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Kirsten J. Day

Kirsten J. Day


WSG Practice Industries


Oregon, U.S.A.


Kirsten Day is a Shareholder in Buchalter’s Portland office and a member of the Firm’s Real Estate practice group. Ms. Day brings over 20 years of experience to her national practice in leasing, acquisition/disposition, development and financing of regional shopping centers and other retail properties, Class A office buildings and industrial properties.

Ms. Day has ample experience as both a private attorney and as the former Vice President and General Counsel of PacTrust (Pacific Realty Associates, L.P.), which has given her both a strategic focus and first-hand knowledge of the day-to-day legal issues that her clients face. While at PacTrust, Ms. Day oversaw legal matters for a 16 million square foot national portfolio of office, retail and industrial commercial real estate. She continues to represent a variety of clients on commercial real estate matters of all types, including real estate company management responsibilities, dispute assessment, negotiating and managing regulatory environmental compliance agreements, and other legal/business questions and issues faced by real estate companies.

Ms. Day has held leadership positions in numerous Real Estate Professionals associations, including CREW Network. She has been ranked by Chambers USA, as one of “America’s Leading Real Estate Lawyers” since 2016, and by “Best Lawyers” from 2019 ‑ 2022.

Professional and Community Activities

  • Impact Northwest (fka Portland Impact) Board of Directors, 2007 – 2013 and 2017 – 2018; Vice Chair, 2009; Chair, 2010 – 2013
  • SOLVE Oregon Board of Directors, 2012 – 2015; Secretary and Executive Committee, 2013 – 2015; Strategic/Special Projects, 2015
  • Lake Oswego School District Bond Accountability Committee, 2017 – 2020
  • Wasabi Paddling Club Board of Directors 2020 – present
  • Economic Development Policy Expert Group for Portland Comprehensive Plan Update, 2012
  • Multnomah County Business Advisory Council, 2011 – 2013
  • Oregon Uniform Covenants Act Work Group, Member, 2010 – 2011
  • CREW Network (formerly National Network of Commercial Real Estate Women), 1994 – present; Board of Directors CREW-San Francisco, 1996 – 1999
  • Lake Oswego High School Advisory Committee, 2015 – 2017
  • Social Venture Partners Portland, 2003 – 2009; Investee Lead Partner and Co-Creator, Parental Engagement Program, 2005 – 2008; Partner, 2011

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • California


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • Tufts University

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On October 20, 2020, San Francisco County was upgraded to the “minimal” tier within the California COVID-19 tracking system, meaning it has the fewest restrictions on reopening all businesses as promulgated by the State of California. In order to qualify for the “minimal” tier, a county must have an infection rate of less than one daily new positive COVID case per 100,000 residents and have a positive test rate of less than 2% for two consecutive weeks...

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