Jonathan A. Bennett

Key Expertise

Real Estate



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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.


Oregon, 1986

Washington, 1988

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


Published Work

Adjusting to the New Economy, Oregon Business Magazine, 2015


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 Matters

(See: Bennett_Representative_Transactions)

Representative Clients

Bora Architects

CRG/Clayco, Inc.

Hammer and Hand

Gerding/Edlen Development Company

Mt. Hood Meadows

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

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