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Contact Jeneé

3400 U.S. Bancorp Tower
111 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
T: 503.205.2505

Jeneé (Gifford) Hilliard


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.

Real Estate
Jeneé regularly advises clients with respect to commercial leasing transactions, condominium development and operation, real estate purchases and sales, and real estate loans. She has represented landlords, tenants, purchasers, sellers, brokers, small business owners, property owners, school districts, fire 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 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.

Representative Experience

Represent landlords or tenants and draft and negotiate lease agreements for office space, retail space, industrial space, bare land, and warehouse space, and consult with property owners and brokers on discrete lease issues such as indemnity provisions, representations and warranties, and work agreements.
Represent buyers or sellers to timely close purchase or sale transaction, including drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements, preparing closing documents, title and survey review, title objection letters and responses to title objection letters, title insurance consultation, preparing seller-financing documents, assisting with closing, and drafting and negotiating option agreements, rights of first refusal, and rights of first offer.
Review, draft, and negotiate general business agreements for clients, including lease agreements, promissory notes and trust deeds, releases, shareholder agreements, partnership and limited liability company agreements, listing agreements, option agreements, rights of first refusal and first offer, purchase and sale agreements, easements, license agreements, and service agreements.
Consult with property owners regarding creating residential and commercial condominiums, including condominium conversions, phased condominiums, condominium subdivisions, and condominium association issues, prepare condominium formation documents and work with the Oregon Real Estate Agency to obtain approval for condominium formation, and form condominium owners' assocation.
Prepare loan documents for lenders, assist lenders with loan modifications and real estate secured loans, including title and title insurance issues, subordination agreements, and review and negotiate loan documents for borrowers and assist borrowers with real estate loan closings.