Ty K. Wyman, Partner

Ty Wyman has spent the past 20 years representing clients caught up in Oregon’s unique land use system.  His practice (“about half law and half politics,” as he describes it) includes presenting applications to city and county hearing bodies for all types of entitlement (e.g. permits, plan amendments, Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) expansions). He regularly briefs and argues cases before Oregon’s Land Use Board of Appeals.  He has particular experience in issues related to railroad operations.

Ty is a frequent contributor to Dunn Carney Natural Resources Updates.  He is also a member of Dunn Carney’s Real Estate and Land Use team and Agriculture & Natural Resources team.

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 1992
  • Washington, 2005


  • University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 1992
  • University of California, B.A., Psychology, 1987


Representative Cases

  • Dolan v. City of Tigard, 114 S.Ct. 2309 (U.S. Or. 1994)

 Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Agri-Tourism: How Farm stands became a legal football (and how you can avoid being tacked), Dunn Carney Ag Summit, Jan. 2014
  • Land Use Law: Current Issues in Subdivision, Annexation and Zoning Seminar sponsored by National Business Institute, Dec. 2012
  • “Land Use Update- The Industrial Lands Bill of 2011 and the Status of the UGB,” Ticor Title, Nov. 2011
  • “SB766 and the Industrial Market,” Panel Discussion at Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Luncheon, Sept. 2011
  • “What Metro’s Vision of the Region’s Future Means for Commercial Real Estate,” Ticor Title, August 2009
  • “Land Divisions: How the Government Regulates the Creation of New Units of Land,” National Business Institute Seminar, 2008
  • “Sustainable Development; Incentives in Local Zoning Codes,” Real Estate Development and Finance Seminar, 2005
  • “Measure 37-The Nuts and Bolts and What’s Next,” numerous presentations in 2005
  • “Metro Goal 5: Recent Developments on Stream Setbacks,” Ticor Title, May 2002
  • “ODOT & Metro: New Sheriffs in the Town of Commercial Real Estate,” Pacific NW Title, April 2002
  • “Salmon in the Northwest,” The Seminar Group, October 2000
  • “ESA/Goal 5 Summit,” Westside Economic Alliance, June 2000
  • “Road & Access Law in Oregon,” National Business Institute, June 2000

Professional Associations

  • Oregon State Bar, Real Estate and Land Use Section, Member
  • Washington State Bar
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Commercial Association of Realtors, Affiliate Member
  • Westside Economic Alliance, Member
  • Lloyd Transportation Management Association, Board of Directors, 2004-Present

Community Activities

  • Sellwood Junior Baseball, Board of Directors, President 2011-Present (Board President, 2011-2014)
  • Open Meadow Alternative School, Board of Directors, 2000-2010 (Board President, 2008-2010)
  • Childswork Learning Center, Board of Directors, 2001-2009
  • Portland Parks & Recreation, Budget Advisory Committee, 2009-2011

Ty K. Wyman


  • Tel: 503.417.5478
  • Fax: 503.224.7324

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