Our Team: Partners

John Davis

Partner

Overview

John is a business, nonprofit, and estate planning attorney.  He helps individuals, business owners and nonprofit organizations reduce risk and plan for the future by creating succession plans, complex family and business trusts, and partnerships. He serves as general counsel to many Northwest businesses, helping them buy and sell real estate, prepare contracts and partnership agreements, and create LLCs and corporations.

John’s practice experience also includes litigation and appellate cases ranging from property disputes and commercial foreclosures to construction defects, constitutional law, and insurance. He also maintains a commitment to pro bono legal services, representing both individuals and nonprofits.

When not in the office, John spends time with his two sons, William and Charlie, and his wife, Sarah. John is an avid hiker, golfer, reader and can often be found watching and reading about F1 racing, cars, and things that go fast.

Experience

John graduated first in his law school class at Willamette University and was valedictorian.  He previously practiced in Portland, Oregon, at McEwen Gisvold, LLP, and Schwabe, Williamson, and Wyatt.

John served as the State Representative for House District 26 in the Oregon Legislature, 2013–2017, representing the communities of Wilsonville, Sherwood, King City, Hillsboro, Tigard, Beaverton, and Aloha. In the Legislature, John was an integral member of the House Revenue Committee, with jurisdiction over Oregon’s tax policy, and Vice Chair of the Transportation and Economic Development Committee.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Succession and Estate Planning
  • Corporate Asset and Stock Sale
  • Real Estate

Education

  • Willamette University, Juris Doctorate, summa cum laude
  • George Fox University, Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude
  • University of Oxford (UK), Wycliffe Hall, visiting student scholar

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon
  • Washington

Professional Activities

  • Oregon Institute of Technology Foundation, board member
  • Emerging Leaders for Oregon, founding board member and past president
  • Wilsonville Young Life, member and volunteer leader
  • South-Metro Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Partnership Executive Committee, member
  • Oregon Institute of Technology Presidential Selection Committee, member.
  • Political campaigns –John is regularly engaged in political and civic activities in Oregon, advising and assisting with campaigns and candidates.
  • AmeriCorps*VISTA, member, programs director for the Apple Valley Police Activities League, a nonprofit organization in Southern California serving disadvantaged families, programs director.

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