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Shane T. Devins

Fax +1.503.553.6243
Shane Devins’ transactional practice spans numerous industries, including maritime, timber, agriculture, food and beverage, logistics, apparel, retail, industrial manufacturing, medical device, healthcare, resort and hospitality, marketing and public relations, information technology, artificial intelligence, telecommunications, financial services, energy, and construction and development.

In these industries, Mr. Devins advises clients and provides support in corporate governance; mergers and acquisitions; customs and international trade; import/export; foreign direct investment; and the acquisition, disposition, leasing, construction and development of multifamily, retail, office, agricultural, and industrial properties. He regularly advises both domestic and foreign clients (primarily based in Asia) on the potential risks, exposures, and benefits of business and commercial real estate transactions in the United States.


  • Named to Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in Real Estate, 2016 and 2017

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Board of Directors, Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC (2019 - Present)
  • Chair, Board of Directors, Q Center (2018 - Present)
  • Co-Chair, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Committee, American Bar Association (Young Lawyers Division) (2017-2018)
  • Chair, Associate Board, Shelter Partnership, Inc. (2015-2017)
  • Young Professionals Group – NAIOP Southern California (Class of 2016)
  • Commissioner, Human Relations Commission, City of Long Beach (2016)
  • Representation of closely-held private investment group in its acquisition of an industrial parts manufacturer in Indiana.
  • Representation of ship and industrial repair service provider located in San Diego, CA in connection with its acquisition by a competitor.
  • Representation of marketing and public relations firm in its acquisition of a competitor with locations in New York, California, and Utah.
  • Representation of medical services provider in connection with its acquisition by a Dubai-based private equity firm, including a licensing agreement for the sale of high-end skincare products.
  • Representation of pet food manufacturer in connection with its acquisition by a private equity firm.
Real Estate
  • Representation of Korean private lender in its purchase of a promissory note in excess of $100M secured by multifamily property located in southern California.
  • Representation of Canadian paper products company in acquisition of operational facilities in the United States (pursuant to a bankruptcy sale order).
  • Representation of governmental entity in purchase of brownfield property located in Seattle, Washington.
  • Representation of national agricultural investment group in its leasing of various farmland in the United States, including for use as water recharge facilities.
  • Representation of purchaser of farmland in northern California, including assistance with obtaining permits for the construction of greenhouses on the property and guidance relating to California regulations on agricultural activities.
  • Representation of Japanese private lender group in $25 million mezzanine debt financing of development of parking garage facility in Los Angeles, California.
  • Representation of Tokyo-based residential developer in its first U.S. acquisition of commercial property in the Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, California, including preliminary entitlement and development of the property as a multi-use hotel tower.
  • Representation of hotel operator in connection with acquisition of an IHG-portfolio hotel in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Representation of national charter school developer in acquisition and preliminary entitlement and development of vacant land in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Representation of U.S. subsidiary of international writing instrument company in 150,000 SF lease for office property located in Southern California.
  • Representation of religious nonprofit in multi-million dollar acquisition of multifamily residential property in Beverly Hills, California, to be converted into worship and daycare center.