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Christine L. Taylor

Special Counsel
Portland
503.205.2417
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I understand that clients’ legal needs often intersect with achieving business and mission-driven goals. With that in mind, I work to provide clients with practical solutions and guidance tailored to meet those goals. I enjoy collaborating with each client and becoming a part of its team. Quotation mark
Christine L. Taylor
Christine L. Taylor
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About Christine

Christi Taylor represents a wide range of government and public institutions and focuses her practice on government, municipal, and administrative law, including public records and meetings and public contracting. She also has a background in construction law and assists public and private clients through the process of building complex public improvement projects, including construction contract procurement, drafting, and negotiation.

Christi brings a unique experience to her work with government and public entities (as well as private companies entering into transactions with public entities), having spent several years practicing general business law and commercial litigation. She has supported large-scale transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, and litigated a variety of disputes, including construction claims and defects, corporate governance, and insurance recovery. Christi’s broad range of experience allows her to see the bigger picture and helps to inform the advice she gives to clients.
     

Representative Experience

  • Construction Contracting Plus
    • Assisted private university in drafting and negotiating design and construction contracts for campus expansion.

    • Assisted K-12 and higher education institutions in advertising, drafting, and negotiating design and construction contracts for bond-funded public improvement projects.

    • Assisted public bodies in drafting and approving exemptions to competitive bidding under the Public Contracting Code to allow for use of alternative contracting methods, such as design-build and construction manager/general contractor, on public improvement projects.

    • Assisted public bodies in drafting and enacting local public contracting rules in compliance with the Public Contracting Code.

    • Drafted intergovernmental agreement for property conveyance and construction activities in connection with new water reservoir.

    • Drafted series of price agreements and contracts for personal services, architecture and engineering services, and construction services for public bodies.

Services

Education

  • J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School, cum laude
    • Member, Environmental Justice Advocates
    • Associate Editor, Environmental Law
  • B.A., University of Nevada, Reno, political science, summa cum laude
    • Vice President, Pi Sigma Alpha

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon, 2012

Activities

Professional Plus
  • Oregon State Bar, member
  • Multnomah Bar Association, member
    • Young Lawyers Section, Pro Bono Committee
Civic Plus
  • Campaign for Equal Justice
    • Large Firm Associates Committee, past cochair
  • CASA for Kids
    • ambassador board, member
  • Oregon Zoo Bond Citizen’s Oversight Committee, member, 2017-present

Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion as an Oregon Super Lawyer—Rising Star, 2017-present

Outside the Office

In her spare time, Christi enjoys hiking with her dog, taking dance classes, reading, and supporting polar bear conservation efforts.