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

William L. Rasmussen


William L. Rasmussen joined Miller Nash Graham & Dunn in 2006. Will is chair of the firm's recruiting committee and specializes in land use, real estate, and Oregon administrative law. He represents public entities, businesses, and individuals in complex regulatory and transactional matters. Will approaches his clients' projects with a goal-oriented approach that he developed during his time in the business sector. Before the practice of law, Will was an adviser with UBS. Will was also an intern with U.S. Senator Ron Wyden and remains involved with civic affairs in Oregon through the Portland Business Alliance, Oregon Business & Industry, and Oregon State Bar.

Representative Experience

Managed applications to change zoning and comprehensive plan designations, and for development of large parcels inside Metro Urban Growth Boundary.
Provided ongoing counsel to leading cannabis production, lab, processing, and retail companies, including delivery of positive outcomes for business transaction, real estate, litigation, regulatory, and enforcement issues.
Obtained permits for and successfully defended application for residential development in Portland, Beaverton, Tigard, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Cannon Beach, Bend, and many other Oregon cities and counties. Successfully defended approvals at the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals.
Appeal alleged violations of Oregon Liquor Control Commission rules and, when appropriate, obtain dismissal of alleged violations, including allegations of permitting unlawful activity.
Appealed City of Portland ordinance targeting fuel infrastructure projects and obtained reversal by Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals on constitutional and statutory grounds.