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Representative Work: Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon

Sussman Shank served as lead counsel to the Archdiocese of Portland. We developed and implemented a strategy that considered the interplay of First Amendment religious rights, charitable trust, and bankruptcy law in proposing and confirming a reorganization plan that resulted in the settlement and payment of over 250 known clergy sex abuse claims, provided a trust for the liquidation and payment of future abuse claims, and preserved the assets and operations of 124 parishes and 3 Catholic high schools.

Attorneys associated with this case

Howard M. Levine
Thomas W. Stilley

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