Jonathan A. Bennett
Jon Bennett is an experienced real estate and business attorney who has maintained an active practice while serving as managing partner of Dunn Carney LLP since 2011. He is a member of the firm’s Real Estate Team and Construction and Design Team. As managing partner, he chairs the firm’s Executive Committee.
Jon has more than 30 years of experience at the firm, representing business and real estate clients on matters ranging from daily operations to significant transactions and disputes. He focuses on real estate agreements involving leases, acquisitions, design, development and construction, and has special expertise in the negotiation of American Institute of Architects (AIA) contracts.
Jon’s experience in business, real estate and litigation has given him a practical sense of business reality that enables him to help clients get to the transactional “finish line” effectively and efficiently.
In 2014 Jon was elected to a three-year term as a board member for Habitat for Humanity Portland Metro/East. He was elected to additional three-year terms in 2017 and 2020.
U.S. District Court, 1986
University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 1986
University of Oregon, B.S., Finance, 1981; Honors: Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
Adjusting to the New Economy, Oregon Business Magazine, 2015
Covid-19 Impacts for Landlords and Tenants in Commercial Leasing, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, June 3, 2020
Commercial Leasing and Covid-19 Considerations, Newmark Knight Frank Thought Leadership Forum, participant, April 22, 2020
The Letter of Intent in Commercial Leases, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, 2016
Construction Default Rights and Remedies, The Seminar Group, 2015
- Construction and Design Contracts – Represented owner in negotiation and completion of AIA Construction and Architecture Agreements for multiple high-rise commercial office and residential towers.
- Real Estate Seller – Represented seller in the sale of approximately 20 acres of Multnomah County land and improvements valued at $18 million to institutional investor.
- Tenant Representation – Represented tenant in negotiation of full floor lease in Wells Fargo Center for total lease consideration of approximately $7 million.
Bridge Development Partners
Green Cities Partners, LLC
Parr Lumber Company
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
Habitat for Humanity, Board Member, 2014-present
Honors & Recognitions
Best Lawyers, Real Estate Law, 2016-present
Super Lawyers, 2009-present