Land Use Entitlements, Flood Damage Litigation, Transportation Infrastructure Planning
Oregon’s system of land use regulation is extraordinarily complicated, and requires a nuanced understanding of applicable federal, state, regional, and local laws. With more than 25 years of experience in land use law, Andrew is intimately familiar with zoning issues and land development. He has successfully obtained a wide range of land use entitlements, from Post-Acknowledgment Plan Amendments (PAPAs) such as Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) Amendments, zone changes, Conditional Use Permits (CUPs), Non-conforming uses (NCU’s), variances, etc. He has been involved with over 100 LUBA cases. He also handles issues that are ancillary to land use entitlements, such as certain environmental issues and transportation (approach road permits, etc.). Andrew advocates for a proactive approach to help avoid potential problems, reduce delays, and increase client options should any obstacles occur. Andrew prioritizes developing meaningful and long-lasting relationships with clients, approaching each legal matter with strategic planning, innovative and detail-oriented thinking, and results-driven success.
Andrew primarily represents developers and landowners seeking land use entitlements. He also serves as a Hearings Officer for Coos County and the City of North Bend.
Another core aspect of Andrew’s legal approach is building the next generation of lawyers. He actively mentors and trains junior attorneys to keep the profession knowledgeable, cohesive, and proficient in an industry that continually grows in complexity. He strives to foster a welcoming and educational environment to ensure young lawyers feel supported and confident. This passion stems from his former career serving as a United States Army officer, where training the person next to you was paramount to ensuring mission success and everyone returning home.
When Andrew is not in the office, he enjoys outdoor recreational activities such as hiking and backpacking. Every summer, he takes a 100-mile backpacking excursion to fuel his sense of adventure.
- Lewis and Clark Law School, J.D., Cum Laude (1997)
- Tulane University, B.S. in Geology (1989)
- Oregon State Bar
Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Protective Proceedings, Business Transactions
“Providing clients with thoughtful legal guidance and services is my utmost priority.”
Greg works in VF Law’s Estate Planning Practice at its Oregon offices. It is his mission to craft estate planning documents in accordance with Oregon state law, and advise clients on matters concerning end-of-life planning and estate tax. Due to his legal expertise, Greg produces reports for probate and guardianship/conservatorship cases, and he handles the filing of legal motions related to estate accounting.
Greg, who is also an Army Captain and Judge Advocate for the Oregon National Guard Joint Domestic Operations Center, previously served as an Associate with both Weatherford Thompson and Strawberry Mountain Law. He attained a bachelor’s degree in history from the Washington State University Vancouver and earned his law degree at the University of Oregon. His first job after law school was Deputy District Attorney for Grant County in Oregon.
In his spare time, Greg engages in community-focused activities including serving on the Albany Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors.
- University of Oregon, J.D. (2019)
- Washington State University Vancouver, B.A. in History
- Oregon State Bar
- U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado