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I  advise and represent project owners, designers, contractors and construction managers on all aspects of private and public construction and supply contracting. My practice includes drafting and negotiating construction and design contracts, assisting clients on day-to day project issues and dispute resolution, including mediation, domestic and international arbitration (including ICC) and litigation. I have prosecuted and defended a range of multimillion-dollar complex construction disputes involving contractor terminations, differing site conditions claims, delay and change order claims, design and construction defect litigation and lien claims. I counsel clients on procurement issues, including contract reviews, bid protests, navigating the FARs and local regulations unique to public contracting, and preparing claims including requests for equitable adjustment.


Languages spoken: English, German

Practice areas


  1. Construction: 50%
  2. Litigation: 25%
  3. Government Contracts: 25%

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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

1300 SW Fifth Avenue
Suite 2400
Portland, OR, 97201-5630


DCActive 200107/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateSeyfarth Shaw LLP2003 - 2008
Staff AttorneyClaims Resolutions Tribunal2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
German-American School of PortlandVice President of Board2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember, Forum on Construction IndustryN/A
Association of General ContractorsMember, Legal Operating Committee, Oregon Columbia ChapterN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Changes and Delay ClaimN/A
Defective Design/Construction DisputeN/A
Changes and Delay ClaimN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Daily Journal of Commerce OregonGovernment contracting: An opportunity in a down economy2012
Daily Journal of Commerce OregonPPPs: An opportunity to jump-start infrastructure projects in a down economy2011
Daily Journal of Commerce OregonNavigating the waters of insurance policies for condo construction projects2010
Daily Journal of Commerce OregonOne question: Where did all the money go?2009
The Construction LawyerJoint Defense Agreements Between Owners and Design Professionals2009
Construction Law HandbookContracting for International Construction Workers2009
Pace International Law ReviewThe Telmex Saga Continues: Foreign Investor's Expectations and Realizations in the Struggle to Compete in the Mexican Telecommunications Market2002
Brigham Young University Journal of Public LawThe CIA and Covert Operations: To Disclose or Not to Disclose- That is the Question2002
ReviewMichigan State University-Detroit College of Law International Law JournalPrincz v. Federal Republic of Germany: A Holocaust Survivor's Struggle to Bring Germany to Justice Continues2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterInternational and Comparative LawLL.M - Master of Laws2002
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of VermontPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Salem Contractors ExchangeOregon Construction Lien Law2011