Dedicated to representing local government clients throughout the Pacific Northwest.

About BEH

BEH is the partnership of Paul Elsner, David Doughman and Chad Jacobs who have spent their careers in public service. Paul, David and Chad are joined by five other quality lawyers and a staff of paralegals and legal assistants to ensure responsive, cost-effective service to our valued clients. This uniquely qualified team of lawyers and staff is dedicated to representing local government clients throughout the Northwest - and ours is the only firm of its kind in Oregon.

We serve as both general counsel and special counsel, allowing our clients to select the full range of services or only those specialized services where outsourcing makes sense to capture BEH's unique expertise and make the best use of legal service dollars.

We are different

Wide-ranging expertise in the key areas of land use and zoning law, growth management, labor law and personnel, litigation, franchising and franchise fees, annexation, real estate law, urban renewal districts, water and utility law, intergovernmental relations, public works agreements and financing, police and public safety, public records and meetings laws and public contracting;

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Our Expertise

Beery Elsner & Hammond, LLP is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent-rated law firm dedicated to the provision of high quality legal services to its local government clients.  The firm limits its representation to public bodies in Oregon and Washington and has developed a solid reputation and unparalleled foundation in local government law.

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Our Clients

Our firm has a proven track record of service to our clients, including the ability to respond to critical time deadlines and to produce complex products on short notice.   We currently represent 13 municipal clients as general counsel, and more than 70 others as special counsel.  As such, we are accustomed to balancing the needs of multiple clients to deliver a quality product within the time allotted.

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Speaking & Publications.

BEH attorneys are popular speakers at conferences and training sessions for various organizations, including the Oregon State Bar, the Oregon City/County Management Association and the Oregon Cities Attorneys Association.  They are also frequent contributors to local and regional publications.

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Contact Us

1750 SW Harbor Way, Suite 380
Portland, OR 97201-5106

Phone: (503) 226-7191
Facsimile: (503) 226-2348