Principal areas of practice: Business Law, Business Litigation, Construction Law, Commercial Law, Contracts and Leases, Corporate Law, Collections, and Real Estate.
Michael E. Knapp earned his J.D. Degree from Willamette University in 1988. He has extensive experience representing clients in civil litigation matters including construction disputes, contract disputes, collections, and business and real property disputes. He represents clients in arbitrations, meditations, state court, federal court, and administrative proceedings.
In 1993, Mr. Knapp established his private practice focusing on legal matters relevant to small businesses including creditors’ rights, contract and construction disputes, organizing corporations and limited liability companies, and general business advice. He has represented both buyers and sellers in various forms of business sale agreements and real property transactions. Mr. Knapp strives to provide clients with the best representation possible by focusing on those critical business areas.
Mr. Knapp is an active member of the Oregon State Bar, the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, and has served in various capacities with nonprofit and charitable organizations in this community. Mr. Knapp is an occasional speaker on collections and construction disputes for local organizations. He is also a member of the Home Builders Association of Marion & Polk Counties.
Education and Admissions
Portland State University (B.S., 1985)
Willamette University College of Law (J.D., 1988)
Oregon State Bar Association (1988)
United States District Court for the District of Oregon (1990)