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Kimball H Ferris

Real estate Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1978
    Active No misconduct found

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About Kimball

Learn Kimball’s areas of practice.

Kimball has practiced in the Portland, Oregon, area since 1978, emphasizing domestic and international business, finance, and real estate issues. He works closely with senior business executives and high-net-worth individuals in resolving their legal issues and concerns with creative and innovative approaches.

Kimball’s practice areas and experiences as outside general counsel include working both as a team leader and as a team member, providing advice and counsel on a wide and diverse variety of business transactional matters, including representing:

  • Buyers and sellers of businesses (from Fortune 100 to small retail, commercial, and professional companies, including cross-border transactions).
  • Institutional and private lenders and borrowers in the documentation of acquisition, construction, and take-out financing (in the real estate context); operating line, term loan, and related loan facilities (in the commercial context); workout and foreclosure practice related to problem loans; and fund-raising for start-ups.
  • Developers, investors, property owners, managers, landlords, and tenants in real estate development projects; industrial, office, commercial, and agricultural leases; condominium and homeowner association organization, maintenance, and dispute-resolution matters; golf-course development, operation, and sale; and the resolution of environmental and land use problems.
  • Business owners, high-net-worth individuals, and CEOs in entity selection and organization, capital raising, ongoing licensing and distribution arrangements, business and succession planning, negotiating executive employment agreements, and working with specialists to resolve tax, intellectual property, environmental, land use, entertainment, and sports law issues.
  • Cooperative utilities and privately owned start-up renewable energy companies and organizations (including torrefied biomass and hydrokinetic ocean energy projects) with transactional business advice and counsel.


Kimball H Ferris
3400 U.S Bancorp Tower
111 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR, 97204

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Posted by David | January 2, 2015
Super-sharp and very efficient
I've consulted with Kimball for a variety of smaller projects and one large one (selling my business in 2012). I cannot recommend him highly enough -- he is a calming influence and although Miller Nash is not cheap, you definitely get what you pay for in terms of expertise and problem-solving.


  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Miller Nash Graham & Dunn
  • 2011 - Present


  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • University of Massachusetts
  • MA - Masters
  • 1975
  • University of Massachusetts
  • MA - Masters
  • 1974
  • Yale University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1969
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  • Oregon State Bar, Real Estate and Land Use Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Multnomah County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Oregon State Bar, International Law Section
  • Executive Committee
  • 2008 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Oregon Super Lawyer
  • Oregon Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Oregon Super Lawyer
  • Oregon Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Oregon Super Lawyer
  • Oregon Super Lawyers
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Oregon State Bar
  • Millennial Bug
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
Endorse Kimball
Business Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kimball Ferris is an excellent lawyer. I was lucky to have him on my team for a very complicated matter. He is a great resource for complex business issues!"
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Portland Real estate Lawyer Kimball H Ferris
Kimball H Ferris
Real estate Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 45 years
Free Consultation