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Larkins Vacura Kayser Investigating Claims by American Eagle Mortgage Investors As a Result of American Equities ReceivershipAugust 20, 2019
If you invested in an American Equities fund (including mortgage investment funds beginning with an “American Eagle Mortgage” label) and you are interested in learning more about possible claims and remedies you may have, please contact Larkins Vacura Kayser.  American Equities, Inc. and its affiliated American Eagle Mortgage funds were placed in receivership in May 2019 based on management’s revelation that the funds’ collective liabilities exceeded their assets by over $42 million.  Under the terms of a receivership process, a court-appointed official (the “receiver”) takes control of the company in order to investigate its assets and liabilities and develop a plan, subject to court approval, to liquidate the assets and repay creditors and investors.  Given the finding of a significant …
Larkins Vacura Kayser Represents Oregon Attorney General Sexual Assault Task Force in Oregon Supreme CourtAugust 20, 2019
Larkins Vacura Kayser attorneys Kelsey Benedick and John Rake recently provided pro bono representation of the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force (“SATF”) in submitting an amicus curiae brief to the Oregon Supreme Court in MAB v. Buell, 296 Or App 380 (2019).  The underlying case addresses the standard for issuing a restraining order under Oregon’s Family Abuse Prevention Act and in particular what evidence can create an “imminent danger of further abuse.”  SATF’s brief supplies crucial information related to characteristics of domestic violence associated with increased lethality risks to survivors, and argues that the Court of Appeals’ decision in Buell could hinder the ability of domestic violence survivors to obtain restraining orders following separation from an abuser, which …
Larkins Vacura Kayser Attorneys Again Recognized as Oregon Best LawyersAugust 15, 2019
Larkins Vacura Kayser is pleased to announce that Bill Larkins, Julie Vacura, Chris Kayser, John Dunbar, and Cody Hoesly were again recognized as Best Lawyers in Oregon in the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers. Julie was also named the 2020 Lawyer of the Year for Banking & Finance Litigation in Oregon. The rankings are based on peer selection. Bill Larkins has been ranked a Best Lawyer since 2014 and is recognized in the fields of Commercial Litigation and Banking & Finance Litigation. In 2018, Bill was named Lawyer of the Year for Banking & Finance Litigation in Oregon Julie Vacura has been ranked a Best Lawyer since 2011 and is recognized in the fields of Commercial Litigation, Banking & Finance Litigation, and …
Larkins Vacura Kayser Attorneys Again Recognized as Oregon Super LawyersJuly 5, 2019
Larkins Vacura Kayser is pleased to announce that Julie Vacura was recognized as one of the Top 50 lawyers in Oregon, and one of the Top 25 women lawyers in Oregon, in the 2019 issue of Oregon Super Lawyers. The firm is also pleased to announce that Bill Larkins, Chris Kayser, John Dunbar, and Cody Hoesly were also again recognized as Super Lawyers, signifying their place in the top 5% of all lawyers in Oregon. Finally, the firm is pleased to announce that Bridget Donegan and John Rake were again recognized as Rising Stars, signifying their place in the top 2.5% of all Oregon litigators under 40 or in their first 10 years of practice. The rankings are based on …
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