Jeneé (Gifford) Hilliard's practice encompasses the fields of real estate, tax, and general business law. During law school, Jeneé worked as a law clerk at Gruber & Associates, PC. Before attending law school, she worked as a trust assistant in the investment management and trust services department at Baker Boyer National Bank in Walla Walla, Washington.
Jeneé regularly advises clients with respect to commercial leasing transactions, condominium development and operation, real estate purchases and sales, real estate loans, and condominium development and operation. She has represented landlords, tenants, purchasers, sellers, brokers, small business owners, property owners, school districts, fire districts, drainage districts, universities, nonprofit organizations, and financial institutions in real-estate-related matters.
Jeneé has significant experience with structuring and advising clients regarding tax-deferred exchanges and tenancy-in-common transactions and regularly assists clients with issues related to cancellation of debt income and property tax exemptions. Jeneé is the coauthor of the upcoming chapter titled "Like-Kind Exchanges" in the Oregon State Bar's book Documentation of Real Estate Transactions.
Jeneé regularly assists clients with drafting, reviewing, and negotiating general business contracts. Her clients range from start-up companies to school districts, universities, and financial institutions.