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J. Kurt Kraemer

J. Kurt Kraemer - Partner

(503) 412-3540 Direct - Contact Kurt

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Kurt is a trial attorney, representing individual and institutional clients in business and real estate disputes, such as shareholder or partner litigation, commercial litigation, and real estate loan defaults and lien priority challenges. Kurt joined the firm in 2000 and has been a partner since 2007.

Representative Transactions

Successfully defended client's interest in a share of $6 million net sale proceeds generated from a Chapter 11 bankruptcy sale of an out-of-state apartment complex.

Successfully defended surety client against bond claims of more than $11 million asserted by general contractor; at the same time, assisted bonded subcontractor's recovery of approximately $9 million from general contractor.

Successfully defended clients after jury trial over an alleged covenant to construct a road where the plaintiff was seeking over $700,000 in damages.

Together with co-counsel, successfully pursued over $1 million in securities claims against an investment advisor who had wrongfully diverted clients' investments for his own use.

Pursued construction defect claims on behalf of homeowner client, who was awarded over $100,000 in damages as well as attorney's fees and costs incurred in the lawsuit.

Defended clients against claims for $1 million in damages in a dispute about the management of a related family-owned business.


Gonzaga University School of Law, Juris Doctor (1998)

Gonzaga University, Bachelor of Arts (1994)

Admitted to Practice

Oregon State Courts (1998)

Washington State Courts (1999)

U.S. District Court, District of Oregon (1999)

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington (2001)

U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington (2001)

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (2008)

Speaking and Writing

Fun and Games in Real Estate Litigation (2011)

Probate Litigation: Key Issues for Lawyers Who Work with Wills and Trusts (2012)

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