Jesse Burgess


How I represent clients at Schwabe

Focusing on real estate law, I offer a unique blend of skills cultivated through my transactional and related industry experience. Clients seek my assistance to navigate the complexities of real estate law, and I strive to make negotiations as seamless as possible for them.

Given my extensive experience in various real estate matters, from acquisitions, leasing, and land use to regulatory compliance, I am committed to delivering tailored and effective solutions to my clients. My in-depth knowledge of the law and my clients’ needs gives them confidence as we approach each transaction together.


  • Represented a growing national coffee company in drafting and negotiating hundreds of retail build-to-suit and ground leases nationwide.
  • Negotiated numerous leases for office space, ground space, and food carts throughout Oregon.
  • Represented a regional telecommunications company in the purchase and sale of real property in locations throughout the West Coast.
  • Represented purchasers and sellers of closely held businesses.
  • Drafted local opinion letters for real estate financing transactions.


  • Willamette University, College of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude (2011)‎
  • Whitman College, Bachelor of Arts, Asian Studies (2002)‎


  • Oregon State Courts
  • Washington State Courts


  • Multnomah County Bar Association (2021-present)
  • California Lawyers Association (2021-present)
  • International Council of Shopping Centers, Member (2022-present)

Additional Publications

“Implications and Requirements of the Corporate Transparency Act of 2024,” Oregon State Bar Bulletin, December 2023

Outside Interests

Outside of work, I spend as much time as possible with my family, preferably on bikes or in the kitchen.

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