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 real estate development and investment, agribusiness, and timberlands/forest products, including leasing, purchases, sales, financing and related general commercial contracts.

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), 2016–2021
  • Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Portland) by Chambers USA (currently: Real Estate), 2014–2020
  • 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

  • “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, Oct. 24, 2018   
  • Agricultural Leases, Chapter 44, Oregon Real Estate Deskbook

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