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Date: May 1, 2009
GSB Press Release

PORTLAND, ORE., May 1, 2009 – Garvey Schubert Barer is pleased to announce that John M. Junkin and Joseph W. West have joined the Portland office, expanding our business, real estate, land use, condemnation, government and banking law capabilities. These well-respected attorneys enhance GSB’s established Real Estate and Land Use practice group, which is chaired by Edward Sullivan.
“We are pleased to have such well-recognized and talented professionals join us at Garvey Schubert Barer. Both Junkin and West add depth and experience to our preeminent team, enhancing our capabilities to assist our private and public clients in business matters of real estate and land use,” said Stephen Connolly, managing director of the Portland office.
“Now is the time to invest in talent. Adding Junkin and West will enable our clients to capitalize on one of the premier land use practices in Oregon, expanding our services to meet the future demands of real estate growth and development in Oregon and Washington,” said Edward Sullivan, chair of the Real Estate and Land Use Practice Group.
John Junkin has 35 years of experience practicing business, land use, real estate, government, and condemnation law. Having served as the Washington County Counsel from 1982-1996, he provides clients an invaluable perspective and unique insight in municipal and land use matters. Mr. Junkin currently advises private parties and businesses in governmental relations, real estate, land development and condemnation, as well as continues to advise and represent local governments in Oregon from time to time. Mr. Junkin has also been included in The Best Lawyers in America (2009, 2008, 2007, Administrative Law, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Government Relations Law) as well as selected by his peers as a "Super Lawyer" in Real Estate in Oregon Super Lawyers magazine in 2008. Mr. Junkin is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Joseph West has practiced in the areas of real estate, business and banking law in Oregon for over twenty years. His real estate practice includes representation of owners, developers and lenders in a wide variety of matters, particularly in connection with residential and commercial real estate development and finance. Mr. West routinely negotiates and drafts joint venture agreements, purchase and sale agreements, option agreements, loan and financing documents, leases and easements, and he provides legal advice on title, land use, environmental and Section 1031 exchange issues. His business practice includes business planning, negotiation and preparation of contracts, purchase and sale of business entities and corporate governance matters. Mr. West also represents several nonprofit corporations. Mr. West was selected by peers as a "Super Lawyer" in Real Estate in Oregon Super Lawyers magazine in 2008. He is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

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