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Established in 1911, the Portland office of Davis Wright Tremaine is located in the heart of downtown Portland. Our office has more than 80 attorneys representing local, national, and international clients. We understand the nature of local businesses, but also have expansive legal knowledge to serve clients throughout the United States and around the world in the following practice areas:

  • Appellate Litigation: Our appellate litigators have successfully handled appeals in the United States Supreme Court, Oregon Supreme Court, Oregon Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and Federal Circuit. We handle a wide range of civil appeals, including employment law, land use, class actions, family law, commercial litigation, and virtually all areas in between. Our appellate attorneys possess expertise in the nuances of appellate practice and a unique familiarity with the appellate courts in which we practice.
  • Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights: We work with lenders, corporate clients, and investors to collect loans, protect investments, foreclose security interests and trust deeds, and protect and recover their collateral or investments, in and out of court.
  • Corporate: Our corporate and business transactions practice group serves clients ranging from startups and emerging companies to multi-national corporations. We are general counsel to leading businesses in the Portland market and throughout the Pacific Northwest, as well as national companies who value the depth of our selected industry expertise, and the innovation and commitment we share with allied businesses in our community. Our clients come from a vast range of industries, including biotech and life sciences; financial services; food and beverage; outdoor, footwear and apparel; restaurants and hotels; and technology and telecom. We assist clients with private equity, M&A, securities, corporate finance, corporate governance, distribution and supply chain transactions, intellectual property acquisition and licensing, and much more.
  • Employment: Our employment lawyers are among the leaders in Oregon, with extensive trial experience, including defending class actions at trial and appellate courts, and single- and multi-plaintiff claims for large and small clients, many done on a fixed or other alternative fee basis. Our lawyers pride themselves in providing timely and practical advice to avoid litigation and working to resolve employment disputes early, where appropriate. Several of our employment lawyers have been recognized for their achievements by some of the most prestigious national organizations.
  • Environmental: The firm has the depth and experience to help clients assess risks, assume ongoing compliance, and address concerns with project development, business transactions, permitting, and government investigations. It works on the full range of environmental and natural resources issues and the emerging body of climate change regulation.
  • Health Care: Through the firm's comprehensive health care practice, our lawyers are able to assist clients in responding to the recent and ongoing changes in the U.S. health care system, and in litigating, arbitrating, or mediating their disputes.
  • Hospitality: Members of the firm’s multi-discipline hospitality team serve clients in the restaurant industry, lodging industry, and alcoholic beverage industry. Our clients include high-end independent restaurateurs, emerging foodservice concepts, and national restaurant chains; boutique inns, destination resorts, and global hotel groups; and leading regional wineries, breweries and distilleries. Our hospitality lawyers’ knowledge of this industry is unparalleled, serving our clients’ full range of legal needs relating to operational, transactional, regulatory, and litigation matters, with a focus on adding value to long-term relationships and our clients’ bottom line.
  • Litigation: Our litigation team has successfully handled numerous cases at trial in all Oregon and federal courts. Our attorneys blend deep knowledge of the law in numerous sub-specialties with full immersion in our clients' business so we can meet their business objectives. Our service and legal leadership has earned our litigators many accolades for our work in this practice area.
  • Outdoor Footwear, Apparel & Equipment: We represent companies large and small, locally, nationally, and internationally across a variety of segments of this industry, including athletic footwear and apparel companies; outdoor gear and equipment companies; eco-lodging; and ski and snowboard, fishing rod and reel, and knife manufacturers, to name a few. We provide clients with counsel on operations and the full range of core legal services, including trademark, licensing and distribution, international agreements and commerce, employment, corporate transactions, and real estate.
  • Real Estate: The real estate team has decades of experience handling complex real estate transactions nationwide for clients in a wide variety of industries, including hospitality, health care, retail & restaurants, and telecommunications. The team includes strong land use, environmental, construction, finance, tax, bankruptcy/workout and litigation attorneys to provide clients a unified, one-stop solution.