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Barry Groce

Barry L. Groce - Partner

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Barry represents a wide variety of clients, from small businesses and individuals to national corporations in the areas of commercial leasing, and the purchase and sale of businesses and real property. Barry regularly represents both landlords and tenants in the drafting, interpretation and enforcement of commercial leases. Barry joined McEwen Gisvold in 1993 and has been a partner since 1995. Prior to joining McEwen Gisvold, Barry was an associate and partner in Allen, Kilmer, Chenoweth Voorhees & Laurick. Barry also served as Corporate Counsel for Union Pacific Railroad Company from 1980 to 1989.

Representative Transactions

For the past twenty years Barry has negotiated and drafted leases for pension funds owning Class A office buildings and retail shopping centers located throughout the United States. In addition to drafting leases, Barry provides property managers and owners, both large and small, with advice regarding lease interpretation, review of agreements ancillary to property ownership and strategic advice regarding enforcement of leases and other contracts.

Barry's practice also involves the acquisition and sale of real property and businesses. From the sale of an individual's investment property or small business to disposition of assets of multi-million dollar corporations, Barry provides his clients with expert advice, negotiation and drafting skills.

For over twenty years Barry represented clients in a wide variety of commercial disputes in state and federal courts and in private arbitration proceedings. His experience in litigating leases and contracts gives Barry a practical approach to assisting his clients in documenting their transactions.


Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley (J.D. 1980)

University of California, Berkeley (Masters of Public Policy 1979)

University of California, Berkeley (B.A. 1976; Political Science/Economics)

Admitted to Practice

Oregon (1980)

U.S. District Court, District of Oregon (1981)

9th Circuit Court of Appeals (1983)

Washington (1986)

U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington (1988)

Professional & Community Activities

Barry is an active member of the Oregon State, Washington State and Multnomah County Bar Associations. He was a contributing author to the 2009 Edition of Federal Civil Litigation in Oregon (Oregon CLE) and the 2015 Edition of the Oegon Real Estate Desk Book (Oregon CLE).

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