Patrick Abell represents clients in purchasing, selling, leasing, financing, and developing real property. Patrick has represented startup ventures, nonprofit organizations, private businesses, and publicly traded companies in various complex real estate transactions. Patrick has also represented pro bono clients on various matters, including landlord-tenant disputes.
Sylvia Arostegui is a partner in the Real Estate group and brings deep real estate, business, finance and project development experience in a wide variety of industries, including real estate, traditional and renewable energy, mixed-use development, hospitality, and healthcare.
Mark Barak practices in Stoel Rives’ Real Estate, Development & Construction group. Mark has more than 26 years’ experience as a real estate and construction attorney with an emphasis on contract negotiations, risk mitigation and due diligence in areas such as leasing, financing, acquisitions and disbursements, and construction contracts.
Tamara Boeck routinely advises owners, developers and general contractors primarily in California, Idaho and Nevada. Tami works with clients on a wide range of projects including commercial, residential and mixed-use projects, as well as construction-related aspects of oil and gas, mining, food processing, solar, wind, geothermal, biofuel, wastewater treatment and other industrial facilities.
Evan Brown is an associate in the Construction & Design section of Stoel Rives’ Real Estate group. Evan has experience with a variety of litigation, transactional, and alternative dispute resolution matters for clients in the construction industry, including interpretation of contracts, statutes, and regulations; claim development and assessment; discovery, including electronic discovery; motion practice; and appeals.
Zachary Davis is an experienced construction and design attorney who advises clients in a broad spectrum of legal matters, with specific emphasis on resolving complex commercial disputes. Zachary employs a proactive approach in assisting clients in developing pre-litigation and litigation avoidance strategies. He has advocated on behalf of clients before a variety of adversarial tribunals including federal and state courts, arbitration panels and administrative bodies. Zachary’s clients have included corporations, business owners and entrepreneurs in the construction, real estate, technology, hospitality, telecommunications, financial services and insurance industries.
Sean Gay advises clients on a broad range of matters, including project management issues, contract negotiations, public contracting issues, bid protests, and disputes. Sean has extensive experience litigating and arbitrating a wide variety of complex construction matters. His knowledge about how construction projects get managed and built–and occasionally result in disputes–has proved an invaluable resource in his legal career. Before joining Stoel Rives, Sean, a partner in Stoel Rives’ Construction and Design Group, worked in the construction industry managing projects Hawaii and Washington. As a construction project manager, he was intimately involved in the technical and financial aspects of his projects.
Andrew Gibson helps his clients build successful projects and negotiate and resolve disputes. As a partner in Stoel Rives’ Real Estate, Construction and Design practice, Andrew is experienced in drafting and negotiating all forms of project documents, from the design phase through construction, and regularly assists clients with navigating the typical tricks and traps of contracting and insurance coverage issues. He is also a veteran of a variety of legal proceedings and has successfully pursued construction defect claims, insurance and bond claims, bid protests, stop payment notices, mechanic’s liens, real estate disputes, and collection actions through mediation, arbitration, and litigation.
Eric Grasberger focuses his practice on development and construction law, including development risk analysis and risk shifting, contract drafting and negotiating, insurance review and analysis, construction defect claims, delay and impact claims, lien and bond claims, and public contracts, bid disputes and public improvement exemptions. He has represented numerous private and public owners and developers, as well as contractors, in all facets of development and construction law. Eric, a partner in Stoel Rives’ Construction and Design group, is chair of the Construction and Design group and co-chair of the firm’s Sustainable Real Estate Development Team. He was selected by Best Lawyers® as Portland Construction Law Lawyer of the Year for 2018 and 2015.
Kate Mathews focuses her practice on providing clients with practical, creative, business-driven solutions to complex legal issues. Kate’s experience handling sophisticated real estate and commercial finance transactions translates into valuable counsel to her clients.
Joe McCarthy, Chair of Stoel Rives’ Real Estate and Construction group, combines a deep understanding of real estate, partnership, and tax law with over thirty years’ experience handling complex projects. He is a trusted advisor on the development, financing, and operations of affordable, condominium, mixed-use, multi-family, ownership, planned community projects. He provides counsel and advocacy relating to acquisition, construction, diligence, joint ventures, leasing, management, operations, partnerships, and project finance.
Colm Nelson represents public owners, private owners and developers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, design professionals, brokers and lenders in a wide variety of construction transactions, construction litigation, procurement and real estate matters. He has more than 10 years of experience in the construction industry and negotiates complex construction and design contracts for public and private owners. Colm represents clients in disputes over bid protests, construction defects and property damage, extra work and delay claims, errors and omissions in design documents, tenant improvements, breach of warranty, insurance coverage against insurance companies and mechanic’s liens. He also has substantial experience handling procurement issues for public, quasi-public and private entities and related projects with respect to construction, services and goods.
Mario Nicholas is a partner in Stoel Rives’ Construction and Design group with experience litigating a range of construction disputes and drafting a variety of construction agreements. Mario has trial and arbitration experience and has assisted clients before federal and state courts, domestic and international arbitration panels, and administrative bodies. Mario is licensed in Oregon, Washington, and California.
Karl Oles, a partner of the firm practicing in the Construction and Design group, has for more than 30 years helped owners, architects, engineers, and contractors solve complex legal problems through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and trial. Karl has also drafted, negotiated, and analyzed multimillion-dollar design and construction contracts on a wide variety of construction projects. He has served as an arbitrator on the American Arbitration Association’s construction panel. He is coauthor of the current standard treatise on Washington lien law (available for free by following this link). He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Litigation-Construction from 2013 to 2018.
Bart Reed is a partner in the firm’s Seattle office and practices with the Real Estate and Construction group. With extensive experience in complex commercial and construction law, multistate litigation and ADR (representing clients in 28 states), Bart focuses his practice on construction and design issues and disputes, representing owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals and sureties, in diverse matters on both public and private projects. His experience covers a wide range of issues affecting design and construction clients, including contract drafting/negotiation, non-payment and surety claims, construction liens and payment bond claims, design disputes, construction defects, and scheduling issues in the defense and prosecution of delay/impact claims.
Scott Rosenthal represents real estate private equity firms, institutional investors, developers, real estate management companies, and other property owners with the acquisition, disposition, financing, and leasing of office and industrial buildings, hotels, healthcare facilities, and mixed-use properties. Scott counsels clients on affordable housing projects that use Low Income Housing Tax Credits, tax-exempt bond financing, state and local funding, and equity investment, and has broad experience in the renewable energy industry representing developers in connection with solar and wind projects.
Andrew Solomon is a partner in Stoel Rives’ Real Estate group who represents owners and investors in the purchase, sale, and leasing of retail, office, and industrial property as well as in related financial transactions. He has over 20 years of experience representing clients in the real estate development community and acts as the “go-to” counsel for one of the premiere industrial developers in the Pacific Northwest.