Gregory H. Macpherson

Gregory H. Macpherson
Senior Counsel
Portland, OR
P: 503.294.9205

About Greg

Greg Macpherson practices in the field of employee benefits, including the design and operation of health, retirement, disability, and incentive compensation plans. He advises employers and employee trusts in a variety of industries. Greg has extensive experience with issues and controversies related to unfunded pension liabilities as counsel to boards of trustees and to employers contributing for their workers. He advises a number of medical and other professional groups on retirement plans and the role of employee benefit plans in the attraction and retention of professional employees.

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Honors & Activities

Professional Activities & Honors

  • Named by Best Lawyers® as Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law "Lawyer of the Year," Portland, 2014
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America© (currently: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law), 1995-2017
  • Inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, 2013
  • Past member, Oregon Law Commission, 2007-2010
  • President's Public Service Award for 2008, presented by Oregon State Bar
  • Past Chair, House Judiciary Committee, 2007-2009 Oregon Legislature
  • Past president, Western Pension & Benefits Conference, Portland Chapter, 1994-1995

Civic Activities and Honors

  • Member, Lake Oswego Rotary, 2002-present
  • Member, Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission, 2009-present
  • Past Board member, Oregon League of Conservation Voters, 2010-2012
  • Statesman of the Year for 2009, awarded by Oregon Business Association
  • Past member, Oregon House of Representatives, 2003-2009
  • Past Co-Chair, Special Joint Committee on Land Use Fairness, 2007 Oregon Legislature
  • Community Leader of the Year for 2007, awarded by Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Board member, Lake Oswego School District Foundation, 2004-2005
  • Balance in Leadership Award in 2003, presented by Oregon Business Association
  • Vice President and member of Board of Governors, City Club of Portland, 1995-1997
  • Past President, 40 Mile Loop Land Trust, 1990-1991
  • Past Chair, Multnomah County Planning Commission, 1981-1983
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