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Matthew D. Lowe

Executive Committee Member & Shareholder
Practice Areas
  • Exempt Organizations/Non-Profit Entities
  • Charter Schools
  • Real Estate Law
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, & Transactions
  • Corporate Formation & Corporate Governance Law
  • Contracts Law
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Election & Campaign Finance Law
  • Business Owners & Executives


A member of Jordan Ramis PC's Business Law team, Matthew focuses his practice on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, and state and federal taxation for both profit and nonprofit organizations.  He also offers expertise in real estate and leasing transactions, employment matters, estate planning and probate, and state and federal election and campaign finance law. 

Matthew is recognized as a leader throughout the Pacific Northwest in the representation of public charter schools, including representing their interests in charter applications, negotiations, operational issues, facility issues, employment issues, education law, public contracting, and public meetings and records law. 

Prior to joining Jordan Ramis, Matthew spent time as a Legislative Assistant for U.S. Senator Bob Packwood and as The Chief of Staff for Oregon State Senator Tom Hartung. This first-hand experience in politics, along with nearly 15 years of experience representing political campaigns, public interest groups, trade associations, and other state and federal political organizations, contributes to Matthew’s ability to competently handle Election and Campaign Finance matters.

Education & Admissions

  • B.A., Villanova University, 1991
  • J.D., Willamette University College of Law, 2000
  • State of Oregon
  • State of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth District
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
  • U.S. Supreme Court


Memberships & Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar - Non-Profit Law Section
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Alliance of Public Charter School Attorneys
  • Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association, Board Member
  • Oregon Society of Association Management, Board Member 
  • Pacific University, Board Member (2014-Present)
  • Faith Bible Christian School, Board Member (2009-2014)
  • Dorchester Conference, Board Member and President (2004-2010)

Awards and Honors

  • Oregon Society of Association Management, Allied Leader Award, 2013 & 2016




  • “Mortgage Foreclosure Moratoriums in Oregon,” Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association Webinar, December 2020
  • “The Latest Legal,” Oregon Society of Association Management, May 2020
  • “1031 Exchanges and Related Tax Issues,” Oregon Paralegal Association Annual Convention and Business Meeting, November 2018
  • "'Must Negotiate’ Legal Clauses in Event Contracts,” Oregon Society of Association Managers 2018 Thought Leader Summit, February 2018
  • “Legislative Update,” Homebuilders Association of Portland, October 2017
  • "Everybody Needs A Will," Pacific University Alumni Association Brunch Series, September 2017
  • Panelist: Dorchester Conference: Grassroots Politics, Influence & Debate, March 2017
  • "An Employment Law Update for the Hospitality Industry," Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association's Annual Convention, October 2016
  • "Critical Employment Law Developments," League of Oregon Cities Charter Schools Annual Conference, August 2016
  • Moderator: "Association CEOs Talk Issues of Influence and Importance," Oregon Society of Association Management, December 2015
  • "Designing and Using Weighted Lotteries Under the Charter Schools Program," Alliance for Public Charter School Attorneys, September 2015
  • "Top 10 Must-Negotiate Terms When Renewing Your Charter Contract," Oregon Charter School Leadership Conference, August 2015
  • "The Eight-Step Program to Building a Better Board," Oregon Charter School Leadership Conference, August 2015
  • "Hail to The Chief," Venture Portland, June 2015
  • "Top 10 Things to Know and Do When Serving as the Secretary or Treasurer of a Nonprofit Corporation," Venture Portland, June 2015

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