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Strong relationships based on knowledge and respect

Our lawyers advise property owners and developers in navigating Oregon’s land use regulations and restrictions.

We regularly represent clients at city and county hearings to obtain development approvals such as site plans, variances, and conditional use permits on the most favorable terms possible. This includes hearings processes related to system development changes, traffic impact fees and “latecomer” agreements.

Success is inevitably a compromise that allows the project to move forward.


Our Land Use Expertise

Local Knowledge

Our lawyers have built strong relationships with local government staff and elected officials throughout the Portland and tri-county region.

We understand the broad public policies agencies are trying to implement. We help our clients work within the regulations to move their projects forward.

Urban and Rural Advocacy

We have lobbied successfully for zone changes, comprehensive plan amendments and even expansion of the Portland urban growth boundary (UGB), and our attorneys have been involved in the METRO determination of the urban/rural reserves.

We regularly advise clients regarding matters and disputes that arise in the context of farms, ranches, nurseries, dairies and timber operations.

Meet Our Land Use Attorneys