Tony Wisen represents clients in all aspects of commercial litigation, specializing in litigation matters relating to real estate and debt collection. Tony ’s practice includes litigating issues relating to lease interpretation, condominium liens, boundary disputes, and foreclosures, among others.
Tony also has a special concentration in the representation of receivers under Washington’s receivership statute, RCW 7.60. He has represented receivers, creditors, and other interested parties in significant commercial and residential receiverships across many counties in Washington State.
Additionally, Tony handles commercial contract disputes and debtor/creditor matters. He has negotiated and drafted scores of credit workout agreements.
He is a Cornell Law School Graduate, 2007
real estate litigation
Mycon Real Estate Investments v. Dolce Vita Footwear et al.
Represented commercial tenant in lease dispute involving dispute over alleged premature departure from premises. Settled on favorable terms (2016).
Pedro Enrique Iraheta v. Marisol Sanchez, lender, etc.
Representedlender in a case where the borrower claimed the bank was responsible for consequences of Quit Claim Deed that borrower recorded against the property. Won on motion for judgement on the pleadings. (2016)
Lakewood Commons Condominium Association v. Lindsey et al.
Represented lender relative to lien rights in a condominium unit governed by RCW 64.34.364. (2013)
Auguston Condominium Association v. Russell et al.
Represented bank defendants action for foreclosure of condominium unit under RCW 64.34.364. Obtained resolution and dismissal on favorable terms. (2012)
Burien Town Square project
Represented client with respect to ownership of significant condominium project in Burien, Wash. Successfully resolved dozens of claims for return of earnest money deposit through settlement, mediation, and litigation. (2012)
City of Ocean Shores v. Sadafi et al.
Represented mortgagee relative to interests in property subject to LID lien foreclosure. (2012)
City of Tacoma v. Dangerous Building located at 6022 South Warner Street
Represented lender relative to interests in property deemed dangerous under Tacoma municipal code. (2012)
Firestone v. Judge et al.
Represented mortgagee in adverse possession lawsuit. Obtained stipulated dismissal on favorable terms. (2012)
In re the Trustee’s Sale of the Real Property of Saravana Veerappen
Represented mortgagee in action regarding disbursement of surplus funds following foreclosure. Successfully obtained all surplus funds for client. (2012)
Interlaaken Condominium receivership (Union Bank v. Interlaaken Properties, LLC, et al.)
Represented receiver relative to seven condominium units at property in Lakewood, Wash. Achieved sale of all units and discharge of receiver. (2012)
Serenity at Juanita Owners Association v. Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.
Represented defendant in quiet title action related to foreclosure of condominium unit under RCW 64.34.364. Obtained favorable settlement. (2012)
The Elektra Owners Association v. Chang, et al.
Represented secured lender in judicial foreclosure lawsuit governed by RCW 64.34.364. Obtained dismissal of client. (2012)
washington state receivers
Forza, LLC receivership
Represented secured creditor in receivership of local coffee shop chain (2016).
Grand Bay receivership (Union Bank v. Homestar Northwest, LLC)
Represented custodial receiver relative to mixed use condominium project in Blaine, Wash. (2013)
Union Bank v. Birch Point Village, LLC et al.
Represented general receiver relative to significant real estate development in Whatcom County, Wash. (2013)
other commercial litigation
Darrelyn Reed et al v. Nationstar Mortgage Holdings, JP Morgan Chase, and Quality Loan Service Corp. of WA
Represented lender in case where borrower alleged misconduct in connection with a Foreclosure Fairness Act mediation. Obtained voluntary dismissal of claims (2017).
In re Edra D. Blixseth
Represented Chapter 7 trustee for the bankruptcy estate of Edra D. Blixseth, a former owner of the Yellowstone Mountain Club in Montana. (2015)
Lee v. Conroy
Represented partner of failed business in lawsuit involving breach of a promissory note. The jury rejected defendant’s fraudulent inducement and commercial frustration defenses, and entered verdict in favor of client after a three-day trial. (2015)
Banner Bank v. First Community Bank
Represented secured lender in federal lawsuit involving UCC Article 9 rights in commercial propane tanks. Obtained summary judgment in favor of client. (2012)
In re Peterson
Represented lender in litigation involving disbursement of funds being held for benefit of minor child. Obtained favorable result at hearing. (2012)
- Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP (2007-2018)
- commercial litigation and pre-litigation, specializing in litigation matters relating to real property, including lease interpretation, condominium liens, boundary disputes, and unlawful detainer actions
- special concentration in the representation of receivers under Washington’s receivership statute, RCW 7.60. Represented receivers, creditors, and other interested parties in significant commercial and residential receiverships across Washington
- commercial contract disputes and debtor/creditor matters, and negotiated and drafted scores of credit workout agreements
- King County Prosecutor’s Office, Special Deputy Prosecutor, Felony Trial Unit (Trial Fellowship)
- Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, Law Clerk, Office of University Counsel, 2005-2007
- New York State Water Resources Institute, Ithaca, New York, Extern
- Unigard Insurance Company, Bellevue, Wash., IT-Production Control, 2001-2004; Wincorp-Accounting Department, 2000-2001
professional and community activities
- CityClub, Board of Governors, 2012-2018
- Knights of Columbus, 2015-present
- St Alphonsus Catholic School, School Commission Chair, 2012-2013, 2011-2012; School Commission Vice-Chair, 2010-2011; School Commission Member, 2009-present; Principal Search Committee Chair, 2012
- Judge, 2012 Frederic C. Tausend Moot Court Competition, Seattle University School of Law (Preliminary Rounds)
- Judge, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 & 2010 James E. Bond Moot Court Competition, Seattle University School of Law (Preliminary Rounds)
- City of Monroe, Planning Commissioner, 2003-2004; Parks and Recreation Board, 2003-2004; Library Board, 2001-2004