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J Christopher Minor

Real estate Attorney at Newport, OR

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  • Licensed for 56 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1967
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J Christopher Minor
236 W Olive St
PO Box 510
Newport, OR, 97365

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Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2008
Potential CC&R Violation issues in a South Lincoln County community
In late 2006 a developer proposed a large residenial/commercial development in a South Lincoln County community. The proposed development included multiple residential structures that would be located on lots that are CC&R limited to 1 living unit per lot. Additionally, several residential structures were proposed to be situated above commercial structures on Commercially Zoned lots (lying within the CC&R area). Many of these living unts were proposed to have heights that exceed the CC&R residential height limitation of 16-feet. Mr Minor's first question of us was "Have your CC&Rs been continuously enforced?" Following our "yes" answer, he stated that the wording of the CC&Rs (specifically limiting residential structures to 16-feet height above average natural grade - irrespective of whether these structures are located on Residential or Commercial Lots within the CC&R area), coupled with numerous and supporting precident cases, placed us a winnable position, should the developer go ahead with his proposed deveopment and violate our CC&Rs. Mr Minor wrote the developer, clearly advising him of the perilous position that he was in. The developer had earlier gained approval of the Community's Planning Commission, which had chosen to avoid challenging him on traffic impact, density and other concerns voiced that had earlier been voiced by dozens of nearby property owners and other citizens. Mr Minor's understanding of the law as it bears on CC&R and Zoning issues was most impressive -- as was his candor in asking the first question "Have your CC&Rs been continuously enforced?" -- and explainig that the community's ability to prevail in this case was dependent on prior enforcement of the prior enforcement of the covenents.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 240-240 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lawyer
  • Minor, Bandonis & Haggerty PC (predecessors)
  • 1969 - Present

Education

  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1967
  • Santa Clara University
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Miller v Miller
  • We prevailed
  • Franklin v. Spencer
  • We prevailed
  • SOUTH BEACH MARINA, INC., Appellant, Port of Newport, Intervenor/Appellant, v. DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
  • We prevailed
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Associations

  • Oregon City Attorneys Association
  • President
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Oregon Real Estate and Land Use Section
  • Chairperson
  • 1986 - 1987

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Award for service to the Section and real estate practice
  • Real Estate and Land Use Section, Oregon State Bar
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer
  • News Times Newspaper-Reader's Choice
  • 2013
  • Special Service Award
  • Oregon City Attorneys Association
  • 2008

Publications

  • Course Materials-NBI CLE on Legal Descriptions, Title Insurance and Surveys in Real Estate Transactions
  • Surveying Skills for the Real Estate Attorney
  • 2014
  • Oregon Real Estate and Land Use Digest
  • Statute of Limitations in Construction Defect Case
  • 2014
  • Real Estate and Land Use 2010
  • 2009-10 Case Law Update
  • 2010
  • Oregon bar association publication
  • Best of the List Serve
  • 2010
  • Real Estate and Land Use 2009
  • The Best of the List Serve
  • 2009
  • 2008 Real Estate and Land Use Section CLE Materials
  • Subprime Fallout
  • 2008
  • Real Estate and Land Use Section Digest
  • Several Articles on Prescriptive Easements
  • 2006
  • CLE Materials for RELU Section
  • Various Materials, Multiple Years
  • N/A
  • CLE Materials, OSB PLF
  • Traps in Real Estate Practice
  • N/A
  • CLE Materials, Oregon City Attys Assn
  • Varous Materials, Mulitple Years
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Descriptions, Title Insurance and Surveys in Real Estate Transactions
  • Surveying Skills for the Real Estate Attorney
  • 2014
  • Oregon Paralegal Annual Meeting
  • Foreclosure Law
  • 2012
  • Real Estate and Land Use Section Annual Meeting
  • 2009-10 Case Law Update
  • 2010
  • PLSO 2010 Conference
  • Real Estate and Land Use Law and Effects on the Land Surveyor
  • 2010
  • OSB Real Property CLE
  • Best of the List Serve
  • 2010
  • Real Estate and Land Use 2009
  • Best of the List Serve
  • 2009
  • 2008 Real Estate and Land Use Section CLE 2008
  • The Subprime Fallout
  • 2008
  • RELU annual CLE (multiple years)
  • Various Real Estate Law Topics
  • N/A
  • PLF Continuing Legal Education
  • Real Estate Traps
  • N/A
  • OCAA Annual CLE (multiple years)
  • Municipal Law Issues
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
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General practice Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"With decades of solid experience and praise from other attorneys who know his knowledge and work he has done, along with several hundreds of published answers to questions at Avvo.com, anyone can see that attorney Minor knows the law and makes sure his clients do too. When it comes to business law, if you have a question, he is your answer. I recommend him to you."
Real estate Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Minor is a very experienced attorney who is also a very prolific advocate for Avvo. He has submitted a large number of responses to Avvo community posed questions in a very analytical and knowledgeable manner. Should you need an attorney specializing in his field, I would highly recommend that you procure his services."
Real estate Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He's truly outstanding."
Newport Real estate Lawyer J Christopher Minor
J Christopher Minor
Real estate Attorney
Newport, OR
Licensed for 56 years