Jonathan is an attorney focusing on real estate and other commercial matters, regularly counseling developers, investors, property owners and purchasers, small business owners, lenders, borrowers, landlords, and tenants on a wide range of real estate transactions and disputes. Jonathan also represents individuals and companies on general business matters and in commercial disputes.
Jonathan is a fourth generation Portlander with deep roots in the community, where he remains active in civic and community affairs (including serving on multiple nonprofit boards). Before joining Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Jonathan practiced law in the Washington, D.C., office of O’Melveny & Myers, where his practice included counseling clients on civil litigation, political-law matters, white-collar defense and internal investigations, and regulatory compliance. Prior to beginning his legal career, Jonathan was a political consultant and writer who interviewed dozens of high-profile political figures ranging from Barack Obama and John Kerry to Bob Dole and Walter Mondale.
Jonathan is the Editor of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn's real estate development blog, From The Ground Up, and was recognized as a "Rising Star" in the area of real estate law by Oregon Super Lawyers® in 2015 and 2016.