Gretchen S. Barnes

Gretchen S. Barnes



Practice Areas


Gonzaga University, B.A., 1993, summa cum laude

Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, J.D., 2003, cum laude


Gretchen's peers selected her for inclusion in Super Lawyers as a Rising Star from 2011-2013.

Admitted to Practice

Oregon State Courts

Washington State Courts

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cable Huston Benedict Haagensen & Lloyd LLP, Ms. Barnes acted as Closing Attorney for the National Closing Office of a national title insurance and escrow company, where she closed multi-million dollar commercial and industrial acquisition and financing transactions in Oregon, Washington, California and Nevada.  She also facilitated sales of closely held businesses, including both assets and real property.

Scope of Practice

Preparation of documentation for asset based lending, real estate mortgage financing and closings;

Preparation of development and construction agreements between owners, project managers, contractors and subcontractors; negotiating workouts and foreclosures on security documents;

Organizing limited liability companies, partnerships, and other vehicles for investment in real estate;

Negotiation of documentation for the acquisition and disposition of real estate;

Section 1031 exchanges;

Representation of landlords and tenants in commercial lease transactions;

Organization of corporations, limited liability companies, general and limited partnerships;

Mergers, acquisitions and all related documentation, property issues, employee and shareholder matters;

Negotiation of buy-sell agreements between shareholders and corporations; resolving disputes between partners; and the preparation of leases, contracts, and other agreements in diverse situations.

Professional Activities

Oregon State Bar Real Estate and Land Use Section

Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)

Multnomah County Bar Association

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