Commercial Lease Default Rates Expected to Rise as COVID-19 Continues to Impact Businesses – April 1st, 2020 Update

By Alan Sorem, Real Estate & Land Use Attorney The recent quarantine orders have had significant impacts on individuals, businesses, and the economy. Commercial lease default rates will spike as retail and office users are forced to close or dramatically change their businesses. Effective April 1, 2020, Oregon Governor’s Executive Order 20-13 ordered a moratorium

Oregon Forest Fair | June 18-20

June 20th, 9am to 5 pm, at Chemeketa Community College.  A free event that is open to the public, the fair will be held in Building #6, the auditorium building, nearest the parking lots (easiest to reach from the back of the campus from 45th Ave, SE and Silverton Rd.). The Oregon Forest Fair is in conjunction with

8th Annual Eminent Domain | June 4 & 5

8th Annual Eminent Domain: Current Developments in Condemnation, Valuation & Challenges   Paul Sundermier will participate in The Seminar Group’s seminar on Eminent Domain in Portland on June 4 and 5. The seminar will include an overview and update of Oregon and Federal Eminent Domain and land valuation litigation, with emphasis on special appraisal problems

Conservation Easements

By Stephanie Schuyler Conservation easements offer landowners the opportunity to maintain the natural characteristics of their land without foregoing income. Landowners who own natural, open space, agricultural, forest, recreational or historical land may be able to obtain a conservation easement and receive tax benefits both now and in the future. Overview of Conversation Easements A

Exactions After Koontz V. St. John’s River WMD

By Alan Sorem Oregon land use laws have a substantial effect on all Oregon business and individuals. As members of the public, we benefit from living in a well-planned state and city. As taxpayers, we have an interest in seeing property developments pay their fair share of the costs of necessary public streets, utilities, and