James (Jim) Underwood

James (Jim) Underwood

Attorney | Arbitrator/Mediator
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Business Law, Real Estate Law...
  • Oregon, Washington
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Summary

I bring nearly twenty years of legal industry experience to assist my business and individual clients with a wide-variety of legal matters including those related to: Business, Litigation, Real Estate, and Arbitration.

My business practice focuses on all stages of legal existence from entity formation to governance and dissolution and includes: general counsel and advice; contract drafting, evaluation, and negotiation; employment law; collections; real estate purchases, sales, and leasing; business acquisitions and transactions; regulatory compliance; and, dispute resolution, and litigation. My civil litigation practice focuses primarily on contract disputes, real property conflict resolution, and business dispute resolution and litigation. My real estate practice focuses on purchases, sales, leasing, and dispute resolution and litigation.

I am a Circuit Court Arbitrator in fourteen (14) Oregon Counties and a private Arbitrator. I have substantial experience arbitrating contract, business, personal injury, landlord tenant, real property, collections, leasing, employment, and many other civil disputes. I also serve in Washington County as a Judge Pro Tem; handling small claims, civil motions, and FED matters.

My experience as a business attorney, litigator, real estate attorney, Arbitrator, and Judge Pro Tem provides my clients, litigants, and the community with seasoned, practical, fair, and reasoned counsel, advocacy, and decision-making.

An Oregonian since 1998, I was raised in Southern California and obtained my B.A. degree in Political Science with High Honors from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1997. I graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law with a J.D. in 2001. During law school, I worked with the Oregon Department of Justice in its Consumer Protection and Financial Fraud Section and later served as the Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Kip W. Leonard at the Lane County Oregon Circuit Court

Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Estate Planning
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oregon
Oregon State Bar
ID Number: 040463
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Washington
Washington State Bar Association
ID Number: 43401
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Education
University of Oregon School of Law
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University of California - Santa Barbara
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Professional Associations
Oregon State Bar # 04046
Member
Current
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Harris Velazquez Gibbens
165 SE 26th Ave.
Hillsboro, OR 97123
USA
Telephone: (503) 648-4777
Hillsboro, OR, USA
Telephone: (503) 648-4777