Kathleen M. Bertero


Kathleen M. Bertero


Kathleen focuses her practice on business and corporate law, real property sales and acquisitions, and commercial leasing. She advises businesses and owners in every stage of business, from the formation of an entity to succession planning for the transition of a company’s ownership. She also advises owners of real property on the negotiation, documentation, and closing of real estate transactions, and commercial landlords on the negotiation and documentation of commercial leases.

Kathleen’s experience includes:

  • Entity formation and capitalization
  • Corporate maintenance
  • Shareholder and member agreements, including buy-sell agreements and operating agreements
  • Mergers and acquisitions, including stock and asset purchases
  • Succession planning
  • Real property sales and acquisitions
  • Commercial leasing

An important component to Kathleen’s practice is responsive, prompt communication with her clients. She defines and sets goals with her clients to determine the most efficient roadmap to reach the best solution.


  • J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
  • B.A., University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon


  • State of California
  • State of Oregon
  • State of Washington


New Oregon Gross Receipts Tax To Impact the Design and Construction Industry

July 23, 2019

By Thomas B. Eriksen, Attorney & Kathleen M. Bertero, Attorney This article originally appeared in the July 19, 2019 edition of the DJC Oregon.  On Thursday, May 17, 2019, Governor Kate Brown signed into law HB 3427, imposing a gross…


Jordan Ramis PC Elects Two New Shareholders

January 27, 2011

Lake Oswego, OR… Jordan Ramis PC, Attorneys at Law, named one of the Portland Business Journal’s Most Admired Companies and Oregon Business Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, is pleased to announce that attorneys Kathleen M. Bertero and John…


A Commercial Landlord’s Guide for the Workout or Restructured Lease

March 1, 2010

By Kathleen Bertero Spring 2010 The economy has put commercial landlords in a difficult situation. Rent payment defaults are at an all-time high, prospective tenants are few, and even those are seeking "killer deals." For a landlord needing cash, lockouts…


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