PHONE: (503) 412-3511
PRACTICE AREAS: Janice represents large and small lenders in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho in the documentation and negotiation of commercial construction and term loan transactions, including home builder developments, low-income housing and retail, warehouse and industrial commercial real estate.
Janice also assists lenders in handling distressed loans.
Janice joined McEwen Gisvold as an associate in 1990 and became a partner in 2001. After focusing her practice on litigation matters for the first 5 years of her career, Janice changed her focus to real estate transactions. Since 1996, Janice has developed an expertise in working with various lenders in the documenting and handling of complex real estate finance transactions and in work-outs, foreclosures, and receiverships. Janice has acted as the firm's Managing Partner since January 2016.
Willamette University College of Law, Juris Doctor (1990)
Central Washington University, Bachelor of Arts (1986)
Janice is an active member of the Oregon State Bar Association, the Multnomah Bar Association, the Washington State Bar Association, the Idaho State Bar Association, and Oregon Women Lawyers. She is a past member of the Oregon State Bar Legal Ethics Committee (past Secretary) and the Oregon State Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee.
BAR ADMISSIONS / ADMITTED TO PRACTICE:
Oregon State Courts (1990)
Washington State Courts (1991)
Idaho State Courts (2006)
United States District Court, District of Oregon (1999)
United States District Court, District of Western Washington (1991)
Outside general counsel to a large mortgage lender and insurance company with respect to its lending activities in 48 states.
Janice has represented lenders financing hundreds of millions of dollars on transactions in Oregon and other states.
Represented lender in portions of the re-development of low-income housing at the Columbia Villa in North Portland.