Dick Uffelman has practiced law for more than 40 years. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Lewis and Clark College, his Juris Doctorate from Willamette University, and his Master of Laws in Taxation degree from New York University. His first years of practice were spent as an Assistant Attorney General in the Tax Division of the Oregon State Department of Justice, where he litigated cases in the various Circuit Courts, the Oregon Tax Court, the Oregon Court of Appeals and the Oregon Supreme Court. Dick’s appellate successes include a landmark foreclosure case in the Oregon Court of Appeals, and a landmark tax case in the Oregon Supreme Court. He has been in private practice in the Portland area since 1971.
He divides his time between transactional practice and litigation, emphasizing the areas of taxation, estate planning and administration, real estate, and general business law. He serves on the Oregon State Bar Fee Arbitration Panel and is the author of a paperback book on residential real estate sales. Dick is also a frequent lecturer, teaching dozens of business, real estate, and estate planning seminars every year. He represents a number of investors, high net worth individuals, and a variety of corporate clients. In addition, he is one of the few attorneys in the state licensed to practice in the tribal courts on the Warm Springs Reservation.
Dick’s current case load includes foreclosures, quiet title and adverse possession cases in state court, mortgage litigation in both state and federal courts, a number of active probate and trust administration files, condominium litigation in state court, tax planning for several large estates, a multi-state will contest, and a case currently set for trial in the U.S. Tax Court. His recently concluded cases include litigation in the Oregon Tax Court, several Oregon Circuit Court cases, litigation in the Bankruptcy Court, a contested conservatorship, structuring a land partition agreement, work on a business liquidation, dealing with Uniform Commercial Code issues, and counseling the investors in an emerging business.
He is a past President of the Metropolitan Garden Club of Portland and a director of the Northwest Real Estate Investors Association. In his leisure time, Dick enjoys grandchildren, gardening, fishing and hunting.
Primary Areas of Practice
- Debtor & Creditor Law: Business bankruptcy representation, commercial collections
- Real estate: Acquisitions & Sales, Realtors Representation, Financing, Boundary Disputes, Foreclosures and Short Sales, Leasing & Property Management, 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges, Land Use and Zoning, Construction Liens
- Estate planning: Wills and Trusts, Probate: Estate and Trust Administration, Conservatorships and Guardianships
- Corporate & Business Transactions: Business Entity Formations and Liquidations, Tax Planning & Representation, Business Planning, Asset Sales & Acquisitions
- Civil Litigation: Foreclosure Litigation, Tax Litigation, Real Property Litigation, Probate, Will & Trust Litigation, Business Litigation, & Bankruptcy Litigation