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Brandy A. Sargent

Brandy Sargent represents debtors, lenders, vendors, purchasers, and official and unofficial committees in a variety of commercial and agricultural bankruptcy, workout, and litigation matters. Brandy has significant experience representing vendors, customers, and other contract counterparties in complex payment, performance, and contract compliance issues arising in bankruptcy and insolvency matters. She regularly advises clients regarding supply chain disruptions arising in bankruptcy and insolvency cases. In addition, she has specific experience advising clients regarding consignment agreements, purchase money security interests, and warehouse and transportation liens. In agribusiness insolvency 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.

  • Selected as an Oregon Rising Star, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights, 2008-2013
  • Member, Food Alliance, Board of Directors (2014 - present)
  • Chair, Oregon State Bar, Agriculture Law Section Executive Committee (2018)
  • Member, Oregon State Bar, Agriculture Law Section Executive Committee (2012 - present)
  • Member, Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor Editorial Board (2006 - present)
  • Member, Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor Executive Committee (2006 - 2008)
  • 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)
  • Speaker, "Perishing Security: PACA and the Secured Lender,” ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting (April 2015)
  • Speaker, "Have You Got That Milk in Writing? Recurring Issues in Dairy Transactions," Annual Educational Symposium, American Agricultural Law Association (November 2013)

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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