INDUSTRIES & PRACTICES
Making a difference is my practice.
With decades of experience earned practicing law around the world, Darrin has returned to private practice in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Darrin assists small business owners, individuals and home associations with legal matters concerning real estate, construction and collection.
With a law degree from the University of Washington, Darrin's practice focuses on general business-corporate law, real estate, construction, and contracts. His practice actively involves all aspects of civil litigation with an emphasis on the construction industry, from business formation, drafting and negotiating of contract language, licensing issues, consultation during construction and through dispute resolution. When necessary, Darrin works with his clients to protect their rights in the trial courts of Oregon and Washington State and Federal District Court.
Darrin has worked both stateside and internationally. He offers broad exposure, having represented various legal matters and clients from citizens of Bangladesh and China to multi-national corporations. Darrin has practiced in Saipan, a United States Territory in the Northern Pacific, as well as throughout the Pacific Northwest.
A native of the scenic Pacific Northwest, Darrin is an avid swimmer, cross country skier and runner, often found in the early morning hours pushing a double stroller as part of his training for his next marathon.
Darrin's private practice utilizes his business and legal experience in partnership with small businesses, individuals and owner associations to achieve their goals and objectives.
The Columbia River Crossing (CRC), a proposed replacement to the aging Interstate Bridge that carries I-5 traffic across the Columbia River, and which many had thought dead, has made the news after an “investment grade” analysis found that tolling the new bridge could generate $1.35-$1.5 billion in net revenue. An amount sufficient to cover the State of Oregon’s costs to build the bridge, if it follows its “go it alone” policy after the Washington Legislature failed to approve legislation to contribute Washington State’s $450 million dollar share of a joint Washington-Oregon construction project.
CRC BACK IN THE NEWS
The analysis and supporting report were prepared for ODOT by CDM Smith, a full service engineering and construction firm headquartered in Massachusetts. As noted in the report, the “work was conducted at a level of detail sufficient to support an investment grade traffic and revenue forecast for project financing.” (i.e. the methodology utilized in the report would arguably support the sale and purchase of bonds that would be repaid by toll revenue). MORE