Representing clients in real estate, land use matters, and land conservation transactions in Oregon.



Protecting signature landscapes and wildlife habitat. Preserving farm and forest lands or historic places. Providing people access to nature. Working in the conservation profession since 2001, I know the benefits of land and water conservation transactions as well as the legal mechanisms to make them a reality. Because the buying and selling of property rights for conservation purposes involves a multitude of real estate, land use, and ecological issues, it pays to hire an attorney experienced in these matters.    


Advocacy and Counsel

Conservation also means protecting and advocating for your financial and legal interests. I can structure and close owner-controlled property sales; review appraisals and negotiate purchase prices on property sales; prepare easements for access or to resolve a boundary line discrepancy or dispute; and prepare documents for contracts, sales, agreements, or easements. I can also represent you before government entities in land use matters, including zoning changes, property line adjustments, and rural home site creation. My background is comprehensive whether you foresee negotiation, mediation, or interpretation and advice about real estate matters.



Dedication to the land—and to my clients. I strive to provide results-oriented legal services with a commitment to fairness in structuring fees. I have a genuine desire to help people solve their problems and seek creative solutions that are balanced by a healthy dose of pragmatism. Clear communication and a dedication to authentic relationships is the basis for my work. As a fifth-generation Oregonian with a family connection to both sides of the mountains, I know the diverse landscapes and communities across this state. Let this knowledge and experience work for you.


William F. (Fritz) Paulus, Attorney at Law

1207 SW Sixth Avenue  |  Portland OR 97204  |  503-224-1773