Charles A.


Charles A. Lyman
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Charlie is a partner of Schlemlein Fick & Franklin, PLLC. He has significant experience in complex litigation, debt restructuring, bankruptcy, creditor’s rights, securities disputes, real estate, and commercial landlord-tenant matters.  Each year since 2013, he has been named a “Super Lawyer” by Washington Law and Politics. Prior to that, he had repeatedly been named a “Rising Star.”  Mr. Lyman also assists private individuals and companies structure transactions to protect clients’ interests inside and outside of the courtroom.  Before entering the private practice of law, Mr. Lyman served as a judicial clerk to Chief Justice Gerry L. Alexander of the Washington State Supreme Court.  Mr. Lyman was formerly a shareholder with Bullivant Houser Bailey, P.C., and was also a Director with Betts Patterson Mines. P.S.

Representative Cases:
Representation of lenders and borrowers in mortgage and real property litigation
Representation of debtors in possession in Chapter 11 proceedings
Representation of landlords and creditors in bankruptcy proceedings
Representation of creditor committees in Chapter 11 proceedings
Representation of clients in securities matters involving fraud on the market claims, regulatory compliance and broker–dealer disputes
Representation of lenders in commercial loan disputes and UCC foreclosure actions
Representation of the former CEO of a publicly traded company in a $450 million SEC enforcement action
Representation of beverage producer in citizen suit brought asserting violations of the Clean Water Act
Representation of high technology companies involving multimillion-dollar claims
Representation of major telecommunications company in disputes involving contract and regulatory compliance
Representation of clients in land use disputes, including land use petition act appeals ("LUPA"), adverse possession claims and condemnation proceedings
Representation of manufacturers and subcontractors in payment actions on public and private projects

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