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Michael Barwood Gottlieb

Real estate Attorney at Lake Oswego, OR

4.3   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 19 years
    Oregon - OR 20 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Experience in business formation and governance, finance, securities, and licensing. Specialty areas include restaurants, bars, hotels, caterers, night clubs, breweries, wineries, distilleries, meaderies, and cideries.

    20 years

  2. Real estate
    Real estate transactions and finance

    20 years

Mr. Gottlieb is an experienced business law attorney. His practice focuses on business law, corporate counsel, business purchases and sales, entrepreneur's issues, and real estate transactions. Michael has significant experience in licensing compliance, including alcohol licensing (beer, wine, and liquor), mortgage lending licensing, mortgage servicing licensing, consumer lending licensing, and real estate licensing.

Many small businesses don't regularly need an attorney, and for those, Mr. Gottlieb offers great advice at reasonable rates. Other small businesses have a daily or weekly need for legal advice, and for those, Mr. Gottlieb takes a unique approach. He becomes part of the business. By offering legal services at a lower cost than many firms, Mr. Gottlieb is able to become a valuable member of the small business management team.

Contact Michael

Michael B Gottlieb, PC
PO Box 209
Lake Oswego, OR, 97034


4.3 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Brian | May 28, 2012
Excellent Experience
Michael recently helped me to settle a lawsuit. He is extremely thorough and efficient. He made me feel comfortable and confident throughout this difficult matter. Michael remained consistent and persistent until resolution. I will use Michael going forward and highly recommend him.
Posted by Craig | May 24, 2012
Knowledgeable and detail oriented
I run a computer consulting company and over many years Mr. Gottlieb has developed several legal documents for us including service agreements and maintenance contracts. In addition Mr. Gottlieb dispenses valuable advice on occasional matters and has helped these from becoming larger legal issues. He always answers emails promptly, is highly available by phone and is a pleasure to work with.
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Posted by Scott | February 28, 2012
A great asset
I've worked with Mike on a variety of matters over the past several years. Whether it has been real estate transactions, organizationa documents, or general business matters, Mike has always been a great asset. Very comprehensive, efficient, educational, and personable.
Posted by Nicholas | May 20, 2008
Michael has done a great job working with every business I have been involved with. What makes Michael unique is that he looks at business problems from a macro level. Many lawyers resolve complex business problems with even more complex legal solutions; Michael has a knack for developing solutions which save the business time and save considerable legal costs. I would recommend Michael to anyone.
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Posted by Jason | May 19, 2008
Hard Working, Professional, Detail Oriented, Problem Solver
I have been a client of Michael's for almost 5 years. He has shown a keen ability to adapt to many different situations, and always comes through, no matter how daunting his task may be. Beyond just practicing law, Michael is an astute businessman, and proven entrepreneur. In my opinion it is these traits and skill sets that make him the most effective attorney to handle any business or contract matters. People are sometimes afraid to work with an attorney that is not part of a huge firm, but I have found Michael to be absolutely capable, and an exceptional value. I HIGHLY recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2012
Agressive tactics to collect unerned fees
I hired Gottlieb to renegotiate a lease that was about to expire. He indicated that he had been communicating with my landlord and the lease was just in the bag. I spent several thousands of dollars in improvements in anticipation of the renewal of my lease to find out that Mr. Gootlieb had not suceeded in obtaining an extension of my lease after all. All the money spent in tenant improvements were lost. The landlord demanded immidiate surrender of premises at end of lease. Mr. Gottlieb still demamded his fee for services and threatened to sue me for his fee if not paid in full. Add insult to injury.
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Response from Michael Gottlieb September 15, 2012
This review is fabricated and should be disregarded. That is, I have not had a client for whom I was unable to renew a lease when desired, and to whom I threatened to sue for fees. I suspect that this review was posted by a pro se defendant in a collection matter that I am currently handling.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 325-325 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Michael B Gottlieb, PC
  • 2003 - Present


  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2002
  • Portland State University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • Beavers PCL Baseball LLC v Mark Byrum et al
  • Barrich Inc. v Voodoo Lounge, LLC et al
  • CIDA, Inc. v Sterling Restaurants and Consulting, Inc.
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  • Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Animal Law Section of Oregon State Bar
  • Treasurer
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Oregon State Bar, Animal Law Section
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Mortgage Bankers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Registered Securities Principal (series 7, 63, 24)
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2012
  • LexisNexis
  • TimeMatters Certified Consultant
  • 2003 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse Michael
Business Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Gottlieb is an excellent advocate. He has a gift for creative problem solving and leaves no option left unexplored to achieve the best results for his clients."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael is very professional and competent. As opposing counsel, he advocated well for his client, was knowledgeable of his case, and proposed good resolutions."
Business Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael is an experienced, knowledgeable business attorney who we rely upon for answering the most difficult of legal questions, especially those on the subjects of real estate or business transactions. We happily refer our clients to Michael with complete confidence. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Michael adn worked with him for many years. He has always practiced with a high degree of competence and professionalism. Michael works with a variety of clientele from restaurants to banks and represents them all with skill and efficiency."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Michael Gottlieb was easy to work with and had timely, accurate advice."
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