Representing clients in land conservation, condemnation, and real estate matters 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 with these matters.
Conservation means protecting and advocating for your financial and legal interests, too: reviewing appraisals and negotiating purchase prices on property sales and condemnation actions; resolving property disputes, such as boundary discrepancies, timber trespass, or other kinds of encroachments; structuring and closing owner-controlled home sales. Whether you foresee negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or a court-settled dispute, I can assist you. I can also represent you before government entities in land use matters, including zoning changes, property line adjustments, and rural home site creation.
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 relationship 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.