Our family have been heavily involved in Portland real estate for the past century. Over the years, some family members have become shared owners of various properties. A few of the family have gradually become impossible to work with unless everyone is willing to totally accept their leadership in making decisions. The other owners are unwilling to comply for various valid reasons. Struggles for control appear with attorneys on several sides. The legal bills become huge as people fight fiercely.
Early last year, another battle was brewing over another Portland property. Luckily, we discovered Terry Scannell. He quickly assessed our situation, our co-owners and their counsel, and proposed a viable path to resolution.
As anticipated, the other side proved to be difficult. As usual, their solutions were lop sided. Their attorneys were next to impossible. Through all of this, Terry persevered and enabled us to reach an outstanding solution without our usual amount of large aggravation. He is easily one of the most creative attorneys that we have ever worked with. His skills at working efficiently with opposing counsel are amazing.
Terry is bright, creative, articulate, practical and honest. Invariably, he has several possible solutions to every problem. Also, he is tenacious but flexible. He deserves great credit for creating a smooth, profitable exit from our owning a minority interest in a property where the other owners were truly impossible to live with.
Our situation was far more complicated than we can easily express. However, he did a fantastic job for us. We can strongly recommend him as an efficient and economical problem solver.