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Through her broad experience, Chelsea has developed a unique ability to analyze legal issues across a broad range of practice areas to find pragmatic solutions. She approaches each client’s legal issues with an open mind, listens actively and puts her client’s goals first.

Chelsea helps clients with an array of real estate, construction and design, land use, administrative, and environmental matters. Her experience includes representing businesses, municipal bodies, landlords, tenants, property managers, homebuilders and individuals on commercial and residential leases, purchase and sale agreements, and land use and permitting matters.

Chelsea is an active member of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) where she serves as Chair of the Legislative Committee and as a member of the Sponsorship Committee, respectively.

Chelsea previously served as Assistant County Counsel for Washington County and represented the county’s interest in eminent domain matters, drafted administrative enforcement and animal services code, advised on capital improvement projects and served as General Counsel to the Bonnie L. Hays Animal Shelter.

Before law school, Chelsea earned the title of Iowa State Tennis Champion and Division I collegiate athlete, playing tennis for the University of Santa Barbara and the University of Iowa.

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Associate Editor of TYL Magazine, 2017-2018
  • Agriculture Law Section, Oregon State Bar, Executive Committee Member
  • Campaign for Equal Justice, Associates Committee Member
  • Government Law Section, Oregon State Bar, Executive Committee Member

  • Institute of Real Estate Management, Member

  • Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Member

  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, Member

  • Oregon Trial Advocacy College, Participant, 2013

  • Real Estate and Land Use Section, Oregon State Bar, Member

  • Service to the Public Committee, Multnomah Bar Association, Member

  • Women in Insurance and Financial Services, New Member Services Committee, Member, 2017

 

 

 

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Admissions

  • Oregon, 2011
  • Washington, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • Oregon Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit

Education

  • J.D., University of Oregon School of Law, 2011
  • B.S., University of California, Santa Barbara, Biology, 2006
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