Kenneth Katzaroff


Ken Katzaroff represents clients in a broad variety of real ‎estate development projects, including regulatory approval, ‎subsequent appellate proceedings, land use entitlement, ‎state water rights, and surface mining permitting.‎

Prior to joining Schwabe, Ken worked as in-house General ‎Counsel for a family of privately held development companies ‎with projects throughout the Pacific Northwest. He is ‎experienced in managing complex real estate development ‎projects with a multitude of legal and practical issues at play. His ‎success comes from his care and personal attention to his ‎clients.‎



  • Managed all aspects of the development, regulatory ‎approval, and subsequent appellate proceedings for a ‎‎170+ acre luxury housing development in Bend, OR, ‎including land use entitlement, state water rights, and ‎surface mining permitting. ‎
  • Legal representation to real estate investors, including ‎handling complex operating agreements, security ‎agreements, and private placement memoranda.‎
  • Represented tenant-in-common (“TIC”) owners with ‎negotiation of complex purchase and sale agreements ‎for large commercial and multi-family properties. ‎
  • Represented tenant-in-common (“TIC”) owners with ‎negotiation of complex property management ‎agreements for large commercial and multi-family ‎properties.‎

Memberships & Awards


  • Central Oregon Impact Summit, Advisory Board Member ‎‎(2015-present)‎
  • Phi Kappa Psi (2003-present) ‎


  • Best Lawyers in America Award: Ones to Watch, Natural Resources Law (2021-2022)
  • Ninth Circuit Review, Lewis and Clark
  • Dean’s Scholarship for Excellence, Lewis and Clark (2011-‎‎2014)‎
  • Cascade Business News, Accomplished Under 40 (2015)‎

Resources & Ideas

Seminars & Speaking Engagements


Community Activities

Community Activities

  • Bend Chamber of Commerce, Advocacy Council, Chair (2019-‎present); Vice Chair (2015-2019) ‎
  • Bend Chamber of Commerce Legislative Committee, Chair ‎‎(2019-present) ‎
  • Bend Chamber of Commerce, Member (2016-2019)‎
  • Political Action Committee (PAC) Board, Member (2018-‎present) ‎
  • Leadership Bend Advisory Board (2015-present) ‎
  • Leadership Bend Class of 2015 ‎
  • Lewis and Clark Environmental Law Review, Associate ‎Editor (2012-2014)‎




Oregon State Courts
Washington State Courts

Outside The Office