Yes, there is a trick. After pulling the drain plug I use a long punch and drive a hole in the top of the sheet metal filter. This vents the filter and lets the oil drain out.
After a few minutes, I remove the filter and let the oil continue draining into the pan, overnight if possible. This way, I don't have a full filter to spill above the starter, and I get it off, so the oil in the filter does not continue to ooze into the pan.