Brent G. Summers

National Commercial Law Mediator

Brent Summers Mediation - 20 Years Mediation Experience

"Summers hung in there all day and did a fantastic job. We were thankful to get it done."

- Bank's lawyer in a UCC case

More than 120 Mediations as Advocate or Neutral

“Summers did a great job at our mediation and displayed command of the law and the facts, with a focus on settlement; patience and resolve. I expect we will work on a case again."

– Debtor’s lawyer in a UCC case

Uniquely Qualified Mediator

  • Board certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Bankruptcy Board of Certification
  • Case Note Editor, J. White & R. Summers, Uniform Commercial Code (West 1988 et seq)

30 Years Litigation Experience

  • More than 100 trials and contested matters on evidence (state and federal court including bankruptcy court, and in arbitration)
  • Expert Witness in more than 20 cases involving alleged legal malpractice (UCC and bankruptcy cases) and attorney fees disputes

Call 503-688-1366 To Schedule a Mediation

Download: Brent's C.V. | Mediation Agreement

Practice Areas

  • Uniform Commercial Code (inside and outside of bankruptcy)
  • All aspects of real property foreclosure including receivership
  • Bankruptcy trustee representation and all aspects of bankruptcy sales
  • DIP and Creditors Committee representation
  • Construction litigation and construction defects litigation
  • Equity receiverships in state and federal court
  • Disputes between or among business owners, or involving key employees
  • Real estate litigation, including condemnation and agribusiness disputes

Contact Summers Mediation

Brent Summers Mediation
621 SW Morrison Street, Suite 1225
Portland, Oregon 97205

503-968-9000, Ext. 366



  • Agriculture and agricultural finance
  • Architects and engineers
  • Attorneys, Certified Public Accountants and their clients
  • Banking and commercial finance including personal property leasing
  • Commercial fishing
  • Construction (public and private) and construction finance
  • Forest products
  • Government contracting
  • Heavy equipment dealers, auto dealers, and finance
  • Hospitality management and development
  • Manufacturing and suppliers
  • Real estate development and finance, sales, landlord and tenant
  • Sales, commission sellers, trucking, shipping and warehousing

Brent Summers has relationships with highly qualified experts in each of the foregoing industries and will associate them on a confidential basis as needed, and with the agreement of all parties to the mediation.

Rates & Terms

The mediator’s fees are charged by the hour. The Portland, Oregon rate is $400 per hour. The hourly rate of the mediator is adjusted up or down in other markets based on comparing the Oregon rate to the rates charged by Summers’ peers in each market. CIA for all estimated per diem and travel expenses plus one-half day (4 hours) fee, nonrefundable. Advances apply to actual expenses and time charged. Advances and fees and expenses to be shared equally by all parties unless otherwise agreed. Download the Mediation Agreement for complete details.

Summers Law Seminars

The following programs provide up to seven hours of instruction and all have been approved by the Oregon State Bar for mandatory Continuing Legal Education credit.

Call 503-688-1366 for scheduling availability and rates

  • “Uniform Commercial Code Case Law Update”
  • “Lawyers Tasks Under UCC Articles 2, 3, 4 & 9”
  • “Malpractice Traps for the Commercial Lawyer”
  • “101 Things I Wish Some One Told Me Right After I Passed the Bar Exam” (for new lawyers)