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Dean N Alterman

Dean N Alterman

Practice areas:

Real Estate, Business, Land Use & Zoning

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About Me

Languages Spoken: French

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Real Estate: 50%
    26 years, 500 cases
  2. Business: 40%
    26 years, 500 cases
  3. Land Use & Zoning: 10%
    26 years, 75 cases



Hourly ($375-400/hour)

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Contact Info

Folawn Alterman & Richardson LLP

805 SW Broadway Ste 2750
Portland, OR, 97205




Professional Misconduct

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerFolawn Alterman & Richardson LLP2009 - Present
PrincipalAlterman Law Office2006 - 2009
Partner/ShareholderLane Powell PC1999 - 2006
DirectorBank of Vancouver1992 - 1997
Associate / PartnerKell, Alterman & Runstein, L.L.P.1989 - 1998


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Portland Piano InternationalPresident2015 - Present
American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law SectionDiversity Committee2013 - Present
American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law SectionChair, Design And Construction Committee2012 - Present
Japanese Garden Society of OregonPresident2011 - 2013
Natural Areas Program Performance Oversight Committee, Metro (regional government)Member2009 - Present
American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionChair, Purchase & Sale Committee2008 - 2012
Oregon State Bar, Business Law SectionExecutive Committee2007 - 2010
Oregon State Bar, Real Estate & Land Use SectionExecutive Committee2003 - 2006
The Catlin Gabel SchoolTrustee1989 - 1992
Oregon State BarMember1989 - Present
Portland Opportunities Industrialization CenterTrustee1985 - 2005
Multnomah County Planning CommissionChairman1984 - 1986
Multnomah County Planning CommissionMember1983 - 1991
American Bar Association, Brokers and Brokerage CommitteeMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Multnomah County v. Department of Revenue (Hawaii T & S Enterprises, Inc., Taxpayer/Intervenor)Defeated county's summary judgment motion at trial and on appeal
Visher v. City of Cannon BeachObtained the permits from the city. LUBA and the Court of Appeals affirmed the city's decision in favor of the clients.
L'Heureux v. City of PortlandLUBA agreed with the client's principal arguments and remanded the case to the city

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Publication NameTitleDate
American Bar AssociationHow to Build a Real Estate Law Practice (book)2015
Buildernews MagazineWords into Land: Writing Sale Agreements that land you the dirt2004
Portland Business JournalGuess What Your Spam Filter Just Bought for You2004
Real Estate TodayZone in on the Land Use Process1991
Probate & Property magazine (ABA)Representing Your Client Before a Planning Commission1988


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Harvard CollegeStatisticsAB1981

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Real Estate and Land Use Fall ForumDrafting Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law2014
2012 Spring SymposiaEthics in Foreclosures2012
2011 Spring SymposiaGiving Back the Keys: Deeds in Lieu of Foreclosure2011
Real Estate and Land Use 2009: Looking Forward to New OpportunitiesCommercial Real Estate2009
Essential Issues for LLCs and other Limited Liability EntitiesMaintaining and Managing an LLC2008
Real Property, Trusts & Estates / Taxation Section 2007 Joint MeetingCurrent issues in brokers and brokerage2007
Real Estate and Land Use Section Annual MeetingHomeowners Associations2002