HOA Law, Condominium Representation, Construction Defect, Landlord/Tenant Law, Appellate Law
“When working with clients, I aim to help them see their end goal by clarifying the issues and clearing the clutter. Once that is established, devising a plan to achieve their desired results becomes easier to attain.”
Ryan’s practice focuses on real estate disputes, insurance coverage disputes, construction defect litigation, evictions, and condominium and HOA representation. He has also handled contract disputes, foreclosures, unemployment insurance coverage, employment discrimination, and wage claims. Currently, he represents hundreds of homeowners and condominium associations in Oregon and Washington, helping them with their transactional and litigation needs. His approach is to give clients practical advice about how to proceed and avoid traps and pitfalls.
Staying current with the latest legal regulations affecting his clients is a crucial aspect of Ryan’s practice, especially if legislation relates to discriminatory restrictions, fair housing complaints, HOA misbehavior, or misuse of association funds.
Ryan has successfully represented clients at all levels of the justice system, including proceedings and cases in Oregon’s Washington, Multnomah, Yamhill, and Clackamas counties, where he has argued numerous arbitrations and dispositive motions. Additionally, he successfully argued various cases at the Oregon Court of Appeals and Oregon Supreme Court with one appeal, Bank of New Your Mellon v. Sulejmanagic (2021) setting a crucial precedent for the priority of condominium association assessment liens.
Embedding himself into the community is critical from Ryan’s perspective. He is currently the President of the Oregon Chapter of Community Association Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating volunteer board members and the vendors servicing them. He previously served and chaired the Chapter’s membership committee and as a director on the Chapter’s board. He has also conducted training seminars presenting legal topics ranging from association voting, enforcement, insurance, governing document interpretation, and construction defect litigation.
Outside of work, Ryan is passionate about spending time with his wife Leigh and their four children, going to soccer games, and, when his kids were younger, preparing them for Oregon’s Battle of the Books competition.
- Brigham Young University, J.D., 2008
- Brigham Young University, B.A., Russian, 2005
Bar and Court Admissions:
- Oregon State Bar
- Washington State Bar
- United States District Court, District of Oregon