property security agreements and warrant terms.
Representation of numerous commercial lenders and lessors in workouts, collateral liquidations, collection matters and sales of individual loans and portfolios.
Corporate and Commercial Law Matters –
Representation of buyer in over 50 acquisition transactions ranging from $1,000,000 to $50,000,000, and in the establishment of a nationwide dealer program.
Representation of sellers and buyers in merger and acquisition transactions, including the sale of a chemical company to a multi-national public company, sale of a medical clinic, the purchase of a software company and the sale of a medical rehabilitation equipment company.
Representation of corporate clients in connection with formation of entities, buy-sell agreements, employment contracts, purchase orders, technology licenses and other contracts.
2012 Best Lawyers Portland Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year
2007 President's Public Service Award from the Oregon State Bar
2006 Volunteer of the Year Award from United Cerebral Palsy Association of Oregon and Southwest Washington
2002 Professionalism Award from the Multnomah Bar Association
2002 President's Affirmative Action Award from the Oregon State Bar
1988 Stone Soup Award from the Oregon Food Bank
Mark is a member of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association and the Business Law and Debtor-Creditor Sections of the Oregon State Bar. In 2010, he was appointed to serve a three-year term on the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association Legal Committee. In 2012, Mark was elected to serve a two-year term as President of the Campaign for Equal Justice.
He is past-president of the Oregon Law Foundation and has served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Section, the Board of Directors of the Multnomah Bar Association, as well as its treasurer, representative to the American Bar Association House of Delegates, and the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Mark and his wife have two daughters. Mark enjoys golf, travel and going to theater and concerts. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys watching Pac-12 football and Blazer games.