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Garrett Stephenson

Garrett Stephenson

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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Oregon, U.S.A.

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Garrett Stephenson focuses his practice on obtaining entitlements and permit approvals for a wide variety of land development projects in both urban and rural settings.  He also provides detailed land use due diligence analyses, and has considerable knowledge of urbanization matters, Portland metro area land use regulations, and rural zoning.  In addition, Garrett has significant experience in negotiations with local governments related to permit exactions, required public improvements, and eminent domain.  Prior to attending law school, Garrett was a land use planner with both public and private sector experience.  

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon State Courts


  • Willamette University, Bachelor of Arts degree, Cultural Anthropology, magna cum laude (2006)
  • Lewis & Clark Law School, Juris Doctor degree, cum laude (2013)
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Represented clients in a variety of land use permitting matters, including advising, securing local and state permits, and appellate advocacy.
  • Conducted detailed legal research and analysis, and provide legal advice on land use and municipal law matters.
  • Performed advanced land use due diligence review.


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  • OP-ED: Portland Seeks to Cross Threshold with Strict House Size Limits
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  • Portland Comprehensive Plan Effective Date Likely Delayed to May 2018
  • OP-ED: How to stop worrying and learn to love nonconforming use and development
  • Technology Companies: Oregon's Unique Legal Landscape
  • Oregon Legislature Takes Up Cider Bill
  • Portland 2035: A Primer on Portland’s New Comprehensive Plan and Development Code


  • Portland State of the Market

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