PHONE: (503) 412-3540
PRACTICE AREAS: Kurt is a litigation attorney with experience in real estate, title insurance defense and business litigation.
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.
Gonzaga University School of Law, Juris Doctor (1998)
Gonzaga University, Bachelor of Arts (1994)
Kurt is an active member of the Oregon and Washington State Bar Associations and of the Multnomah County Bar Association’s Professionalism Committee. He also volunteers with the Campaign for Equal Justice and the Community Development Law Center’s pro bono services.
Kurt previously served on the Board of Directors for the Friends of Beaverton City Library.
BAR ADMISSIONS / ADMITTED TO PRACTICE:
Oregon State Courts
Washington State Courts
U.S. District Court of Oregon
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
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