From complying with detailed and evolving regulations to drawing up precise construction agreements and leases, I am a firm believer in doing things right from the start. I take a proactive, responsive approach to client’s issues which resolves problems before they occur. I help my clients to develop streamlined, successful business operations, minimizing their time spent with legal issues, and get them back to business as fast as possible.
I have over 25 years of professional legal experience, with the majority of work spent in construction, commercial leasing, and real estate. I specialize in public works and private construction projects, in which I advise public entities, commercial contractors, developers, and individuals in all aspects of the construction process.
I am also an experienced and accomplished litigator, negotiator, arbitrator, and mediator. I take a personal, customized approach when working with clients to determine the best strategy for their needs and situation.
My trial experience extends to all areas of my practice. I represent clients in Washington and Oregon state and federal courts before administrative agencies, and in arbitration and mediation. I routinely assist clients with acquisition and sales, development, leasing, and property management. I also regularly help clients form business entities, focusing on protecting their assets as best I can.