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Laughlan H. Clark

Laughlan Clark is a business lawyer whose practice is focused primarily on creditor representation, including advising in lending transactions, and also as to remedies, such as foreclosure, receivership, and representation in bankruptcy. Loch also represents a wide variety of businesses and individuals in northwest Washington on commercial and real estate matters. His practice also includes advising business entities like corporations and limited liability companies on formation and governance issues. Loch is a former municipal judge for the cities of Bellingham, Lynden, Sumas, Everson and Blaine, and has practiced in Bellingham since 1981.

Practicing law since: 1981

With Carmichael Clark since: 1989


  • University of Puget Sound School of Law, J.D., 1980
  • Western Washington University, B.A. in English Literature, 1976


Recognition, Publications, and Presentations

  • Instructor, Approved Continuing Legal Education, Washington State Bar Association
  • Numerous presentations on Creditor-Debtor and Real Estate Issues


Representative Cases

  • In Re Plata, 958 F.2d 918 (9th Cir. 1992)
  • In Re Gitts, 927 F.2d 1109 (9th Cir. 1991)


Professional Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association
    • Creditor-Debtor Section
    • Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section
    • Construction Law Section
  • Whatcom County Bar Association
    • President 2004


Bar Admissions

  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
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