Jesse M. Calm, Partner

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PHONE: (503) 412-3507

PRACTICE AREAS: Jesse provides comprehensive transactional guidance in all areas of commercial lending, real estate and business.

He represents lenders in a wide variety of transactions, including construction loans, bridge loans, and loans secured by hotels, multifamily properties, self-storage properties and ground leases.

Jesse also represents businesses in entity formation, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and all manner of real estate transactions.



Jesse is a skilled advocate for institutional lenders, closely held businesses, healthcare providers, and owners of commercial property. Jesse's practice is grounded in expertise and experience. His client relationships are built on trust and reliability.



Jesse began practicing law in 2006 as a business litigator in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  He became a full-time transactional lawyer when he returned to Oregon in 2010. Jesse joined McEwen Gisvold as an associate in June 2015 and became a partner in July 2017.  

Jesse has been selected as an Oregon Rising Star by Oregon Super Lawyers each year from 2013 through the present.

Jesse lives in the Portland area with his wife and daughter. He enjoys outdoor recreation, travel, and woodworking.

J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2006
B.A., Macalester College, 2002

Oregon State Bar – Real Estate and Land Use Section
Oregon State Bar – Corporate Counsel Section
Oregon Entrepreneurs Network
Moot Court Judge – Willamette University College of Law
Mentor – Lewis and Clark Law School

Oregon – 2010
Minnesota – 2006 (inactive status)

Represented institutional lenders in all phases of complex loan transactions relating to commercial properties across the country

Represented Oregon-based borrowers in negotiating and documenting loan transactions with institutional and HUD-insured lenders

Represented buyers and sellers of commercial properties throughout Oregon

Represented buyers and sellers of closely-held healthcare, manufacturing, and internet-based businesses

Represented tenant-in-common owners of commercial and multifamily properties in negotiating loan workouts, asset management agreements, property sales and acquisition, leasing, and managing other tenant-in-common issues

Represented closely held businesses in entity formation, capital acquisition, lease negotiation, and negotiation of agreements with service providers

- "PLF - Learning the Ropes: Success Tips for New Attorneys," November 2016 and 2017

- "Dealing With Complex Collateral," August 2018

- “Real Estate Closings from Start to Finish,” December 2018