Jason helps companies with their legal needs and disputes. His primary areas of practice include outside corporate counsel advice, construction, real estate, and creditor/debtor rights (including judgment enforcement). In addition, Jason has significant experience in all facets of dispute resolution, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and trials.

Jason’s business practice involves representing closely held companies on their legal matters. Such matters include:

  • Corporate, partnership, and LLC Law
  • Sales and leasing of real property
  • Formation of new businesses
  • Conflict resolution among owners
  • Contract negotiation and drafting
  • Entity maintenance and governance
  • Secured loan transactions
  • Creditor and debtor rights

Jason’s litigation practice involves representing clients in mediation, arbitration, and court. He has been elected an Oregon Super Lawyer in the category of Business Litigation every year since 2010, with a top 50 list in 2012. His dispute resolution experience includes:

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

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.

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

  • 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


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!