CIVIL LITIGATION

With more than three decades of significant jury trial experience, we represent individuals and corporate clients in challenging and complex litigation in state and federal courts involving legal malpractice, business and commercial litigation, lender liability, insurance coverage, trust and will contests and other fiduciary matters. We are experienced in handling appeals in the Oregon Court of Appeals, the Oregon Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

REAL ESTATE

We work with clients who own, develop, and invest in commercial, industrial, and multi-family real estate. We draft, negotiate, and review leases and sale agreements, represent commercial borrowers and lenders, form entities to own and operate investment real estate, and enforce commercial loans and leases.

BUSINESS

We advise a wide spectrum of private businesses, ranging from one- and two-person enterprises to firms with hundreds of employees and annual sales exceeding $100 million. Our business clients seek our counsel on employment matters, business contracts, real estate needs, buying other businesses, and selling the business or transitioning ownership to the next generation of family or key employees.

COMMERCIAL LENDING

We assist national and regional banks to originate, participate in, restructure, and enforce commercial real estate loans. Our services include preparing loan documents, negotiating loan participation and syndication agreements, and reviewing leases and title reports.

LAND USE

We help our clients to apply for and receive land use permits, both at public hearings and in negotiations with the city or county beforehand. Our lawyers have helped clients obtain land use permits for subdivisions, resort expansions, sand dune grading, and special uses.