Josh Flood is an associate in the firm’s Business Restructuring and Bankruptcy group with experience representing financial institutions and creditors in a variety of contexts. He assists clients, including bankruptcy plan agents and receivers, in all aspects of bankruptcy, restructuring, and related litigation.

Prior to joining Sussman Shank, he worked on lending, financial transactions, and bankruptcy issues at the Atlanta office of Greenberg Traurig LLP. Before that, he advised financial institutions and non-bank lenders on consumer financial services laws and regulations at Buckley LLP in Washington, D.C.

I bring broad experience of the intersection of law and finance to thoroughly analyze my clients’ issues and help them achieve their goals. I have helped large and small businesses as they have faced “bet the company” legal proceedings. In addition to making people comfortable with negotiating the courts and bankruptcy system, I have advised clients dealing with every level of federal, state, and local government. This broad experience means that I always consider the long-term effects of decisions. I understand the larger systems and forces that shape a business’s finances and how to work with lenders, the government, and courts to achieve success for my clients.

  • Represented receiver in heavily litigated liquidation of a sub-division, dealing with creditors and local government to maximize estate returns and achieve receivership goals
  • Assisted agricultural client with emergency bankruptcy pleadings to pave the way to successfully resolve multi-million-dollar bankruptcy litigation
  • Represented broker-dealer as debtor in successful chapter 11 reorganization
  • Advised fintech lender in state attorney general investigation
  • Represented banks and non-bank lenders in response to investigations related to consumer financial regulatory violations (including TILA/RESPA, fair lending, and Reg B) by federal regulators

  • Oregon State Association of County Assessors – Treatment of State and Local Taxes in Bankruptcy (2024)
  • Oregon State Bar – Let’s Make a Deal: Asset Purchases in Bankruptcy, Strategies, Procedure, and Benefits (2021)


I love to cook and eat, whether it’s at home or out exploring Portland through its marvelous restaurants. Recently, I made a delicious beef bourguignon using locally raised beef and a Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley. For eating out, the pizza at No Saint on Killingsworth is a stand out, even in the competitive world of Portland pizza. I also love to get outside, especially exploring Mt. Hood, including skiing Meadows in the winter or hiking the Salmon River Trail in warmer weather with my wife Maggie and two dogs, Peppadew and Louie.

Josh Flood Personal Interests