Michael Schrader is a member of Orrick’s nationally-recognized
Public Finance Department. Mike works with state agencies,
local governments, tribal
governments and enterprises, and for-profit and not-for-profit borrowers
in structuring, negotiating and documenting bond issues, loans and other
Mike also represents banks and underwriters in
connection with the purchase and sale of bonds and other financing and
A significant portion of Mike’s practice is devoted to
private activity bond financings.
This includes representing Oregon Housing and Community Services and Oregon Facilities Authority in
connection with their conduit revenue bond programs. Over the course of
his more than 20 years as a bond attorney in Oregon, he has competed dozens of
project financings throughout the State with a variety of public and private
sponsors, developers and funders.
received the Firm's Community Responsibility Award in 2011 in recognition of
his community service and pro bono work.
He currently serves on the Boards of Bridge Meadows, a developer, owner
and operator of affordable intergenerational housing communities, and the
Portland Housing Center, an organization providing educational and financial
services to promote homeownership in underserved communities. He also serves as special counsel (pro bono)
to Mercy Corps in connection with its Community Investment Trust (CIT) Program.
joining Orrick, Mike was a partner at Ater Wynne LLP in Portland. Prior
to that, Mike was an associate at Ice Miller in Indianapolis, Indiana.