Jason W. Alexander

Partner

1000 SW Broadway, Suite 1400
Portland, Oregon 97205

503.227.1111 Main
503.243.1623 | 503.267.1576 cell Direct

Assistant: Amanda S. Sandberg: 503.543.1661 x 246

Practice Areas
Overview
Jason focuses his practice on business transactions, corporate governance, and commercial litigation, serving closely held businesses and individuals with their legal needs and disputes.

His experience includes providing outside corporate counsel advice, dispute resolution—including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and trials.

Jason represents clients in a variety of industries including construction (contractors/developers/suppliers), real estate, manufacturing, and commercial leasing. 

Jason's business experience includes:

  • Corporate, partnership, and LLC Law
  • Sales and leasing of real property
  • Contract negotiation and drafting
  • Entity maintenance and governance
  • Creditor and debtor rights including secured transactions

Jason's litigation and dispute resolution experience includes:

  • Contract disputes
  • Construction disputes, including lien and bond claims
  • Business torts (theft of trade secrets; wrongful interference, etc.)
  • Entity ownership disputes (LLC members/corporate shareholders)
  • Commercial lease disputes
  • Judgment enforcement

Approach

My approach when working with clients is to build relationships, collaborate, and gain a full understanding of the client's legal and economic goals. The advantage of working with me is that I am responsive, focused, and practical.


Client Quotes:

"Jason Alexander is very responsive and is always efficient with his time."

"I have been working with Jason for over 20 years. I believe he looks out for our best interest."

"I have worked with Jason Alexander for a number of years and multiple companies; always appreciate his straightforward efficient approach."

"I am thankful for the partnership with Sussman Shank and how easy it was to work with you. Jason's no fluff directions were much appreciated."


Education
B.S., University of the Pacific, with an emphasis in Finance
J.D., Willamette University College of Law, with a minor in Alternative Dispute Resolution
Admitted to Practice
  • Oregon State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Oregon
  • Washington State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • Court of Federal Claims
Representative Matters
Business Litigation

  • Represented company owner in matter alleging violation of fiduciary duties of care and loyalty
  • Represented international bank in financial fraud case
  • Represented marketing company in contract dispute action against national auto dealer
  • Represented national bank in fraudulent transfer action
  • Frequently represents commercial landlords and tenants in all types of commercial lease disputes
  • Represented regional company against claims alleging theft of trade secrets
  • Frequently represents construction companies, manufacturing companies, and service companies involved in all types of contract disputes

Construction/Real Estate

  • Represented a commercial contractor in a breach of contract and construction lien foreclosure matter. The matter involved a commercial property owner that claimed its agent did not have the authority to bind the owner to a contract. As a result of our representation, the client obtained an arbitration award for the full amount of the claim.
  • Represented subcontractor in complex construction dispute involving numerous parties, large cost overruns, and delay damages
  • Represented general contractor against a governmental agency involving scope of work and other contract interpretation disputes
  • Represented an owner/developer against a general contractor and surety involving claims for breach of contract, fraud, and seeking surety's performance under the Performance Bond
  • Represented state university in real estate dispute concerning whether conditions of Bargain and Sale Deed were satisfied



Honors
  • Oregon Super Lawyers® 2010 - 2022
  • Oregon Super Lawyers® Top 50 List 2012
  • Oregon Super Lawyers® Rising Star 2008 - 2009




Professional Organizations
Business Litigation Executive Committee, Oregon State Bar (2016-Present)
Construction Section Executive Committee, Oregon State Bar (2005-2016 (President 2015))
Multnomah Bar Association
Oregon State Bar Association
      Construction Section
      Litigation Section
      Dispute Resolution Section    
      Real Estate Section
Washington State Bar Association
      Litigation Section
      Business and Corporate Law Section
      Construction Section
Articles
Speaking Engagements
Suit Worthiness: To Sue or Not to Sue, Western Credit Conference (2019)
Oregon and Washington Lien Law (2016 - 2019)
News
Personal Interests
Outside of the office Jason enjoys spending time with his wife Heidi and their two young children who attend college in faraway states. He also keeps busy with running, skiing, watching live music, reading action packed novels by Vince Flynn, and watching sports —including the Portland Trail Blazers, football, and volleyball. Jason admits he's one of the few native Oregonians that enjoys supporting both the Ducks and the Beavers!
1642 Oregon Business: 100 Best Companies to work for in Oregon 2022 Oregon Business: 100 Best Green Companies to work for in Oregon 2022
Practice Areas
Education
B.S., University of the Pacific, with an emphasis in Finance
J.D., Willamette University College of Law, with a minor in Alternative Dispute Resolution
Admitted to Practice
  • Oregon State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Oregon
  • Washington State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • Court of Federal Claims
Honors
  • Oregon Super Lawyers® 2010 - 2022
  • Oregon Super Lawyers® Top 50 List 2012
  • Oregon Super Lawyers® Rising Star 2008 - 2009




Jason W. Alexander

Partner

Office:1000 SW Broadway, Suite 1400 - Portland, Oregon 97205
Main:503.227.1111
Direct:503.243.1623 | 503.267.1576 cell
Assistant:Amanda S. Sandberg: 503.543.1661 x 246
Jason focuses his practice on business transactions, corporate governance, and commercial litigation, serving closely held businesses and individuals with their legal needs and disputes.

His experience includes providing outside corporate counsel advice, dispute resolution—including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and trials.

Jason represents clients in a variety of industries including construction (contractors/developers/suppliers), real estate, manufacturing, and commercial leasing. 

Jason's business experience includes:

  • Corporate, partnership, and LLC Law
  • Sales and leasing of real property
  • Contract negotiation and drafting
  • Entity maintenance and governance
  • Creditor and debtor rights including secured transactions

Jason's litigation and dispute resolution experience includes:

  • Contract disputes
  • Construction disputes, including lien and bond claims
  • Business torts (theft of trade secrets; wrongful interference, etc.)
  • Entity ownership disputes (LLC members/corporate shareholders)
  • Commercial lease disputes
  • Judgment enforcement

Approach

My approach when working with clients is to build relationships, collaborate, and gain a full understanding of the client's legal and economic goals. The advantage of working with me is that I am responsive, focused, and practical.


Client Quotes:

"Jason Alexander is very responsive and is always efficient with his time."

"I have been working with Jason for over 20 years. I believe he looks out for our best interest."

"I have worked with Jason Alexander for a number of years and multiple companies; always appreciate his straightforward efficient approach."

"I am thankful for the partnership with Sussman Shank and how easy it was to work with you. Jason's no fluff directions were much appreciated."


Personal Interests
Outside of the office Jason enjoys spending time with his wife Heidi and their two young children who attend college in faraway states. He also keeps busy with running, skiing, watching live music, reading action packed novels by Vince Flynn, and watching sports —including the Portland Trail Blazers, football, and volleyball. Jason admits he's one of the few native Oregonians that enjoys supporting both the Ducks and the Beavers!
Representative Matters
Business Litigation

  • Represented company owner in matter alleging violation of fiduciary duties of care and loyalty
  • Represented international bank in financial fraud case
  • Represented marketing company in contract dispute action against national auto dealer
  • Represented national bank in fraudulent transfer action
  • Frequently represents commercial landlords and tenants in all types of commercial lease disputes
  • Represented regional company against claims alleging theft of trade secrets
  • Frequently represents construction companies, manufacturing companies, and service companies involved in all types of contract disputes

Construction/Real Estate

  • Represented a commercial contractor in a breach of contract and construction lien foreclosure matter. The matter involved a commercial property owner that claimed its agent did not have the authority to bind the owner to a contract. As a result of our representation, the client obtained an arbitration award for the full amount of the claim.
  • Represented subcontractor in complex construction dispute involving numerous parties, large cost overruns, and delay damages
  • Represented general contractor against a governmental agency involving scope of work and other contract interpretation disputes
  • Represented an owner/developer against a general contractor and surety involving claims for breach of contract, fraud, and seeking surety's performance under the Performance Bond
  • Represented state university in real estate dispute concerning whether conditions of Bargain and Sale Deed were satisfied



Speaking Engagements
Suit Worthiness: To Sue or Not to Sue, Western Credit Conference (2019)
Oregon and Washington Lien Law (2016 - 2019)
Professional Organizations
Business Litigation Executive Committee, Oregon State Bar (2016-Present)
Construction Section Executive Committee, Oregon State Bar (2005-2016 (President 2015))
Multnomah Bar Association
Oregon State Bar Association
      Construction Section
      Litigation Section
      Dispute Resolution Section    
      Real Estate Section
Washington State Bar Association
      Litigation Section
      Business and Corporate Law Section
      Construction Section