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George Mead
Lake Oswego, OR

George Mead has been practicing law since 1987 and is a recognized member of the Oregon legal community. He has extensive experience in federal and state court, arbitrations, mediations and administrative hearings, and has a proven record of resolution and satisfaction for his clients.

As a shareholder with the firm, Mr. Mead focuses on the full range of business disputes, including disputes arising on construction projects. Mr. Mead uses his extensive experience to advise businesses to both avoid litigation, and to ensure strong representation in the event of a lawsuit. Mr. Mead routinely:

  • Represents clients in corporate governance disputes/minority shareholder disputes
  • Represents not for profits in complex litigation
  • Represents individuals and entities in business formation
  • Represents business professionals in complex business litigation
  • Acts as corporate counsel for small and closely held businesses
  • Advises and represents design professionals and general contractors in lien-foreclosure and bond-claim matters
  • Represents owners in construction defect litigation
  • Advises construction professionals in the writing and execution of contracts
  • Represents owners in real estate transactions and litigation
  • Handles Probate and Estate Litigation, including Conservator/ Guardianship

Call me today for your initial consultation: 503-214-2712.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Disputes
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Wills, Trusts and Estates
  • Probate Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1988
  • Oregon, 1992
  • Washington, 1992
  • U.S. District Court District of Oregon, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1990


  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1987
  • Hobart College, Geneva, New York
    • B.A. - 1982
    • Honors: Dean's List, 1978-1982
    • Major: Asian History
    • Major: English

Published Works

  • Co-Author/Presenter, "Betting the Farm: Indemnity for Design Professionals", ACEC
  • White Paper, "Defining Expectations: The Spearin Doctrine In Construction Projects", ACEC
  • "The Best Laid Plans: Risk Assessment for Design Professionals"
  • Garnishment: It's not What's for Dinner
  • Anticipating Agency Inspection Requirements When you Make You Contract
  • Court Appeals Pulls the Football
  • Defining the End of the Design Professional/Client Relationship
  • Design Professional's Certificate for Payment What Does It Mean?
  • Do Good Fences Really Make Good Neighbors?
  • Heard It Through the Grapevine
  • In Praise of Buildings and Those Who Create Them
  • Notice Requirements of Oregon's Prompt Pay Act
  • "Oral Contracts Are Not Worth the Paper They're Written On" (Old Legal Saying)
  • Protecting the Forum: Proposed ORCP Changes May Affect Arbitration
  • The Sting (A Case Study for Design Professionals Handling Owner/General Contractor Jobs)
  • Throwing Good Money After Bad: Collection of the Small Receivable
  • When is an Estimate Not Just an Estimate?
  • When Less is Not More
  • Who is Sorry Now - Multi-Disciplinary Practice in Light of Enron


  • Author/Lecturer, ABC Contractor Survival Series, 2002 to 2003
  • Author/Lecturer, Liability Issues for Charitable Organizations
  • Author/Lecturer, Contract Instructor, Construction Contractors Network
  • Frequent Speaker/Author, Construction Toolbox Seminar
  • Frequent Speaker/Author, Construction Litigation Seminar
  • Frequent Speaker/Author, Construction Delivery Methods
  • Frequent Speaker/Author, Construction Damages Seminar
  • Frequent Speaker/Author, Liberty Mutual Seminar on Building Envelope Defects

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Washington State Bar, Member
  • New York State Bar, Member
  • Oregon State Bar, Member
  • Oregon State Bar, Construction Law Section, Member
  • Oregon State Bar, Business Law Section, Member
  • Oregon State Bar, Litigation Section, Member
  • Broadway Rose Theatre Company, Past Board President
  • West Linn Chamber of Commerce, Vice President
  • Portland Homebuilder's Association, Member
  • American Council Engineering Consultants Oregon Chapter, Member
  • Chair Programs Committee, 2004 to 2005
  • Chair, Programs Committee, 2005 to 2006
  • Member, Risk Management Committee, 2000 to 2003
  • Associate Member, Associated General Contractors
  • Member, Legislative Committee, 2002 to 2005
  • NW Clinic for Children, Founder, 2001 to 2001
  • Phoenixkids News Blog for Biomedical Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Founder, 2001 to 2001
  • Contributor Recovering Autistic Children
  • Edelson and Rimland , ARI, 2003 to 2003


  • French

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