Garrett Stephenson has joined Schwabe’s Real Estate & Construction industry group. Garrett ‎brings experience both as a land use attorney and land use planner, adding depth to Schwabe’s ‎‎62-attorney strong Real Estate and Construction team. ‎

“At Schwabe, we strive to offer clients more than just sound legal advice,” said Troy Greenfield, ‎industry group leader for Schwabe’s Real Estate and Construction group. “We aim to be partners ‎in our clients’ business because we care just as much about the issues affecting their industry as ‎they do. That’s why we are adding talent, like Garrett, to our team. His experience in the planning ‎field, having worked both as a planner for a public agency and a private consulting firm, adds ‎depth to our practice and is an added resource for our clients.”

Garrett focuses his practice on obtaining entitlements and permit approvals for a wide variety of ‎land development projects in both urban and rural settings. He also provides expertise in detailed ‎land use due diligence analyses, Portland metro area land use regulations, rural zoning, and in ‎negotiations with local governments related to permit exactions, required public improvements, ‎and eminent domain.‎

Garrett has worked a land use attorney in Portland since 2013. Additionally, he served as a law ‎clerk for the Bonneville Power Administration. Prior to attending law school, he worked as a land ‎use planner in both the public and private sectors, including positions with the City of Salem and ‎Mackenzie, and for the Portland Development Commission. ‎

Garrett graduated cum laude from Lewis and Clark Law School in 2013 and also received a BA ‎in cultural anthropology from Willamette University in 2006. ‎

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