Thomas S. Linde

Thomas S. Linde

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Creditor Debtor Rights Attorney in Seattle, WA

Schweet Linde & Coulson, PLLC
 | 575 South Michigan Street, Seattle, WA 98108
Phone: 206-381-0125
Fax: 206-381-0101
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Creditor Debtor Rights: Business (40%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Real Estate: Business (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (20%)
Attorney Profile

Tom’s investigative approach has allowed him to become one of the leading experts in the areas of real estate, and creditor’s rights and remedies law. Using the lens of experience that comes from 28 years of specialized practice in the areas of real estate transactions and financing, judicial and non-judicial real property foreclosures, real estate contract forfeitures, evictions, and the representation of creditors in bankruptcy court proceedings, Tom is known for finding resolution in often difficult cases. A good communicator, with an in-depth knowledge of Washington state and federal bankruptcy law, Tom works closely with his clients to develop sensible and strategic plans that he executes with a capable hand. His expertise, forensic approach, ability to think outside the box, and track record of success for problem cases has made him a sought after speaker and educator on creditor’s rights and remedies, and bankruptcy in particular. As a result, Tom is often called upon by others to provide counsel and insight on highly specialized cases that cross over into emerging law. Tom received his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, in History from the University of Washington where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa.  He earned his J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of  Washington School of Law. He is a past chair of the Washington State Bar Association CLE Committee, a past chair of the King County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section, a past co-chair of the Bankruptcy Committee for the Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Washington, a past chair of the Creditor-Debtor Section of the Washington State Bar Association and a past chair of the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representatives for the Western District of Washington 

About Thomas Linde

Admitted: 1984, Washington

Professional Webpage: http://www.schweetlaw.com/attorneys/thomas-linde/

Honors/Awards:

  • Recognized as a Top Lawyer in Seattle based on Martindale-Hubbell's highest peer review rating available.     , Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Past chair of the Washington State Bar Association CLE Committee; Past chair of the King County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section; former Co-Chair of the Bankruptcy Committee for the Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Washington; Past Chair of the Creditor-Debtor Section of the Washington State Bar Association; and Past Chair of the delegation of Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representatives for the Western District of Washington.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Sample of Some Recent Speaking Engagements:    The Seminar Group, Foreclosure: An Update on Status, Procedures and Best Practices, April 26, 2012, Topic: Commercial Foreclosure: Guarantor Deficiency Liablilty.  Speaker, King County Bar Association, Everything You Wanted to Know about Chapter 13, March 7, 2013, Topic:  Representing Creditors.  Speaker and Program Co-Chair, The Seminar Group, 3rd Annual Foreclosure Update, April 18, 2013, Topic: Commercial Foreclosure Issues. Speaker, Washington State Bar Association, 2013 Real Property, Probate and Trust MidYear Meeting and Seminar, June 8, 2013, Topic: Bain, Klem and Potential Legislative Response. Speaker, National Business Institute, Washington  Foreclosures and Workout, November 4, 2013, Topic:  Update on Non-Judicial Foreclosure Law in Washington.  Speaker and Program Co-Chair, King County Bar Association, Liens What You Need to Know Today, November 20, 2013 Topic: Deeds of Trust:  Judicial or Non-Judicial. Speaker, King County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Nuts 'n' Bolts, June 10, 2014, Topic:  Representing Creditors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Speaker, National  Business Institute, Real Estate Foreclosure: A Step-by-Step Workshop, November 5, 2014, Topic: An Update on Nonjudicial Foreclosure Law in Washington.  Speaker, Law Seminars International, Advanced Commercial Real Estate Purchase and Sales, April 1, 2015, Topic: Litigation Enforcement: Workouts and Bankruptcies. Co-Chair and Speaker, Washington State Bar Association, Options for a Distressed Business:  What About Receivership? August 19, 2015.  Speaker, Law Seminars International, Development Agreements, Easements and CCRs, September 25, 2015, Topic: Issues for Properties Coming Out of Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Processes.  Co-Chair and Speaker, Washington State Bar Association, Judgments: You Won, Now What? Topic:  Executions on Real Property, December 9, 2015.  Speaker, Law Seminars International, Real Estate Purchases and Sales, Topic: Workouts and Bankruptcies, March 22, 2016. Speaker, National Business Institute, Boot Camp: Foreclosure and Loan Workout Procedures, Topic: Workouts and Deeds in Lieu of Foreclosure, November 3, 2016.  Co-Chair and Speaker, Washington State Bar Association, Liens: How to Creat 'Em. How to Enforce 'Em.  Topic: Deed of Trust Foreclosures:  Judicial or Non-Judicial?  December 9, 2016. Speaker, Law Seminars International, Commercial Real Estate Purchase and Sale Transactions, April 13, 2017; Co-Chair and Speaker, Washington State Bar Association, Bankruptcy Booster, a  Refresher  Course, May 23, 2017; Co-Chair and Speaker, Washington State Bar Association, Judgments: You Won, Now What! December 6, 2017; Speaker, Law Seminars International, Commercial Real Estate Purchase and Sales, May 31, 2018; Speaker, Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Eastern District of Washington, 28th Annual Bankruptcy Seminar and Retreat, June 16, 2018; Co-Chair and Speaker, Washington State Bar Association, Liens What You Need to Know Today, December 5, 2018; Co-Chair and Speaker, King County Bar Association, Collection of Judgments, December 12, 2018.                                , 2018

Educational Background:

  • Uniiversity of Washington - Bachelor of Arts with Honors - History, 1981

Industry Groups

  • American Bar Association; American Bankruptcy Institute
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Office Location for Thomas S. Linde

575 South Michigan Street
Seattle, WA 98108

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Last Updated: 1/29/2019

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