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Brandy A. Sargent

Brandy Sargent  is a partner in the firm's Finance practice. She represents debtors, lenders, vendors, purchasers, and official and unofficial committees in a variety of commercial and agricultural finance, bankruptcy, workout, and litigation matters. Brandy has significant experience representing clients in commercial lending, corporate finance, and private equity finance transactions, distressed asset transactions, and loan modifications and work outs. In addition, she has specific experience advising clients regarding supply chain disruptions, consignment agreements, purchase money security interests, and warehouse and transportation liens. In agribusiness matters, Brandy assists clients with unique issues arising under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA), Food Security Act (FSA), state agricultural lien statutes, and cooperative member and marketing agreements.

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law in Portland, 2024
  • Selected as an Oregon Rising Star for Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights, 2008-2013
  • Member, Food Alliance, Board of Directors (2014 - 2020)
  • Chair, Oregon State Bar, Agriculture Law Section Executive Committee (2018)
  • Member, Oregon State Bar, Agriculture Law Section Executive Committee (2012 - 2020)
  • Member, Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor Editorial Board (2006 - present)
  • Member, Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor Executive Committee (2006 - 2008)
  • Co-Presenter, “Buying Distressed Farm and Food Assets,” American Agricultural Law Association Annual Agricultural Law Symposium (November 2023)
  • Co-Presenter, “Structuring Farm and Agribusiness Loans: Key Terms, Mitigating Risks, and Role of the Farm Credit System and USDA,” StraffordPub, (August 2023)
  • Speaker, “Credit Complications in Food and Agriculture: Tricks, Traps, and Best Practices for Getting Paid,” National Association of Credit Managers (February 2023)
  • Co-Presenter, “Agricultural Insolvency: What’s Different?” American Agricultural Law Association (September 2022)
  • Co-Presenter, “Navigating Financial Distress in the Agriculture Industry,” Agriculture Law in the Northwest Conference (July 2022)
  • Co-Presenter, “M&A in Food and Agribusiness Transactions,” American Agricultural Law Association Annual Symposium (November 2021)
  • Co-Presenter, “Bankruptcy and Secured Creditor Priority: Identifying, Resolving, or Avoiding Hidden and Springing Liens,” Strafford Webinars (October 2021)
  • Co-Speaker, “Navigating Financial Distress,” Oregon Agricultural Law Conference by the Seminar Group (July 2020)
  • Speaker, “Cash Cows: Unique Payment Options and Issues for Farmers and Ranchers,” 2019 Oregon Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Conference, Oregon Farm Bureau (November 2019)
  • Co-Presenter, “Attorney/Client Privilege and Agricultural Matters: Don’t let the Cow out of the Barn Door,” 40th Anniversary Annual Educational Symposium, American Agricultural Law Association (November 2019)
  • Speaker, “Oregon and Washington Agricultural Law Update,” Western Ag Credit Association Meeting, National Association of Credit Managers (October 2019)
  • Co-Presenter, “Agricultural Insolvency: What’s Different?” Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Annual Meeting (September 2019)
  • Speaker, “Getting Paid: Strategies, Challenges and Developments in Agricultural Transactions,” Oregon Agricultural Law Conference by the Seminar Group (July 2019, July 2018)
  • Speaker, “Idaho Agricultural Law Update,” Western Ag Credit Association Meeting, National Association of Credit Managers (June 2019)
  • Co-Presenter, “Secured Transactions Made Simple: Oregon’s UCC Article 9,” Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Program (May 2019)
  • Speaker, “Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act Trust: Soup to Nuts (or Salad to Pears),” Oregon State Bar Agriculture Law Section (November 2016)

Additional Education

  • Agribusiness Seminar, Harvard Business School Executive Education, January 2015
  • Loyola University, Rome, Italy, 1993-1994
Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • Co-author, “PACA and Real Property: Follow the Fruit,” Washington State Real Property Deskbook, New Developments in Real Property (August 2018)
  • Contributor, “Bankruptcy Opinions,” Legal Opinions in Business Transactions (Fall 2018)
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