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3400 U.S. Bancorp Tower
111 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
T: 503.205.2352

Jacob A. Zahniser


Jacob Zahniser is a construction lawyer, construction litigator, and trial attorney. His practice focuses on construction and real estate litigation, as well as insurance coverage disputes arising from construction defects.

As a construction lawyer, Jacob has represented a wide variety of construction industry clients ranging from contractors, suppliers, and insurance policyholders and assignees, to commercial property owners, landlords, and homeowners associations. Jacob is experienced in all forms of construction litigation, including payment disputes and lien claims, insurance coverage, leases, purchase and sale agreements, development rights, adverse possession, property lines and easements, and development disputes. He is also a member of the Executive Committee for the Oregon State Bar Construction Section.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Jacob was a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the Actors Equity Association.