Law Firm in Portland, OR
At Bateman, Seidel, Miner, Blomgren, Chellis & Gram, P. C. We advise businesses, individuals and organizations in Oregon, Washington and throughout the US. We supply timely and effective legal counsel to our customers in the areas of real estate, finance, affordable housing, business, tax, litigation, and environmental law. Bateman Seidel has one of the West's most experienced groups of attorneys engaged in affordable housing, tax credits and community development. We know affordable housing and are dedicated to working with others to aid produce it. We know the New Markets Tax Credit and aid people use it.
Business and Tax at Bateman Seidel
read moreSenior tax lawyer Michael R. Chellis and senior business lawyer Randall B. Bateman have over the past 28 years represented a variety of business clients from small privately held entrepreneurships to some of the country's largest publicly traded companies in sales and acquisitions of companies from $20,000 to $200,000,000. The businesses have included the acquisition or sale (and in some cases both) of the nation's largest organic herbal farm, the west coast's largest manufacturer of heating, ventilating and cooling equipment, a major hunting and outdoor supplier, two aggregate companies, an electrical contracting company, a paving and concrete company, an electrical connector company, a plastics fabrication company, sawmills, a landscaping company, a bagel company, a highline contractor, several restaurants, doctors, lawyers, dentists, commercial tire company and a host of other companies in many different fields.
Land Use and Municipal Law
read moreLand use and municipal law requires a highly specialized understanding of not only state laws and regulations but also the idiosyncrasies of local government systems. Having successfully represented public and private clients in the most rural to the urban locales in Oregon and Washington, our attorneys have been able to build relationships at all levels of government. We have built a reputation of not only knowing the law, but also treating the process and those who participate with respect. Our land use and municipal attorneys are passionate about their work and the clients that they represent.
Real Estate Practice at Bateman
read moreMore than a hundred years of combined experience in commercial real estate law allows Bateman Seidel to assist its clients in the most complex transactions in the marketplace. A senior member of the real estate department is nationally recognized as among the best real estate lawyers in America and locally as a top lawyer in Oregon. In addition to being licensed in Oregon and Washington, one member of the real estate department is a Fellow in the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. This national affiliation permits the Bateman Seidel real estate lawyers to stay on top of cutting edge changes in the law and allows national collaboration with other top real estate lawyers.
read moreKathleen has represented lending clients that include national and local lenders and borrowers financing retail properties, affordable housing developments, timber and alternative energy sources. Kathleen counsels clients developing planned communities and condominiums and prepares planned community and condominium declarations and bylaws. She advises clients concerning federal and state regulatory issues affecting property development, and assists developers with licensing issues. Kathleen represents landlords and tenants leasing office, industrial, retail, vacation and residential properties.
read moreChris Gram is a founding shareholder of the firm and a transactional lawyer. His primary focus is representing clients in all aspects of real property transactions including buying, selling, developing, leasing and financing real property. Chris's practice also includes general business and corporate law. Chris is a member of the Oregon State Bar, including the Real Estate and Land Use Section and the Multnomah County Bar Association. He has been a speaker at a variety of continuing legal education seminars.
read moreKevin Mapes is a commercial litigator with 25 years of experience in state and federal courts in Oregon, Washington, and California. He represents plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of business disputes involving commercial lending, partnership disputes, general contract matters, construction disputes, and a wide variety of commercial real estate disputes. Mr. Mapes is also an experienced environmental litigator, and has represented clients in matters involving the federal Superfund law and its state-law equivalents, claims involving RCRA and the Clean Water Act, and claims for Natural Resource Damages.