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 financing arrangements.
Mike also represents banks and underwriters in connection with the purchase and sale of bonds and other financing and credit-related matters.
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.
Mike 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.
Before 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.