Dean Alterman

Dean Alterman

Alterman Law Group PC
  • Business Law, Real Estate Law
  • Oregon, Washington
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Summary

In 30 years of law practice, Dean Alterman has advised private businesses and real estate investors across a range that includes buying, selling, and leasing commercial and multi-family real estate, negotiating development agreements, forming condominiums, acquiring and selling businesses, and the other legal matters that come up in the business world. Known for his unusual memory and his mathematical mind, Dean brings to his practice the experience of eight years in real estate sales, two terms on a county planning commission, and a stint as an outside director of a community bank and its holding company.
Dean frequently speaks and writes on real estate and land use topics. In 2015 the American Bar Association published his first book, a primer for aspiring real estate lawyers titled How to Build a Real Estate Law Practice. When not at his desk advising clients, Dean is an active leader in Portland's civic life, with present or past board service on many cultural and educational organizations, including the Portland Japanese Garden and Portland Piano International. Dean earned his A.B. in statistics from Harvard College in 1981. Dean received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College in 1989.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Land use and zoning
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oregon
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Washington
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Languages
  • French: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
President and shareholder
Alterman Law Group PC
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Founding Partner
Folawn Alterman & Richardson LLP
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For eight years I practiced through a mixed real estate and commercial litigation boutique that I co-founded in 2009. In 2017 the firm split, and the two practice groups became separate firms.
Principal
Alterman Law Office
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Shareholder
Lane Powell PC
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Associate (1989-94); Partner (1995-98)
Kell, Alterman & Runstein, L.L.C.
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Education
Lewis & Clark Law School
J.D. (1989) | Law
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Honors: Magna cum laude; Cornelius Honor Society
Activities: Managing Editor, Environmental Law (1987-88)
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Harvard University
A.B. (1981) | Statistics
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Professional Associations
Oregon State Bar  # 891850
Member
Current
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Washington State Bar Association  # 42326
Member
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
How to Build a Real Estate Law Practice
American Bar Association, Real Property, Trusts and Estates Section
Speaking Engagements
Leasing Office and Retail Space , Documenting Oregon Businesses: From Start to Finish , Portland, Oregon
Oregon State Bar - Business Law Section
Websites & Blogs
Website
Alterman Law Group website
Blog
Alterman Law Group PC – News and Events
Contact & Map
Alterman Law Group PC
805 SW Broadway, Suite 470
Portland, OR 97205
Telephone: (503) 517-8200
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed