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Dean Alterman

Dean Alterman

Alterman Law Group PC

33 years of experience

Business Law, Real Estate Law



In 30 years of law practice, Dean Alterman has advised private businesses and real estate investors across a range that includes buying, selling, and leasing commercial and multi-family real estate, negotiating development agreements, forming condominiums, acquiring and selling businesses, and the other legal matters that come up in the business world. Known for his unusual memory and his mathematical mind, Dean brings to his practice the experience of eight years in real estate sales, two terms on a county planning commission, and a stint as an outside director of a community bank and its holding company. Dean frequently speaks and writes on real estate and land use topics. In 2015 the American Bar Association published his first book, a primer for aspiring real estate lawyers titled How to Build a Real Estate Law Practice. When not at his desk advising clients, Dean is an active leader in Portland's civic life, with present or past board service on many cultural and educational organizations, including the Portland Japanese Garden and Portland Piano International. Dean earned his A.B. in statistics from Harvard College in 1981. Dean received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College in 1989. View More ›


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Practice Area

Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes,
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law,


French: Spoken, Written

Professional Experience

President and shareholder
Alterman Law Group PC
2017 - Current


Lewis & Clark Law School

J.D. (1989) | Law

Lewis & Clark Law School
Harvard University

A.B. (1981) | Statistics

Harvard University

Professional Associations

Oregon State Bar # 891850



Oregon State Bar  # 891850
Washington State Bar Association # 42326



Washington State Bar Association  # 42326

Websites & Blogs

Alterman Law Group website

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Alterman Law Group PC
805 SW Broadway, Suite 1580 Portland, OR 97205
Telephone: (503) 517-8200

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