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Karen Mari Takishita Nashiwa

Real estate Attorney at Lake Oswego, OR

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 14 years
    Washington - WA 16 years
    Hawaii - HI 17 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State HI
    Acquired 2006
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Karen

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Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    Commercial real estate

  2. Business


Nashiwa Law, LLC
5200 Meadows Road, Suite 150
Lake Oswego, OR, 97035


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Ana | June 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
I have hired Karen as our Corporate Real Estate attorney. We work with her on a regular basis, and could not be more pleased. Karen is personable, responsive, efficient and all around an incredible counselor that offers valuable guidance for our Business Operations. We have worked together on several cases so far, and everytime, she was timely, thorough and provided us with the best solutions for the issues at hand. I highly recommend working with Karen.
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Posted by Tanya | June 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Karen Nashiwa is a great attorney! Karen has helped me over the last six years with a variety of legal needs. In 2014, she provided the legal documents (contract, promissory note, non-compete) and advice I needed to successfully sell my CPA practice. In May of 2015, she provided more legal documents and advice when we amended the 2014 promissory note. She has also reviewed office leases, employment contracts, and contract assignments for me personally and my CPA practice. She formed my legal entity, a Professional Corporation. Additionally, she provided even more guidance (and chicken soup!) when I was injured in a car accident. Karen has advised numerous clients in the past as well. She is very intelligent, patient, and kind. It has always been my pleasure to recommend Karen Nashiwa!
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Posted by Mitchell | June 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Karen is a very impressive attorney, and a wonderful person. I couldn't be happier with the legal work she performed for our family. Her work is exemplary and performed to the highest standard. I would highly recommend Karen if you need an attorney, or seek legal advice.
Posted by Erick | May 23, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Attorney Karen Nashiwa
Karen is one of those rare breed of attorneys who have the legal education and knowledge, but also the practical know how to put it all into practice. She further has a personality, and a good one at that. The combination makes her an extremely effective attorney. I have both worked with Karen, and sought her counsel on business matters over the course of the last several years. I have always found her to be thoughtful, interested, engaged, and prepared to handle anything that comes up. Finally, as noted above, Karen is not just a very smart attorney, but she has those critical skills which are necessary to take a deposition, attend a mediation, handle a motion hearing, or conduct a jury trial. She is a rare attorney indeed, and she has my full recommendation.
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  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (8)
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Real estate Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Karen for over a year and was consistently impressed with her dedication to her clients and passion for their issues. She has broad experience in real estate issues that will benefit any potential clients that come her way."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Karen is a outstanding attorney who provides professional, efficient, and effective advocacy on behalf of her clients. Karen has a reputation as a caring, funny, and hard-working attorney in the Oregon legal community. It has always been a pleasure to work with her and I would highly recommend her as an attorney to any one looking for real estate and business law help!"
Business Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Karen is a careful and compassionate lawyer. She has a great personality and a wealth of experience."
Business Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Karen since she was staff counsel at GEICO. I have observed her in trial and know her to be an excellent trial lawyer. I have no doubt her keen mind and easy likability make her as good a real estate and business attorney as she is an outstanding civil litigator."
Business Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've worked with and against Karen Nashiwa for several years. She is quite competent, diligent on her cases, and a pleasure to work with. I give her my highest recommendation."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Karen is my go-to lawyer for real estate matters in the Pacific Northwest. I have referred clients and local colleagues who have real estate concerns in Oregon. Karen is easy to work with and a born problem solver."
Business Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Karen is a competent, thoughtful and conscientious attorney. She impressed me as my opponent in litigation so much that I now refer clients to her. Any real estate or business clients would be lucky to have Karen on their side."
Real estate Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Nashiwa is a smart, driven, and caring professional. She is an excellent listener and has a good ability to connect with her clients. Ms. Nashiwa professionally has a valuable mix of experience with transactional and litigation matters, which affords her clients a unique benefit of getting to view a matter from all angles to assess the best and most reasonable outcome. I would not hesitate to recommend Ms. Nashiwa for any real estate and business related legal matter."
Real estate Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Karen and I have worked together on many legal matters, and had occasion to work against one another on at least a few. I know Karen to be both an experienced and tenacious advocate for her clients. She is an attorney who knows when it is appropriate to resolve a dispute amicably and when it becomes necessary to initiate or defend a lawsuit to further her client's rights. She is an undeniably skilled attorney to whom I would not hesitate to refer my friends and colleagues."
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Lake Oswego Real estate Lawyer Karen Mari Takishita Nashiwa
Karen Mari Takishita Nashiwa
Real estate Attorney
Lake Oswego, OR
Licensed for 17 years