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Real Estate/Business Team

Business & Real Estate


Dean joined McEwen Gisvold as an associate in 1966 and has been a partner since 1972. Dean offers fifty years of professional expertise in real estate, real estate finance and commercial law. He is included in the Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business, and Super Lawyers. He is also a 20-year member of the prestigious American College of Real Estate Lawyers, a national organization of leading real estate attorneys.


After starting his legal career as Law Clerk to Justice Edwin J. Peterson of the Oregon Supreme Court, Don was hired as an associate with the firm in 1980, and has been a partner at McEwen Gisvold since 1985. Don represents clients in the areas of real estate, real estate finance, environmental law, business law and estate planning. Don has been named to The Best Lawyers in America, a Super Lawyer, is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, and was identified by Chambers USA as one of Oregon’s leading real estate attorneys.


Barry represents a wide variety of clients, from small businesses and individuals to national corporations, in the areas of commercial leasing and the purchase and sale of businesses and real property. Barry regularly represents both landlords and tenants in the drafting, interpretation and enforcement of commercial leases. Barry also devotes part of his practice to commercial dispute resolution. Barry joined McEwen Gisvold in 1993 and was the firm's managing partner from 2004 through 2015.


Jan has over 20 years of expertise in real estate law, including finance, sales, leasing, work-outs, foreclosure and receiverships. She joined McEwen Gisvold as an associate in 1987 and has been a partner since 1994. Jan successfully represents the interests of lenders, buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants in complex and multi-state transactions. She is a noted expert in real estate law, real estate financing, commercial financing and corporate law.


Janice joined McEwen Gisvold as an associate in 1990 and became a partner in 2001. She assumed the role of Managing Partner effective January 1, 2016. Over the past 12 years, Janice has developed an expertise in working with various lenders in the documenting and handling of complex real estate finance transactions. Janice represents large and small lenders in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho in the documentation and negotiation of commercial and combination commercial/residential transactions, including home builder developments, low-income housing and retail, warehouse and industrial commercial real estate.


Alan has over 27 years of expertise in real estate transactions, general business and estate planning and administration. He represents a variety of clients from individuals and small businesses to large corporations. Alan frequently represents clients in multiple areas, coordinating their estate planning with their business and real property interests. He joined McEwen Gisvold as a partner in 2007.


Jenelle joined McEwen Gisvold as an associate in 2012. Her practice focuses on real estate transactions, business law, and estate planning.


Jesse has been selected as an Oregon Rising Star by Oregon Super Lawyers from 2013 to 2016. Jesse's practice concentrates on complex transactions in the areas of real estate, finance, business law (including formations, sales, and acquisitions) and corporate governance. His clients include lenders, borrowers, buyers and sellers of real property, as well as closely held businesses and healthcare providers. Jesse has been practicing law since 2006, and joined McEwen Gisvold as an associate in June 2015. Jesse began his career as a business litigator, but has been practicing exclusively transactional law since early 2011.


Sondra Healey - Paralegal


Jennifer Stammer - Paralegal


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