Charmin Shiely

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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Oregon, USA
    Local Time: Thursday 03:43

Practice Expertise

  • Corporate Formation and Governance
  • Business and Corporate
  • Acquisition and Disposition
  • Business Transitions

Areas of Practice

  • Acquisition and Disposition
  • Business and Corporate
  • Business Transitions
  • Corporate Formation and Governance
  • Employee Benefits
  • Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Privately Held Businesses & Enterprises
  • Real Estate
  • Securities and Finance
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Charmin Shiely works with prominent businesses in a number of industries, including real estate development, and seniors housing. She has spent the last 18 years assisting clients with their most important transactions.

Real estate development/financing

Charmin acts as lead counsel for high-profile Oregon real estate development projects, including most recently two downtown Portland high-rise office buildings, as well as hotels, apartment complexes, a single family housing development and senior housing projects. Charmin manages the financing and other contractual aspects of these complex legal projects, while teaming up with other colleagues in Schwabe’s real estate and construction industry group. 

Seniors housing

Charmin is lead counsel for several of the Northwest's leading seniors housing and assisted living facility developers and operators. She frequently assists with commercial and private equity financings for facility construction or refinancing (including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Freddie Mac, and Fannie Mae financing), single property and large portfolio mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions, general contracting and regulatory advising.

Equity and executive compensation/business transition

Charmin is a leader in structuring equity and executive compensation arrangements that comply with the myriad of applicable corporate, tax and securities laws. She is well versed in the equity and quasi-equity alternatives (i.e., restricted stock, restricted stock units, LLC profits interests, stock options, SARS, phantom stock, Employee Stock Purchase Plans), as well as deferred compensation and bonus arrangements. She also frequently represents both employers and executives in negotiating and drafting executive employment agreements.

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon State Courts
  • Washington State Courts


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Law, Juris Doctor degree, high honors (2000)
  • Duke University, Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude (1996)

Areas of Practice

  • Acquisition and Disposition
  • Business and Corporate
  • Business Transitions
  • Corporate Formation and Governance
  • Employee Benefits
  • Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Privately Held Businesses & Enterprises
  • Real Estate
  • Securities and Finance

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Real estate development/acquisition

  • Represents the developer of Broadway Tower, a 19-story hotel and office building in downtown Portland (under development).

Negotiated contracting and financing for development of:

  • Pearl West office tower, a 9-story 155,000 RSF Class A office building in downtown Portland.
  • Waterford Grand, 150 units of independent living, assisted living and memory care in Eugene.
  • Riverwalk Apartments, 271 apartment units in Eugene.
  • Seasons Apartments, 228 apartment units in Bend (in process).
  • Farmington Reserve, a planned 65 single family home development in Bend (in process).
  • Assisted in the purchase of Willamette Oaks and 2100 River Parkway office buildings in Portland.
  • Represented the seller of Remington Apartments.
  • Counseled both buyers and sellers of low-income housing tax credit projects.

Seniors housing M&A transactions

  • Represented the seller in a $143 million portfolio sale of seniors housing communities.
  • Advise both buyers and sellers in numerous individual assisted living, memory care, and independent living facility sales.


Additional Articles
  • The Lender’s Role in the PPP Loan Review Process
  • What to Know About PPP Appeals and Next Steps (updated 02/24/2022)
  • Asking for Forgiveness: Further Revised PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications and Guidance (Updated 08/12/2021)
  • First Draw Loans at or Over $2 million—SBA Discontinues Use of Necessity Questionnaires and What Is Next
  • First Draw PPP Loans $2 Million and Up and the PPP Necessity Questionnaires 
  • 10 Things to Know about Second Draw PPP Loans as Updated for the Economic Aid Act and the ARP Act (Updated 5/5/2021)
  • What to Know about the Paycheck Protection Program, Round Two – First Draw PPP Loans (Updated 5/5/2021)
  • PPP Ineligibility Update: Businesses Ineligible for First Draw and Second Draw PPP Loans (Updated 4/8/2021)
  • Why You May Want to Wait to File for PPP Loan Forgiveness and Other Tips (Updated 3/25/2021)
  • American Rescue Plan Act: Changes to Paycheck Protection Program, Certain Tax and ERISA Provisions, and Other Small Business Relief
  • PPP: Changes by the Biden-Harris Administration
  • Updated Key Considerations for PPP Documentation under the Economic Aid Act
  • Initial Takeaways and Agency Guidance for the Latest PPP Updates
  • Grounds for SBA Review, the SBA Loan Review Process, and Borrower Items
  • Highlights of PPP Loan Items in the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act and 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act (Updated 01/06/2021)
  • Ten Things to Know About the PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications (Updated 12/30/2020)
  • Main Street Lending Program Overview for Nonprofits and For-Profit Businesses (updated 11/5/2020)
  • Tribal Entities and the Main Street Lending Program
  • Paycheck Protection Program Portal
  • CARES Act Questions for the Manufacturing, Distribution and Retail Industry
  • SBA Issues Additional PPP Rules on Effect of State and Local COVID-19 Orders and Other Items on Loan Forgiveness
  • What to Know for Businesses Completing the Revised PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications (Updated 6/25/2020)
  • SBA Offers Further Guidance on PPP Loan Forgiveness
  • Noteworthy Amendments to the PPPFA Interim Final Rules
  • Latest PPPFA Statement Offers Some Clarity
  • Changes to PPP Loans Under the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act
  • Businesses Ineligible for the Paycheck Protection Program
  • The Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act
  • Schwabe CARES Act FAQ
  • CARES Act Resources
  • Proposed Tax Regulation for Qualified Opportunity Zones Released
  • Tax Reform: What Does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Mean for the Healthcare Industry?
  • Are You Including a Mediation Provision in Your Real Estate Contracts?


  • DJC Oregon Builder Breakfast Series: The Future of Senior Living Construction: Building Communities for Our Parents
  • Manufacturing Roundtable Reviewing PPP Updates and Loan Forgiveness

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