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From personal estate planning and taxes to commercial real estate, business and litigation, Dunn Carney attorneys, paralegals and staff collaborate across practice areas to provide coordinated, cost-effective service. Clients can count on the same high level of personalized counsel and expert guidance throughout the firm. Based out of our office in downtown Portland, we work with businesses and individuals across Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California and beyond.

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Robert L. Allen

Senior Counsel

Robert Allen has practiced law in Portland since 1965. He specializes in corporate law and complex litigation, with particular emphasis on business proprietary rights, unfair competition, and shareholder disputes; agriculture, natural resources and water law rights; all aspects of complex commercial litigation; and advocacy for businesses in legislation and government relations.

Bob’s experience spans a variety of industries, including small and large business operations, corporate governance, and global supply chain management/transactions.

He served as Managing Partner of Dunn Carney 1994-2011 and is rated by Super Lawyers.

Admissions

Oregon, 1965

U.S. District Court District of Oregon

U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit

U.S. Tax Court

U.S. Supreme Court

Education

University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, LL.B., 1965

Stanford University, A.B., Russian History, 1960

Professional Affiliations

Oregon State Bar

Multnomah Bar Association

American Bar Association

Arlington Club

Chess for Success, Past President

Dunn Carney attorney Kenneth S. Antell is based in Portland, Oregon.

Kenneth S. Antell

Partner
Key Expertise

Real Estate

Contact

503.417.5364

503.224.7324 Fax

Kenneth S. Antell

Jeffrey Bull, Assistant

Ken Antell is a partner in Dunn Carney’s Real Estate Team who focuses on commercial real estate purchase, sale, financing and leasing transactions. He has extensive experience in development, construction and entity structuring in real property transactions. During his more than 30 years of practice, Ken has represented buyers, sellers, borrowers, lenders, landlords, tenants and other stakeholders in numerous transactions involving high-profile shopping centers, office buildings, and industrial and multi-family properties.

Ken has a pragmatic, practical approach that serves his clients well. He recognizes that clients generally expect their transactions to move quickly, and they expect responsiveness, timeliness and efficiency from their legal counsel. Ken’s consistent and long-standing industry recognition shows that he brings these elements to every transaction he handles.

When he’s not in the office, Ken enjoys spending time with his family and their dogs outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

Admissions

Oregon, 1986

Washington, 1993

U.S. District Court District of Oregon, 1988

Education

University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 1986

University of Michigan, B.A., 1981

Representative Matters

Lead counsel for Retail Opportunity Investments Corp., a publicly traded real estate investment trust, in its acquisition of more than 60 shopping center properties in Oregon, Washington and California during the past 5 years with a total acquisition price of approximately $1.5 billion.

Represented the seller in the sale of an industrial/flex property located in Durham, Oregon in 2016 with a sale price of $6.7 million

Represented the seller of a multi-family property in Camas, Washington for a sale price of $16 million in 2016

Represented the seller of a multi-family low-income housing tax credit project in Vancouver, Washington in a supplemental financing in the amount of $2.9 million in 2017

Represented the purchaser of a downtown Portland, Oregon office building with purchase price of $12.6 million in 2016

Represented the seller of two Portland, Oregon area office buildings with a total sale price of $26.4 million in 2016

Presentation Topics

Numerous presentations to attorneys and real estate professionals regarding commercial leasing, financing and real estate purchase and sale transactions

 

Representative Clients

Retail Opportunity Investments Corp.

Melvin Mark Companies

Transpacific dK Investments, LLC

Providence Health & Services

Powell Development Co.

Spring Capital Group

Kimco Realty Corporation

Regency Centers

Industries

Real Estate

Professional Affiliations

Building Owners and Managers Association of Oregon (BOMA), Board Member, 2003-present; BOMA Lease Forms Committee, Chair, 2000-present

Pro Bono Activities

Oregon State Bar Fee Arbitration Program Arbitrator, 2005-present

Honors & Recognitions

Chambers USA, Real Estate, 2003-present

Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate, 2004-present

Oregon Super Lawyers, Real Estate, 2006-present

Kristen N. Baker

Paralegal
Contact

503.607.2721

503.224.7324 Fax

Kristen N. Baker

Kristen Baker, CRP™, OCP is a paralegal with Dunn Carney’s business team. Her work is primarily corporate-based with an emphasis on health care, but with nearly 20 years of legal experience, she provides efficient attorney assistance across practice groups. She also works on litigation, real estate and estate planning matters.

Kristen’s work involves all aspects of client interaction, drafting and reviewing documents, case management, file administration and records organization. She joined Dunn Carney in 2013 and has worked with other Oregon law firms as a legal secretary, legal assistant, bookkeeper and office manager. She has been a speaker about paralegal training and certification at Oregon Paralegal Association and Portland Community College events.

When away from work, Kristen is usually spending time with her husband and son, plotting finishing touches for her recently-built home, or searching for the Pacific Northwest’s best Philly cheesesteak.

Education & Certifications

Oregon Paralegal Association, Oregon Certified Paralegal, 2017

National Federation of Paralegal Associations, CORE Registered Paralegal, 2015

Professional Affiliations

Oregon Paralegal Association, member, 2014-present

National Federation of Paralegal Associations, member, 2014-present

National Association of Legal Secretaries, member, 2015

Sheryl L. Becker

Paralegal
Contact

503.306.5343

503.224.7324 Fax

Sheryl L. Becker

Sheryl Becker supports estate planning and business attorneys. She focuses on the preparation of wills, trusts, and related estate planning documents; trust administration; assisting with the preparation and filing of estate tax returns; and coordinating as needed with state and federal government agencies.

Sheryl assists with gathering financial records in part by coordinating with accountants and other professionals. Her tenacity and attention to detail are extremely helpful when dealing with administrative, governmental and bureaucratic agencies.

Sheryl has worked in the legal industry since 1973, with most of her career spent at Dunn Carney. She uses her friendly demeanor and communication skills to help clients navigate the estate planning and trust administration process. During her decades spent at Dunn Carney, Sheryl has built longstanding relationships with many clients.

When not at work, Sheryl loves to travel; so far, she’s been on 10 cruises with plans for more.

Education & Certifications

Portland Community College, Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies, 1978

Oregon Paralegal Association, member, 2013-present

Jonathan A. Bennett, managing partner and attorney at Portland law firm Dunn Carney.

Jonathan A. Bennett

Partner
Key Expertise

Real Estate

Contact

503.306.5304

503.224.7324 Fax

Jonathan A. Bennett

Cristi Lutjen, Assistant

Jon Bennett, Dunn Carney’s managing partner, has more than 30 years of experience representing clients involved in a variety of businesses on matters ranging from daily operations to significant transactions and disputes. He is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Team, as well as the Construction and Design Team. As managing partner, he chairs the firm’s Executive Committee.

Jon specializes in real estate agreements involving leases, acquisitions, design, development and construction, and has special expertise in the negotiation of American Institute of Architects (AIA) contracts.

His experience in both business and real estate, as well as litigation, has given him a practical sense of business reality that helps him get clients to the transactional “finish line” while limiting expense.

In 2014, Jon was elected to a three-year term as a board member for Habitat for Humanity Portland Metro/East; he was reelected to another three-year term in 2017.

Outside the office, Jon is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys skiing, golfing, hiking and biking with his family and friends.

Admissions

Oregon, 1986

Washington, 1988

U.S. District Court, 1986

Education

University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 1986

University of Oregon, B.S., Finance, 1981; Honors: Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

 

Published Work

Adjusting to the New Economy, Oregon Business Magazine, 2015

Presentations

The Letter of Intent in Commercial Leases, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, 2016

Construction Default Rights and Remedies, The Seminar Group, 2015

Legal Issues in Commercial Credit Applications, Parr Lumber Company, 2014

Construction Liens in Oregon and Washington, Parr Lumber Company, 2013

Representative Clients

Bora Architects

CRG/Clayco, Inc.

Hammer and Hand

Gerding/Edlen Development Company

Mt. Hood Meadows

New & Neville Real Estate Services

Parr Lumber Company

Portland Winterhawks

TVA Architects

Professional Associations

SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors), Legal sponsor, 2014-present

Multnomah County Bar Association, 1986-present

Oregon State Bar Board of Bar Examiners, member, 1997-1999

Community Organizations

Habitat for Humanity, Board Member, 2014-present

Honors & Recognitions

Best Lawyers, Real Estate Law, 2016-present

Super Lawyers, 2009-present

Timothy J. Bernasek, agriculture and land use attorney in Portland, Oregon.

Timothy J. Bernasek

Partner

Tim Bernasek focuses on agriculture and natural resources law, as well as administrative, real estate, employment, and business law. He leads Dunn Carney’s Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Team, sponsor of the firm’s popular annual Ag Summit. He also heads Dunn Carney’s Government Relations Team.

Each business has a different goal. I try to give clients the flexibility to choose the option that gives them the best outcome for their business.

For nearly 20 years, Tim has honed his legal skills while immersed in the agriculture industry. Prior to joining Dunn Carney, he served as general counsel for the Oregon Farm Bureau Federation, where he developed a legislative strategy with the Governmental Affairs Department and served as the administrator for the Oregon Agricultural Legal Foundation. He is one of the first lawyers in Portland to develop a team approach for addressing the unique legal needs of those within the ag industry.

Tim is adept at getting to the heart of clients’ legal issues, whether they involve employment, land use, real estate or contract matters, or dealing with state or federal agencies, including U.S. Department of Labor and its “hot goods” authority.

He provides clients with alternatives they can understand and evaluate themselves, enabling them to make the most effective decisions for their businesses.

Within Dunn Carney, Tim serves on the Executive Committee and is a member of the Employment and Real Estate/Land Use Teams.

Tim and his wife Poppy live in Portland with their children. In his spare time, Tim enjoys fly fishing and hiking throughout the Northwest and particularly in Montana.

Admissions

Oregon, 1999

Washington, 2011

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington

U.S. District Court Western District of Washington

U.S. District Court District of Oregon

Education

Willamette University School of Law, J.D., 1998;  Atkinson School of Management, M.B.A., 1998

Willamette University, B.S., Business Economics, 1993

Representative Matters

Employment

Jackeline Rondin-Rios et al v. 4 B Farms, Inc.

Pan-American Berry Growers, LLC, et al v. Thomas E. Perez and United States Department of Labor

Laura Rivera-Rivera v. MJ’s Labor Services, Inc et al

EEOC v. Holiday Specialtrees, LLC

Business

Hawes v. DeVos

Real Estate

Bill Case Farms, Inc v. CT Benton LLC, Paul Kuehne

Presentations

Responding to Sexual Harassment Claims on the Farm, Dunn Carney Ag Summit, January 2018

Preparing for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Oregon Farm Bureau, February 2017 and July 2017

Lawsuit — Now What?, wafla Labor Conference, February 2017

Practical Advice from Attorneys Who Have Gone Through the Process: How to Prepare Your Client for Litigation, AALA Annual Educational Symposium, October 2016

How to Avoid a Hot Goods Mess During a DOL Investigation; and Top 10 tips for Being Prepared for DOL Investigation, Washington Farm Bureau Hot Goods Seminars, April 20, 2016

Paid Sick Leave Update, Oregon State Bar Agricultural Law Section, November 2015

Hot Goods – Down the Rabbit Hole with the US Department of Labor, Oregon Blueberry Conference, January 2015

Willamette Valley Farm Labor Update, Ag Advisor, January 2015

Farm Labor Update, Dunn Carney Ag Summit, January 2015

Presentation Topics

Real Estate

Farm Stands

Employment

Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Litigation

Professional Affiliations

Western Resources Legal Center Board

Farm Employers Education and Legal Defense Service (FEELDS), founder 2000; legal service provider for farm labor cases

Oregon State Bar, Real Estate and Land Use, Business Law, Labor and Employment, and Agricultural Law Sections, Member

Community Organizations

Willamette University Alumni Board, 2009-2015

Dorchester Board, President, 2012-2013

Oregon State University, adjunct instructor, undergraduate agricultural law, 2006

Samantha K. Blair

Paralegal
Contact

503.417.5377

503.224.7324 Fax

Samantha K. Blair

Samantha Blair is a paralegal with Dunn Carney LLP’s Litigation Team. She works primarily in construction defect, personal injury, insurance defense and employment.

Samantha is skilled in all areas of complex litigation, including document analysis, case organization, database management and trial support activities.

Education & Certifications

National Federation of Paralegal Associations, CORE Registered Paralegal, 2014

Western Oregon University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science, 2011

Professional Affiliations

Oregon Paralegal Association, Vice President, 2016-present; Programs Co-Chair, 2017-present; Pro Bono Co-Chair, 2015-2017; Public Relations Co-Chair, 2013-2017; Member, 2011-present

National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Member, 2011-present

Honors & Recognitions

Oregon Paralegal Association President’s Award, 2017

Oregon Paralegal Association Outstanding New Member, 2016

Conner C. Bottomly

Attorney
Contact

503.306.5351

503.224.7324 Fax

Conner C. Bottomly

Karen Osgood, Assistant

David C. Boyer

Attorney
Key Expertise

Business

Real Estate

Contact

503.417.5472

503.224.7324 Fax

David C. Boyer

Mary Jo Williams, Assistant

David Boyer focuses on structuring, drafting and negotiating successful business and real estate deals with an eye to his client’s bottom line. He is a member of Dunn Carney’s Real Estate Team and Business Team.

David works with individuals and commercial businesses to obtain favorable agreements in complex residential, commercial and industrial transactions. He draws on his experience representing institutional lenders – including multi-national banks, credit unions and loan servicers – to help clients identify issues and navigate financing in acquisitions, transfers, refinancing and investment strategies.

David has steered numerous complex real estate matters in sticky public and political environments to earn winning resolutions for his clients. He brings a practiced eye to advising landowners on strategic positioning in sales, permitting, financing and commercial and residential disputes.

Outside the office, David enjoys playing futsal (Brazilian style soccer) with his two kids and wife, biking throughout the Northwest, and making time to cook elaborate meals for his friends and family.

Admissions

Oregon

Education

Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D.

University of Colorado at Boulder, B.A. History, 2006

Representative Matters

Represented a hotel owner in successfully selling their hotel and completing a 1031 exchange for 84-room hotel in Las Vegas.

Successfully defended a landowner against alleged easement violations on their property.

Assisted in the disposition of numerous shopping centers throughout Oregon, Washington and California for a national real estate investment trust.

Assisted a regional bank in the investigation and expansion of residential lending throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Foreclosed a multi-million dollar property, establishing a receivership and managing the property prior to foreclosure and evictions.

Counseled a startup development company on angel investment structure and negotiations.

Published Work

“Letter from the President – Centennial Celebrations,” The Advocate, Fall 2015

“Informal Mentoring: An Invitation,” The Advocate, Spring 2014

“Jumping Priority in Oregon Foreclosures: Condominium Association Liens,” USFN – Mortgage Banking, Fall 2013

The Oregon Business Law blog, practical advice for Oregon businesses

 

Industries

Real Estate

Practice Areas

Business

Professional Affiliations

Small Business Legal Clinic, pro bono attorney, 2012-present

Multnomah Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 2012-present

Lewis & Clark Law Alumni Board – Graduate Council, President, Rising Star Committee Chair, 2015-present

Honors and Recognitions

Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017

Jered L. Brown

Paralegal
Contact

503.417.5491

503.224.7324 Fax

Jered L. Brown

Jered Brown is a paralegal with Dunn Carney’s litigation team. He handles complex litigation matters often involving employment, agriculture, catastrophic injuries and contract disputes.

Jered has worked as a paralegal for more than 12 years. His diverse experience working on plaintiff, insurance defense, workers’ compensation and disability matters brings a unique perspective and advantage in helping develop efficient case strategies. He has a sharp eye for ensuring electronic discovery is identified and collected early in a case, and believes that paralegals are an invaluable component to a strong and successful legal team.

Jered enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest and can be found escaping to the San Juan Islands in Washington State several times a year. On long summer evenings, he enjoys kayaking after work and on the weekends.

Education & Certifications

Warner Pacific College, Cum Laude, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, 2013

Western Business College, Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies, 2005

Professional Affiliations

Oregon Paralegal Association; Litigation Specialty Group Co-Chair, 2017-present; Mentor, 2017-present; Website Chair, 2016-present; Board Member, 2016-present; Member, 2013-present

Washington State Paralegal Association, member, 2013 – Present

National Federation of Paralegal Associations, member, 2013 – Present

David J. Buono

Senior Counsel
Contact

503.242.9602

503.224.7324 Fax

David J. Buono

Linda Escobar, Assistant

David Buono has more than 45 years of experience in business, commercial and construction law, as well as probate and estate planning/wills and trusts.

David currently represents clients in business transactions, acquisitions and sales, business formation and organization, private and public construction law including construction liens and bond claims, and drafting of construction and other business agreements, real estate sales, and finance transactions. He also works with clients on estate planning/wills and trusts, and probate administration.

Previously, David was a partner at Lindstedt & Buono P.C. and Buono & Block P.C. where his practice focused on business, commercial, construction, real estate, employment, and estate planning and probate administration.

Admissions

Oregon, 1968

U.S. Federal Court, 1968

U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit, 1970

U.S. District Court District of Oregon, 1970

U.S. Tax Court, 1989

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Education

University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 1968

University of Oregon, B.S., Business Finance, 1965

Representative Clients

Diamond Beall Development, LLC

CESNW, Inc.

Cooper Zietz Engineers, Inc. dba Akana

Grating Fabricators, Inc.

King Retail Solutions, Inc.

Medallion Industries, Inc.

Northwest Earth Movers, Inc.

Olson & Jones Construction Co. Inc.

Iron Partners, LLC

Oregon Sandblasting & Coating, Inc.

Portland Road & Driveway, Inc.

Trashco Services, Inc.

Sellwood Medical Clinic, P.C.

Professional Affiliations

Oregon State Bar, Business Litigation, Construction Law, Real Estate, Employment Law and Probate Law Sections

Multnomah Bar Association, Member

American Bar Association, Member

Melissa F. Busley

Partner

Melissa Busley is an estate planning and tax attorney who joined Dunn Carney LLP in 2007. She enjoys working with clients to address their concerns and developing plans to achieve their goals.

In her estate planning practice, Melissa works with individuals and couples to ensure they have plans tailored to their unique situations, which provides for the management of assets if the client becomes incapacitated and also addresses how to manage and dispose of assets upon death.

Whether creating a complex or simple estate plan, Melissa’s goal is to ensure that the plan is appropriate to her client’s specific needs, and that the client is comfortable with the final outcome. Generally, the plan includes preparation of a will, powers of attorney and documents to address healthcare decisions, but can also include trusts.

Melissa also works with families after the death of a loved one to navigate the administration process.  Whether there is a probate (court supervised administration process), a trust administration, or both, she walks the client through the process by providing an overview and breaking the process down into manageable steps.  If necessary, she assists clients with the preparation of estate tax returns, and dealing with assets that pass by a non-probate transfer mechanism.

In addition to planning and administration work, Melissa works with tax-exempt organizations on operational matters and tax compliance. She assists new organizations in forming and receiving recognition of tax-exempt status.

Alongside her legal credentials, Melissa is a M.O.M. (mother of multiples) and cancer survivor. She loves spending time with her twin daughters, Charlotte and Elsie, her husband Sam, and volunteering with the American Cancer Society. During rare quiet moments, Melissa enjoys spending time with fictional characters, especially those found in books by her favorite author, Jane Austen.

Admissions

Oregon, 2004

Washington, 2009

Education

University of Washington School of Law, Graduate Program in Taxation, LL.M., 2004

University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 2003

Washington State University, B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, 2000

Representative Matters

Estate Planning and Administration

Successfully sought reformation of trusts to prevent unintentional negative tax consequences

Drafted and implemented complex estate plan involving substantial closely held business holdings and significant charitable gifting

Assisted with post-mortem administration consisting of a probate and related trust administration where numerous issues with retirement plan assets had to be navigated. With the assistance of a sophisticated IRA custodian, we were able to ensure that each inherited IRA was properly distributed to avoid tax penalties.

Exempt Organizations

Assisted in formation of new nonprofit corporation and submission of its tax-exemption application for which the IRS granted exemption within a month

Assisted nonprofit in regaining tax-exemption after it was revoked by the IRS

Published Work

Tax Exempt Organizations, Health Law in Oregon (2012), Chapter 10, Oregon State Bar

Oregon Statutory Time Limitations, 4th Edition (July 2010), Contributor, Oregon State Bar

Are you spending too much time at your vacation home?  The IRS may think so and A Charitable Reminder: New Reporting Rule and Other Reminders, Dunn Carney Enews, 2011

Presentations

Learning the Ropes, Oregon State Bar CLE presentation on Estate Planning and Administration, November 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

“Considerations in Estate Planning”, annual federal employee presentation, 2009-present

Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts, Dunn Carney Estate Planning and Administration Seminar Series, May 2012

Ethical Considerations For Exempt Organizations Practitioners, Tax Exempt Organizations From Start to Finish Seminar, October 2011

Probate Administration, National Business Institute CLE programs

 

Professional Associations

Multnomah Bar Association, member

Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLs), member

Dunn Carney LAW (League of Attorney Women), Chair, 2017-present

Community Associations

American Cancer Society, Oregon and Southwest Washington Board of Directors, Member, 2014 – present; Allied Professionals, Chair and Co-founder, 2015- present; Portland Hope Ball, Chair (2011-2013), Venue Committee, Chair (2009-2011), Planning Committee, Member (2013-present)

Full House MOMs and Dads, Member, 2013-present

Honors and Recognitions

CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Taxation of Trusts and Estates; CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Taxation of S Corporations, University of Washington School of Law, Graduate Program in Taxation, 2004

Orlando John Hollis Academic Scholarship; Associate Editor of the Oregon Review of International Law, University of Oregon School of Law, 2002-2003

Outstanding Graduating Senior in College of Liberal Arts, 2000; Outstanding Sophomore in Political Science, 1999; Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Sigma Alpha, Golden Key, and Phi Eta Sigma honor societies, Washington State University

 

 

John H. Chambers

Partner

John Chambers is a partner specializing in commercial, construction and real estate litigation.  With over 25 years’ experience, John has a long and successful track record of obtaining successful results in courtrooms throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.

John also has extensive experience representing material suppliers and contractors in construction lien claims, as well as representing creditors in collection actions, judicial and non-judicial foreclosures, and claims in bankruptcy proceedings.

While John’s courtroom and litigation experience is extensive, he knows that a client’s objectives are often best achieved through early dispute resolution, which often involves the effective use of mediation.  Both in and out of the courtroom, John’s effectiveness is enhanced through both his and the firm’s reputation with judges and attorneys.

In his spare time, John enjoys traveling, skiing, golf, camping, running and college football. While at the University of Michigan, John was a multi-year letter winner in track and cross country.

Admissions

Oregon, 1992

Washington, 2009

California, 1992

U.S. District Court District of Oregon, 1993

Education

University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 1991; Associate Editor, Oregon Law Review, 1990-1991

University of Michigan, B.A., 1987

Representative Matters

John filed suit in Marion County on behalf of a successful farm operation against a global communications tower company, which leased farm property for operation of a 1,000 foot communications tower. During discovery, John determined that the tower company had fraudulently concealed revenue it was required to share with the farm operation.  The jury determined that the tower company had both breached the lease and fraudulently concealed its activities, awarding John’s client over $347,000, to which the court added prejudgment interest of over $311,000, plus attorney fees and costs.

On behalf of an individual, John filed suit in Columbia County against property owners, claiming the property owners had breached an oral agreement to convey an interest in a 76-acre parcel to John’s client. After a two-day trial, the court ruled that John’s client owned 62% of the property, and was entitled to a judgment of approximately $71,000 as his share of proceeds from prior logging operations on the property.  The court also ruled that John’s client could log the remainder of the property to recover the amount due him.

Only six weeks before trial, John took over the representation of a shopping center owner sued for more than $200,000 by contractors who also sought to foreclose the property based on alleged construction liens. After a six-day trial, the court entered a judgment in favor of John’s client, ruling that the two lien claimants were entitled to nothing, and that the shopping center owner was entitled to his reasonable attorney fees and costs.

John’s clients, owners of a stand-alone convenience store, were sued for refusal to relocate their store in a new building their landlord had built on the same property that the convenience store was located. While the lease did require such relocation, during three evidentiary hearings John obtained rulings that prevented the landlord from relocating the convenience store into an unfavorable, low-visibility space.  Ultimately, the landlord was forced to relocate the convenience store to an area of the new building with much greater visibility and access.

When the owners of one of Portland’s landmark restaurants were suddenly and physically locked out of their restaurant by their landlord in the middle of the night, based on alleged breaches of the lease, followed by the landlord’s efforts to hire all of their employees, John filed a lawsuit in Multnomah County on behalf of the restaurant and immediately obtained a restraining order, and then a preliminary injunction, preventing the take-over of the restaurant by the landlord. A favorable settlement was reached shortly thereafter allowing the restaurant to continue its operation.

In an action filed in Clackamas County against John’s client, a general contractor, plaintiff alleged that John’s client had defectively constructed their home in Happy Valley, Oregon, seeking substantial damages. After a four-day trial, the court denied plaintiff’s claims in their entirety, awarding them nothing, and awarding John’s client their attorney fees and costs.

Presentations

Working with Legal Counsel, Speaker, 2014 Construction Industry Summit for Associated Builders and Contractors

 

Professional Affiliations

Oregon State Bar, Construction Law, Litigation and Real Estate and Land Use Sections, Member

Multnomah Bar Association, Member

Building Materials and Dealer’s Association

Oregon Remodeler’s Association

Kelley D. Chaney

Paralegal
Contact

503.242.9621

503.224.7324 Fax

Kelley D. Chaney

Kelley Chaney joined Dunn Carney LLP in 2012 as a complex litigation paralegal; she has more than two decades of experience working in the legal field. Kelley assists attorneys in all aspects of case management, discovery and trial preparation. She has extensive experience in employment law, traumatic brain injury cases, business litigation, insurance defense and personal injury litigation.

Kelley specializes in managing e-discovery by applying innovative ESI strategies. She tackles e-discovery early in the case, starting with developing a targeted defensible plan for identification, preservation, and collection. Kelley’s experience allows her to balance the use of the latest technology with a practical evaluation of cost-effective alternatives tailored for each case.

Active in the pro bono community, Kelley believes that paralegals have a unique set of skills that can benefit the equal access to justice goals of the legal community. Her passion is to continue matching appropriate pro bono and community service opportunities with suitable volunteer paralegals.

Education & Certifications

National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam, 2006

Portland State University, B.S. Administration of Justice, 1996

College of Legal Arts,  Paralegal Certificate, 1992

Professional Affiliations

Oregon Paralegal Association, Board Member, Pro Bono Co-Chair, former President

National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Pro Bono Co-Coordinator

George J. "Jack" Cooper

Of Counsel
Key Expertise

Employment & Employee Benefits

Antitrust

Contact

503.306.5323

503.224.7324 Fax

George J. "Jack" Cooper

Karen Osgood, Assistant

Jack Cooper specializes in antitrust and employment law at Dunn Carney. In his antitrust practice, he routinely counsels clients to ensure compliance with rapidly evolving standards, including pricing and distribution policies. He also is regularly involved in litigation, including several cases that have gone to the United States Supreme Court addressing group boycotts and monopolization. For many years Jack has worked closely with the credit industry on antitrust issues, and regularly attends meetings of national industry credit groups.

Jack has worked closely with clients on employment-related issues throughout his career, a period in which employers have experienced revolutionary increases in workplace complexities and resulting potential liabilities. He is regularly involved in addressing and resolving a wide range of issues, including those involving disability, age, race, sex, harassment/hostile work environment, and other statutory employment discrimination claims, together with wage and hour compliance, and drug/alcohol testing.

Jack also assists in the structuring and implementation of troublesome employment separations, particularly at high executive levels. He has specialized expertise in the drafting and enforcement of non-competition and trade secrets restrictions in employment settings.

Jack recognizes that workable employment policies and solutions vary widely from one workplace to another. To implement and maintain individualized programs that are practical and workable, Jack takes the time to get to know each of his clients and their workforces.  Through this process, he has become an integral part of many HR departments and management teams.

Jack has been with Dunn Carney his entire legal career, joining the firm in 1972. For many years, he served as a practice group leader for the Firm and as a member of its Executive Committee.

When not in the office, Jack tries his best not to be a lawyer. He and his wife enjoy spending time on the Oregon Coast and visiting grandchildren. He is also an avid baseball fan and an even more avid (if not irrational) supporter of Duke basketball.

Admissions

Oregon, 1972

U.S. District Court District of Oregon

U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit, 1977

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

U.S. Supreme Court

Education

Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1972

Willamette University, B.S., Political Science, 1969

Published Work

Supreme Court Relaxes Antitrust Standards for Resale Price Maintenance. September 2007, Business Credit Journal, a publication of the National Association of Credit Managers (NACM)

Presentation Topics

Avoiding Harassment Claims

Effective Hiring/Termination Procedures

Conducting Effective Performance Evaluations

Creating and Maintaining Employee Manuals

Drafting and Enforcing Non-Competition Covenants

Federal Antitrust Laws

Antitrust and Ethics

The Robinson-Patman Act

Antitrust Concerns in Recessionary Times

Representative Clients

Bridgewell Resources, LLC

Houstons, Inc.

NACM-Oregon, Inc.

Shelter Products, Inc.

Weyerhaeuser Company

Professional Affiliations

Multnomah Bar Association

American Bar Association

National Employment Law Institute

Michael D. Crew

Of Counsel
Key Expertise

Healthcare

Contact

503.607.2719

503.224.7324 Fax

Michael D. Crew

Kristen Baker, Assistant

Michael (“Mike”) Crew is Of Counsel at Dunn Carney where his practice focuses on healthcare law. He represents physicians in resolving healthcare “fraud and abuse” issues with government regulators, private insurers, and related matters before licensing boards. Mike also represents the Oregon Medical Association, a number of medical staffs in Oregon, numerous multi-specialty clinics, and doctor-owned IPAs (Independent Practice Associations) and health plans.

He has worked with physician groups in Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Idaho, organizing IPAs, physician hospital organizations, and physician owned insurance companies which insure both Medicare Advantage and Oregon Health Plan (CCO) enrollees. Prior to joining Dunn Carney, Mike was a partner at Cooney & Crew LLP.

Mike is a member of numerous organizations and societies including the Oregon State Bar and the American Health Lawyers Association. He was a member of the Governor’s Task Force on liability, and chaired and wrote the Tort Reform Bill which was enacted into law in 1987 in the State of Oregon.

Admissions

Oregon, 1972

Education

Willamette University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1972

College of Idaho, B.A., Economics and Business Administration, 1969

Professional Affiliations

Oregon State Bar

Multnomah Bar Association

American Health Lawyers Association

Honors & Recognition

Martindale-Hubbell,  AV®Preeminent™ rated lawyer

Oregon Super Lawyer in Healthcare

Best Lawyers in America, Healthcare

Teri Lynn Curtin

Paralegal
Contact

503.417.5361

503.224.7324 Fax

Teri Lynn Curtin

Teri Lynn Curtin specializes in assisting attorneys working in estate planning, probate, trust administration and corporate law. She has worked in the legal industry since 1990, and has been with Dunn Carney since 1995.

She initially earned a degree in business administration, but found working in the legal field was a better fit. A native Portlander, Teri Lynn moved to rural Oregon in 2004 with her husband and three children.

Education & Certifications

Kaplan University, Paralegal Studies degree, 2000

Western Business College, Legal Assistant Certificate, 1990

Portland Community College, Associate of Science in Business Administration, 1989

 

Professional Organizations

Oregon Paralegal Association, member, 2013-present

I. Kenneth Davis

Partner

Ken Davis is a partner at Dunn Carney LLP where his business, real estate, and estate planning and administration practice reflects the broad range of counsel he provides to closely-held businesses and individuals. Ken started with the firm as a law clerk and has been with Dunn Carney for more than 30 years.

Ken’s work with closely-held businesses includes helping business owners structure their business entities, negotiating and drafting contracts, assisting with the purchase and sale of businesses, helping document and close real estate transactions, and planning for business succession.

Clients often turn to Ken for estate planning and administration counsel as well. He helps a range of individuals craft estate plans that are tailored to their needs, and drafts wills and trusts to implement those plans. When it comes time to carry out the plan, Ken assists family members with the administration of the estate through a probate and/or trust administration, striving to make the process as straightforward as possible during what is always a difficult time.

Ken works on real estate finance transactions in conjunction with members of the firm’s Real Estate Team. He regularly assists with the closing of multi-million dollar loans for commercial real estate developers and investors.

In addition to his legal expertise, Ken draws on his personal experience in business to craft solutions that address the day-to-day issues faced by owners of closely-held businesses. Prior to law school, Ken worked as an independent property and casualty insurance agent and principal with a family-owned insurance agency. He also worked in commercial real estate leasing with a prominent Oregon firm. In college, Ken honed his analytical and problem-solving skills as a student of the sciences.

Away from the office, you are likely to find Ken with a camera in hand, photographing people, both out on the street and at festivals, and occasionally in more formal photo shoots.  Ken is also a fan of audio book mysteries and devoted to his family.

Admissions

Oregon, 1988

Washington, 2003

U.S. District Court District of Oregon, 1988

Education

Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, 1988, Cornelius Honor Society

Columbia College, A.B., Biology, 1972

Representative Matters

Assisted Oregon wholesale supply business with the purchase of a Washington wholesale and manufacturing business. (2016)

Helped successful family-held wholesale business develop and implement a business succession plan under which ownership of the business was transferred to key employees. (2006-2015)

Represented companies owning several hundred thousand acres of Oregon and California timberland in the sale of the timberland to an out-of-state buyer. (2014)

Assisted seller of closely-held multi-state employee staffing company with the sale of the company to another closely-held multi-state employee staffing company. (2012)

Presentations

Charitable Gift Annuities,Oregon Jewish Community Foundation Professional Advisors Group Seminar, May 2013

All about Trusts-Revocable Living Trusts, Joint and Single Trusts, Dunn Carney Estate Planning and Administration Seminar Series, April 2012

 

Professional Affiliations

Multnomah Bar Association

American Bar Association

Portland Estate Planning Council, 1999 to present

Oregon Health and Sciences University Foundation Gift Planning Council, Member, 1999 to present

George Dingeldein

Attorney

George Dingeldein is an experienced real estate professional. His background in real estate development and construction gives him a unique and thorough understanding of the industry, which saves his clients time, money and headache.

George is adept at handling a diverse array of real estate matters including acquisitions, leasing, financing, recapitalizations, land use and development, property management, construction contracts and disputes, title matters, joint ventures and entity formations.

He represents real estate developers and investors involving retail, industrial, manufacturing, commercial, office, residential and mixed-use properties. In addition, George represents a variety of businesses with corporate and general business matters, including asset and stock sales, mergers, shareholder agreements, financing transactions, manufacturing services agreements and operational matters.

ADMISSIONS

Oregon State Bar

EDUCATION

Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D.

University of California, Davis, B.S.

Daniel J. Drazan

Partner

Dan Drazan is a real estate attorney who leads Dunn Carney LLP’s Real Estate Team. Dan advises clients on a range of real estate transactions and on general business matters. He also represents landlords and tenants in commercial lease disputes, including mediations and evictions.

Dan strives to provide successful and efficient navigation of complex transactions and legal issues for his clients. His practice focuses on assisting clients purchase, sell, develop, finance, and lease all types of real property, including shopping centers, industrial parks, office buildings, multifamily housing, hospitality properties and personal residences.

In 2015 Dan completed mediator training, putting to new use his experience in the real estate industry. Enabling parties to craft their own dispute solutions to avoid the delay, expense and anxiety of litigation is the hallmark of mediation and a natural fit for Dan. He is available serve as a mediator to assist people in resolving a range of real estate disputes.

In addition to leading Dunn Carney’s Real Estate Team, Dan is a member of Dunn Carney’s Executive Committee.

Outside the office, Dan spends much of his free time fishing the Pacific Northwest’s rivers and bays in search of salmon, trout and steelhead.

Admissions

Oregon, 1998

U.S. District Court District of Oregon, 1999

Washington, 2003

Education

Willamette University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1998; Willamette Law Review, 1996-1998

Lewis & Clark College, B.A., with Honors, 1995

Representative Matters

Retail:

  • Represented a publicly-traded Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) in its acquisition of numerous shopping center properties in Oregon, Washington and California, most recently a 115,000 s.f. shopping center in the Los Angeles, CA market for $76,000,000, and a 120,000 s.f. shopping center in the Seattle, WA market for $41,500,000.
  • Represented the owner in comprehensive renovation of regional Oregon shopping center, including negotiating several new anchor tenant leases and resolving complex construction, financing and tenant issues.

Office:

  • Represented a health care provider tenant in its lease of 120,000 s.f. of multidisciplinary medical space in a new Seattle, WA health care complex.
  • Represented a health insurance company tenant in its lease of three regional office locations in Oregon and Idaho totaling 50,000 s.f. of space.
  • Represented the tenant in its lease of a full floor in Portland’s newest high-rise, the Park Avenue West building.

Multi-Family:

  • Represented the buyer in its acquisition of 40-unit apartment complex in the Portland, OR market.
  • Represented the seller in its disposition of two boutique apartment buildings in NW Portland’s Pearl District.

Industrial:

  • Represented the owner of a Portland, OR area industrial park in its lease of a 50,000 s.f. building to a food and beverage manufacturer.
  • Represented the buyer of a three-acre industrial, Portland, OR area industrial site with a 25,000 s.f. building.

Land:

  • Represented the owners of land in Clackamas, Washington and Multnomah Counties in sales to local and national residential developers.
  • Represented a commercial developer in the acquisition of adjacent parcels of land in the Seattle, WA market.
Presentation Topics

Purchase and Sale Agreements for Real Estate Transactions

Seller’s Representations and Warranties in Real Estate Transactions

Evictions and Landlord/Tenant Law in Oregon

Commercial Lease Enforcement and Evictions

Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Leases in Oregon

Hospitality, Restaurant and Travel Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Basic Estate Planning

Professional Affiliations

Oregon State Bar, Real Estate and Land Use Section, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

Multnomah Bar Association

Clackamas County Bar Association

Oregon Mediation Association

Commercial Association of Brokers – Portland/SW Washington; Board of Directors, 2015; Legal Forms Committee, 2008

Linda S. Escobar

Paralegal
Contact

503.306.5350

503.224.7324 Fax

Linda S. Escobar

Linda Escobar, CRP™, OCP assists Dunn Carney’s Real Estate Group and Business Group lawyers with entity formations, dissolutions, mergers and acquisitions, stock transactions, corporate governance and real estate transactions.

In addition to her work as a practice assistant and paralegal, Linda serves as Team Mentor for other staff in the firm’s Business and Real Estate Groups. Linda joined the firm in 2008 and has nearly 30 years’ experience as a practice assistant, paralegal and mentor.

A passionate gardener, Linda continuously plants flowers that entice hummingbirds, butterflies and bees to her garden. Linda also explores nature by hiking throughout the region, though only on sunny days.

Education & Certifications

Oregon Certified Paralegal, 2017

Oregon Paralegal Association, Oregon Certified Paralegal, 2017

National Federation of Paralegal Associations, CORE Registered Paralegal, 2016

Professional Affilications

Oregon Paralegal Association, member, 2005-present

National Federation of Paralegal Associations, member, 2005-present

NALS, member, 2008-present

Ashlee M. Espaillat

Of Counsel
Key Expertise

Business

Contact

503.417.5470

503.224.7324 Fax

Ashlee M. Espaillat

Angelique McCann, Assistant

Ashlee Espaillat joined Dunn Carney in 2015 as a member of the firm’s Business Team. She is an experienced commercial transactions attorney and trusted adviser to international and domestic executive management, with expertise in negotiation, contract drafting and cross-cultural business relations.

Ashlee enjoys maintaining a general business practice, and is happiest when she has a variety of types of transactions on her desk at once. She has experience dealing with matters ranging from supermarket and manufacturing acquisitions to commercial real estate purchase and lease agreements. Her broad experience continues to help sharpen her skills to identify the pertinent issues in the varying transactions she works on.

After beginning her law career in San Francisco, Ashlee took a position in Madrid, Spain as a global transaction negotiation lead for the Mediterranean division global wind turbine manufacturer. She spent four years in Spain before moving to Oregon in 2014 and she’s still getting used to the rain.

When not in the office, Ashlee is likely spending time with her Spanish husband working on the remodel of their home or out exploring all of the good food and wine Portland has on offer.

Admissions

Oregon, 2015

California, 2005

Education

University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2005

University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., Psychology, Political Science, 2001

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

Leadership San Francisco

Anne D. Foster

Partner

Anne Foster is an experienced trial lawyer and trusted business advisor. With a key focus on finding ways to protect her clients’ interests and avoid protracted litigation, Anne focuses on complicated business disputes and catastrophic injury claims. She has successfully tried to verdict well over 45 cases in Oregon and Washington.

Anne gets results while providing personal attention to each of her clients. With every case, she takes the time to learn her client’s story, and dives deep when gathering details about both the client and the case at hand. Her clients share control and ownership throughout the litigation process, and she considers the client the most important member of the trial team.

Within the firm, Anne serves on the Executive Committee, leads Team People (personal and professional litigation team) and previously served as co-leader of the Litigation Team. Anne is a member of the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Team and Insurance Defense Team. She also founded and leads the firm’s task force dedicated to implementing practical solutions for better retention and advancement of new lawyers.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Anne was the speech writer for David Frohnmayer, former President of the University of Oregon and Attorney General of Oregon. She also assisted the National Association of Attorneys General in distributing over $9.6 billion of discretionary funds from the national tobacco settlement to the many states and provinces involved.

When not practicing law, Anne enjoys spending time with her two girls – both of whom are wholly unimpressed with their mom’s trial skills.

Admissions

Oregon, 1999

Washington, 2000

US. District Court District of Oregon, 1999

U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit, 2002

Supreme Court of the United States, 2003

Education

University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 1999

University of Oregon, B.A., 1993

Outcomes

Defense Results

Defense Verdict– injuries totaling $420,000 as a result of injuries from a shade umbrella.

Defense Verdict– injuries totaling $500,000 as a result of a slip and fall.

Defense Verdict– property and lost profits claim against rental agency.

Defense Verdict-$500,000 12 person jury verdict award for defendants. Plaintiffs breached the contract relating to lease of dairy and defendants awarded $500,000 in lost profits.

Defense Settlement– Successful resolution for tea processor of claims arising from international recall of product.

Plaintiff Results

$1,200,000 12-person jury verdict finding Daimler Trucks North America guilty of age discrimination against a level 4 Engineering Department manager. See articles in The Oregonian and Portland Business Journal.

$1,250,000 12-person jury verdict finding Li Ning, a Chinese athletic shoe company, retaliated against director level employee who complained that he was demoted because of his race and/or national origin. See article in The Oregonian.

$750,000 12-person jury verdict finding Land O’Lakes Purina liable for destroying family dairy herd with toxic feed. See articles in The Oregonian,  The Capital Press, and The Daily Astorian.

$620,000 voluntary judgment against Riverview Community Bank for retaliation against one of its former employees who uncovered fraud at the bank. See articles in The Columbian, published June 10, 2014 and December 12, 2012.

$515,000 settlement of injuries from motor vehicle accident.

$500,000 seven-person verdict in federal court finding direct Coast-to-Coast liable for refusing to remove a false lien from an Oregon family cranberry farm.

$478,900 settlement of Colleen Browne’s whistle-blower retaliation claim against the Port of Astoria and Michael Weston. See article in The Daily Astorian.

$250,000 settlement of injuries as a result of slip and fall.

Confidential amount paid to former Thai cooks working at the now defunct Typhoon! restaurant. See articles in The Oregonian and Portland Business Journal.

Confidential amount paid to former internist as result of traumatic brain injury.

Results achieved on behalf of one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate that similar results can be obtained for other clients.

Published Works

To An Unknown God: Religious Freedom on Trial by Garrett Epps, Assistant Editor, March 2001

Presentations

Practical Advice from Attorneys Who Have Gone Through the Process: How to Prepare Your Client for Litigation, AALA Annual Educational Symposium, October 2016

Does Your Client Have a Case?, 2016 Western Veterinary Conference, March 2016

Food Safety Risk Assessment, Columbia Bank Ag Summit, April 2015

Organizer, Dunn Carney Water Summit, February 2015

Faculty, Annual Oregon Trial Advocacy College, October 2013 & 2014 – served as coach to other lawyers

Employment Law: Hot Topics and Trends- Whistleblowers, After-Acquired Evidence and Social Media,Oregon Paralegals Association, October 2014

Lights, Camera, Action! Use of Technology in the Courtroom, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel Annual Convention, June 2014

Food Borne Illness Litigation, Oregon Fresh Market Growers Annual Meeting, Feb. 2014

Professional Organizations

American Board of Trial Advocates, member, 2016-present

Women’s Foundation of Oregon, Board Member, 2015-present

Campaign for Equal Justice, Firm Representative, 2014-present

Annual Providence Portland Medical Foundation Positive Perspectives Cancer Luncheon, Committee Member, 2009-present

Oregon Women Lawyers, Member

Multnomah Bar Association

Susan C. Glen

Partner

Susan Glen is a partner at Dunn Carney LLP where she practices real estate and business law. She leads the firm Real Estate and Land Use Team and is an active member of the firm’s Construction and Design Team.

Susan’s more than 20 years of real estate transaction work includes acquisitions, sales, financing, Section 1031 tax-deferred exchanges of all types of commercial real property, and extensive lease negotiation experience. She has particular expertise with real estate development; industrial and environmentally impacted properties; and mixed-use development matters involving easements and covenants, conditions and restrictions.

Susan’s extensive experience with condominium and planned unit development construction and formation ranges from several-unit dwellings to complex mixed-use urban developments. Her practice also includes post-turnover condominium management issues, giving her a keen understanding of key issues for condominium construction and operation.

Susan emphasizes clear communication with her clients and works to make their priorities her own. By taking time to understand their objectives, she can provide the highest quality advice possible in a practical and cost-effective fashion. Her clients include large, closely-held investment and development companies, industrial property owners and companies, government entities, individuals and various smaller companies.

Before becoming a lawyer, Susan studied city and regional planning at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and worked as a regional planner in southern New Hampshire.  This training and experience give her a broad and practical understanding of land use planning and regulation, which helps her advance her clients’ interests.

When not practicing law, Susan golfs, gardens, and fly fishes throughout Oregon and during her travels.

Admissions

Oregon, 1994

Washington, 1997

Education

University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 1994

Carleton College, B.A., 1986

 

Professional Affiliations

Oregon State Bar, Member of House of Delegates, 2004-2007, Real Estate and Land Use Section Education Committee Member

Washington State Bar

Multnomah Bar Association

American Bar Association

Oregon Women Lawyers, former Queen’s Bench Board Member

NAIOP, Public Affairs Committee

Commercial Real Estate Women, Member, Portland Chapter Board President, 2007, Board Member, 2003-2008

Community Organizations

Northwest Pilot Project, Board Member, 2010-2014

Chelsea J. Glynn

Attorney
Key Expertise

Litigation

Land Use

Contact

503.306.5335

503.224.7324 Fax

Chelsea J. Glynn

Kristen Hall, Assistant

Chelsea Glynn is a member of Dunn Carney’s Litigation Team. She has defended municipal bodies, individuals, commercial carriers and manufacturers in negligence, products liability, personal injury, construction and premises liability claims.

Before joining Dunn Carney, Chelsea served as an assistant county counsel for Washington County and in private practice. She has experience in state and federal court and the Oregon Court of Appeals.

Chelsea counts among her strengths her research and writing skills, as well as her experience in discovery.

Away from the office, Chelsea enjoys playing tennis and running. In addition to spending time with her pet African Grey parrot and her dog, she regularly fosters dogs and volunteers with a local animal shelter.

Admissions

Oregon, 2011

Washington, 2017

Federal District Court of Oregon

Oregon Court of Appeals

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Education

University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 2011

University of California, Santa Barbara, B.S. Biology, 2006

Published Work

Making Sense of the ESI Madness” A publication of the American Bar Association, Summer 2018.

Three Steps to Getting a Social media Posting Admitted at Trial,” ABA Pretrial and Practice Discovery, Winter 2017

“Responding to a Complaint: Answer or Motion,” ABA’s The Women Advocate, Winter 2017

“Constitutional Challenges to Local Government Management of Homeless Camping,” OADC’s The Verdict, December 2016

 

 

Professional Affiliations

Women in Insurance and Financial Services, New Member Services Committee, Member, 2017

American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Associate Editor of TYL Magazine, 2017-2018

Black Belt Trial Advocacy Training Program, Participant, 2016

Oregon Bar Association, Government Law Section, Secretary, 2015; Executive Committee Member, 2014

Oregon Trial Advocacy College, Participant, 2013

Heather L. Guthrie

Partner

Heather Guthrie is a partner at Dunn Carney who focuses on estate planning and administration. She leads the firm’s Estate Planning and Administration Team.

Heather’s practice includes developing comprehensive plans for estates of all sizes, with an emphasis on legacy-building for families and individuals using complex tax-planning strategies. Heather also assists clients in establishing and administering guardianships and conservatorships, and through probate and post-mortem trust administration.

Heather prides herself on building close connections with her clients and structuring estate plans that reflect each client’s unique values and goals.

Active in the community outside her law practice, Heather serves on the board of directors for the United Way of the Columbia-Willamette and for the Portland Estate Planning Council. She can communicate reasonably well in Spanish and French.

When not working, Heather can be found courtside at her teenage daughter’s volleyball games or “glamping” in an Airstream trailer in the woods with her family (husband Gil, daughter Ellie, and Labrador Retrievers Zeus and Thor).

Admissions

Oregon, 2000

Washington, 2000

Education

Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D., 1999; Environmental Law Review, Form and Style Editor, 1998-1999

Portland State University, 1995

Professional Affiliations

Oregon State Bar, Member

Washington State Bar, Member

American Bar Association, Member

Oregon State Bar Estate Planning and Administration Section, Member

Multnomah Bar Association, Member

Community Organizations

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, Planned Giving Committee, 2007 – 2012; Board of Directors, 2014- present; Board Chair-Elect, 2017-18 fiscal year; Planned Giving Advisory Council, Chair, 2014-2018

Portland Estate Planning Council, Member at Large of the Board of Directors, 2017-present

Guide Dogs for the Blind, Member of the Planned Giving Committee, 2012-present

 

Timothy B. Hering

Partner

Tim Hering, a partner in the firm’s Real Estate and Construction groups, handles real estate transactions and real estate litigation in both Oregon and Washington.

His practice involves the acquisition, sale and leasing of a variety of properties, including shopping centers, office buildings, industrial parks and multifamily housing. Tim’s clients include owners, property managers, landlords, tenants, lenders, trustees and others. He has extensive experience in all phases of commercial and residential leasing, from initial lease negotiation and drafting to lease enforcement and evictions.

Tim has litigated numerous real estate and business disputes over the years and brings that experience to bear on his transactional work. He has a keen eye for identifying risk and is able to develop strategies to help his clients avoid it.

Tim is in the unique (unenviable?) position of being both a Washington Husky and an Oregon Duck, earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and his J.D. from the University of Oregon. He enjoys living in Portland with his wife and daughter, sharing the bike lanes, and experiencing the ever-shifting restaurant and craft beer scene.

Admissions

Oregon, 2005

U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, 2006

Washington, 2010

U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 2012

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2012

Professional Affiliations

Multnomah Bar Association

Owen M. Panner American Inn of Court

American Bar Association

Honors & Recognitions

Super Lawyers Rising Star, Real Estate

Aurora C. Hood

Paralegal
Contact

503.242.9623

503.224.7324 Fax

Aurora C. Hood

Aurora Hood is a paralegal and practice assistant with Dunn Carney LLP’s Litigation Team, providing support to the firm’s trial attorneys and senior litigation paralegals.

Before starting her career at Dunn Carney, Aurora won a scholarship from the National Federation of Paralegal Associations and Thomson/Reuters for an article she wrote about Washington’s Limited License Legal Technician Program. The story appeared in the Summer 2016 edition of the National Paralegal Reporter.

Education & Certifications

Portland Community College, Paralegal Associate of Applied Science, 2015

Lewis & Clark College, Summa Cum Laude, Bachelor of Arts, 2007

Professional Affiliations

Portland Community College Paralegal Program Advisory Committee, 2015-Present

Oregon Paralegal Association, member, 2014-Present

William R. Joseph

Partner

Bill Joseph leads the firm’s Construction and Design Team and is also a member of the firm’s Litigation Team. His practice emphasizes serving as outside general counsel for construction industry clients who either do not employ their own in-house attorneys or who need counsel in areas outside their usual expertise.

Bill advises developers, general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, real estate professionals, as well as product manufacturers and suppliers regarding matters ranging from entity formation and administration, insurance and bonding, bidding and contracting, project administration and workouts, as well as liens and collections. Bill also has significant litigation and dispute resolution experience including successful representation of clients in mediation, arbitration, court trials and appeals.

He has litigated and tried construction and real estate-related disputes, including breaches of contract, construction defects, lien foreclosures, bond actions, adverse possession actions, encroachments, subsidence and other real estate disputes, unlawful trade practices and breaches of fiduciary duty claims, corporate and partnership disputes, statutory violations, negligence and other general tort matters.

Bill is also adept at handling transactional matters that clients regularly encounter in any general construction practice, including business formation and administration, contract drafting; real estate transactions, employment matters, and other construction and design-related issues.

Bill uses a holistic approach to problem solving, encouraging clients to look beyond the issue at hand and address larger structural or operational issues when possible. He finds this is the most effective way to help clients prevent future–and often more costly–legal problems.

When Bill isn’t practicing law, he is an avid guitar and ukulele player. He and his wife, Joanna Lezak, have a band called Baby Carrots that plays kid music they hope parents appreciate as well. Bill plays all kinds of guitar music, but his true love is jazz.

Admissions

Washington, 2008

Oregon, 2000

California, 1996

Education

George Washington University Law School, J.D., with Honors, 1996

Boston University, B.A., International Relations, cum laude with Distinction, 1992

Representative Matters

Durig v. Washington County, 177 Or. App. 227 (2001)

People v. Dewey, 42 Cal. App. 4th 216 (1996)

Published Work

Document Retention: Legal Aspects & Best Practices,” CFMA‘s Building Profits, March/April 2015

“What to Expect When Working with Legal Counsel,” CFMA’s Building Profits, September/October, 2014

“When to Consult an Attorney: A Commonsense Approach to Utilizing Legal Counsel,” HBA News, November 2013

Legal Cases Affecting our Industry,” HBA News, March 2013

The Dangers of Allowing Your Contractor’s License to Lapse,” Associated Builders and Contractors, The Contractor Quarterly, January 2013

Presentations

Succession Planning, Construction Financial Management Association, 2016,

Boilerplate Contracts: Talking About Legalese and What it Means, International Builders Show, 2015,

Common Sense Legal Strategies for Managing Subcontractor Relations, International Builders Show, 2014

Mitigating Circumstances: Minimizing Risk & Liabilities, radio interview with Rod McLaughlin from radio station Sunny 1550AM, BuildRight Conference and Expo, March 2014

Common-Sense Legal Strategies for Selecting, Delivering & Administering Your Warranty, 2014 National Association of Home Builders International Builders Show, February 2014

 

 

Industries

Construction & Design

Practice Areas

Litigation

Professional Affiliations

Multnomah Bar Association, Member

Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, Member

National Association of Home Builders, Construction Law Attorney Forum, Member

Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland, Board Member, Executive Committee, Member and General Counsel

Associated General Contractors, Associates Committee Member

Associated Builders & Contractors, Board Member, Government Affairs Political Action Committee Chairman

Construction Financial Management Association, Member and General Counsel

Honors & Recognitions

Bill McNutt Award, Associated General Contractors Oregon-Columbia Chapter, 2013

Associate of the Year, Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland, 2010

Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2008-2009

Media

“Mild-Mannered Attorney by Day, Itinerant Jazz Musician by Night,” Multnomah Bar Association, 2012

Eric A. Kekel

Partner

Eric Kekel is a partner at Dunn Carney who leads the Insurance Defense Team. His practice focuses on construction law, commercial litigation, catastrophic personal injury defense, insurance defense and insurance coverage. Eric handles an array of litigated matters, including construction claims, business and contract disputes, products liability, and a variety of personal injury defense.

Eric has special expertise in defending construction defect and design claims, many involving complex design and engineering issues, mechanical system issues and moisture penetration. He has represented developers, architects, engineers, general contractors and subcontractors.

As the high-rise market has grown in Oregon and Washington, Eric has been at the forefront of defending high-rise construction and design defect claims. He was among the first to defend high-rise construction defect claims with his representation of the developers involved in Portland’s South Waterfront. With entirely different issues surrounding high-rise and low-rise development, Eric is well-known for his experience with both.

Clients consistently rely on Eric to fully and fairly evaluate the liability and damages of a case; claims have ranged from a few hundred thousand dollars to more than $120 million.

Before he gets to the office, Eric has for years started his morning with a run. He is an avid supporter of both the Oregon State Beavers football team and the Linfield Wildcats football team. In the fall he is often on the road to root for them.

Admissions

Oregon, 1992

Washington, 1993

U.S. District Court District of Oregon, 1992

U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1995

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington, 2000

U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit, 1997

Education

Willamette University School of Law, J.D., 1992,; Willamette Law Review, Note Editor, 1991-1992; Willamette Law Review, Associate Editor, 1990-1991

Oregon State University, B.S., Business Administration, 1983

Presentations

“Tools of Tomorrow – The role of Technology and Design, Construction and Dispute Resolution,” National Construction Claims Conference, 2016

Construction Defect & Coverage Seminar, Cincinnati Insurance Company, 2016

“Case Study – The Developer vs. General Contractor/Subcontractor Cage Match,” West Region Construction Defect & Insurance Coverage Conference, 2014

“Oregon Construction Industry Trends and Case Law Review,” Pacific Northwest Construction Defect Seminar, 2014

“Design Professionals and Their Carriers,” West Region Construction Defect & Insurance Coverage Conference, 2013

“Oregon Construction Industry Trends and Case Law Review,” Pacific Northwest Construction Defect Seminar, 2013

Professional Affiliations

Multnomah Bar Association

American Bar Association

Oregon Association of Defense Counsel

Washington Defense Trial Lawyers

Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland, Member

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, member, 2016-present

Community Organizations

Delta Lambda Educational Foundation, Member; Board of Directors, 1998-present

Elizabeth C. Knight

Partner
Key Expertise

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Commercial Litigation

Trust & Estate Litigation

Contact

503.306.5312

503.224.7324 Fax

Elizabeth C. Knight

Karen Osgood, Assistant

Elizabeth Knight is a litigator with extensive experience in state and federal court. She is a member of Dunn Carney’s Litigation Team, and her practice focuses on commercial litigation, trust and estate disputes, legal malpractice defense, and agriculture-related litigation. Elizabeth also frequently serves as local counsel for out-of-state attorneys and clients.

With every case she handles, Elizabeth strives to find creative solutions that lead to good results for the client as early in the case as possible. She uses a holistic approach, balancing vigorous advocacy with measured, strategic litigation, consistent with the client’s goals.

Elizabeth is Dunn Carney’s Hiring Partner, chair of Dunn Carney Cares, the firm’s private foundation, and former chair of the firm’s charitable giving and pro bono programs. She views pro bono work as part of her professional responsibility and was recognized by the Oregon State Bar for her countless hours of service with the 2015 President’s Public Service Award. Elizabeth currently serves as President of the Campaign for Equal Justice.

Outside the courtroom, the office, and her pro bono commitments, Elizabeth enjoys exploring the Northwest with her husband and two sons, and whenever possible, traveling abroad to new and different places.

Admissions

Oregon, 1999

Washington, 2000

U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, 1999

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, 2012

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, 2014

Education

University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 1999; Oregon Law Review, Executive Editor

University of Colorado, B.A., English, cum laude, 1992

Published Work

Co-Author, Civil Litigation Chapter, Oregon Statutory Time Limitations, 2010 & 2014 editions

Presentations

Speaker, “Oregon’s New Paid Sick Leave Laws,” Dunn Carney Ag Summit, January 2016

Speaker, “Top 10 Tips for Being Prepared for a DOL Investigation,” Washington Farm Bureau, April 2016

Speaker, “Hot Goods Litigation,” Oregon Farm Bureau, February 2014

Professional Associations

Oregon State Bar: House of Delegates, 2016-present; Client Security Fund Committee, member 2002-2005, Chair 2004-2005

Campaign for Equal Justice, Board of Directors: President, 2017-present; Vice President, 2015-2017; 2011-present; Secretary, 2014-2015; Directory, 2011-present; Endowment Committee, 2012-2017

Multnomah Bar Association Board of Directors, 2013-2016; Professionalism Committee, 2013-2014;Court Liaison Committee, 2009-2011; Judicial Screening Committee, 2007-2009

Oregon Association of Defense Counsel

Portland Business Alliance, Leadership Portland, Class of 2009

Legal Aid’s Domestic Violence Project

Legal Aid’s Night Clinic

Honors & Recognitions

President’s Public Service Award – Oregon State Bar, 2015

Oregon Super Lawyers – Commercial Litigation, 2015

Award of Merit – Multnomah Bar Association, 2004

Allyson S. Krueger

Partner

Allyson Krueger has more than 20 years of experience as a management-side employment lawyer representing small, medium and large businesses, as well as nonprofit entities, in cases involving claims of discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, harassment and breach of contract.

Allyson also has extensive experience litigating claims related to trade secrets, confidentiality/nondisclosure provisions and noncompetition and/or nonsolicitation agreements. She regularly appears before the state and federal courts in Oregon and Washington, in private arbitration, and before administrative agencies. Allyson also litigates business and commercial disputes and is chair of Dunn Carney’s Litigation Practice Group.

Allyson has an active employment advice and counseling practice, assisting employers with creative solutions to workplace problems. She also helps employers navigate state and federal employment laws (FMLA/OFLA, ADA, FLSA, etc.), conduct policy reviews, and investigate workplace misconduct.

Outside of the office, Allyson enjoys cooking, hiking, and cycling.

Admissions

Oregon, 1996

U.S. District Court, Oregon, 1996

Washington, 1997

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 2001

U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 2001

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2003

Education

University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1996

University of California, Irvine, B.A., Social Ecology, magna cum laude, 1993

Representative Matters

Nike v. Cardarelli, 2015 WL 853008 (D. Or. 2015) Obtained denial of motion for preliminary injunction on behalf of former Nike South Africa general manager

Yeti Enterprises Inc. v. NPK, LLC et al, 2015 WL 3952115 (D. Or. 2015) Obtained order dismissing counterclaims of invasion of privacy and interference with business relations against co-defendants

Holly v. Roseburg Forest Products Co.,10CV0663 (Or. Cir. Ct. 2011) Defense verdict on claim of workers’ compensation fraud; subsequent motion for new trial denied

Lasley v. Combined Transport, Inc., 351 Or. 1 (Or. 2011) Ordering new trial where evidence improperly excluded

Boring v. Alaska Airlines, Inc., 123 Wash. App. 187 (Wash.2004) Affirming summary judgment for employer in wrongful discharge case

Published Work

Recent Developments in Employment Law, Associated General Contractors, Oregon-Columbia Chapter, August 2017

2017 Oregon Legislature Passes Pay Equity Law: Employers Must Review and Modify Hiring and Pay Practices, Dunn Carney E-news, August 2017

Oregon Employers Need to Prepare for New “Ban the Box” Law, Dunn Carney E-news, September 11, 2015

Oregon Joins Small Number of States Mandating Employee Sick Leave, Dunn Carney E-news, July 21, 2015

Recreational Marijuana is Now “Legal” in Oregon: What this Means for Employers, Dunn Carney E-news, July 1, 2015

EEOC Toughens Stance on Pregnancy Discrimination, Dunn Carney E-news, July 2014

Employer Avoids Liability When Employee Refuses FMLA Leave, Dunn Carney E-news, June 2014

New Court Decision Explains Telecommuting May Be a Reasonable Accommodation Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Dunn Carney E-news, May 2014

Blanket Leave Policy Costs Employer $4.85 Million, Dunn Carney E-news, February 2013

Independent Contractor Law: Improper Classification Results in Assessment Against Employer, Dunn Carney E-news, January 2013

Hearing on Proposed Mandatory Sick Leave Ordinance, Dunn Carney E-news, January 2013

 

Professional Affiliations

Oregon State Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section Executive Committee, 2005-2010; Chair, 2009

Federal Bar Association, 1997 to present

Multnomah County Bar Association, 1997 to present

Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, 2006 to present, Employment Practice Group Chair, 2013-2014; Board of Directors, Member, 2015-2017

Defense Research Institute, 2006 to present

Multnomah Bar Foundation, Board of Directors, 2012-2014

Society for Human Resource Management, 2012 to present

International Association of Defense Counsel, 2016 to present

Community Organizations

University of Oregon School of Law Alumni Association, member, 2004-Present; Board Member, 2006 to present; President, 2009-2011

Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger, founding board member, 1997-2007; President, 2000-2001

Legal Aid Services of Oregon, Volunteer, 1996-1999, 2012 to present

Honors & Recognitions

Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™ rating for ethical standards and legal ability

Chambers USA, Employment Law, 2007-present

Oregon Super Lawyers, Employment Law, 2009-present

Best Lawyers, Employment Law – Management, 2014-present

Jonathan S. Liou

Attorney

Jonathan Liou is an experienced litigator who represents individuals and businesses involved in complex products liability, construction defect, personal injury, and professional liability disputes. Before joining Dunn Carney in 2016, Jon worked at two large Northwest law firms handling toxic tort, construction defect, and catastrophic injury litigation. Jon also honed his trial skills while working as a deputy district attorney for Multnomah County.

Jon takes pride in analyzing and understanding all facets of a case, and being able to clearly and concisely communicate his advice to clients. His experience with both settlement negotiation and handling cases that proceed to trial prepares him for any direction a case may take.

Outside of the office, Jon enjoys playing basketball, golf, rock climbing and creating stained glass. He speaks Mandarin fluently.

Admissions

Oregon, 2010

Education

University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 2010

University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2003

Languages

Mandarin

Published Works

Case Notes: Statute of Limitations/Discovery Rule, OADC, The Verdict, 2014

Industries

Construction & Design

Practice Areas

Litigation

Insurance

Personal Injury

Professional Liability

Professional Affiliations

Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Board Member, 2013-2015

Community Organizations

CoHo Theater Company, Board Member, 2011-2013

Honors & Recognitions

Super Lawyers Rising Star, Personal Injury – General: Defense, 2018

Michelle L. Lively

Paralegal
Contact

503.306.5309

503.224.7324 Fax

Michelle L. Lively

Michelle Lively has worked in the Portland legal industry for more than 20 years, developing diverse experience that allows her to work effectively across many different practice areas.

Since joining Dunn Carney in 2001, she has worked with attorneys on a wide range of cases involving everything from products liability, tort, employment, personal injury, insurance defense, business litigation, land condemnation and complex construction cases. Michelle’s experience gives her an ability to provide case analysis and case strategies for all types of cases.

Prior to becoming a paralegal in Oregon, Michelle was a real estate broker in Kona, Hawaii. Her expertise in the real estate profession included sales and management of both residential and commercial properties.

During her time away from the office, Michelle enjoys spending time on or near the water, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

Education & Certifications

Western Business College, Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies, 1996

Professional Affiliations

Oregon Paralegal Association, member, 1994-present

National Federation of Paralegal Associations, member, 1994 – present

Kelly R. Lusk

Of Counsel
Contact

503.417.5519

503.224.7324 Fax

Kelly R. Lusk

Aurora Hood, Assistant

Intellectual property attorney Kelly Lusk focuses on all aspects of the acquisition, protection, enforcement, monetization, and litigation of trademarks, patents, and copyrights, including licensing, litigation, and prosecution. She is a member of Dunn Carney’s Business Team.

Kelly has worked with well-known Denver and Portland IP law firms advising clients ranging from individuals to start-up companies and Fortune 500 corporations. Her IP litigation, strategic planning, prosecution and licensing experience extends to a wide range of industries.

Kelly brings a unique understanding of the range of IP business and legal issues facing clients today. She is able to help her clients protect their ideas, mobilize their IP assets, and secure mutually beneficial business arrangements and relationships. In the event that a client needs to enforce or litigate its intellectual property, Kelly has the skill set and experience to handle the litigation.

Kelly is skilled in structuring, negotiating and drafting all types of intellectual property protection licenses and other types of IP contracts. She has drafted, prosecuted, enforced, and litigated trademarks, design patents, plant patents, utility patents and copyrights. She has also experience in Copyright DMCA actions, WIPO cybersquatting cases, and trademark oppositions and cancellations. Kelly also assists clients in developing and executing strategic intellectual property protection plans. She has extensive experience in drafting intellectual property opinions, such as invalidity or non-infringement opinions.

Kelly is a certified licensing professional and member of the Licensing Executive Society. She is admitted to prosecute patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

In her spare time, Kelly enjoys spending time with family and friends, scuba diving — she is a divemaster — and helping at the family saltwater aquarium store, Cuttle Fish and Corals.

Admissions

Oregon, 2013

Colorado, 2007

United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2013

United States District Court for the District of Oregon, 2014

United States District Court for the District of Columbia, 2008

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2016

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2016

Education

New York University School of Law, J.D., 2007

University of Colorado Boulder, B.S., molecular, cellular and developmental biology, summa cum laude, 2003

 

Professional Affiliations

Oregon State Bar, Delegate, OSB House of Delegates, 2016-2019

Certified Licensing Professional

Oregon State Bar Intellectual Property Section, Executive Committee

Community Organizations

Sexual Assault Resource Center, Chair

Girls, Inc. of the Pacific Northwest, Go-to Girl

Cristi Lutjen

Cristi J. Lutjen

Paralegal
Contact

503.306.5341

503.224.7324 Fax

Cristi J. Lutjen

Cristi Lutjen is a paralegal who has been with Dunn Carney LLP for more than 25 years. She specializes in commercial and construction litigation, as well as real estate and corporate law. Cristi routinely works on construction liens, collection issues and garnishments, skip tracing and asset location, and real property title searches in both Oregon and Washington.

In addition to paralegal work, Cristi supports Dunn Carney’s Real Estate Team, including the practice group leader and the firm’s managing partner.

She also serves as the Team Lead for the Real Estate Team and the Business Team, coordinating work flow and communication for staff.

Outside of work, Cristi is an avid runner who enjoys cooking, gardening, knitting and quilting.

Professional Affiliations

Oregon Paralegal Association, member, 2014–present

Randall G. Malmstrom

Paralegal
Contact

503.417.5467

503.224.7324 Fax

Randall G. Malmstrom

Randall Malmstrom joined Dunn Carney as a corporate paralegal in 2011 and has been in the professional paralegal field since 1994. His duties include all aspects of business entity formation and maintenance; governmental filings; tax registrations; legal research; business licensing; business transactions; Uniform Commercial Code financing documentation and filings; real estate transactions; securities registrations; trademark registrations and maintenance; and copyright registrations. Randall’s years of diverse experience are an asset to the firm’s clients.

Outside his work in the legal field, Randall has been a music teacher of most every skill and education levels, and is currently a music arranger – his arrangements find ears across the globe. He spent decades as a professional musician, having played with the Oregon Symphony, Seattle Opera Orchestra and Portland Opera Orchestra among many other groups.

Education & Certifications

Marylhurst University, Bachelor of Arts in Music, 1989

Lewis & Clark College, Oregon Teaching Certificate and MAT courses, 1990

Professional Affiliations

Oregon Paralegal Association, member, 1994-present

Jeana M. McGlasson

Partner

Jeana McGlasson is a partner in Dunn Carney’s Estate Planning and Administration and Tax teams. Her practice focuses on estate planning, probate and trust administration, and taxation. In addition to being an attorney, Jeana holds an Oregon CPA license and practiced as a CPA in Portland before becoming an attorney.

Jeana serves on Dunn Carney’s Pro Bono Committee and manages the firm’s annual fundraiser for the Oregon Lawyer’s Campaign for Equal Justice. As Chair of Dunn Carney’s Charitable Contribution Committee, Jeana also manages the firm’s charitable giving.

In her spare time Jeana enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Admissions & Licenses

Oregon State Bar, 2003

Oregon, Certified Public Accountant, 1997

Education

University of Washington School of Law Graduate Program in Taxation, LL.M., 2004; University of Washington School of Law Academic Scholarship

University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 2003; Certificates in Estate Planning, Taxation, and Business Law; Orlando John Hollis Academic Scholarship; Jean Risley Academic Scholarship; Attorney-CPA Foundation Scholarship

Oregon State University, B.S., Major: Business Administration (Double concentration in Accounting and Financial Management); Minor: Behavioral Sciences, 1993; Honor Roll (1989-1991); Phi Kappa Phi Junior Accolade Honor (1992)

Professional Organizations

Estate Planning Council of Portland

Oregon State Bar; Estate Planning and Tax Section; Certified Public Accountants, Joint Committee

American Bar Association Tax and Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Sections

Multnomah Bar Association Estate Planning and Tax Sections

Oregon Women Lawyers

OGALLA – The LGBTQ Bar Association of Oregon

American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants

Community Organizations

American Cancer Society, Allied Professionals of Portland; Hope Ball Planning Committee

Campaign for Equal Justice, Large Firm Committee

Human Rights Campaign

Oregon State University Alumni Association/Orange and Black Club

University of Oregon Alumni Association

University of Washington Law School Alumni Association

Portland Art Museum

Karen K. McGlone

Marketing Director
Contact

503.417.5495

503.224.7324 Fax

Karen K. McGlone

Karen McGlone is the Director of Marketing for Dunn Carney LLP. She has extensive experience in developing and implementing marketing and communications programs within the legal services and education industry including work with the Oregon State Bar, Willamette University College of Law and Portland area law firms.

At Dunn Carney  Karen manages strategic marketing and communications, client development and day-to-day marketing initiatives.

Kate L. Moore

Of Counsel

Kate Moore works with clients as they navigate natural resource and environmental legal challenges.

Her natural resource practice is primarily focused on water law, in both transactional matters and litigation. She advises clients on water rights permitting and transfers, water rights transactions, easements, wetlands, and water quality. In addition, Kate handles matters related to the National Environmental Policy Act, public land permits and licenses, and the Endangered Species Act.

In her environmental practice, Kate helps commercial and industrial land owners and operators with environmental compliance, identifying and addressing environmental liabilities in property transactions, and Superfund and other environmental cleanup and cost recovery actions.

Communicating effectively with state and federal agencies and coordinating with environmental and natural resource consultants is an important part of Kate’s success in helping clients achieve their goals. Many matters are resolved outside of court, but Kate also handles matters in administrative proceedings and in state and federal courts. She enjoys managing her clients’ legal matters in this ever-changing regulatory environment so they can focus on what is most important to them.

Kate easily translates complex legal issues into succinct, manageable ideas that clients find easy to understand. Kate is also able to find common ground among stakeholders and audiences with diverse points of view.

When not in the office, Kate can be found with her two daughters and husband, running as the sun rises, and taking photographs. You might also find her hiking and skiing throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Admissions

Oregon, 2004

Washington, 2013

U.S. District Court District of Oregon

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Education

Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D., Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law; Cornelius Honor Society, 2004

Middlebury College, B.A., Environmental Studies, 1999

 

Representative  Matters

Environmental

Reached successful settlement, including recovery of attorney fees, under Washington’s MTCA for costs associated with investigation and remediation of property formerly used for disposal of shipyard-related waste.

Achieved multiple penalty reductions from Oregon Department of Environmental Quality for stormwater monitoring violations.

Represented client in successful remediation of industrial lands overlapping a sensitive wetland environment; the project required obtaining various approvals from City of Portland and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, and agreements with adjacent landowners.

Achieved penalty reduction from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for violations alleged under the Toxic Substances Control Act (“TSCA”).

Natural Resources

Represent a client in obtaining water rights for a wetland mitigation project in the Columbia River Basin.

Helped client successfully defend a water rotation agreement in Baker County, Oregon.

Represent ranching and farming clients in Oregon’s Klamath Basin water rights adjudication.

Evaluated extensive water rights of ditch company members for utilization in ongoing negotiations.

Published Work
Presentations
  • Water Quality and Instream Water Rights, Dunn Carney Ag Summit, January 2018
  • Integrated Water Resource Planning in Oregon, Dunn Carney Ag Summit, January 2016
  • Ag’s H2O Future: Eastern Oregon, Columbia River Basin Negotiations, Funding Programs & More, Panelist, Dunn Carney Water Summit, February 2015
  • Water Resources in Oregon: Latest Developments, Dunn Carney Ag Summit, January 2014
  • Development of Oregon Water Laws: Making Sense of It All, Oregon Water Laws and Regulations Seminar, August 2013

 

Professional Affiliations

Oregon State Bar, Environmental and Natural Resources Section, Executive Committee, Chair-Elect; Agricultural Law Section and Sustainable Futures Sections, Member

Multnomah Bar Association

American Bar Association, Environment, Energy, and Resources Section, Member

Meritas Energy and Natural Resource Section

Oregon Women Lawyers

Community Organizations

CellCycle, Board Member

ALS Association, Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter, Volunteer and Former Board Member

Honors & Recognitions

Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2014

Donna L. Moser

Director of Human Resources and Operations
Contact

Donna Moser, SPHR, SCP, is the Director of Human Resources and Operations at Dunn Carney LLP. She has more than 25 years’ experience in human resources management and recruitment for leading healthcare and legal service providers. Her wholistic approach to hiring and operational decisions has helped shape the culture of the firm.

Marsha Murray-Lusby

Partner

Marsha Murray-Lusby is a partner at Dunn Carney LLP. Her practice encompasses estate planning and administration for clients in a range of businesses and with varied assets. Marsha also helps agri-business families with the unique challenges involved in estate and tax planning for succession.

Her practice includes preparation of wills and trusts; administration of all types of trusts; administration of probate estates; estate and gift tax planning; preparation of estate and gift tax returns; and post-mortem planning, particularly involving tax, disclaimer, and environmental issues.

Marsha’s experience in both planning and administration, and her genuine interest in learning about her clients, enables her to accommodate each client’s unique family dynamic, anticipate issues and customize plans to help ensure successful administration. She views estate planning as a process and emphasizes the importance of client education and communication. Her goal is to help clients make good planning decisions to ensure peace of mind that their wishes will be carried out and family relationships will be preserved.

Within the firm, Marsha leads the Estate Planning and Administration Team and serves on the firm Executive Committee. She is active in the Oregon estate planning community and is currently serving on the Oregon Law Commission work group to modernize Oregon’s probate code.

Outside the office, Marsha likes to travel, cook and watch soccer games. She has a penchant for reading murder mysteries and thrillers, a response, she claims, to reading technical documents as part of her day job.

Admissions

Oregon, 1984

Washington, 2007

Education

Willamette University College of Law, J.D., cum laude,1984; Willamette Law Review, 1982-1984, Managing Editor, Production, 1983-1984

University of Montana, B.A., History/Political Science, with High Honors, 1980

 

Presentations

Protecting Your Business for the Next Generation: Estate Planning and Business Succession, Dunn Carney Ag Summit, January 2015, and Dunn Carney Water Summit, February 2015

Estate Planning-Federal and State Updates, Dunn Carney Ag Summit, Jan. 2013

Representative Clients

Professional Liability Fund

Professional Affiliations

Oregon State Bar, Estate Planning and Administration Executive Committee, Chair, 2013

Portland Estate Planning Council, Member

Metropolitan Family Service, Board Member, 2005-2011

Community Organizations

Delta Gamma Fraternity, 1974-1980, Chapter President; Vice President, Rush; and Social Chairman

Delta Gamma Fraternity, National Field Consultant, 1980-1981

Oregon Health Sciences Foundation, 1995-1998, Planned Giving Committee, Vice Chair 1996-1997

American Field Service, Exchange Student – Turkey (1975-1976)

American Field Service, Turkish Student Host Family (2000-2001)

CODA Planned Giving Committee, 1999-2002

Oak Hills Elementary School, Beaverton, Oregon, 1997 – Art Literacy volunteer, school program coordinator, 2000-2007

Honors & Recognitions

Chambers USA, High Net Worth Guide for Private Wealth Law, 2016, 2018

Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates, 2013-2016

Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, listed as a Top Rated Lawyer in Trusts and Estates

Oregon Super Lawyers, Estate Planning, 2012-2017

Five Star Professional List in Estate Planning in the Portland Area, 2011, 2012, 2014

Media

Marsha has been quoted in national magazines such as Forbes and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine on estate planning issues and has appeared on MSNBC regarding estate tax issues.

Linda K. Odermott

Paralegal
Contact

503.417.5362

503.224.7324 Fax

Linda K. Odermott

Since 2007, Linda Odermott, RP®, OCP has worked as a paralegal in complex litigation and municipal law. She has special expertise in land use, construction defect, real property and marijuana-related matters. At Dunn Carney, Linda works with attorneys in the firm’s litigation and real estate groups.

Linda’s experience includes extensive research on tribal law, treaties, franchise agreements, ordinances and resolutions of local and state agencies, case law, easements, rights of way, land use agreements, policies and regulations of government agencies, historic maps and diagrams, and public records.

An active member of the local and national paralegal community, Linda has been a panelist, facilitator and speaker at the National Federation of Paralegal Associations and Oregon Paralegal Association’s conferences. In addition, she teaches real property as a member of the part-time faculty at Portland Community College’s Paralegal Program.

When not working, teaching or volunteering, Linda spends time with her family and likes to paint and draw to relax.

Education & Certifications

Oregon Paralegal Association, Oregon Certified Paralegal, 2017

National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam, 2012

Everest College of Paralegal Studies, Associate of Science, 2007

Portland State University, Bachelor of Applied Science in Administration of Justice, 2001

Portland Community College, Associate of Arts in General Studies and Associate of Science in Criminal Justice, 1999

Published Work

What are the Real Benefits of Attending a National Convention, Feb. 2017, OPA Paragram

Reintegration; What They Didn’t Tell Me, May, 2016, The National Paralegal Reporter

How to Educate Your Firm About Certification (and Ask Them to Pay For It), Nov, 2014, OPA Paragram

The Certification Train is Leaving the Station, Sept, 2014, The National Paralegal Reporter, OPA Paragram

Federal Funded Unemployment Benefits Paying for PCCE, July, 2014, OPA Paragram

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association, associate member, 2015-2016

Multnomah Bar Association, associate member, 2014-present

National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Armed Forces Coordinator, 2016-present; Certification Public Relations Coordinator, 2018-present; Ad Hoc Committee to Draft Position Statement on UPL, member, 2018-present; Association Management Co-Coordinator, 2016-2018; Ad Hoc Committee to Draft Amended Position Statement on Non-Lawyer Legal Practice, Chair, 2016-2017; Regulation Review Coordinator, 2013-2015; Budget Committee, member, 2012-2015

Oregon State Bar, Board of Governors Futures Task Force Regulation Committee Task Force, 2016-present; Board of Governors Limited License Legal Technicians Task Force, 2013-2015

Oregon Paralegal Association, Certification Ambassador, 2012-2017; Bylaw Amendment Ad hoc Committee, Co-Chair, 2017; Board Director, 2014-2015; Public Relations Chair 2012-2015, Military Outreach Liaison, 2011-2015; Annual Survey Chair, 2014-2016

Honors & Recognitions

Honorary Sergeant Major rank awarded by Command Sergeant Major Lister of the Judge Advocate General’s Corp via Army Master Sergeant Jamal Owens at the NFPA 2017 Joint Conference for her work assisting the Retired JAG Military Paralegal Association amend their bylaws to include active duty paralegals; helping create a credentialing program for military paralegals; and assisting in the creation of a transition plan for active duty paralegals as they transition into civilian roles

National Federation of Paralegal Associations’ Certification Ambassador of the Year, 2015

Oregon Paralegal Association’s Paralegal of the Year, 2015 and 2016

Gilbert E. Parker

Partner
Key Expertise

Real Estate

Contact

503.306.5315

503.224.7324 Fax

Gilbert E. Parker

Mary Jo Williams, Assistant

Gil Parker is a partner in the Real Estate and Land Use Team of Dunn Carney LLP. His practice focuses on real estate development, business transactions, commercial lending, construction and construction liens, and secured transactions. He has extensive experience in handling multi-million dollar transactions for developers, buyers, sellers, and borrowers in commercial real estate. He also structures purchases and sales of closely-held businesses.

Transactions depend on clarity and trust  –  that’s what I try to provide.

While working with clients who are leaders in sustainable real estate development, Gil has acquired a broad knowledge of the legal issues involved in public and private sustainable development.  He focuses on transactional work because he enjoys creating solid business connections among the involved parties. Understanding that transactions depend on clarity and trust, Gil finds satisfaction in crafting agreements that integrate the parties’ diverse objectives.

His calm demeanor in the fast-changing real estate world has been noted by his peers who have been quoted in Chamber’s USA describing Gil as a “constructive deal-maker” who is “perceptive, unflappable and accommodating.”

Gil joined the firm in 1975 and became a partner at Dunn Carney in 1981. He was the firm’s managing partner from 1991 to 1993 and has served on the firm’s Executive Committee frequently since the 1980s.

Gil Parker is a skilled—but modest—woodworker who crafted the Purpleheart stand-up desk in his office. He is most proud of his former service on the Board of Directors for Riverbend Youth Center, Inc. for nine years. Riverbend is a nonprofit residential and day treatment center for emotionally disturbed adolescents and their families.

Admissions

Oregon, 1975

U.S. District Court District of Oregon, 1976

Education

University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1975

Lewis & Clark College, B.A., History, with Honors, 1972

Representative Clients

Gerding/Edlen Development Company

Eastern Western Corporation

Shelter Products, Inc.

Industries

Real Estate

Professional Affiliations

Oregon State Bar, Real Estate and Land Use and Sustainable Futures Sections

Multnomah Bar Association

Meritas (formerly known as Commercial Law Affiliates), founding member, 1991; Board of Directors, 1991-1992; main management contact, 2014-present

Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue LLP, managing partner, 1991-1993

Community Organizations

Riverbend Youth Center, Inc., 1995-2004; chair, Board of Directors

Honors & Recognitions

The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law

Chambers and Partners USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers, ranked among Top Lawyers in Real Estate, 2004-present

Oregon Super Lawyers, Real Estate Law

Martindale-Hubbell, AV rating, listed as a Top Rated Lawyer in Real Estate

Jeffrey S. Perry

Partner
Key Expertise

Business

Tax

Contact

503.306.5308

503.224.7324 Fax

Jeffrey S. Perry

Linda Escobar, Assistant

Jeff Perry is a business and tax attorney who draws on his extensive tax training and business expertise to develop practical solutions that support clients’ business and tax objectives. In addition to his J.D., Jeff has an LL.M. in taxation and eight years of experience as a senior tax advisor with two national accounting firms. He chairs the firm’s Business Team and is an active member of the Tax Team.

With clients ranging from local, closely-held companies to international corporations, Jeff advises on day-to-day business matters and transactions including entity formation and structure; mergers and acquisitions; restructurings; and transactions involving S corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and pass-through entities.

Every transaction carries a range of tax implications. By bringing a tax perspective to business issues, I can develop strategies that are appropriate to each client’s situation.

Jeff uses a team-oriented approach, collaborating effectively with client consultants as well as other members of Dunn Carney’s Business Team. The result is workable solutions that draw from Dunn Carney’s full range of legal expertise and input from clients’ trusted advisors.  The approach also serves clients well who hire Jeff as in-house counsel. The relationship allows him a deeper understanding of the client, their business and their company culture, which he takes into account in developing business strategies.

When he’s not at work, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife and children, visiting family in Hawaii, cheering for the Ducks and Timbers, and grilling throughout the year on the “Big Green Egg.”

Admissions

Oregon, 1995

Education

University of Washington School of Law, LL.M., 1996
Willamette University College of Law, J.D., 1995
University of Oregon, B.S., 1992

Representative Matters

Manufacturing: Represented a publicly traded Australian corporation with the reorganization of its U.S. corporate structure and proposed acquisition of U.S. based engine manufacturer. Transaction consisted of legal due diligence and the drafting of transaction documents including the LOI and the Stock Purchase Agreement. Due to foreign ownership, assisted with CFIUS analysis as well as ESOP risk analysis and planning.

Corporate and Financing: Represented national real estate developer with entity formations, joint venture agreements, real property financing, and mezzanine financing for various mixed-use development projects.

Private Equity – Sell Side:

Represented Tire Disposal & Recycling with the sale of its business in Oregon to a private equity firm. Corporate restructuring prior to the sale included formation and conversion of various entities and the transfer of various assets outside the existing corporate structure. Designed and implemented all preliminary transaction steps and negotiated all transaction documents.

Structured sale of a pipeline construction firm based in Oregon, to a Canadian private equity firm. Transaction included a sale of personal goodwill, entity formation, management buy-out, financing, capital contributions, and a reverse cash merger.

Real Estate Development:

Represented local developer in negotiating a Joint Venture Agreement with an Israeli corporation for the development of an $80 million residential, for sale, condominium project in Portland, Oregon. Transaction also included various entity formations, including a bankruptcy remote entity, as well as a pending $63 million construction loan.

Represented national real estate developer in the review of overall corporate structure and develop plan of reorganization to satisfy institutional debt obligations and transition the company to a consolidated and tax-efficient holding company structure.

Private Placement Memorandum: Advised on financial and tax sections of the private placement memorandums raising $16 million for purposes of acquiring a Class A commercial office building and 20 acres of industrial property. Drafted operating agreement providing sophisticated waterfall allocations and distributions.

Represent west coast real estate developer with various mixed-use developments involving partnership transaction structures, carried interests, in-kind distributions, sophisticated waterfall allocations, restructuring, refinancing, and cancellation of indebtedness issues.

In-House Counsel – Engineering and Technical Service Corporation: Serve as general counsel, providing business, employment, tax and transaction services.

Securities Offering: Represent regional private equity group with entity formations, operating agreements, corporate structure, and capital raising through the issuance of securities for various projects, including a capital rain of $4.86 million for the investment in a residential apartment complex in Vancouver, Washington, securities offering, disclosure statements, accredited investor affidavits, federal and state securities filings, and the issuance of membership interests raising over $3 million in capital for the investment in multiple low-income housing properties in Olympia, Washington.

Private Equity – Acquisition Planning: Represent private equity firm with entity formation and the acquisition of middle market assets including the acquisition of a short-line railroad in Pennsylvania and the assets of a distressed manufacturer of modular buildings, mobile homes, and recreational vehicles.

Engineering, Construction Management and Development: Structured various acquisitive transactions for a US-based engineering and construction management firm owned by an Irish corporation. Transactions include acquisition of wind project supporting a 250 MW wind farm in Oregon. Consulting activities include FIRPTA analysis, Section 45 production tax credits, Oregon business energy tax credits, issuance of Series A preferred, inbound financing, outbound expatriation, and corporate restructuring of US operations.

Certified Public Accountants – On-going Tax Consulting: Provide on-going tax consulting to local and regional accounting firms including Section 305 analysis, redemption planning, Section 302 analysis, cancellation of indebtedness income planning, analysis of failed IPO expenses, and structuring various transactions including tax-free reverse triangular mergers and a Section 1031 like-kind exchanges.

 

Practice Areas

Business
Tax

Real estate attorney Coni Rathbone

Coni Rathbone

Of Counsel

Coni Rathbone is a remarkable negotiator and deal-maker. Bringing together seven years of management and financing experience prior to law school, Coni uses her negotiation skills to accomplish her clients’ goals with a minimum of conflict. She focuses her deal-making skills in the areas of real estate, tenant-in-common (TIC) workouts, corporate and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, and general business transactions. She is a member of Dunn Carney’s Real Estate and Business Teams.

Coni’s expertise helps her clients purchase, develop and sell commercial property as well as navigate securities transactions, including private placements of securities. She also forms, buys and sells businesses, and serves as general counsel for many startups and established businesses.

As a nationally known legal counsel to TIC owner groups, Coni has represented more than 150 groups since 2007.  She helps TIC owner groups with issues including protection from predatory asset managers or consultants and arrangements for loan modifications and manager changes. She is a prominent national speaker and writer in this area.

ADMISSIONS & CERTIFICATIONS

Oregon State Bar

EDUCATION

Willamette University College of Law, J.D.

Willamette University, B.A.

Representative Matters

Coni has represented owners, developers, investors, public entities, tenants, tenant-in-common owners, and investment advisers on hundreds of matters ranging from multi-million dollar mixed-use developments, to property acquisitions, land use issues and more. (See: Rathbone Representative Transactions List – 2017.)

Presentations

Coni is a regular presenter before: CCIM, Oregon Chapter (Continuing education), TIC owners groups across the country, and a range of real estate industry groups including the Commercial Association of Brokers. She is also an adjunct professor for the Portland State University Graduate Real Estate Program Negotiations Seminar.

Professional Affiliations

CCIM, Oregon Chapter, Advisory Board and Affiliate Member

CRE (Counselors of Real Estate), Oregon Chapter

CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women), Oregon Chapter

Portland State University Center for Real Estate, Advisory Board Member

Portland State University Graduate Real Estate Program, Adjunct Professor for Negotiations Seminar

Oregon Real Estate Agency, Advisory Board Member

Honors and Recognitions

Chambers USA, Real Estate, 2006-Present

CREW National Entrepreneur Spirit Award, 2013

Daily Journal of Commerce Women of Vision Award, 2014

Martindale Hubbell, “BV” rating

Portland Business Journal Women of Influence, 2013

Oregon Super Lawyers, Real Estate, 2006-2015

Lauren J. Russell

Attorney

Lauren Russell is an associate who practices primarily with Dunn Carney’s Litigation Team.  Her practice focuses on employment-related matters – both plaintiff and defense side – and commercial litigation. Lauren has also represented corporate and individual clients across a diverse range of industries including insurance, rail transportation and health care. She participates in every phase of litigation, including research, drafting and argument of substantive procedural motions, discovery, and preparation for mediation, arbitration and trial.

In addition to her legal experience, Lauren’s persuasive written and oral advocacy skills make her a valuable asset to her colleagues and clients. Prior to law school, Lauren worked as a daily newspaper reporter and freelance writer in her home state of Montana. Through this experience, Lauren learned to craft a well-written narrative to fit a target audience, as well as how to communicate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds.

As a law student, Lauren clerked for the Oregon Department of Justice’s Appellate Division and externed for the Hon. Ann Aiken, then-Chief District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.

Lauren enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest on foot, by ski, and by boat and takes every opportunity to do so with family and friends.

Admissions

Oregon

U.S. District Court, District of Oregon

Education

University of Oregon School of Law, J.D.; Oregon Law Review, Articles Editor

University of Montana, B.A., Journalism, summa cum laude

Published Work

Author, Shielding the Media: In an Age of Bloggers, Tweeters, and Leakers, Will Congress Succeed in Defining the Term “Journalist” and in Passing a Long-Sought Federal Shield Law? 93 Or. L. Rev. 193 (2014)

“Make the Most of your Relationships with Senior Lawyers,  “The Young Lawyer,” a publication of the American Bar Association, Spring 2018

Professional Affiliations

Oregon Association of Defense Counsel

Oregon Women Lawyers

Multnomah Bar Association

Legal Aid Night Clinic

Kyle M. Sele

Director of Finance and Systems
Contact

Kyle Sele, CPA, CLM has led accounting, finance and administrative departments in law firms for more than 25 years. A motivational leader, she works closely with the teams she oversees to achieve company goals and encourage ideas for corporate growth.

Kyle is accomplished in all facets of corporate accounting, financial analysis, office management, budget preparation, billing, and accounting systems implementation. At Dunn Carney, she manages the Accounting/Finance, IT, and Records Departments.

Jennifer A. Severson

Paralegal
Contact

503.417.5379

503.224.7324 Fax

Jennifer A. Severson

Jennifer Severson assists estate and business attorneys with setting up and administering probates, handling trust administrations, preparing estate tax returns, and setting up guardianships and conservatorships. Jennifer has worked in the legal industry for more than 20 years, joining Dunn Carney in 1999 as a legal secretary in the Trusts and Estates Group. She has served as a probate paralegal at Dunn Carney since 2010.

Jennifer is dedicated to guiding clients step-by-step through the often complicated probate and trust administration processes. She enjoys helping ease the stress of what can be an overwhelming process for the decedents’ loved ones; Jennifer’s goal is to make the administration process as smooth and efficient as possible.

When away from work, Jennifer enjoys camping, boating, watching sporting events, and exploring the outdoors while spending time with her husband and two boys.

Education & Certifications

Mt. Hood Community College, Associate of Applied Science in Legal Administration, 1998

 

Professional Affiliations

Oregon Paralegal Association, member, 2013-present

Community Organizations

Boy Scouts of America, Cub Scouts Den Leader, 2016-present

Samuel T. Smith, attorney in Portland, Oregon.

Samuel T. Smith

Partner

Sam Smith is a member of Dunn Carney’s Litigation Team. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of matters, including employment, housing and civil rights, products liability and premises liability, healthcare litigation, elder abuse cases, and personal injury matters. He also litigates commercial disputes and is a founding member of the firm’s Team People, a plaintiff’s litigation group.

In all areas of practice, Sam advises clients on a wide range of legal issues – before, during and after litigation.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Sam spent two years as a public school teacher in St. Louis, Missouri. (Go Langston Middle School Nighthawks!) After teaching, Sam moved back to his hometown in Oregon where he spent a year working in a local lumber mill before attending law school.

In his free time, Sam enjoys playing sports, reading books, and spending time with friends and family. He also manages the firm’s softball team.

Admissions

Oregon, 2008

U.S. District Court, 2008

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2012

Education

University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 2008

Willamette University, B.A., English Literature, Minor in Ecological Biology, magna cum laude, 2002

Outcomes

2016 – $1.2 million jury verdict for age discrimination claim against Daimler Trucks North America following three-week jury trial. Former level 4 Engineering Department manager Dr. Josef Loczi was the plaintiff. Read more in The Oregonian and Portland Business Journal.

2016 – $455,000 judgment against the Port of Astoria for firing an employee in retaliation for reporting mismanagement, gross waste of public funds and abuse of authority.  In a related case, the Port of Astoria paid a settlement of $478,900 to another employee to settle similar claims of retaliation.  Read more about these cases in The Daily Astorian here and here.

2015 – $527,000 judgment for wrongful lien following jury trial where two New Jersey transportation companies refused to release an invalid lien they filed against our clients’ cranberry farm in Gearhart, Oregon.

2014 – $620,000 judgment for Sarbanes Oxley whistle blower claim against Riverview Community Bank.  Client was an auditor for the bank who was fired for reporting alleged fraud at the bank.  Read more in The Columbian here and here.

2013 – $1.25 million verdict in favor of plaintiff following three-week trial. 12 person jury found athletic shoe company liable for retaliating against director level employee who complained that he was demoted because of his race and/or national origin. Link to story in Oregonian.

Publications

“Making Sense of the ESI Madness” A publication of the American Bar Association, Summer 2018.

The Verdict, Summer 2016 – Protected Sick Leave Comes to Oregon

Dunn Carney Insurance Enews- A Blue Pencil Approach to Indemnity Provisions in Construction Contracts

 

Professional Organizations

Multnomah Bar Association

Oregon Association of Defense Counsel

American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division

Community Organizations

Beaverton Education Foundation, Board Member, 2017-present

Honors & Recognition

Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2015-present

Natalie C. Stack

Attorney

Natalie Stack joined Dunn Carney in 2017 as a member of the Litigation, Business, and Estate Planning and Administration Teams. With the Business Team, she assists clients with entity formation, advises businesses on regulatory issues and intellectual property protection, and drafts and edits contracts. With the Litigation Team, Natalie performs research and prepares memoranda, and assists with discovery, motion practice, alternate dispute resolution, and trials for litigation relating to commercial disputes, insurance defense, and employment matters. With the Estate Planning and Administration Team, she assists with drafting estate planning documents, and researches matters relating to trust interpretation, modification, and reformation.

While attending Lewis & Clark Law School, Natalie clerked with Portland-area litigation law firms and served as Executive Editor of the Lewis & Clark Law Review, as well as President of the International Law Society. As an undergraduate, she also served as an intern for Legal Aid of Marin in San Rafael, California, performing client intake and case management for Spanish-speaking clients. She is fluent in Spanish.

Natalie has lived much of her life in the Pacific Northwest and, in her free time, enjoys boating, snow sports, wine tasting throughout the Willamette Valley, and exploring Portland’s amazing culinary scene. She lives in Portland with her fiancé and their Boston Terriers.

Admissions

Oregon, 2017

Education

Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D. cum laude, 2017

Lewis & Clark College, B.A., Hispanic Studies, 2009

Languages

Spanish

 

Professional Affiliations

Oregon State Bar

Multnomah Bar Association

Oregon Women Lawyers

Oregon New Lawyer Division

Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyer Section

Pro Bono Activities

Small Business Legal Clinic, Pro Bono Attorney

Legal Aid Night Clinic, Pro Bono Attorney

St. Andrews Legal Clinic, Fun Run Volunteer

Oregon Trial Lawyers Association & Legacy Health Trauma Nurses Bike Helmet Day, Volunteer

Honors & Recognitions

Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services, State Bar of California

Cornelius Honor Society Inductee, Lewis & Clark Law School

 

Joshua D. Stadtler

Partner
Key Expertise

Litigation

Business

Real Estate

 

Contact

503.417.5507

503.224.7324 Fax

Joshua D. Stadtler

Roberta Henderson, Assistant

Joshua Stadtler is an experienced and versatile business litigator known for creatively achieving early resolution of complex disputes. He regularly represents and counsels individuals and businesses of all sizes in litigation involving business, commercial, corporate, employment, insurance coverage and defense, real estate, and trust and estate issues.

Josh draws on the breadth of his litigation and life experience to connect with his clients and understand their concerns within the context of the dispute at hand and the framework of the business and industry realities his clients face.  His clients benefit from his collaborative approach to identify and evaluate goals, recognize and assess risk, and develop and implement strategies to realize the client’s desired result efficiently and cost-consciously.

Josh has represented clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts and administrative proceedings throughout the country, at numerous mediations and arbitrations, and in investigations conducted by state and federal regulatory enforcement agencies.

Within the firm, Josh is an active member of the Litigation, Business, Real Estate, Insurance, and Employment Teams. He chairs the Pro Bono Committee and manages the firm’s participation in a monthly night legal clinic serving indigent clients in collaboration with Legal Aid Services of Oregon.  He also maintains an active pro bono practice of his own, in which he primarily represents victims of domestic violence.  In 2015, the Multnomah Bar Association honored him for those efforts.

Josh’s community involvement extends beyond the law, most notably to his service on the Board of Directors for Portland Homeless Family Solutions (since 2014, currently as Treasurer).

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Josh served in the United States Peace Corps in South Africa, and spent several years traveling on his own across Latin America, Europe, and Asia.  More than a decade later, he remains fluent in Spanish.

When Josh is not at the office, he is likely at the zoo, the park, or the community pool with his young daughter Stella and his wife Lily, cheering at Providence Park in the Timbers Army or at home for the Wisconsin Badgers, or hiking somewhere in the Southwest Hills.

Admissions

Oregon

Washington

California

District of Columbia

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court, District of Oregon

U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

U.S. District Court, Central District of California

U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California

Education

University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2010

University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., English, cum laude, 2002

Languages

Spanish

 

Outcomes

Real Estate

Favorable settlement obtained for commercial landlord on breach of lease against commercial tenant and action on guaranty against guarantor in Oregon state court; complete recovery of damages, attorney fees, costs, and interest.

Induced settlement for 20 times the amount of initial offer in condemnation proceedings by government authority in Oregon state court against residential real estate owner; obtained judgment for full amount of attorney fees and costs and successfully defended attorney fee judgment before both the Oregon Court of Appeals and the Oregon Supreme Court; recovered full amount of attorney fees and costs incurred on appeal plus interest (TriMet v. Aizawa & Noble-Irons, 362 Or. 1 (2017)).

Negotiated security interest from real estate developer in consideration of amounts owed to general contractor on two multi-family developments; negotiated priority subordinations with other secured creditors in foreclosure proceedings; obtained judgments of foreclosure as to each property and money awards in favor of general contractor for full amount of damages, attorney fees, costs, and interest.

Judgments and awards of money damages obtained in favor of landlord for breach of lease against commercial tenant and action on guaranty against guarantor in Oregon state court; executed on judgment by domesticating Oregon judgment in New Jersey and seizing funds held in guarantor’s New Jersey bank account.

Business & Commercial

Favorable result obtained at judicial settlement conference in Oregon state court for contractor in claim against materials supplier for delivery of defective and non-conforming materials; partial recovery of damages and full amount of attorney fees and costs.

Successful defense of metal fabricator in Oregon state court against claims for account, account stated, breach of contract on purported promissory note and judicial foreclosure on purported security agreement; obtained general judgment of dismissal with prejudice.

Full amount of business debt owed recovered for concrete business in directly negotiated settlement with real estate developer.

Motion to dismiss granted and general judgment of dismissal obtained for vehicle assembly company against complaint for unlawful trade practices and fraud in Oregon state court.

Corporate

Successfully defended medical partnership in Oregon state court in dispute with former partner arising out of his expulsion from partnership and obtained favorable result at mediation.

Successfully defended closely held trucking company in Oregon state court in shareholder dispute and obtained favorable result at judicial settlement conference.

Employment

Obtained favorable result at mediation for four kitchen workers in employment discrimination and wrongful termination claim against restaurant.

Obtained favorable result at mediation defending nutrition supplement manufacturer against age discrimination claim.

Trust and Estate

Obtained removal from inventory of estate’s claim against beneficiary arising out of disputed loan by decedent and surcharge of personal representative for attorney fees and costs based on breach of fiduciary duties.

Favorable settlement at trial for trustee in case involving formation of trust, breach of fiduciary duties and an accounting in Oregon state court.

Favorable settlement at mediation for surety and former personal representative of estate in surcharge action for breach of fiduciary duties in Oregon state court.

Published Work

Oregon Supreme Court Affirms Win Over TriMet,” Oregon Real Estate and Land Use Digest (December 2017, Page 2)

Oregon State Bar, BarBooks, Damages, Chapter 7: “Medical Expenses” (2016 Revision), with Samuel T. Smith

Pro Bono Practice = Lawyering Skills for Paying Clients” Multnomah Lawyer (October 2014)

Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 61, No. 6 (July 2010): Ortiz Got It Wrong: Why the Seventh Amendment Does Not Protect the Right to Jury Trial in Class Action Suits Under FRCP 23

Presentations

Lease Enforcements: Rights and Remedies in the New Economy, Co-Presenter, The Seminar Group, Commercial Leases in the 21st Century, May 11, 2018

Working for the Public Interest While Practicing in the Private Sector, Panelist, Lewis & Clark Law School, Public Interest Law Project Speaker Series, Spring 2016April 6, 2016

Pro Bono for New Lawyers: Getting Your Feet Wet Without Drowning, Panelist, MBA YLS/OSB Pro Bono Fair & Celebration, October 29, 2015

 

Professional Affiliations

Oregon State Bar, 2013-present (Business Litigation, Real Estate & Land Use, Nonprofit Organizations Law Sections)

Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, 2013-present

Multnomah Bar Association (Young Lawyer Section; Pro Bono Committee, 2014-2016; Service to the Public Committee, 2013-2014)

MERITAS, Young Lawyer Representative for Dunn Carney, 2016-present

Community Organizations

Portland Homeless Family Solutions, Board of Directors, 2014-present (Treasurer, 2016-present; Secretary, 2015-2016; Vice Chair, 2018-present)

Legal Aid Services of Oregon, 2013-present (Domestic Violence Project; Volunteer Lawyers Project)

Dunn Carney Pro Bono Committee, Chair, 2015-present

LASO/OLC/MBA Pro Bono Committee, 2016

Honors & Recognitions

Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Business Litigation, 2017-present

Multnomah Bar Association, Michael E. Haglund Pro Bono Award, 2015

Media

25 Years of Service Legal Aid Night Clinic,” Multnomah Lawyer (January 2017, Page 11)

Joshua Stadtler, Michael Haglund Award Winner” Multnomah Lawyer (May 2015)

Brian R. Talcott

Partner
Contact

503.417.5474

503.224.7324 Fax

Brian R. Talcott

Karen Osgood, Assistant

Brian Talcott is a partner in Dunn Carney’s Litigation Team. He is the firm’s lead appellate attorney, and has briefed and argued numerous appeals in the state and federal appellate courts. Brian also specializes in insurance coverage, professional liability defense and complex civil litigation.

Admissions

Oregon, 1996

U.S. District Court District of Oregon, 1999

U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit, 2000

Education

University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 1996, Oregon Law Review, Managing Editor, 1995-1996

University of California at San Diego, B.A., Political Science, 1991

Professional Affiliations

Multnomah Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Classroom Law Project, Board of Directors, 2012-present

Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, Member; Board of Directors, 2008-2010

Awards & Recognitions

Oregon Super Lawyers, Appellate Law, 2009-present

Best Lawyers, Appellate Law, 2014-present

Kimberly K. Tellin

Of Counsel

Donald E. Templeton

Partner
Key Expertise

Litigation

Contact

503.306.5307

503.224.7324 Fax

Donald E. Templeton

Sharon Schaper, Assistant

Don Templeton is a partner at Dunn Carney, and is co-leader of the litigation team. Don has a diverse litigation practice, including more than three decades of experience in the areas of insurance coverage, professional liability, insurance defense, real estate litigation, estate and trust litigation, and business litigation.

Don has successfully tried to verdict more than 50 cases in the state and federal courts in Oregon and Washington. In addition to his extensive trial experience, Don has successfully resolved numerous cases and disputes through arbitration and mediation.

At the beginning of each case and matter, Don talks with the client about the client’s goals and options, and then develops a plan to achieve the client’s goals. Don involves the client in the decision making process from beginning to end. Don aggressively represents the client’s interests and position, while at the same time remaining pragmatic to achieve the client’s goals as efficiently and economical as possible.  This includes exploring early options of resolving the dispute when the client wants to explore these options.

Outside the office, Don enjoys playing golf, walking the family dog, and exploring the scenic areas of Oregon and Washington.

Admissions

Washington, 1984

Oregon, 1986

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington, 1985

U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1987

U.S. District Court District of Oregon, 1986

U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit, 1987

Education

University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 1984

University of Oregon, B.S., Political Science, 1981

 

 

Published Work

Damages Ch. 11, Wrongful Death, Oregon State Bar CLE, 2016 Revisions

Arbitration and Mediation, Ch. 11, Arbitration Under PIP/UM/UIM Provisions in Automobile Insurance Policies, Oregon State Bar CLE, 1996 and Supp., 2000

Civil Litigation Manual Ch. 25, Trial Motions, Oregon State Bar CLE Supp., 1999

Insurance Ch. 28, Comprehensive Personal Liability Coverage, Oregon State Bar CLE Supp., 1999

Insurance Ch. 28, Comprehensive Personal Liability Coverage, Oregon State Bar CLE, Revision, 1996

Representative Clients

Alaska National Insurance

Arch Insurance

Berkley North Pacific Insurance

Country Financial

Oregon State Bar Professional Liability  Fund

QBE Insurance

Sentry Insurance

Practice Areas

Litigation

Professional Affiliations

Multnomah Bar Association, Professional Responsibility Committee, 1993-1996; Chairperson, 1995-1996

Oregon Board of Bar Examiners, 1999-2002, Chairperson, 2001-2002

Oregon Association of Defense Counsel

Defense Research Institute

Honors & Recognitions

Oregon Super Lawyers, Insurance Coverage, 2006-2017

Best Lawyers in America, Insurance Law, 2013-2017

Thomas H. Tongue

Senior Counsel
Key Expertise

Litigation

Contact

503.306.5330

503.224.7324 Fax

Thomas H. Tongue

Karen Osgood, Assistant

Since joining Dunn Carney in 1968, Tom Tongue has played an integral role in the firm. He has served terms as managing partner and leader of the Litigation Team, and as a mentor to many of the firm’s attorneys. His practice has centered on complex civil litigation and health law.

A highly respected fourth generation Oregon attorney, Tom represents the highest level of skill and professionalism in the practice of law. He has received the Multnomah Bar Association and the Oregon State Bar Litigation Section Owen Panner Professionalism Awards. In 2011-12, he was President of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the most distinguished group of trial lawyers in America and Canada. He was elected a Fellow in the ACTL in 1993. As recipient of the 2011 Judge Learned Hand Award, he was recognized for representing the same values as Judge Hand: upholding the rights of the individual and the importance of democratic values in an orderly society.

Tom’s career has been marked with a vast array of honors and awards, underscoring his reputation in the legal community and the example he sets for fellow lawyers.  His peers have been quoted by Chambers and Partners USA, describing Tom as “one of the finest – he has all the right attributes you want in a lawyer.”

Tom has been married to his wife, Dr. Andrea Tongue, since 1971. They have two children who both work in the legal field; his son is a fifth generation lawyer, and his daughter clerked for the U.S. Supreme Court and is now a law professor. In his spare time, Tom enjoys fly fishing, golfing and hiking.

Admissions

Oregon, 1968

U.S. District Court District of Oregon, 1970

U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit, 1971

U.S. Supreme Court, 1973

Education

University of Wisconsin, J.D., 1968

University of Oregon, B.S., History, 1965

Recent Presentations

Oregon State Bar CLE, Professionalism in Times of Disruption, Panelist, 2017

Oregon Attorney General Staff CLE, Professionalism, Panelist, 2017

Oregon Association of Defense Counsel Summer and Fall Meetings, Panelist, 2015

Professional Liability Fund (PLF) Trial College, 2010

Oregon State Bar, Trial Advocacy College, 2008, 2009

Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC), Trial Advocacy, 2007

PLF Defense Panel Conference, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013

Practice Areas

Litigation

Professional Affiliations

American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 1993-Present; President, 2011-2012; President-elect, 2010-2011; Treasurer, 2009-2010; Secretary, 2008-2009; State Chair Committee, 2000-2002; Regent for Northwest Region, 2003-2007

American College of Trial Lawyers Foundation Board, 2015-Present

International Association of Defense Counsel, 1983-Present

Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, Board of Directors, 1993-1998; President, 1998

Multnomah County Bar Association, President,  1976; Committee on Judicial Selection, Past Chair

Oregon State Bar, Past Chair, Committee on Function and Organization of Bar; Past Chair, Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Procedures; Past Chair, Committee on Prepaid Legal Insurance; Past Chair, Committee on Professional Responsibility; Past Chair, Joint Committee on New Judgeships

Oregon State Bar House of Delegates, Elected Delegate, 1996-2008

Oregon Supreme Court, Civil Law Advisory Committee to Chief Justice, 1998-1999

U.S. District Court, Merit Selection Panel for Selection of U.S. Magistrate Judges, Chair, 1997; Member, 1993

U.S. Court of Appeals, Delegate, Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, 1992-1994

Honors & Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America, 2005-present, Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Securities Litigation, and Trusts and Estate Litigation; 2014-15 “Lawyer of the Year” in Bet-the-Company Litigation

Chambers and Partners, USA Survey, 2003-present; Top Litigator in Oregon, 2004-2014

Oregon Super Lawyers, 2006-present, Top 10 state-wide since 2006

American Bar Foundation, Life Fellow

Judge Learned Hand Lifetime Achievement Award, Oregon Area Jewish Committee, 2011

U.S. District Court Judge nominee, recommended by Merit Selection Panel, 2003

Owen Panner Professionalism Award, Oregon State Bar, 2002

Defense Research Institute Exceptional Performance Citation, 1999

Multnomah Bar Association Professionalism Award, 1990

Media

Portland Lawyer Leads Eminent Trial Lawyers Group, Portland Business Journal, 2012

The Lawyerly Lineage of Thomas H. Tongue, Oregon Super Lawyers, 2010

Robert K. Winger

Partner

Bob Winger acts as legal counsel to mid- and small-sized closely held businesses, providing a full range of commercial services with an emphasis on corporate, LLC and tax planning services, including income, gift, estate and property tax and succession planning. His clients span industries ranging from professional services, healthcare and real estate development to printing and agribusiness.

In addition to his work as general counsel, Bob focuses on tax, and employee benefits. He leads the firm’s Tax and Employee Benefits Team and is a member of the Business Team. He has significant experience with the design, implementation, and administration of retirement and health\welfare benefit plans, non-qualified deferred compensation plans, from prototype to individually designed plans and from basic 401(k) plans to complex ESOPs. He has developed a wide variety of stock incentive and deferred compensation plans and assisted numerous clients correct operational errors in plans through various governmental correction programs.

Bob assists clients with the choice, design and funding of entities, reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions, redemptions and liquidations and with the development of exit strategies for business owners and leveraged buy-outs.

Bob develops creative solutions for clients’ unique needs, first taking time to understand a client’s goals, then drawing from his experiences and expertise. Current on the latest trends and willing to proceed through unchartered waters, he will not recommend a course with significant risk or uncertainty without fully apprising the client of those risks and the potential downstream costs and impacts that may be involved.

Bob is a frequent presenter and author on matters encountered in his practice, including choice of entity, drafting issues, tax legislation, Affordable Care Act, COBRA, retirement plans, executive compensation and succession planning. He has authored articles or been a presenter for the Portland Business Journal, Oregon State Bar, Oregon Professional Liability Fund, Willamette University College of Law, regional CPA firms, brokerage firms and clients. He also has developed software to assist in the automation of legal services.

Bob is married to his high school sweetheart and has two adult children. He is a woodworker, fisherman and wildlife enthusiast.

Admissions

Oregon, 1973

U.S. District Court District of Oregon, 1973

U.S. Tax Court, 1976

U.S. Supreme Court, 1976

Education

University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 1973; Oregon Law Review, Editorial Board, 1972-1973

University of Oregon, B.A., History, 1970; Phi Beta Kappa in Junior Year

Representative Matters

Business

Development of succession plan or exit strategy for family owned printing businesses and obtained IRS Ruling on S Corporation’s Succession Plan for restaurant supply distribution business.

Merger of taxable multi-state nonprofits.

Sale of control of employee owned entity to foreign investor.

Creation and acquisition of dialysis centers throughout Oregon.

Tax & Employee Benefits

Voluntary Compliance Programs approval for retirement plan corrections.

Stock Incentive Plan – Issuing equity to 79 employees.

Executive Compensation Plan for CEO of major health care provider.

Obtained property tax exemption for facility under construction.

Prevailed against IRS in responsible officer matter.

Wills and Estates

Fractionalizing commercial property for discount gifting of LLC interests.

Estate of Ronald J. Klupenger, OTC Lexis 61 (1998) – sale in dispute at death is not income in respect of decedent.

Erwin & Erwin v. Bronson,117 Or App 443, 844 P2d 269 (1992) – PC can’t act as trustee.

Real Estate

Purchase, financing, operation and sale of assisted living facilities.

Tax deferred exchanges to separate ownership of 18 family LLC owned apartment complexes.

Ratoza v. The Flame, Inc.,277 Or 185, 559 P2d 1283 (1977) – Landmark case evicting commercial tenant & strict enforcement of long term lease

Consolidated Electrical Distrib. v. Jepson Elec. Contracting,272 Or 384, 537 P2d 83 (1975) – overturned century old lien law

Professional Affiliations

Portland Tax Forum, Board of Directors

Joint OSB/OSCPA Committee, Past Co-Chair

Oregon State Bar, Past Chair, Taxation Section and Professional Corporation Task Force; Member, Limited Liability Company Task Force & Legislative Committee of Business Section

Multnomah Bar Association

Honors & Recognitions

Oregon Super Lawyer

Ty K. Wyman

Partner

For more than 20 years, Ty Wyman has helped clients caught up in Oregon’s arcane land use system. Using his background in the law, Ty typically guides property owners and builders who have a project at risk of being derailed. He has plenty of experience at contested hearings before state and local panels, but generally works to find common ground between government agencies and clients so projects can move forward without dispute.

I’m trying to chart a course that avoids the pitfalls and entanglements of the land use system.

Over the past seven years, Ty has gained particular experience working for a major railroad. This has broadened his experience, particularly in working with tribal governments.

Within Dunn Carney, Ty is a member of Dunn Carney’s Real Estate and Land Use Team and Agriculture & Natural Resources Team. Ty’s personal interests (now that his kids have grown) run to baseball (as part of Red Sox Nation) and board games.

Admissions

Oregon, 1992

Washington, 2005

Education

University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 1992

University of California, B.A., Psychology, 1987

Representative Matters

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

Published Work

Dunn Carney Natural Resources Updates post, Supreme Court Puts Additional Limits on Land Use Permit Authority

Presentations

What’s that Light at the End of the Tunnel? Railroads and Railroad Crossings, Oregon County Counsel Association, July 2017

Inclusionary Zoning—The Nuts and Bolts, TICOR, February 2017

City of Portland Comp Plan Update, TICOR, April 2016

Agri-Tourism: How Farm Stands Became a Legal Football (and How You Can Avoid Being Tackled), Dunn Carney Ag Summit, Jan. 2014

 

 

Professional Affiliations

Oregon State Bar, Real Estate and Land Use Section, member

Multnomah Bar Association, member

Commercial Association of Realtors, affiliate member

Westside Economic Alliance, member

Community Organizations

Go Lloyd (formerly Lloyd Transportation Management Association), Board of Directors, 2004-Present

Sellwood Junior Baseball, Board of Directors, President 2011-2014 (Board President, 2011-2014)

Open School (formerly Meadow Alternative School), Board of Directors, 2000-2010 (Board President, 2008-2010)

Portland Parks & Recreation, Budget Advisory Committee, 2009-2011

J. David Zehntbauer

Partner

David Zehntbauer is a partner at Dunn Carney LLP where he practices real estate and corporate law. He leads the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group and is also an active member of the Business & Corporate Practice Group and Agriculture & Natural Resources team.

David has extensive experience in commercial property acquisitions and dispositions as well as commercial and residential leasing, lease enforcement and secured financing on behalf of both lenders and borrowers.  In addition to his real estate expertise, David routinely advises closely held businesses ranging in size and industry regarding entity selection, formation and financing, mergers and acquisitions and asset and stock sale transactions. David also provides counsel on real estate transactions and corporate structure to clients engaged in the legal business of cannabis production, manufacturing and sales.

David is a responsive and practical deal maker who maintains a view of the big picture and the best interests of his client. He is adept at identifying risks and works to minimize them while facilitating smooth closings for his clients.

In addition to leading Dunn Carney’s Real Estate Practice Group, David served a three-year term on the firm’s Executive Committee starting 2012.

David lives with his wife and two children in Northeast Portland where he is active working out, playing soccer & golf, and attending his kids’ sporting events.

Admissions

Oregon, 1996

U.S. District Court District of Oregon, 2000

Washington, 2008

 

 

 

Education

Willamette University College of Law, J.D., cum laude,1996

Willamette University, Atkinson Graduate School of Management, M.B.A., Beta Gamma Sigma, 1996

University of California at Santa Barbara, B.A., 1991

 

Presentations

Selling the Family Farm, Dunn Carney Ag Summit, January 2017

The Future of Portland: Portland Business Journal Thought Leader Forum, Panel Discussion, November 2016

Cannabis: Legal Issues for 2016, SIOR Education Seminar, February 2016

Recreational Cannabis Licensing in Oregon, Dunn Carney Ag Summit, January 2016

Continuity Planning for Closely Held Businesses, Dunn Carney Ag Summit, January 2015 and Dunn Carney Water Summit, February 2015

Top 10 Issues in Commercial Leasing, TICOR Title, November 2013

Professional Affiliations

Oregon Business Association (Oregon Business and Industry), Board of Directors

American Bar Association, Member

Multnomah Bar Association, Member

NAIOP (National Association of Industrial and Office Properties), Public Affairs Committee, Associate Member

Commercial Association of Brokers, Associate Member

Oregon Cannabis Industry Association, Member

Portland Business Alliance, Member

Community Organizations

Northeast United Soccer Club, Board of Directors, Secretary

Multnomah Athletic Club, Member

Dunn Carney Cares Board of Directors, Secretary

Zehntbauer Foundation, Trustee and Chairman