Margaret Y. Gander-Vo

Phone: (503) 399-1070

As a Real Estate and Land Use attorney, Margaret represents individuals and entities in a wide variety of real property transactions, including acquisitions, sales, and leases of land and buildings. She also works with developers and individuals on various types of land use applications, ranging from vacations and variances to comprehensive plan amendments and zone change applications. Margaret regularly represents clients before regulatory agencies, at hearings, and on appeal.

Margaret is passionate about working with clients to meet their goals. She enjoys working collaboratively with other stakeholders to develop solutions that meet her client’s needs without causing unnecessary delays or complications during a transaction.

Margaret graduated from Willamette University with a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, and a certificate in business law. While in law school Margaret worked for the Oregon Department of Justice, General Counsel Division, and Mentor Graphics Corporation as well as serving as the Editor in Chief of the Willamette Journal of International Law and Dispute Resolution. Prior to law school, Margaret attended the University of Oregon where she received Bachelor of Science degrees in History, Political Science, and Religious Studies after which she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Kingdom of Swaziland.

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Professional Activities

  • Habitat for the Mid-Willamette Valley, Board of Directors
  • Legislative Land Use Committee, Real Estate and Land Use Section, Oregon State Bar


Willamette University College of Law

J.D., cum laude, 2016

  • Editor in Chief of Willamette Journal of International Law and Dispute Resolution
  • President of Willamette Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild
  • Research Assistant for Professor Caroline Davis
  • Research Assistant for Professor Scott Shepard

University of Oregon

B.S., 2008

  • Phi Alpha Delta Honor Society

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon

Off the Job

When not in the office, Margaret enjoys traveling to new places, trying new experiences, and learning new things. She recently finished hiking the Oregon section of the Pacific Crest Trail and is looking forward to starting the Washington section, as soon as she can talk her husband into coming with her. Her latest project is figuring out the perfect recipes for canning the food she grows in her home garden and scheming to get herself to Antarctica sometime in the near future.