About Chris

Chris Criglow is a partner in Stoel Rives’ Real Estate group who focuses his practice on real estate and business transactions and counseling in the industries of agricultural land investment and agribusiness operations, timberland investment, renewable energy project investment and development, and urban/suburban commercial real estate investment and development. He has extensive experience representing private and institutional investors in transactions involving various types of agricultural lands and operations, including vineyards, orchards, berry ranches, and rotation croplands.

In addition to his acquisition experience, Chris has extensive operational experience as well, having served as outside general counsel for one of the largest organic farming and dairy operations in the Pacific Northwest since 2005.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Chris practiced at Perkins Coie LLP (associate, 2005–2014; partner, 2014–2018); and Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre, LLP (associate, 2000–2005); and was an abstractor and landman at Criglow Land & Title Co. Inc. (1995–1997).

Chris’s goal in every representation is to provide responsive, efficient service and sound counsel to help clients achieve their objectives.

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  • Acquisition, disposition, leasing, and financing of agricultural properties and timberlands
  • General commercial real estate transactions, development, leasing and financing
  • Urban multifamily development projects
  • Port terminal projects
  • Manufacturing and food processing facilities
  • Brownfield redevelopment projects
  • Habitat restoration projects
  • Renewable energy projects
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Honors & Activities

  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America® (currently: Real Estate Law), 2016–2023
  • Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Portland) by Chambers USA (currently: Real Estate), 2014–2022
  • Recommended by The Legal 500: Industry Focus: Real Estate and construction: Land use/zoning, 2015
  • Listed among Rising Stars (Real Estate), Oregon Super Lawyers®, 2010–2011
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • “Solar Project Property Rights: Securing Your Place in the Sun” (co-author), Chapter 1 of The Law of Solar Energy: A Guide to Business and Legal Issues, Stoel Rives LLP, Sixth Edition, 2022
  • “Leases and Commercial Agreements,” 3rd Annual Agricultural Law Seminar, The Seminar Group, July 23–24, 2020
  • “Affordable Housing,” The New Normal: Preparing for Portland’s New Development Trends, Stoel Rives LLP, Portland, OR, October 24, 2018   
  • Agricultural Leases, Chapter 44, Oregon Real Estate Deskbook

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