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David C. Boyer

David Boyer is of counsel in the firm's Portland office, where he is a member of the Real Estate practice. David works on a range of transactional matters, including purchase and sale agreements, joint venture arrangements, and leasing. David’s experience working with lenders, servicers and credit institutions provides him with the ability to assist both borrowers and lenders through commercial debt financing in a variety of areas of Real Estate Finance.

David has worked with developers on projects throughout the US with an emphasis in the Pacific Northwest. Notable matters include the representation of the developer of the then largest sale in downtown Portland’s history.

In the retail sector, David has represented real estate investment trusts (REITs) focused on shopping centers and shopping malls. David has assisted numerous REITs acquire over $1 billion in shopping centers throughout California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Nevada. Further, he advises clients on operational issues specific to retail, warehousing and hospitality matters.

David has worked with developers and landowners through complex transactions that involve title and survey challenges, environmental concerns, or the purchase of distressed assets in bankruptcy, forfeiture or foreclosure proceedings. David understands what it takes to address and manage a Distressed Real Estate project that involves digging into the details, managing third-party advisors, and working with his client’s team, as well as his colleagues with specialty knowledge to address the given issue.

As an entrepreneur and investor in his own right, David knows what it takes to grow and manage a real estate portfolio. Whether an individual or a large commercial entity, David works with his clients to limit their exposure, strengthen business ties, and to close deals with an eye toward the bottom line.

Prior to joining the firm, David served as a member of the Real Estate and Business practice groups at a large regional law firm based in Portland, Oregon. Through this role, David focused on structuring, drafting, and negotiating successful business and real estate deals. He worked with individuals and commercial business to obtain favorable agreements in complex residential, commercial, and industrial transactions. In addition, David steered numerous complex real estate matters in public and political environments. 

  • Named to the Oregon Super Lawyers List, 2017-2022 
  • Recognized as 2021 Pro Bono Champion by Small Business Legal Clinic
  • Recognized as 2020 Attorney of the Year by Small Business Legal Clinic
  • Lewis and Clark Law School Alumni Board, Director
  • Multnomah Bar Association, Member
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