Real Estate attorney David Zehntbauer reviews client contracts. Real Estate attorney David Zehntbauer reviews client contracts.

Collaborating across practice areas for broad expertise 

Our Real Estate attorneys serve as general counsel for developers based in Oregon and as local counsel for others around the region and nation.

We are experienced in developments of all kinds, ranging from industrial and commercial to complex residential. We also have experience in condominium and planned community development.

Dunn Carney’s collaborative approach harnesses the broad expertise developers need to keep projects moving forward while complying with land use regulations and restrictions or dealing with unexpected business or contract issues.

We work closely with members the following Dunn Carney teams: BusinessConstructionLand Use, Environmental and Natural ResourcesLitigation; Opportunity Zones; and Tax.

Our Real Estate Development Expertise


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


Office, industrial and retail lease transactions of all sizes, including ground leases and build-to-suit leases.


Construction and permanent financing of real estate projects, negotiation and documentation of transactions involving New Market Tax Credits

Land Use, Entitlements & Permits

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


Property exchanges, sales and leasebacks, conservation easements, and structuring sales to minimize the rate of taxes, defer the payment of taxes and take advantage of various exemptions, credits and other special programs

Condominiums and Planned Communities

Condominium development, including acquisition of land, condominium formation, sale of units, creation of single-use and mixed-use condominiums including new construction and conversions.

Low-Income Housing

Development, construction and financing of low-income housing projects.

Meet Our Real Estate Attorneys