Meet Mr. Leichtfuss

I opened my law firm in 2008 to focus on my clients' needs and streamline my ability to provide value.  Coming from a large firm background, I realized most of my clients don't need a law firm with several offices and hundreds of attorneys; they need an experienced, loyal business professional who answers his phone and provides sound legal solutions at competitive rates.  

My practice focuses on transactional real estate law, whether for large corporate clients, local businesses, or family investors. I counsel clients on all matters related to the sale, purchase, and leasing of commercial, residential, and industrial real estate properties, including properties with environmental and title issues. I'm also experienced in business entity formation and administration, specializing in the creation of limited liability companies for investment properties and shared vacation homes.  

If you are in need of legal assistance with a real estate matter please feel free to contact me via the information below.

Bar Admissions

  • 1995 Oregon

  • 2008 Washington (Inactive)

  • 1997 U.S. District Court, District of Oregon

Educational Background

  • University of Oregon School of Law, J.D, 1995; Honors: Business Law Certificate

  • University of Wisconsin, B.A., 1990


  • Oregon State Bar

  • Washington State Bar

  • Multnomah County Bar Association (Director, MBA Young Lawyers Section, 2000-2003; Chair of the Nonprofit Project 1998-2000; 100th Anniversary Committee 2005-2006; MBA Foundation Campaign Committee 2008).

Prior Employment Experience

  • Of Counsel, Larkins Vacura LLP 2007-2008

  • Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP 2004-2006 (Associate 1997-2003)

  • Judicial Clerk, U.S. District Court, Portland, 1996-1997

Awards and Publications

  • Recipient of Multnomah Bar Association Award of Merit, 1999

  • “Hotel Compliance with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990: An Ounce of Prevention . . .” Washington State Hotel and Lodging Association Newsletter, April 2005

  • “ADA Issues Affecting Retailers,” Oregon Wine Growers Association Grapevine, January 2003

  • Speaker, “The Nonprofit Project,” ABA-AOP Conference, Las Vegas, NV 1999