Portland attorneys Jonathan Bennett and Daniel Drazan represent real estate clients. Portland attorneys Jonathan Bennett and Daniel Drazan represent real estate clients.

Real estate client success built upon trust and expertise

Dunn Carney’s Real Estate lawyers draw on their practical experience, technical skills and long history of building trust to help clients successfully advance and complete real estate projects while maximizing value, minimizing risk, and avoiding and resolving disputes.

We represent purchasers, sellers, investors, owners, developers, tenants and lenders on projects involving the development, construction, financing, leasing, sale and purchase of commercial, agricultural, Opportunity Zone, residential, and multi-family residential real property.

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Our real estate practice ranges from simple residential transactions and land sales to complex tax-free or tax-deferred exchanges and syndications for the acquisition and finance of commercial property and development. We also appear on behalf of owners and developers before courts and governmental agencies in a wide range of matters and disputes.

Clients benefit from the group’s collaboration with the following Teams:

The firm has been recognized as a Leading Firm in Real Estate in Oregon by Chambers USA, a directory of America’s Leading Business Lawyers; Best Lawyers in America; IFLR 1000, the guide to the world’s leading financial law firms; and Oregon Super Lawyers. Since 2017  we have been ranked first by the Portland Business Journal in Commercial Real Estate Law (based on size).


Our Real Estate Expertise

Commercial Leasing and Property Management

Commercial leases, lease assignments and subleases, property management agreements, residential landlord and tenant agreements, regulatory matters


Construction, leasing, financing, land use, Opportunity Zones, entitlements and permits, tax, low-income housing

Purchase and Sale

Purchase and sale agreements, entity structuring, options, IRC 1031 Exchanges, tax, condemnation and eminent domain, financing


Conventional, mezzanine, hard money loans and private lending, Qualified Opportunity Zones and funds, secured, unsecured, lawyer opinion letters


Foreclosures (judicial and non-judicial), earnest money disputes, lease disputes, evictions, adverse possession, boundary disputes, mediation and arbitration

Business Matters and Tax Strategies

Contracts and agreements, financing, tax strategies, Opportunity Zones, entity formation, joint ventures, public ventures

Land Use, Environmental and Natural Resources

Site plans, variances, conditional use permits, easements and rights of way, system development charges, “latecomer” agreements, Prospective Purchaser Agreements, timber trespass, water rights, regulatory compliance with water quality standards and discharge permits, wetland development and mitigation, tax deferrals related to special use assessments, navigability and public access, leasing and utilizing public lands, and wildlife resources and endangered species

Government Relations

Representing real estate industry interests in advocating for zone changes, comprehensive plan amendments, urban growth boundaries, policy development

Condominiums and Planned Communities

Formation, conversions, easements, CCRs (covenants, conditions, and restrictions), HOA documents, HOA representation, creation of single-use and mixed-use condominiums

Construction and Design

Construction contracts, AIA documents, construction defects, liens, public works, design professional representation

Key Industries We Serve