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Real Estate

From acquisition, sales, leasing, and tax free exchanges to wetlands mitigation, development and project leadership, we keep our client’s goals in clear focus. And our practical understanding of real estate ownership, development and operation provides key value-added experience and expertise to your professional team.

Sustainable Development

We provide project oversight and coordination, integrating green building technology and sustainable practices in the operation of real estate assets.

Work outs

We represent lenders, owners, investors, tenants, loan servicers and receivers in transactions related to bank owned properties and distressed real property secured loans. We also provide trustee services relating to foreclosure proceedings on behalf of institutional and private lenders.

Land Use

We advise and advocate for our clients through all phases of public land use review, zoning, planning, development and permitting strategies. We appear at hearings and before planning commissions, city councils, county commissions, Land Use Board of Appeal ("LUBA"), administrative officers and hearing boards, in mediations and arbitrations and at all state and federal courts. We draw upon years of experience to obtain local land use permits and other state and federal permits and entitlements necessary to successfully develop real property.

Condemnation

We vigorously represent land owners in condemnation and inverse condemnation proceedings resulting from governmental takings. We negotiate settlements and when necessary provide vigilant advocacy in court to obtain "just compensation" for property taken by the government.

Real Estate Finance and Securities

We represent tenants-in-common ("TIC") in the restructuring of asset holdings as well as organizers of new and established real estate investment funds. We provide counsel to developers and investment advisors concerning acquisition of capital and compliance with state and federal regulatory law.

Public-Private Partnerships

We coordinate and facilitate relationships between private land owners and public entities to create win-win strategies relating to real estate development. We serve as legal architects to design creative strategies incorporating public and private financing alternatives to establish development infrastructure and common improvements.

Business Formations and Operating Support

We provide strategic counsel to new and reorganizing for profit and non-profit entities including formation, compliance and annual maintenance services.

Mergers and Acquisitions

We represent buyers and sellers in the acquisition or disposition of assets or entire business entities. We provide strategic counsel concerning recommended structure of acquisitions and dispositions. We design and document the transaction with clarity and a focus on effective communication.

Litigation and ADR

We provide vigilant, effective advocacy focused to achieve desired goals/results. We are experienced with a wide range of tribunals including all local state and federal courts, the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") and the Arbitration Service of Portland. Our attorneys are licensed to practice in many western states including: Oregon, Washington, California, Utah and Arizona.

Administrative Law

We navigate through the complex world of administrative regulations and proceedings involving local, state and federal governments. We appear before regulatory boards and commissions as well as in contested case hearings, and before administrative hearing officers.

Government Relations

We understand the nuances and dynamics of our political system and maintain key relationships among local, state and federal officials to assist our clients. We strategically assess opportunities to make or modify law in the legislative and rule making process, and provide diplomatic advocacy when the need requires.

Employment and Health Care

We represent employers in establishing and maintaining lawful and effective practices in employer/employee policies. We represent health care institutions in compliance activities and with the creation of systems and protocols associated with effective health care delivery.

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