Matthew L. Kahl


Matthew L. Kahl


With over 15 years of experience, Matthew provides guidance to clients across multiple industry areas including financial services, 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.

Prior to joining Jordan Ramis, Matthew served as a Chief Compliance Officer and in-house counsel to the Chief Operations Officer for a multi-state mortgage default services law firm. In this role, Matthew drafted firm policies and procedures ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations and provided guidance to senior management and clients on compliance-related issues.

In addition to his legal practice, Matthew also focuses on civil rights in the Pacific Northwest. His passion to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community has led Matthew to serve as the vice-chair of the Anti-Defamation League’s Pacific Northwest region and as a member of the ADL’s Glass Leadership Institute Alumni Advisory Board. He also serves as the ADL’s local representative on the Oregon Coalition Against Hate Crime and the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland’s Jewish Community Relations Council. Committed to the growth and development of his community, Matthew is also involved with the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce where he is a member of the Leadership Lake Oswego 2020-2021 class and serves as chair of the Government Affairs Committee.

When not practicing law, Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife, Kathleen, and two children, Eliana and Maddox, exploring the Pacific Northwest, attending community and cultural events, playing tennis and golf, and following his favorite sports teams (Dolphins, Heat, Panthers, Gators and, of course, the Timbers).


  • B.A., University of Florida, 2001
  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 2004


  • State of Oregon
  • State of Washington
  • State of Florida
  • State of Georgia
  • State of New York
  • State of Tennessee (Inactive)
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court

Membership and Activities

  • Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce, Government Affairs Committee, Vice Chair, 2020–Present)
  • American Bar Association
  • Multnomah Bar Association (2018–Present)
  • Oregon State Bar, Real Estate and Land Use Section
  • Florida State Bar, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Out-of-State Division, Past-President
  • Anti-Defamation League Pacific Northwest Region, Vice-Chair (2021–Present)
  • Society for Human Resource Managers
  • Oregon City Attorneys Association
  • Jordan Ramis PC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Co-Chair (2021–Present)

Awards and Honors

  • ADL, Daniel L. Ginsberg Award, 2020



Workplace Fairness Act – Non-Disclosure and Non-Disparagement Agreements

September 28, 2020

By Peter S. Hicks, Shareholder, and Matthew L. Kahl, Associate Attorney In June 2019, Governor Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 726, more commonly known as Oregon’s Workplace Fairness Act (the “Act”). The Act, which had bipartisan and bicameral support, modified…


Attorney Matthew Kahl Receives Anti-Defamation League’s 2020 Daniel R. Ginsberg Award

June 25, 2020

Jordan Ramis PC is proud to announce Attorney Matthew Kahl has received the 2020 Daniel R. Ginsberg Leadership Award from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). This award recognizes outstanding young professionals for their leadership and commitment in the fight against anti-Semitism,…


Matthew L. Kahl Joins Jordan Ramis PC Lake Oswego Office

April 25, 2019

Jordan Ramis PC is pleased to welcome Matthew L. Kahl to the firm’s business law practice in the Lake Oswego office.   Matthew assists clients in a range of matters, including real estate, creditors' rights, land use, and municipal law.…


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