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Contact James

3400 U.S. Bancorp Tower
111 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
T: 503.224.5858

James M. Walker


James is a transactional attorney who focuses his practice on construction, real estate, and general business law. James helps clients, including educational institutions, healthcare providers, housing authorities, and real estate developers, successfully navigate complex building projects and transactional matters.

Affordable Housing
James has assisted many clients with navigating complexities related to the financing, design, construction, and completion of affordable housing projects. He has extensive experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating construction loan documents, and regularly negotiates design, construction, and construction management contracts for project owners in the affordable housing industry. James also assists clients with development of the physical property and drafting other documents impacting the property.

James advises clients on matters related to the financing, building, and completion of construction projects. He has experience drafting and reviewing construction loan documents for financial institutions, and regularly negotiates design, construction, and construction management contracts for general contractors, design professionals, and project owners. He also assists clients on various matters that arise after a construction project commences, including the preparation of change orders and filing of lien claims.

Real Estate
James assists clients with drafting and negotiating documentation related to real estate transactions. He has advised nonprofit organizations, small businesses, and financial institutions on matters related to the acquisition and disposition of real estate.

General Business
James regularly drafts, reviews, and negotiates a wide range of general business contracts, including service agreements, purchase agreements, and intergovernmental agreements.