Jan D. Sokol

Member
Email: jdsokol@lawssl.com Phone: 503-221-0699 x232 Fax: 503-223-5706

OVERVIEW

Mr. Sokol is one of the founders and the Managing Member of the firm. He represents prime contractors, subcontractors, real property managers, small corporations, sureties and fidelity insurers. His practice includes advising and organizing businesses, as well as the preparation of construction claims. He also has an extensive practice representing creditors in bankruptcy courts throughout the United States. Mr. Sokol handles complex corporate, commercial, construction and real property litigation, arbitrations and mediations.

Mr. Sokol is a frequent speaker at the Western States Surety Conference in Seattle and at the Pearlman in Woodinville addressing wide ranging topics in the construction and surety industry.

Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine listed Jan as one of the top lawyers in the state for the last eleven consecutive years: 2006 to 2016.

Mr. Sokol is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. The LCA is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation. The LCA is aggressively diverse in its composition. Established as a trial and appellate lawyer honorary society reflecting the American bar in the twenty-first century, the LCA represents the best in law among its membership.

Mr. Sokol is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Portland ToolBank which is an affiliate of ToolBank USA, a national nonprofit organization charged with the mission to replicate and support ToolBanks across the United States. A ToolBank is a local nonprofit organization that stewards a vast inventory of actual tools for use by other charities to advance their mission. Available inventory includes cordless drills, ladders, rakes and shovels, circular saws and paint trays, and MUCH more. Through quick and reliable access to large quantities of high-quality tools, each ToolBank transforms volunteerism in its area. ToolBank tools are not available for use by individuals; the ToolBank is a resource for the charitable sector.

BIOGRAPHY

Super Lawyers
Seriously Outstanding
only 5% selected each year

OVERVIEW

Mr. Sokol is one of the founders and the Managing Member of the firm. He represents prime contractors, subcontractors, real property managers, small corporations, sureties and fidelity insurers. His practice includes advising and organizing businesses, as well as the preparation of construction claims. He also has an extensive practice representing creditors in bankruptcy courts throughout the United States. Mr. Sokol handles complex corporate, commercial, construction and real property litigation, arbitrations and mediations.

Mr. Sokol is a frequent speaker at the Western States Surety Conference in Seattle and at the Pearlman in Woodinville addressing wide ranging topics in the construction and surety industry.

Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine listed Jan as one of the top lawyers in the state for the last eleven consecutive years: 2006 to 2016.

Mr. Sokol is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. The LCA is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation. The LCA is aggressively diverse in its composition. Established as a trial and appellate lawyer honorary society reflecting the American bar in the twenty-first century, the LCA represents the best in law among its membership.

Mr. Sokol is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Portland ToolBank which is an affiliate of ToolBank USA, a national nonprofit organization charged with the mission to replicate and support ToolBanks across the United States. A ToolBank is a local nonprofit organization that stewards a vast inventory of actual tools for use by other charities to advance their mission. Available inventory includes cordless drills, ladders, rakes and shovels, circular saws and paint trays, and MUCH more. Through quick and reliable access to large quantities of high-quality tools, each ToolBank transforms volunteerism in its area. ToolBank tools are not available for use by individuals; the ToolBank is a resource for the charitable sector.

PRACTICE AREAS

Bankruptcy Law
Business & Commercial Litigation
Business & Corporate Law
Construction & Design
Insurance Coverage & Defense
Real Estate
Surety & Fidelity

NEWS

Jan D. Sokol Recognized for Excellence in Business Litigation
SSG Attorneys recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in 2013
SSG Co-Sponsors the 2013 Western States Surety Conference
SSG Attorneys recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in 2012
SSG Again Ranked By Us News And World Report As A First-Tier Firm In Construction Law
SSG ranked by US News and World Report as a first-tier firm in construction law
SSG Partners recognized as Super Lawyers in 2010
Mojos Soccer Team to Host German Players
Can Your Business Benefit from Federal and State Stimulus Funds?
Non-debtor injunctions in Bankruptcy proceedings
2007 Honors Awarded to SSG Attorneys
Oregon 2006 Super Lawyers

CLIENT SUCCESS

Another Victory for Sureties: Western Surety v. Henricksen
Defendants Agree to Repair Faulty Renovations and Pay Expenses
Enforcement of Non-disclosure, Non-compete Agreements
Great Holding for Landlords!
New EPA Rules for Renovators of Housing and Child-Occupied Facilities Built Before 1978 Took Effect This Year
Presiding Judge in Oregon Court Specifically Enforces Real Property Transaction for SSG Client
Success for Creditors Under New Bankruptcy Rules

COMMUNITY

ALS Association
ALS Association Walk to Defeat ALS
American Cancer Society Hope Ball
American Cancer Society Relay for Life
Portland Community ToolBank
Project POOCH, Inc.
Resolutions Northwest

EVENTS

NUCA in the City
Join SSG at the Portland ALS Association Walk to Defeat ALS
2011 Umpqua Bank Challenge
Projects from Hell - How to Avoid Them & How to Manage Them If You Have One

PUBLICATION

"A Principal's Bankruptcy on a Public Project"
"Possession is 9/10th of the Law: Preference Actions"
"The Surety, Its Claim and Claims Administration"
“Conflicts Of Interest in Surety Claims Handling”
“Contract Changes, Bond Premiums, and the Illusive Bond Penalty”
“Dealing with the Bankrupt Principal: A Walk in the Park or Hand-to-Hand Combat”
“Surety Bonds, Non-Tribal Contractors and Issues in Contracting With Tribal Entities”

EDUCATION

Northwestern School of Law, J.D., 1977 

Rutgers University, College of Agriculture and Environmental Science, B.S., 1974

 

BAR & COURT ADMISSION

Oregon State Bar Association

Washington State Bar Association

Idaho State Bar Association

District of Columbia Bar Association

American Bar Association

BADGES

Super Lawyers
Seriously Outstanding
only 5% selected each year