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Don Carter

Don G. Carter - Partner

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After starting his legal career as Law Clerk to Justice Edwin J. Peterson of the Oregon Supreme Court, Don was hired as an associate with the firm in 1980, and has been a partner at McEwen Gisvold since 1985. He served as McEwen Gisvold’s managing partner from 2000 to 2004. He represents clients in the areas of real estate, real estate finance, environmental law, business law and estate planning. Don has been included as one of The Best Lawyers in America since 2003, and named an Oregon Super Lawyer since 2007. He was selected to be a Fellow in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers in 2011.


University of Oregon, Juris Doctor (1979)

Oregon State University, Bachelor of Science (1975)

Admitted to Practice

Oregon State Courts

Oregon Supreme Court

United States District Court of Oregon

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

United States Supreme Court

Professional & Community Activities

Don is an active member of the Multnomah Bar Association and a member of the Oregon Mortgage Lenders Association. He has held several positions of leadership with the Oregon State Bar Association’s Real Estate and Land Use Section, serving as Chair and Secretary of the Executive Committee. Don has published extensively with the Oregon State Bar’s Continuing Legal Education. He has also been a frequent speaker on real property, lending and environmental issues.

Don serves on the Board of Trustees for George Fox University and the George Fox Evangelical Seminary’s Board of Regents. He has additionally chaired the Arthritis Foundation’s Oregon Chapter, served as a delegate for the Foundation’s national meeting, and received the Robert E. Rinehart, M.D. Volunteer of the Year Award for his efforts.

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