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Robert Koury II

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Shareholder Robert Koury has been involved in the real estate world for much of his life. Growing up, Robert frequently "played landlord," helping his father manage various properties. While a student, he worked as a clerk for a large title insurance company, acquainting himself with the various documents and procedures surrounding real estate transactions. Robert's life-long passion for real estate was instrumental in achieving his reputation as one of Oregon's best real estate attorneys. As chair of Jordan Ramis PC's Dirt Law® practice group, Robert addresses the full range of real estate & construction matters. Robert's years of experience in real estate enables him to successfully guide his clients through acquisition, permitting, construction, leasing, financing, refinancing, and the restructuring of loans. His clients, including commercial, retail, industrial, and residential developers, come from all corners of the real estate world.

Education & Admissions

Education:
  • J.D., Willamette University, 1997
  • M.B.A., Willamette University, 1997
  • B.A., University of Southern California, 1993
Admissions:
  • State of Oregon

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Memberships & Activities

  • REACH Community Development, Board of Directors (2000-2013, 2015)
  • Oregon Children's Theatre, Former Board Member
  • Cathedral School Advisory Council, Past Chair

Awards and Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate, 2013-2016
  • "Oregon Rising Star," Super Lawyers magazine, Real Estate, 2008-2012
  • "Forty under 40" by Portland Business Journal

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Presentations

  • "Commercial Leasing: Landlord and Tenant Perspectives," Multinomah Bar Association CLE, May 2015
  • "Avoiding Deal Killers in Real Estate Transactions," CLE webinar (July 17, 2013)
  • "The Art of the Real Estate Deal in the New Economy," Lane Powell Real Estate seminar (March 2012)
  • "Commercial Foreclosures, Short Sales and Workouts," GVA Kidder Matthews Continuing Education Program (June 10, 2010)
  • "Landlord and Tenant Perspectives in Commercial Leasing," Oregon State Bar seminar, "Fundamentals of Real Estate and Land Use" (October 2008)
  • "The Paralegal's Role in the Real Estate Transaction in Oregon," NBI Paralegal seminar (February 2000)

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