Our goal with each client is to provide the most straightforward, expedient approach to long term financial stability. Debt problems can be cumbersome and complicated. Bankruptcy is not always the best option. We pride ourselves in providing personalized advice to each situation with a focus towards returning our clients to a sustainable lifestyle. Whether business or personal debt, our office is committed to helping you understand and navigate the steps necessary to work through the process and obtain financial well being.
Laura L. Donaldson – Attorney at Law
Laura L. Donaldson joined Jonathan Kuni to form Kuni Donaldson, LLP in 2008. Her primary focus is bankruptcy law, providing compassion and understanding to consumers who need help finding a fresh start from their debt. She also practices personal injury law, helping clients recover for injuries suffered as a result of the negligence of others. In her spare time, Laura enjoys running, biking and weekend trips to the Oregon coast with her family and friends.
PRACTICE AREAS: Chapter 13 Bankruptcy (Wage Earner Plans), Chapter 7 (Liquidation), Debt workouts/settlements.
BAR ADMISSIONS: Oregon State Bar, 2002 US District Court, District of Oregon, 2002, Oregon Court of Appeals, 2008, Washington State Bar, 2010.
EDUCATION: Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College (JD 2002) – First Year Moot Court Honors – Oral Advocacy 1999; Portland State University (Bachelor of Science with Honors 1998) Business Administration: General Management and Human Resource Management
MEMBERSHIPS: National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, 2004-Present; Oregon State Bar, 2002 – Present; Washington State Bar, 2010 – Present, Oregon Debtor/Creditor Association, 2003-Present; Washington Debtor/Creditor Association 2010-Present, Executive Committee Debtor/Creditor Section Oregon State Bar, 2006-2007 & 2016 – present;Golden Key International Honor Society 1999 – Present.
ACTIVITIES: Speaker Oregon Law Institute 2009 (Bankruptcy Law for the Non-Specialist; Chair – Oregon State Bar Consumer Debtor/Creditor Section Meetings, 2005-2009; Speaker Oregon Law Institute 2014 (Armor, Ammunition and Ambushes, Bankruptcy); Volunteer – Legal Aid Services of Oregon Pro-Bono Clinic (2006-current; providing legal assistance to low income consumers); Oregon State Bar Debtor/Creditor Executive Committee (Secretary 2017, Treasurer 2018).
Jonathan C. Kuni – Attorney at Law
Jonathan C. Kuni joined Laura L. Donaldson to form Kuni Donaldson, LLP in 2008. Prior to their partnership, Mr. Kuni was an Associate with Snyder and Associates PC, where he guided individuals and small businesses through bankruptcy. As a partner at Kuni Donaldson, LLP, he continues to limit his practice exclusively to bankruptcy law. This specialized approach enables him to develop a comprehensive knowledge of the bankruptcy process and rules which results in top quality assistance and advice for his clients. Mr. Kuni’s focused and dignified approach allows his clients to emerge from financial turmoil with a fresh start.
In 2000, Mr. Kuni graduated with high honors from the University of Montana with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sociology with an emphasis in Criminology. In 2003, he received a Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Civil Law from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University. Through studies in Louisiana and France, he developed a comprehensive knowledge of codal based legal systems. As the bankruptcy laws are a codal based system, Mr. Kuni’s educational background provides valuable insight for interpretation of the sometimes complicated and confusing provisions of the Bankruptcy Code.
Mr. Kuni is an active member of the Oregon Bar and is admitted to the Oregon Federal District Courts. He is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the Multnomah Bar Association.
Prior to limiting his practice to bankruptcy in 2003, Mr. Kuni developed skills in several other legal fields including debtor’s rights, personal injury, discrimination, toxic exposure, and family law. His non-legal experience is derived from owning and operating a commercial and residential painting business in Missoula, Montana where he was born and raised.
Please contact Mr. Kuni at 503-227-3004 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.