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“I met Jeff more than 10 years ago, when we both served on the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of Portland.  He was always the best-prepared and smartest commissioner. Since being elected to City Council, I have continued to reach out to him for advice on housing and development issues. We don’t always agree, but I always appreciate his careful study and sharp insight.”

Nick Fish, Portland City Commissioner



"After several unsuccessful efforts to get Newland’s property [462 acres] added to the urban growth boundary, we brought Jeff on board in 2007 as chief strategist and legal counsel. After getting the UGB expansion approved in 2011, Jeff’s role expanded to also include management of the master-planning and procurement of entitlements.

He did a great job of developing a strategic plan for Reeds Crossing and guiding our team through an approval process that covered just about every type of land-use entitlement Oregon law could throw at us. We ended up needing agreements with the city, county, state, school district and two railroad companies.” 

Dave Wood, Newland Communities, Northwest Regional President

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“Jeff’s combination of technical skills and sharp strategic sense for how to get projects accomplished makes him one of the top land-use lawyers in the Metro region. I witnessed his success on behalf of his clients during my 12 years as Chair of the Washington County Board of Commissioners, and again when we worked together after I became a private consultant. 

He deserves a lot of the credit for the passage of the land-use grand bargain during the 2014 legislative session. He was a key part of the initial idea  . . . and helped put together and manage the team who worked with elected officials to get it passed." 

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Tom Brian, Consultant; former County Commission Chair and State Representative


"More than once, I've seen Jeff figure out a way to solve a problem that no one else thought of.   . . .  He came up with a successful strategy to secure entitlements for our Arbor Lakes project four years before any other developers in the North Bethany area were able to get their approvals.  That was an enormous competitive advantage for us."  

Dan Grimberg, West Hills Development Company, Director of Acquisitions and Entitlements   

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