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Charles R Markley

Phone: 503-546-1444
Fax: (503) 222-7261
Email: cmarkley@williamskastner.com

1515 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 600
Portland, OR 97201-5449

Charles R. Markley concentrates his practice on business, commercial and real estate documentation and litigation. His experience includes representation of creditors in major bankruptcies, counsel to both state charters and national banks, savings and loan associations, equipment lessors and retail merchandisers.

Mr. Markley has assisted as local borrowers’ counsel in documenting loan transactions up to $220 million, and as buyers’ counsel in the sale of interstate businesses. His trial and appellate practice has been in the real estate, partnership and corporate fields, litigating claims in excess of $10 million.

Since 2006, when its roster of the top lawyers in Oregon debuted, Super Lawyers has recognized Mr. Markley repeatedly for his excellence in the real estate arena.

Mr. Markley is a frequent speaker at real estate and commercial law seminars, and was an adjunct professor at Lewis and Clark Law School, teaching Advanced Bankruptcy. He has authored and co-authored continuing legal education materials on remedies of a purchaser for breach of a land sale contract, as well as seminars on receiverships.

Memberships & Honors

  • Listed in Oregon Super Lawyers, 2006-2008 and 2010-2016
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • ABA Committee on Commercial Transactions and Litigation

Recent Seminars and Presentations

  • Author, “Remedies of Purchase for Breach of Land Sale Contract,” Oregon State Bar, Real Estate Section CLE, 1997.
  • Author, “Conflicts in the Courts: NLRB Decisions as Res Judicata in Section 303 Suits,” 27 Administrative Law Review 83, 1975.
  • Author, ”Constitutional Limits on Enforcement of Air Pollution Laws,” 5 Environmental Law 147, 1974.
  • Editor, Environmental Law, 1974-1975.
  • Editor, Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Newsletter, 1981-83.
Areas of Practice
Bar Admissions
  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court (Western Washington)
  • U.S. District Court (Eastern Washington)
  • Lewis and Clark, J.D., cum laude, 1975
  • University of Washington, B.A., 1972