PORTLAND, OREGON (October 1, 2022) – Attorney Matthew Kahl has officially commenced his term as president of the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce.
Kahl, whose term begins Oct. 1, will lead the chamber’s ongoing efforts to represent the interests of the Lake Oswego business community and strengthen local businesses through education, advocacy and community partnerships while promoting Lake Oswego as a vibrant and inclusive city to visit, grow a business, and call home. Kahl resides in the Lake Oswego neighborhood of Mountain Park.
Kahl’s commitment to the growth and development of his community prompted his initial involvement with the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce, where he was a member of the Leadership Lake Oswego 2020-2021 class and recently concluded his term as chair of the Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee.
“I’m excited to lead the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce for the coming year and continue to promote Lake Oswego as a top-notch community to live, work and play,” said Kahl.
At Jordan Ramis, Kahl provides guidance to clients across multiple industry areas including commercial real estate, construction, charter schools and local government. His experience includes negotiating purchase and sale agreements, real estate and leasing transactions, public contracting, employment matters, public meetings and records, and construction contracts.
In addition to his legal practice, Kahl focuses on civil rights in the Pacific Northwest. His passion to fight the defamation of the Jewish people and secure justice and fair treatment for all has led him to serve in his current role as vice-chair of the Anti-Defamation League’s Pacific Northwest region. Kahl was previously awarded the ADL’s 2020 Daniel R. Ginsberg Leadership Award and was an inaugural member of the ADL’s Glass Leadership Institute Alumni Advisory Board. He also previously served as the ADL’s representative on the Oregon Coalition Against Hate Crime and continues to serve as the ADL’s representative on the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland’s Jewish Community Relations Council.