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  1. Real Estate: 80%
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 20%

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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

1300 SW Fifth Avenue
Suite 2300
Portland, OR, 97201-5630


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Oregon Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2008
“Best Lawyers in America” in Real Estate LawWoodward/White, Inc.2008
"America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in Real EstateChambers USA2008
"America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in Real EstateChambers USA2007
“Best Lawyers in America” in Real Estate LawWoodward/White, Inc.2007
Oregon Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2007
"America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in Real EstateChambers USA2006
Oregon Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2006
“Portland’s Best Lawyers” in Real Estate LawPortland Monthly Magazine2006
"America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in Real EstateChambers USA2005
BSA Eagle Scout rank and the Silver Beaver AwardBSA Cascade Pacific CouncilN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
Cascade Pacific Council of the Boy Scouts of AmericaPresident2008 - Present
Proud Ground FKA Portland Community Land TrustPro Bono Legal Counsel2004 - Present
American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember1998 - 2008
City of Happy ValleyMayor1998 - 2006
City of Happy Valley, Planning CommissionFormer Chair1992 - 1998
Cascade Pacific Council of the Boy Scouts of AmericaExecutive Board Member1986 - Present
Oregon State BarMemberN/A
Oregon State Bar, Real Property and Land Use sectionFormer ChairN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Daily Journal of CommerceNew Law will affect Condos, Communities2009
PSU Center for Real Estate Quarterly & Urban Development JournalWorkforce Housing: New Tools for Solving the Affordable Housing Dilemma2009
The Daily Journal of CommerceMix of uses make for mix of ideals2008
Oregon State Bar CLE Handbook Documentation of Real Estate TransactionsCo-editor and author of chapters on ground leases2008
The Daily Journal of CommerceMeasure 49 bulldozes awareness of other building legislation2007
The Daily Journal of CommerceOregon legislature amends Oregon Condominium and Planned Community Acts2007
The Daily Journal of CommerceWill new office towers rise in Portland?2006
The Daily Journal of CommerceAs region expands, growing pains are a given2006
Real Property, Probate and Trust JournalDisturbing Concepts: Quiet Enjoyment and Constructive Eviction in the Modern Commercial Lease2000
Real Property, Probate and Trust JournalFirst Class Condition: Responsibilities, Rights, Remedies Respecting the Condition of Commercial Leaseholder Premises1995
Real Property, Probate and Trust JournalSubrogation, Indemnification and Exculpation in the Context of Commercial Leases1993
Oregon State Bar CLE Common Interests in Real PropertyMixed Use Projects and Business Parks Chapter1986
Principles of Oregon Real Estate Law, Oregon State Bar CLE HandbookCovenants, Conditions and Restrictions ChapterN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of OregonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Urban Land InstituteCentral City Commercial Development Symposium2009
China Academy of Urban Planning and DesignProperty Rights and Zoning Regulation2008
Law Seminars International - Easements & CCRs ProgramPublic-Private Partnerships2007
ABA Conference - Real Property Probate and Trust SectionLocal Counsel Representation: Issues and Experience2006