David A. Hepler
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Dave Hepler joined Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt in 2003, focusing his practice on commercial real estate transactions. Mr. Hepler devotes a substantial portion of his practice to representing buyers and sellers of timberlands, as well as advising timberland owners and forest product companies regarding all types of operational forest products issues. He particularly enjoys the field trips that come with this area of practice due to his love of the woods and his belief that an attorney can best represent his clients after seeing firsthand how their business operates.
Mr. Hepler also enjoys all types of commercial real estate transactions, including purchase and sale, leasing, financing, and development activities. Representing a broad array of clients — from movie theaters to lenders to restaurants to industrial land owners and operators — ensures a steady stream of interesting issues and engaging negotiations.
Within the firm, Mr. Hepler is the assistant practice group leader of the firm's real estate group, chair of the Lateral Integration Committee, and serves on the Hiring Committee, Technology Committee, and Opinion Committee.
Prior to joining Schwabe, Mr. Hepler practiced real estate finance law at the San Diego office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.
Professional & Community Activities
Mr. Hepler is a member of the Board of Clackamas County Service Center, which provides basic services to low-income residents of Clackamas County, Oregon. He served as the Editor-In-Chief of the San Diego Law Review, 2000-2001. Prior to pursuing a legal career, Mr. Hepler was a professional musician.
In 2008, 2009, and 2011, Mr. Hepler was named a "Rising Star" by Law & Politics magazine, a distinction that recognizes outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Admitted to Practice
Oregon State Courts
California State Courts
Washington State Courts
Dropping Slugs in the Celestial Jukebox: Congressional Enabling of Digital Music Piracy Short-Changes Copyright Holders, 37 San Diego Law Review 1165 (2000)
University of San Diego Law School, Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, Order of the Coif (2001)
University of California, San Diego, Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude (1991)
Understanding and Preventing Timber Trespass, September 26, 2008
Revision to Mandatory Land Use Disclaimer In Effect 1/1/2006, December 7, 2005
Revisions to Residential Property Seller’s Disclosure Requirements, April 1, 2004