George is a dedicated and experienced real estate professional. His background in real estate development and construction gives him a unique and thorough understanding of the industry, which saves his clients time, money and headache. George is adept at handling a diverse array of real estate matters including acquisitions, leasing, financing, recapitalizations, land use and development, property management, construction contracts and disputes, title matters, joint ventures and entity formations. He represents real estate developers and investors involving retail, industrial, manufacturing, commercial, office, residential and mixed-use properties. In addition, George represents a variety of businesses with corporate and general business matters, including asset and stock sales, mergers, shareholder agreements, financing transactions, manufacturing services agreements and operational matters.
“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.”
— John Wooden
With experience working in acquisitions, forward planning and land development for a large international homebuilder, George brings a unique perspective and understanding of the issues facing developers and users of real estate. George helps his clients navigate the myriad land use and development hurdles in an efficient and economical fashion. He has successfully represented a developer of a $30 million build-to-suit industrial office project in Salem, assisted in the acquisition of a commercial building in Multnomah Village and assisted a developer with structuring and financing the deal for a townhouse subdivision.
George has negotiated a broad array of retail, office, industrial, build-to-suit, ground, lease-purchase option and capital lease agreements. George currently represents Dutch Bros. and many of its franchisees in negotiating retail drive-thru coffee shop leases as they expand nationwide.
George represents contractors and sub-contractors on construction-related issues ranging from contract negotiation, lien, bond and payment disputes, indemnification and risk mitigation, delay and schedule compression claims, and defect and warranty claims. George has represented commercial and residential property owners in construction litigation cases including a regional home builder against construction defect claims involving water intrusion, expansive soils and other defects.
George represents tenant-in-common owner groups to refinance, recapitalize, obtain loan modification, terminate and place new management, terminate, extend and negotiate lease agreements and sell tenant-in-common property. He has successfully negotiated the purchase and sale agreement of a $4 million office building including performing all title work and closing activities for the 22 member owner group.
Before becoming an attorney, George worked in acquisitions, forward planning and land development for Taylor Woodrow Homes, Inc. throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Among other things, George was responsible to perform due diligence and underwriting for acquisition, coordinate the design team and obtain project approvals, and bid-out and manage construction for the delivery of finished lots for projects ranging from $20 million to $75 million. George also has experience in construction working for a general contractor as a project engineer, overseeing a portfolio of projects valued in excess of $30 million.
- Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College, cum laude, 2014
- University of California at Davis, B.S. Managerial Economics, 2005
- Urban Land Institute
- Oregon State Bar, Real Estate and Land Use/Business Law Sections
- Oregon State Bar